VOICES interviews Bob Eckstein

Bob Eckstein is a humorist and The New Yorker cartoonist, editor and interior designer. Hear Eckstein in his own unique way discuss the cold road to fame, the art of writing and selling a book, and the reality behind inspiration. Enter below . . .

There is no index of character so sure as the voice.
-Benjamin Disraeli

(By the way, that’s about all we’ll ever say about Mr. Disraeli; we don’t know much about politics — we just dig his quote.)

Welcome to VOICES, an online literary community where characters come out and play, a place where characters (flawed or not) have their say.

We welcome the strange, the weird, the profound, the misunderstood, the sensitive, even the not-so-sensitive.

Are you a character looking for a place to be heard? We want to hear your side of the story, the one you’ve never been able to tell. We created this space for your voice.

Did you ever want to step outside your own small world and explore? Did you want to reach out to others, explore their worlds just a little?

This is the place for you. Your reality is not fixed; it’s up to you to change it.

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VOICES is all about serious experimental play. Here you’ll find poetry, dialogue, short stories, character sketches, interactive commenting. It’s the place for a minor character to develop a major voice, for an idea from the back of your mind to blossom. It’s also a place for writers to practice their chops by creating new voices, discovering others, and mixing it up and introducing their gals and guys to other gals and guys.

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“I thank you for your voices, thank you! Your most sweet voices!”

-William Shakespeare

But if Bill doesn’t appeal to you, then remember the words of another giant:

“Too much of a good thing can be wonderful.”

-Mae West

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VOICES warmly thanks the artist José Alberto Gomes Pereira for the gracious use of his drawing, All love letters are ridiculousHere is the VOICES interview with the artist!

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