Adam J Kurtz’s “Pick Me Up: a Pep Talk for Now and Later”

An activity book full of sound advice and existential, gallows humor

Brooklyn-based artist and designer Adam J Kurtz is launching his second book, “Pick Me Up: a Pep Talk for Now and Later” (the follow-up to “1 Page at a Time”), and it’s very much an activity guide for grown-ups. Not only are there spaces for drawing and writing poems, the majority of the pages are full of relatable modern-day anxieties and plenty of existential, dark …

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Several artists previously highlighted by CH (from Tuesday Bassen to Adam J Kurtz, Big Bud Press and Stay Home Club) have found themselves the victims of art theft by huge retailers. Since many indie artists don’t have the budgets and ability to hire lawyers to face large corporations, they are using the platforms they have to call attention to the unfair business of stealing designs. …