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Prior to becoming a household name, Stephen King did time as a high school English teacher and a laborer in an industrial laundry. These days, he could insulate his lovely Victorian home with crisp hundreds if such were his whim. Yet it seems he hasn’t forgotten what it’s like to watch every penny, wishing there was enough fat in the budget for the purchase of one measly comic book based on an insanely famous author’s obscure short story…

Are generosity and the remembrance of past struggles motivating King to dole out artist Dennis “X-Men Noir” Calero’s graphic adaptation of his short story, “The Little Green God of Agony,”  for the next seven weeks? Or is he researching what it feels like to be an undiscovered writer in the digital age, anxiously dangling free content on his website in an attempt to build readership? …

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Source: Open Culture

 
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