Author JD Salinger’s home has just been made available for renters! Famed author of The Catcher in the Rye, who passed away in 2010, lived in a large home in Cornish, New Hampshire. Cartoonist Harry Bliss bought the property and is now renting it out to aspiring graphic novelists.
In Bliss’s interview with the Guardian, he stated that the location is designed, “to create a nurturing environment for cartoonists in order to create exceptional work.” According to Bliss, Salinger himself had a special spot in a room above the garage where he was able to “be alone and work.” It’s the perfect, private place for an aspiring cartoonist!
The home itself covers 12 acres and can only be reached by a single dirt road. Potential renters are advised to bring a 4-wheel drive vehicle that can traverse hard terrain in the winter. The successful applicant will receive a $600 honorarium to help them transition into their new home.
Bliss loves the “idea that you could go somewhere and be away from everything and have that intimacy with your work.” Bliss, along with the Centre for Cartoon Studies, are providing a great opportunity for young artists to grow. So what are you waiting for? Send your application in today! [link application to where you apply to the application]
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