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Ayun Halliday

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Ayun Halliday is the Chief Primatologist of the long running, award-winning East Village Inky zine and author of the self-mocking autobiographies No Touch Monkey! And Other Travel Lessons Learned Too Late, The Big Rumpus  Dirty Sugar Cookies: Culinary Observations, Questionable Taste, and Job Hopper. She collaborated with illustrators Dan Santat on the picture book Always Lots of Heinies at the Zoo, and Paul Hoppe on Peanut, a graphic novel for young adults. Luddite vagabonds may remember her as the author of the analog guidebook, The Zinester's Guide to NYC.  She is a regular contributor to Open Culture, and freelances both articles and illustrations to a variety of other publications.

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2020: 365 days, 365 seconds

© Ayun Halliday 2020



As featured in East Village Inky #62, it’s 2020.
Covid-19 hits NYC, theaters close, Black Lives Matter, homemade masks, socially distanced Central Park, 4 seasons & far few people & bows than previous installments of Ayun’s annual year end video project.

But also hope, family, long distance connections, and volunteer shifts at the food pantry on the next block.

HAPPY NEW YEAR co

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