Nikita Petrov
Psychedelic comics, writing and art from Russia + conversations with Western thinkers
Created 02 Aug 2019
  • My time in America
    12 Dec 2021 • 6 min read • 10 17
    I’ve been in a weird long-distance relationship with America for the past 6 years. All my work is in English and most of the audience — either of this newsletter, or The Glenn Show, or the projects I ...
  • US rejects regulation on killer robots
    09 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read • 4 1
    At a UN meeting in Geneva, representatives of the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots proposed an international ban on any weapons that could use lethal force without a human overseeing the process and mak...
  • Weird Times
    06 Dec 2021 • 3 min read • 7 4
    Trying to figure out the format for my “weird news” project has been a little frustrating. I have a fairly clear artistic/editorial vision for it, but I’m pulled in different directions organizational...
  • A Bewildering Variety of Squirrely Notions
    02 Dec 2021 • 7 min read • 6 3
    Every once in a while I find myself listening to Terence McKenna audio tapes. I want to share one segment with you. It caught my attention the other night, while I was working on my “weird news” proje...
  • The Typewriter
    27 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 12 0
    The first time I did LSD was about 8 years ago. I didn’t know what to expect from the trip, but was advised that drawing is something to try. I didn’t draw at all back then. I decided to make a series...
  • Buddhist Machinery
    14 Nov 2021 • 6 min read • 14 1
    My first contact with Tibetan Buddhism must have happened in my late teens. I went to the oldest Buddhist temple in Europe—the St. Petersburg datsan—on a whim, and immediately loved the place. Like mo...
  • All Week Days Are Bastards
    11 Nov 2021 • 3 min read • 5 1
    6 years ago I was getting ready to quit the last office job that I had. I had saved a little money so that I didn’t have to worry about food and rent for the next couple of months, and I had no plans ...
  • Reality Is a News Show (and a Work in Progress)
    31 Oct 2021 • 2 min read • 3 0
    A couple of months ago I made a mock issue of a newsletter that would use the old school, dry, simply-reporting-the-facts journalistic voice to summarize the weirdest of the recent events. Examples in...
  • Live Call-in Show Tomorrow
    15 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 2 1
    Hey, this is just a quick reminder that tomorrow (Saturday) at 10 am EDT I will be doing a live call-in show at the following link: (only works in Chrome). My preli...
  • Let’s Hang Out
    12 Oct 2021 • 2 min read • 8 7
    I haven’t posted anything here for about a month. In that month, our small community (which is how I like to think about you all) grew by 15%. This pause, along with a Zoom conversation I recently had...
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