Archive for August, 2009
What, has the semester begun again already? So it has, so it has. More substantive posting coming soon, but in the meantime, please enjoy these things written by other people:
With bonus Morrissey action!
Go read part one of Steven Grant’s thoughtful assessment of Howard Chaykin’s career and continuing influence. (And thanks to Grant for linking to the recent Chaykin coverage here.) I particularly enjoyed Grant’s discussion of the significance of some of Chaykin’s earlier works such as his Cody Starbuck stories and the graphic novels Empire, The Stars my Destination, and The Swords of Heaven, The Flowers of Hell: If Chaykin had vanished from comics in the early 1980s, as he threatened to do, it’s likely we’d still remember him for these works. In fact, it’s partly because American Flagg! was such a groundbreaking, game-changing series that Chaykin’s 1970s output has so often been neglected (and because so much of it is out of print, of course). Good stuff—can’t wait for part two next week.
OH YEAH IT’S ON NOW BRA
pen & ink flier by meeeeeeeeeeeeee e-mail me for big if you need it for printing, &tc.
Do you enjoy the new broken folk all the kids are clamoring for? OH, I DO!
Walking to Hal and Mal’s to pick my car up, six thirty ayem:
Tatooed neighbor, who’ve I’ve never seen before, and who probably hasn’t gone to sleep yet: “Hey. Why are you walking? Did you just get up?”
Me: Naw. Walking to get my car.
“Listen, kid—you clearly didn’t hear me. Do you need a ride?”
Only in Jackson will there be strangers who—regardless of need—will insist on driving you places, from empathy, from worry.