Everybody’s reading this, right?
You can find my old buddy Jesse Reklaw on the sidebar under Slow Wave, and of course there’s Jim Woodring, the local god of this place — pour out a couple drops for him, won’t you? — but Rick V. is so gifted at slapping up dreamstuff, we should all be reading him, I mean oh God listen to me, like I need to tell you guys about Rick Veitch. Army@Love is awesome, by the way…
Okay, if you read nothing else, it should be the strip where Alan Moore finds Rick a river-demon to get high off of. Honestly, I believe he dreamed that.
And I’m envious…
…Because for myself, in my life I’ve hardly ever done a thing that was a decent piece of drawing. Just once or twice, that’s all. But I do have probably more than my fair share of coherent story-type dreams, and their driving forces are very difficult to capture in words, it’s a real challenge, and sometimes I have to collapse their dreaminess a LOT more than I would if I could draw.
But of course Rick can’t just draw…he’s one of our very big drawing talents.
Anyway I’m enjoying “Subtleman” so much, I thought I should say it out loud. And do look for that river-demon one — I swear to God you hear what Alan Moore sounds like in Rick Veitch’s head.
And you know, this post was pretty spontaneous…but I think it’s given me an idea…
On which more later.
Meanwhile, Happy Summer!