Root Hog, or Die: Halloweenie
This blog is transitioning. I’m trying to ramp back up to posting frequently. I’m getting a lot of good feedback on my comics, but I’m not working quick enough to post only comics here. John Porcellino, who I blogged about recently, has a great feature in King-Cat called “Top 40” where he just lists great things he has experienced between issues. This ranges from movies and records to feelings and car trips.
I asked him about the lists, and he said that he just wanted something positive to combat the cynicism he saw growing in zines and punk rock. He doesn’t arrange the items on his lists hierarchically, but poetically, like the rest of King-Cat. I’ve decided to start a list of my own here on the blog and I’m naming it after another King-Cat-ism: Root hog, or die.
1. Where the Wild Things Are movie
2. Chris Ware Granta cover (above), New Yorker cover, and New Yorker story
3. Listening to wind chimes outside while falling asleep on a windy night
4. Tracy Morgan on Fresh Air, being interviewed by Terry Gross (“I feel Terry!”)
5. Jonathan Ames reading his story, “Bored to Death,” on the McSweeney’s App
6. My hand-painted copy of Dash Shaw’s new book
7. Driving stick around town
8. Getting PAID for a comic for the first time
9. Mad Men Season Three
10. Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons — “The Night”
11. “Badlands Billy” by naturalist/artist Ernest Thompson Seton
12. Maple syrup coated baked pumpkin seeds
13. White River Junction halloween parade
Image is Chris Ware’s Chicago cover for Granta. Courtesy of Granta, and Drawn and Quarterly for jpeg.
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