I read this book yesterday in one sitting. And I don’t read ANYTHING, let alone in one sitting. That being said, this is one of the most next level books I’ve read in a while. It’s crazy. It’s full of vivid opposing imagery. It has multiple references to the fanciest restaurant in my hometown, Applebee’s. It compares the smell of dumping a bottle of English Leather on you and downing a flask of 12 year old whiskey to being “strangled by James Garner.”
I read a lot of garbage with my work for Nan Bu Nan. This book makes you pay attention. It is clever, but not in a way your english professor would condone. I don’t know the writer personally, but now I want to.
Some of my favorite artwork that I’ve ever done is inside a short story called ‘The Price is Wrong,’ which will be available in my new .99 eComic collection HEARTBEASTS in June. I did this story back in 2004, when I was still cutting zip-a-tone manually and applying it directly onto my board. To avoid that laborious/expensive task, I started experimenting with as many ways to make manual gray tones as possible; using different pen/nib/brush combinations to get my values. This story has a lot of that experimentation.