Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Drawing on Brautigans
I like to draw on the covers of my books sometimes. Here is a copy of Brautigan's "The Abortion" I drew upon a bit over a decade ago. Rachel Bowman gave me my first Brautigan in high school and it turned me on to "alt lit" for lack of a better catchphrase....opened the door to Kerouac, Bukowski, Vonnegut, Surrealism, Gonzo journalism, Donald Barthelme, Kenneth Patchen.....all of whom helped begat....pLopLop. Thanks to Dr. Magical for reading Brautigan & reminding me of how great lit gets even better when readers talk about it.