The Explanation
(for those who require one)

And, of course, that is what all of this is -- all of this: the one song, ever changing, ever reincarnated, that speaks somehow from and to and for that which is ineffable within us and without us, that is both prayer and deliverance, folly and wisdom, that inspires us to dance or smile or simply to go on, senselessly, incomprehensibly, beatifically, in the face of mortality and the truth that our lives are more ill-writ, ill-rhymed and fleeting than any song, except perhaps those songs -- that song, endlesly reincarnated -- born of that truth, be it the moon and June of that truth, or the wordless blue moan, or the rotgut or the elegant poetry of it. That nameless black-hulled ship of Ulysses, that long black train, that Terraplane, that mystery train, that Rocket '88', that Buick 6 -- same journey, same miracle, same end and endlessness."
-- Nick Tosches, Where Dead Voices Gather

The Art of the Panel: Archie #4

from Basket Party
(Artists Unknown)
(Laugh #150; September, 1963)


rookgaroo said...

Run, Veronica! Run!!!

Christopher said...

oh I'm real scared!...Jugheads the one you gotta look out for...reg'lar psycho killer

Tempest said...

How could you both miss it?

Arch has the hots for Reg and Veronica-well-the clouds finally parted and all is very clear.

What Arch is looking at gives away the game. heh. Boy is Reg in for the surprise of his life.

Jaime J. Weinman said...

The artist is probably Bill Vigoda (Abe's brother).

Tommy O'C said...

Be interesting to see how this situation resolved itself.

Lex10 said...

Basket Party - sounds filthy

Rebecca said...

photobucket removed this photo :(