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: DC #16


from Home Sweet Home?
(Artists Unknown)
(The Adventures of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis #33; November, 1956)

2 comments :

Robert Fiore said...

That would be Owen Fitzgerald, most likely. Brilliant cartoonist, almost totally forgotten today because (a) the scripts they gave him were weak and (b) he spent most of his career doing personality comics, most notably some 70-odd issues of The Adventures of Bob Hope. He drew one of the caricatures that Hope used in his stage shows for many years. Did one thing and another for DC into the 1970s.

Christopher said...

those arent GURLS Jer..they are nice ladys