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: Robert Crumb #1


from Mr. Natural in Death Valley
(Zap Comix #0; October, 1967)

4 comments :

Timmy said...

Now, this could be the finest series you have to date.

Kyle said...

Huzzah!

And if anyone hasn't seen it yet, Terry Zwigoff's documentary of Robert Crumb is mandatory viewing:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0109508/

Just got reprinted under Criterion.

Trader said...

A must to see, indeed!

Ian said...

excellent.