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Entries from September 2012

The Rose

September 20th, 2012 · 1 Comment

An illustrated verse.  I also set it to music, so I can sing it as it’s projected.

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Give Me Clouds!

September 18th, 2012 · 2 Comments

I wrote a couple of rounds on snippets from Remy de Gourmont; here’s one of them.

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Trash Cash

September 17th, 2012 · Comments Off on Trash Cash

“Trash Cash” was another commission from the Tallgirls.  I devised a series of interrelated scenes, accompanied by slides of my drawings.  The floor was covered in pennies, which sparkled in the light, and crunched underfoot.  I costumed the Tallgirls in white minidresses and go-go boots, which they all looked lovely in.  There was also a […]

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Shorten the Classics

September 13th, 2012 · 4 Comments

I’ve drawn a few one-pagers that present alternate, abbreviated versions of the classics.  Here’s The Inferno.

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September 12th, 2012 · Comments Off on Fiction

From 1994, clangorous counterpoint travels between the letters of the word “fiction.”  We separate narrative into fiction or fact; music deserves the same courtesy.

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Index Cards (25)

September 10th, 2012 · 2 Comments

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Dining at the Cafe Plastic

September 6th, 2012 · 2 Comments

In 1984, the Tallgirls (Pamela Boucher, Jill Daly, Harriet Garfinckle, and Marci Paulsen) commissioned me to write a piece for them.  I wrote a one-act play about two waitresses and two customers, developing (I hope) a strong comic character for each of them.  It was performed at Footwork Dance Studio, in San Francisco, in November […]

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The Imponderable Pillar of Worlds

September 5th, 2012 · Comments Off on The Imponderable Pillar of Worlds

A round on an epigram from Benjamin De Casseres.

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Modeling for Scarlot Harlot

September 4th, 2012 · 2 Comments

Sometime in the early ’80s, sex work activist Scarlot Harlot asked me to portray a phone sex addict for a slide show she was doing.  Naturally, I agreed; I had, after all, a number of prop and toy phones that I used in my shows.  She used the images in this birthday card.

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Index Cards (24)

September 3rd, 2012 · 4 Comments

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