you might recall that my first post in today's sermonette
featured a snappy little drawing
[remember when i was able to post illustrations and photos?
DAMN you, blogger!] featuring good old mr. natural.
that drawing was by my hero, r. crumb.
for years [about sixteen, to be almost exact] he has been living
[remember honeybunch kaminski? it was just a coincidence,
but it was also a very weird kismet], and not far away lives their
25 year-old daughter, sophie.
well, aline's second husband also lives in this estate, and, oddly enough,
my friends butch and melinda trucks have an estate nearby.
melinda loves aline's exercise classes [pilates, don't ya know],
and what melinda wants, butch buys.
have i told you about the time that melinda and i
went antique shopping in my 77 vw camper on a swelteringly hot july day?
i didn't? how about that.
anyway, r. crumb is one of the most talented artists around,
and the new york times recently carried a charming story about them,
and about the new graphic novel that aline has written,
and which is soon to be published.