A diary by means of a collage by means of a cartoon. Verbose explication in the comments. On hiatus. read comics the wrong way at: Latent Narratives
read comics the wrong way at: Latent Narratives
"Circuitous Synapse" so called because these issues cycle around inside my brain and never make progress. The concept of the strip this week not solid, and a turn to Oblique Strategies reveals perhaps the most relevant and literal suggestion yet: ignore those voices and get on with it. The Pharm life panel is a quote from Paul Simonon, commenting on the album 'The Good, the Bad, and the Queen' (2007). This quote rolled around in my head for a while, because it kept pinging back to what it means to be married. Like, Who names their marriage? Is that what being in a band means? That it's like a marriage? Anyway, I finally settle in with the quote to mean (and I'm not saying this is what Simonon is saying here, or that this is what his experience was) that the group got together and they cranked out something exceptional, and they knew, from the experience, that it was a one-off, and they then went on their respective ways. Like, it was a group of professionals finding themselves together because that's how their lives work, and they do the job. And it's good. Does this make sense? I feel like I'm rambling. Anyway, Pharm Life: quantifying life. Only in this case, it's not a negative thing. It's a neutral observation, but it reflects a good experience. Which is different for this comic. The SM panel has to do with an irksome issue at work with MAC users, who are waiting out the current administration before demanding new MACS. The Soap Strip panel ...? Don't remember how that came up, but I like it. It's a bit of a malapropism of an English expression that echos in my mind, from an Alan Bennett monologue, I think. The Pharm Life pills were to be sitting in a cafe, conducting an informal interview, but something in how the tables turned out, and something in the verticals of the chair back, leads me to think that they are in prison. Or that the tables are mortuary slabs. In any event, I am again pleased with the results. Guy holds a spiral bound notebook to get the job done.