Sunday, January 30, 2005

Susie Bright, Underground Comix, and Great Stories

Over at Susie Bright's blog is a great journal entry where she remembers encounters with the greats of West Coast underground comix (like posing nude for them during a jam session) and then is gifted by Spain with a comic featuring her as muse. Now that's immortality. Illustrated with some choice examples of comix work from Last Gasp and other sites. Great read.

Susie Bright's Journal : Susie the Zap Groupie Reaches Pinnacle of Dada-dom

"He fell into a brown study..."

Bartleby provides a handy reference to "brown study" in the classic literature. (Only 4 results? Search at Project Gutenberg on the term and see a lot more--389, with the term in context, to boot. Where are the online concordances of great literature, he cries?)

World Wide Words helpfully provides an etymology.

For reasons known only to myself (and often, not then), I've chosen it or forms of it for my online moniker for the last few years.