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Bill lived a very hard and lonely life. But an exciting life.
Born in 1914 in St. Louis to a prominent family, Harvard educated, but bored and a total misfit, he began hanging with seedy people in seedy places. Bill was a founding member of The Beat Generation that began in the late 40’s with the meeting of Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsburg.
He began doing morphine around age 30 and was a heroin junkie for a large part of his life. This made for him a very peripatetic life around the globe (Tangiers, Paris, London) until he landed in NYC in the mid 70’s. He was always running from the law. He was in his early 60’s and managed to get another bad heroin addiction in NYC. His assistant helped him move to Kansas to get away from drugs. He was on the methadone program and smoked weed until his death at age 83.
This book explores every musician inspired by Bill’s very wild life and writings. The irony in such a book is that Bill had no interest in Rock & Roll or Punk Rock (which he is oftentimes called the Godfather of Punk Rock). But he took a great interest in the musicians that visited him. And he formed a few friendships with men young enough to be his grandsons.
He was very fond of Kurt Cobain, who visited him 6 months before Kurt committed suicide. As Kurt drove away, Burroughs remarked to his assistant, “There’s something wrong with that boy; he frowns for no good reason.”
I have read a lot about Burroughs’ life and some of his books, yet there are stories told here that I have never heard before. For example, there’s a very funny one about his first visit from Al Jourgensen, the leader of the band Ministry.
William S. Burroughs is a writer that you should know and this book is a good way to begin. Or if you already familiar with him, it is a good book to add to your knowledge of him.
The nominees for this year’s Harvey Awards showcase a comic industry filled with possibility, with a breadth of material being celebrated from Boom! Studios’ horror series Something Is Killing the Children to Eleanor Davis’ deeply personal, political graphic novel The Hard Tomorrow.
The Harveys, named for creator Harvey Kurtzman — known to most as the creator of MAD magazine, will be a digital event this year, with the award ceremony livestreamed as part of ReedPop’s New York Comic Con Metaverse, the virtual replacement for the annual New York Comic Con show.
Nominees for this year’s awards have been chosen, as always, from a curated committee of industry voices, including creators, retailers, educators and librarians.
The full list of nominees for the 2020 Harvey Awards:
Book of the Year Are You Listening? by Tillie Walden (First Second) Dragon Hoops by Gene Luen Yang (First Second) Grass by Keum Suk Gendry-Kim (Drawn and Quarterly) The Hard Tomorrow by Eleanor Davis (Drawn and Quarterly) Invisible Kingdom Vol. 1 by G. Willow Wilson and Christian Ward (Dark Horse Books/Berger Books) Little Bird: The Fight for Elder’s Hope by Darcy Van Poelgeest and Ian Bertram (Image Comics) Making Comics by Lynda Barry (Drawn and Quarterly) Reincarnation Stories by Kim Deitch (Fantagraphics) Rusty Brown by Chris Ware (Pantheon Graphic Library) Something is Killing the Children Vol. 1 by James Tynion IV and Werther Dell’Edera (BOOM! Studios)
Digital Book of the Year Afterlift by Chip Zdarsky and Jason Loo (comiXology Originals) The Eyes by Javi De Castro https://www.javidecastro.com/theeyes Fried Rice Comic by Erica Eng https://friedricecomic.com/ Harley Quinn: Black White & Red edited by Chris Conroy, Maggie Howell, Andy Khouri, and Amedeo Turturro (DC Comics / DC Digital First) The Nib edited by Matt Bors https://www.thenib.com
Best Children or Young Adult Book Almost American Girl: An Illustrated Memoir by Robin Ha (HarperCollins / Balzer + Bray) Dragon Hoops by Gene Luen Yang (First Second) Guts by Raina Telgemeier (Scholastic Graphix) Stargazing by Jen Wang (First Second) Superman Smashes the Klan by Gene Luen Yang and Gurihiru (DC Comics)
Best Adaptation from Comic Book/Graphic Novel Blacksad: Under the Skin video game by Microïds, based on Blacksad (Dark Horse Comics) I Am Not Okay With This by Netlfix, based on I Am Not Okay With This (Fantagraphics) Joker by Warner Bros. Pictures, based on Batman (DC Comics) Legion: Season 3 by FX Productions and Marvel Television, based on X-Men (Marvel Comics) Locke & Key: Season 1 by Netflix, based on Locke & Key (IDW Publishing) The Old Guard by Netflix, based on The Old Guard (Image Comics) The Sandman audio drama by Audible, based on The Sandman (DC Comics/Vertigo) Stumptown: Season 1 by ABC, based on Stumptown (Oni Press) The Umbrella Academy: Season 2, by Netflix, based on The Umbrella Academy (Dark Horse Comics) Watchmen by HBO, based on Watchmen (DC Comics)
Best Manga H.P. Lovecraft’s At Mountains of Madness by Gou Tanabe (Dark Horse Manga) The Man Without Talent by Yoshiharu Tsuge (New York Review Comics) The Poe Clan by Moto Hagio (Fantagraphics) The Way of the Househusband by Kousuke Oono (VIZ Media) Witch Hat Atelier by Kamome Shirahama (Kodansha Comics)
Best International Book Grass by Keum Suk Gendry-Kim (Drawn and Quarterly) The House by Paco Roca (Fantagraphics) Portrait of a Drunk by Olivier Schrauwen, Florent Ruppert and Jérôme Mulot (Fantagraphics) Stay by Lewis Trondheim and Hubert Chevillard (Magnetic Press) Year of the Rabbit by Tian Veasna (Drawn and Quarterly) Note: This category has been reconfigured for 2020 from 2019’s “Best European Book” to be more inclusive of other works.
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While all the stories are new, some blend past moments or use characters from Tremblay’s previous works with the current tale. I identified with several of the protagonists throughout. The piece which I enjoyed most is called “Her Red Right Hand,” which pays homage to popular comic book and movie character Hellboy. At the end of the collection, he has a list of notes discussing the thought process coming up with each story.
This particular book reminds me of Stephen King‘s works with a little more thought-provoking “what if” scenarios. I appreciate how Tremblay makes me want to read more and more until no end. I recommend this book for anyone who is looking for a good read during the fall season, specifically Halloween or Dia de Muertos (Day of the Dead).
Tremblay has just released his latest novel, a tale about a rapidly-spreading disease, called Survivor Song, which seems eerily on point for the current pandemic. It was released on July 7, 2020.