The Richard Brautigan Library published a story I illustrated – the story was told to me by Dr. Bob Hoke; a psychiatrist, a reader, a father, a grandfather and a baker of very good English Muffins. Over lunch one day he told me a story of a lesson he learned as a young Navy doctor on a submarine during a war – and as he talked I wrote and drew in my sketchbook (much as you see pages in this blog). The lesson he’d learned turned out to be a good lesson for me too. Later I “neatened up my notes” and created “The Captain and The Doctor” which was put on display in the Brautigan Library! You can download, for free, the pdf file of the story here http://dtc-wsuv.org/brautiganlibrary/?p=1344 – enjoy!
When I was a kid I knew a beloved Basset Hound named Lucy. Fiction writers are some of my favorite beings on this planet. Therefore all fiction writers must be Basset Hounds – correct?
Kidding aside, the Basset Hound is a slow-paced hunting dog. Writers (and readers) are slow-paced hunters of beneficial thoughts and ideas.
No matter how quickly information can be distributed or how fast new technology may work – it still takes time for a human to chase down a concept and evaluate its accuracy, intent and meaning – often with much correction and revision of thought along the way. At least now and again we’re rewarded with “Ah ha!” moments – a side benefit of which is that some of them have floppy ears and are called Lucy.