November 16, 2010 at 3:21am
THE NIGHT THE LIGHTS WENT OUT IN MY HEAD >>>
Last night, I swung by RR Anderson's book signing party for his 15th literary release, 100 Tacomics: The Secular & Apolitical Cartoon Life of Tacoma and Her Moral People(s.) at King's Books. Unfortunately, I missed a prime book-clutching people watching opportunity, as I had to drop in a half hour before the official start of the party. Always the gentleman, he signed my copy, and even applied the official red "Approved Nov. 15 2010" stamp. I did enjoy the bowls of trail mix.
After the engagement that forced my early visit, I devoured the masterpiece, laughing and sobbing - sometimes simultaneously. Emotionally drained, but inspired, I pounded out 2,000 words on how Anderson's book took me to one of those places where time stands still without growing monotonous.
And then the power went out. Poof - the R. Crumb and Quantum Mechanics comparisons vanished. I didn't save my work. My thoughts on his explorations of the human experience and Tacoma lore were gone.
I couldn't possibly recompose the critique - I don't have enough bourbon. All I have left are these photos three.
LINK: Previously on Spew
P.S. The book is available for purchase at King's Books in Tacoma.
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