The Sorrows of Young Werewolf (eyeteeth) wrote,
The Sorrows of Young Werewolf

More dysthymia!

Assembling all my stix for the website made me realize how long it's been since I last drew either Günter or Teen Eyeteeth. The guy in panel one is supposed to be my pal Vince as a teenager, but the problem I face in drawing him at fifteen is the same problem I face in drawing him now: he's so damn normal-looking, there's nothing about him I can exaggerate, and that's the only way I can make people recognizable. If Walter Freeman didn't have a goatee I'd have to get obsessed with someone else.

A collection of Walter Freeman's and James Watts' personal papers is available at George Washington University in DC. It's 77.5 linear feet of papers and photographs and letters and Christmas cards and terrible poetry and actual orbitoclasts and all kinds of stuff (including a piece by Walter entitled "On Beards, With Special Reference to My Own"). Clearly I must do whatever it takes to get my mitts on this stuff. "Whatever it takes" will probably involve my asking the university if I can have access to the collection, and the university's saying yes. I'll be like Thompson the reporter in Citizen Kane, only instead of digging around for Rosebud I'll be fondling monogrammed ice picks.

And now a question for you, hive mind: besides the obvious stuff like Suddenly Last Summer, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, The Bell Jar, and Frances (and Parts: The Clonus Horror) what books and movies involve lobotomy? I want to see how it was portrayed in fiction during and shortly after the period in which it was being practiced in this country. So stuff like this isn't optimal.

I want to thank everyone who has so far linked to me or Twittered me or in any other way told other people to visit my website. You make me feel like the mockingbird in the high tree, singing its sweet song in the night. HERE I AM, HERE I AM, LOOK AT ME. People are looking! Thank you.
Tags: james w. watts,, stix, walter freeman
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