Sep 062003

I have at long last become a blogparent, courtesy of Forager23, a promising youth who is already listed in the blogroll. Congratulations are also in order for my co-parents The Blowhards, giving Forager, technically, three mommies. They are incidentally chock-full of excellent reading as usual, especially Michael’s two-part interview with intrepid sonneteer Mike Snider and Friedrich’s ruminations about IQ.

Forager’s proprietor, the mysterious JW, writes from Burlington, Vermont, literately and prolifically, on art high and low, with an emphasis on comic books and a sideline in NASCAR, of all things. His greatest hits include:

  • Letter from a Townie. Mind the fence.
  • Comics and opera, which have more in common than you might imagine. I can’t be the only person in the world who was introduced to Rossini by “Rabbit of Seville.”
  • The Couch Rule, and its political implications.
  • A running series on his 25 favorite comic strips. He’s only done four, which obliges him, I hope, to stick around for a while. Dick Tracy is my favorite of his favorites so far.

  3 Responses to “I Think It’s a Boy”

  1. When you mentioned "Comics and Opera", I thought you were talking about that little store on 93rd and Amsterdam or thereabouts that does, indeed, sell comic books and vintage opera recordings. That’s where I picked up my "Parsifal" comic book, and damned if I can remember what I did with it. It’s probably worth a million bucks now.

  2. Thanks for the kind words, Aaron.

    Sasha: I’m currently working on a post about actual comic book adaptations of opera (like P. Craig Russell’s wonderful "Ring" books). I’ll have to check that store out next time I’m in the city.

  3. Thanks for the link and kind words, Aaron. I like being intrepid!

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