Don’t ask about the deposition. It’s not so much that I can’t talk about it, I just don’t want to think about it — or ever go through that hell again. Those darn lawyers. Rest assured, though, it is not my nursing care at issue in the case…
I’ve been a fan of Christopher Reeve since the first Superman movie. I remember going with my brother to see it. I was so excited about that I ran out to the concession stand during a slow moment in the movie to get a Superman button because I was afraid they would sell out when everyone else came out at the end. After his accident I was constantly amazed by him. I’ve taken care of quadraplegic patients, and have gotten a brief glimmer into how utterly frustrating and painful both the physical condition and the utter dependence on others can be. (A great book on the subject is John Callahan’s Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot.) How can you not admire the fortitude and courage Christopher Reeve showed by remaining such a high profile figure when he was struggling so hard just to survive most days?
I almost did the History of Cars cartoon today. It’s not so much as I said before that writing the other cartoons is not going well. There are two reasons why you might see that one soon. First, the time I’m covering in my 371 series cartoons covers the 10th anniversary of one of my cars being stolen. That makes me want to do the cartoon – or something that involves that incident. Also, I read an interesting comment by Art Spiegelman in the preface to his new book In The Shadow of No Towers. He said he started writing the strips for that book in weekly installments for a French newspaper. But he soon realized that it took far more than a week to do a strip of any quality or depth. Usually five. That’s something for me to consider. We’ll see how it works out, but I promise I’ll do all I can to keep weekly strips coming. Some of them may just be a little more ‘light’ than others.
Just finished Persepolis and am waiting for the sequel in the mail. Awesome stuff.
Also reading a fun book called The Quality of Life Report. (I should get a kickback from Amazon at some point here.) Haven’t finished it, but it’s one of those books you don’t want to end, just go on forever. So far I recommend it. I’ll have a more comprehensive review in weeks to come.