Steven Rowe

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Location: South Carolina

Thursday, January 12, 2006

AMERICAN ELF; A REVIEW

AMERICAN ELF (2004) Top Shelf James Kochalka

In 1998, James Kochalka decided to draw a small 4 panel cartoon strip everyday. And with but a few "oops, I forgot', he's done that ... This book includes 5 years worth 1998-2003. (and you can view the current one at www.americanelf.com ) Now lots of folks draw a daily comic strip, but this is different, this is mainly autobiographical material. He draws about his life, his wife, his rock band, his -- uh, urinary habits, his sex life, his squabbles, his hissyfits, his cat. Should we care about his life? I'm not sure, despite the size of this book - and it's huge; we don't get to know him that well -- but it doesn't matter. Despite (or maybe even because) of his occasional off the wall or possibly offensive to those with squeamish sensibilities material, this book allows us more insight into the mind of others. Some is done with apparent planning, but most feels free and improvisional. It' a good life. This material is ( and would he consider this good or bad?) Life Affirming.

recommended

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

awakening the sleeping midget

i guess you have to be of a certain age to get that "awakening the sleeping midget" comment!

but yes, i am here - and who cares?

;-)

Thursday, July 28, 2005

how soon we forget

gee, been almost a year since i been here -- nice and quiet

Sunday, July 11, 2004

politics

I note the trial balloon of suspending the election in case of terroist activity is being floated/

lets hope this trial balloon is a lead balloon
talk about sending the world the wrong message......

talk about your constitutional logjam.....

is this for real???

OK, let's blog!

everybody's doing it: let's blog!

why? why not?
so this is my blog

my interests:
humor comic books of the 1940s
country music of the 1920s
folk music of all kinds (including bluegrass and world)
history
religion (including history of the Universalist Church in the southeast)
outdoor activities (got my canoe rack on the car)
films of the pre-code era (1935 and before); mostly comedy and actualities
politics

do i think anybody else will be interested in all of this?
no, not really ... but... it's my blog!