Friday, June 16, 2006
June 16 2006 - 2006 Commission Part 13
I'm in Palo Alto this week, another one of those favorite art haunts is the not-to-be-missed Rodin Garden on the Stanford campus. I did get a fax from Dave, reflecting on the recreation of that page.
Dateline: Wednesday, June 14, 2006
Fax from Dave to alchemist57:
“Insanity is the last line of defense for the master bureaucrat” is an interesting observation, but it’s hardly a Lord Julius line, so I tried to fix it so it read like something Groucho Marx would say. The salesman line was indelicate relative to the personality of the Elf. You just wouldn’t say to the Elf (or to a female of any kind) “sniffing your crotch” since they don’t hear it in the abstract the way men do. If you say “sniffing your crotch” what they is is that someone wants to sniff their crotch. I switched genders, elevated the action anatomically and “cuted” it up with the “mooing” which would pass muster with a female. “Impregnable” is not a word that Cerebus would use. As with the Lord Julius line, this is Dave Sim conveying his best current thinking on an abstract subject and completely losing his characters’ voices and personalities in the process.