|zen of sluggo
||[Aug. 8th, 2006|03:51 pm]
As inspirational as that is there's so much more to love about the Nancy cartoon strip. There's a Nancy Collection called Nancy Eats Food. and you can't get more existentially blank than that.
I took a class many years ago from a visiting professor Claude Richard where we read John Barth, Alain Robbe Grillet, Donald Barthelme, etc. This was my introduction to French lit-crit -- Barthes, Derrida, Lacan -- and since he didn't make us actually read any of their writing, it was a great class. Good for giving you talking points for when you're stuck in a party and the ponce in the beret is hogging the keg tap.
During that class a Nancy strip ran in the Cedar Rapids Gazette. Sluggo is in a store and pillows are flying through the air. Next frame a salesman says "STOP! The sign doesn't mean what it says!" The third frame shows a display of pillows with the sign "THROW PILLOWS."
I brought it to class and Mssr Richard, of course, loved it. I'd love to have a copy of it, but fewer things are harder to get ahold of than 30 year old daily comic strips.