Last pictures from the Southland. There may be some commentary with these. Note that this is the only place I was chased out of for taking pictures. "Can't do that. Not since 9/11," the guard told me in a voice that reached for stern but was more perpelexed. Who'd want to take places in a mall on its last legs? Who indeed. So, fun story. I used to work at the Laguna Hills Mall. And while I don't have time to write up a full cultural history/exploration of the place, like my o
WEIRD WAR TALES #43 1975, DC Comics Jack Oleck writing, Vince Geronimo art MARVEL SUPER ACTION #37 1981, Marvel Comics Roy Thomas writer, John Buscema artist, Tom Palmer inks, Sam Rosen letters Reprints AVENGERS #70, 1976 THE CHAMPIONS #14 1977, Marvel Comics Bill Mantlo and John Byrne co-plot, Bill Mantlo script, John Byrne pencils, Mike Esposito inks, Irv Watanabe letters, Glynis Wein colors
Early morning downtown LA. Eastern Columbia Building, detail Western Jewelry Building Eastern Columbia Building, predawn Razorwire neon Last batch will be the Laguna Hills Mall, in the process of a languishing death. Also the only place I got chased out of for taking pictures.
I haven't talked much about that trip to LA, have I? Yeah, maybe not much to recall as a piece. Spent a lot of time solitary, driving or walking around and just recording, taking photos, that sort of thing. Trying not to think because I spend a lot of time doing that as it is. But one of the things that came up was the concept of recovery and this sort of post underground nuke test level of stress. You've seen the pictures, right? Dig a cave, park the nuke in the cave and det
For those of you who don't know, Intrapanel was a project I started up about five years ago and ran really hot on. Not a surprise since it was an idiosyncratic and nonviable (from a financial and rights standpoint, even given fair use and interpretive works) project. Mostly I was using it as a diversion from a bunch of real-life things. Sometimes trash tastes good, y'know? And sometimes it's not really trash at all. Anyways, after limping along on Tumblr for a while, I'm movi
Have come across a few things which might be of interest to those wandering by: Like it says on the tin: Roddy McDowall reads HP Lovecraft, this one being "The Hound" but others await. David McCallum reads "The Rats in the Walls" also by Lovecraft. These recordings do a lot to make the source material sing. Maybe Lovecraft intended these to be read aloud all along? Note that this one, in particular, uses racist language that was not uncommon to HPL's output but reads really d
More from Los Angeles. Might actually write up the trip, but will probably do something else. Lotta interior time there, you understand. Islander Motel 2 From the observatory Beneath Riverside Beneath Riverside 2 Ave 19/San Fernando Road Ave 19/San Fernando Road Ave 19/San Fernando Road Ave 19/San Fernando Road Overpass reclamation Like I said, more to come. And I haven't forgotten about those FUTURE AMERICA pages. Honest.