Black Elk Speaks: Being the Life Story of a Holy Man of the Oglala SiouxBlack Elk Speaks: Being the Life Story of a Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux by Black Elk
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

On it’s surface this is a first-hand account of the life of the famous Sioux holy man and leader Black Elk, as told in translation through a series of conversations to the poet John G. Neihardt. This occurred in 1930, when Black Elk was one of the few still-living witnesses to both the death of Custer and the massacre at Wounded Knee. So on that level it’s already quite fascinating. What is transcendent is the beautiful space the seemingly simple elegance of the prose creates. It’s no accident.

I just now turned at random to a page where Black Elk ends a chapter on the killing and unknown final resting place of Crazy Horse:

“It does not matter where his body lies, for it is grass; but where his spirit is, it will be good to be.”

I say this as an agnostic: that’s beautiful.

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From a pilot made by myself and Craig Cartwright, comes this story ripped straight from the headlines of another dimension.

Well, if that other dimension consisted of rejected cartoon characters who wrote their own headlines.

It was great fun to write, let me tell you. : )

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Stickers!

Here’s a bunch of the stickers that I’ve made so far. So great to have this outlet squared away also.

So far, the favorite sticker with customers appears to be my answer to the question “Who is John Galt?”

And here’s the closest to a political definition I have for myself:

Fractaliciousness

Here is some of my favorite self-created sort-of-abstract art: Fractals. Many were made with Fractint, and other were made with Apophysis, Fractal Domains, and iFractal while at work and engaged in excremeditation (i.e. a visit to the Little Artist’s Room).

I’ve also made the background for this website, which I think has worked out alright.