I work at the home office of Barnes & Noble, and we get a multitude of review copies every day.
Being a bibliovore, I like to browse the shelves occasionally, to see what’s new and interesting, and to grab the occasional graphic novel for myself, or a Christmas present for my nieces and nephews.
So, amidst the usual books and magazines, I was a bit surprised to find the following a few months ago:
a two-sheet, do-it-yourself cut-out of the King of Rock-and-Roll, in his little known aspect as Shiva Elvis, divine transformer!
I thought it might have been created by Lynda Barry, “Funk Queen of the Galaxy”. However, when I showed this to her at the recent Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival, she denied having created this.
So, readers, do any of you know who might have created this masterpiece?
Or, shall it remain a mystery, like most mythologies?
I’ve been writing for The Beat since July of 2010.
I’ve been reading comics since 1974, collecting since 1984, and spreading the graphic novel gospel since 1994.
I’m a bookseller, a librarian, an amateur scholar, a cool uncle, and a comics evangelist.
Ask me anything!