As a Spring Friday afternoon unspools, no one is thinking about the internet or comic books, but rather the most primary and wonderful thoughts of all, and this Craig’s list posting about a missed connection at the R. Crumb exhibit at the Society of Illustrators, says it all. Hit the link for the WHOLE story:
The gallery was small – there were maybe eight people inside. Perhaps it was reading Crumb’s comics, full of sex and longing and self-deprecating self-analysis. Perhaps it was the simple novelty of a cute girl alone in a Crumb gallery show on a Wednesday afternoon (there were a few couples, and a few single males). Perhaps it was all in my head. But as I moved about the gallery, she moved about the gallery, one or two drawings behind me. On several occasions, we stood near to one another.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.