Monday, August 7, 2017


Years ago, Brendan Detzner started up a stellar reading series, Bad Grammar Theater, which originated in his strange and mystifying apartment at 17th & Halsted. (The current venue is at VOLUMES, on North Milwaukee Avenue, near Damen.) You know me, hunting around for old railroad tracks and abandoned warehouses. I took the first photo to have Brendan post as directions to his bachelor pad.

Well, as it turns out, just a few feet behind where I was taking said photo, and you can match it up with the last photo, five teenagers were shot at about 3PM Sunday afternoon. One of the kids died. As always, I'll say that I give a shit about the gang members. As long as there are no innocent bystanders hurt, its a win.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Take The A Train

When The Red Line had an A train and a B train. Art by Douglas Klauba. TTAT was the sequel to "Rapid Transit". That's me in the top illustration, back when I had a lot of hair. Doug even got my nose right.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Odd Little Appearances and RIP Al Svoboda

Al and Jill Svoboda put this last one out, and I found out that Al passed away two weeks back down in Florida. Shane and Amy Bugbee put out the top newspaper and  I'd pick up my copies at a porn store underneath the el at Wells and Lake. Olden days.