Sunday, September 19, 2010

I Can't Help It! or Sluggo Redux!

After reproducing the last picture of Sluggo voicing his counter- cultural desires, I found this one, courtesy of Jim Woodring.

This panel obviously depicts Sluggo's successful achieivement of his stated goal in that panel and then some.
Allen Ginsburg, eat your heart out!

I'm tempted to write an entire essay on Sluggo (whose last name is Smith, BTW) as his very existence seems founded on a Zen- like acceptance and subsequent rejection of materialism and life in America in general. But I'm not, as it would run counter to Sluggo's deep- rooted world view, stated again and again by Ernie Bushmiller, Sluggo's eager amanuensis.