Tuesday, January 30, 2007

rewriting bukowski

now, i've never read any bukowski, and I have a feeling that his misogyny and my feminism will never see eye to eye, but i'm completely fascinated by Crazy Mike's rewriting of one of his books & using it as a sketchbook. Mike's LOVING A DOG FROM HELL reworks, edits draws and rewrites the pages, and is being thoroughly, lovingly documented (as photojournalists tend to do) on his blog. I've not gotten a chance to flip through it myself, but im enthralled.


Lauren K said...


Do you know this guy? I gotta see more and I can't figure out how to find it on his site. This RULES!

--Lauren K

ohyouknowocto said...

Rose, I really love Buk and I'm a feminist. I think it's kind of silly and funny to read what was going on in the head of such a drunken filthy old man. I really respect his writing because he is so honest, even about what a dirtbag he is.

Ever heard that Modest Mouse song about Bukowski?

"Woke up this morning and it seemed to me, that every night turns out to be a little bit more like Bukowski.
And yeah, I know he's a pretty good read. But God who'd wanna be such an asshole?"