James Lee Burke is a dear friend to me even though we have never met. His writing resonates wih my Southern White Man ways and education and regard for the fairer sex. Enjoyed your noble authorship since I turned 16 years old and now I am 62 and counting on your contant friengship. Just now catching on to yout artful mind. Thank You Sir. Dr. Tom (Ret.)
great review. Anxiously awaiting the release of the book. Mr. Burke is one of my favorite writers. Would love to meet him.
Wonderful review Skylar. Thoroughly enjoyed! --pb
Only one quibble with this excellent article. Wayfaring Stranger and House of the Rising Sun are two of the best books I have read in a long, long time, and by the man who I consider our best living writer. But Wayfaring Stranger is actually set in 1946, not 1956.
Only one quibble with this excellent article. Wayfaring Stranger and House of the Rising Sun are two of the best books I have read in the last several years, and by the man who I consider our best living writer. But Wayfaring Stranger actually takes place in 1946, not 1956.
Thanks, Greg. We made the correction.
Little know fact: Minor Threat drummer Jeff Nelson's nephew just graduated from the U of Montana.
FYI - Absolute Loser isn't a Sub Pop release - it's from Easy Sound Recording Company.
Hi there, it's Smoke Signal publisher Gabe Fowler. Thanks for the nice article. Allow me to comment a bit, since nobody contacted me for this piece. First of all, I absolutely love Jay Rummel's work and am honored to be able to print it and possibly expose it to a larger audience. It is somewhat inaccurate to say I discovered Rummel's great work through "online shopping". An artist friend from Missoula introduced me to his work, which I quickly learned was almost completely unknown outside of Montana. I approached Barbara Koostra at the Montana Museum of Art & Culture in an effort to learn more, and she directed me to Dana Gallery in Missoula. The gallery was either unable or unwilling to help me obtain Rummel work for print, but they told me he had no heirs. By this point I was fully obsessed with printing Rummel's work alongside contemporary cartoonists in Smoke Signal, so I searched high and low until I found Mr. McIlmay, who was attempting to sell Rummel work on craigslist. I'm very thankful for his help in making this project happen. I will also say that I've never spent even remotely this amount of money producing an issue of Smoke Signal and I'm completely broke now! But it was worth it as an editor to help people encounter this great work. Thanks for your time.
Let me be the first to say, this article IS...LIT
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