Wednesday, August 31, 2011

The Brain That Wouldn't Virginia Woolf

It's The Brain That Wouldn't Die meets Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf. And... it's told backwards! Woo-hoo! Yeah, real clever... Anyway, that's something I've wanted to try a long time. I've seen it used in episodes of thirtysomething and Seinfeld. There's also the French film Irréversible, but that one I haven't actually seen. Hopefully it'll be more than just a trick, but who knows, probably not.


  1. I love the crazy mash-ups you do. Things like The Left Bank Gang really work well, and The Last Musketeer is (along with Hey, Wait...) one of the few comics that gave me a strong emotional reaction when I read it. I can't wait to read this Athos book.

    Michael Avolio

  2. Hey. I was the co-writer of the backwards Seinfeld episode. We based it on the Pinter play/movie the Betrayal-- if you are looking for further backwards inspiration. I'm a big fan. Can't wait for the new book.

  3. Hey, thanks! Well, my mind is officially boggled! No, haven't read the play or seen the Jeremy Irons movie, but I'd like to.

  4. Jason--
    The last season of seinfeld, we wanted to do play with the structure and experiment more. The Backwards episode was the only idea that we ever saw to completion.


    PS I own some of your original art as well-- bought from the The Beguiling. I have a couple of wonderful pages from I Killed Adolf Hitler. Really wanted to buy the Last musketeer cover but you weren't selling. Anyway, hi. And if you are ever in Los Angeles, I'd love to buy you a drink.