The Organ–Grinder was originally envisioned as my next project following In Tongues
Illustrated, more linear/traditioinal in approach to the comics form, if not content. But
between the simultaneous opportunities to work with Nick Tosches on
Spud Crazy and also
collaborate with Brine Manley on the serialized
Creekwater, pushed this ballad of Leonard
and Lonnie and their alternate world show business lives of monkeys and organ grinders
deeper into corner shadows from which they never emerged. Only a sliver of 12 finished
pages, here to be clicked thru, remains: