Monday, February 7, 2011
#12: "The Ballad of Mason McSwaine" April 14, 2010
That Sunday, Junior Mance was playing and place was packed. After his set, he was visited by a bunch of his New School students. They used to like to come over and hang out for hours on end drinking one cup of coffee and eating all our bread. Nice kids. Anyway, this particular evening, in came a large, blind harmonica player and they sat and he played the harmonica well into the evening. It seemed to go on forever, which gave Tim and I ample time to finish this drawing up. The old guy on the left was inspired by the harmonica player; it could be a distant relative, or possibly the same man but in a horribly warped future. No one knows. The pumpkin and the ghost were thrown in last, and by golly, another one bites the dust.