A diary with vertigo
posted by Ed Park @ 10:32 PM
Hmmm... I plead complete and total ignorance, this is not the kind of thing I know about... but do you think Comet Head has anything to do with that appealing Robyn Hitchcock song that is either actually called or should be called "The Man with the Light-bulb Head"?
Ah Jenny! I know from your blog that you're an RH fan. (Look for an interview with him in the next Believer!) That song is a favorite, as well as that album (which I think is my favorite of all his albums!) — !The image also seems to anticipate the "Flaming Carrot" comics of Bob Burden (is that his name?)...
Yes, I love that album, when I first got it I listened to it OBSESSIVELY (and caused several friends to have fits of anxiety as they listened to the words of the title track)I will look out for that believer interview, good tip...
Bob Burden: That's him."Comet as you are": Masterpiece?
Just remembered the name of the RH album: FEGMANIA! (For some reason, I thought it was "Egyptian Cream"!)
The story appeared in a 1950 DC Strage Tales comic - it was written by none other than Otto Binder! the 'O' half of Eando Binder (the fraternal duo responsible for one of the most influential science fiction stories of all time: "I, Robot"). I guess only such an imaginative genius could've come up with the man with the comet head...
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