Friday, July 31, 2009

Father and Son Slug Album, III

Here is the final installment of the Slug Album, plus one page of still life art. The last image is a slug sushi. Ah, now that I have said that you can see it, can't you? That's rice on the bottom.
Only one of these has Papa Slug with a mustache and those heavy eyebrows. But anyone who knows Seth knows that he was crazy about those Groucho Marx noses-and-glasses. That's what the eyebrows and mustache are about.
The first time I went to visit him in Japan, in 1995, when he had been teaching there about six months, I asked him what he would like me to bring him from the US. Here's what he asked for: several decks of Bicycle playing cards--the standard ones that magicians use (he was very good at sleight of hand), a couple of rubber chickens, and a dozen pairs of nose-and-glasses.
I'm still not sure what he used them for, but I know his students had never had a teacher quite like Seth.


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