“Prose both scabrous and poetic.” – Publishers Weekly. “Proust meets Chandler over a pint of Guinness.” – Spectator. “A sheer pleasure.” – Tana French. “Among the most memorable books of the year, of any genre.” – Sunday Times. “A hardboiled delight.” – Guardian. “Imagine Donald Westlake and Richard Stark collaborating on a screwball noir.” – Kirkus Reviews. “A cross between Raymond Chandler and Flann O’Brien.” – John Banville. “The effortless cool of Elmore Leonard at his peak.” – Ray Banks. “A fine writer at the top of his game.” – Lee Child.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Roger And Me

I met a lot of cool people during the recent jaunt to the Baltimore Bouchercon, none cooler than Roger Petersen (self-portrait, right), despite his enforcing something of a Bataan forced march on a group of thirsty tourists as they plodded through Baltimore towards the shimmering mirage of Roger’s idea of a perfect bar. Mind you, I am inclined to wonder how cool the horizontally-inclined Rog was the night the Phillies finally won the World Series. Anyhoos, Rog is something of a genius when it comes to ye olde illustrations and comic books, just one example of which cometh below. For more of the same, clickety-click on this

5 comments:

John McFetridge said...

Roger is indeed cool. So cool that all he needs to learn is that the perfect bar is whichever one he's in.

(or maybe I'm just lazy...)

Declan Burke said...

Amen, brother ...

Dana King said...

That was a pretty cool bar, but there was a time when I wondered (after what seemed about six miles of walking) if he was taking us somewhere to be loaded into a truck and sold for medical experiments.

John McFetridge said...

Plus, you really have to respect guys like Roger and Gregg who drove to Baltimore the day of the convention and when asked where they were staying said, "Don't know yet."

Michael A. Gonzales said...

diggin' that art
comics rule, but graffiti is a real art crime