I’ve been looking through old OZ magazine PDFs that I found archived on the University of Wollongong’s website. This nice four-piece panel on Norman Normal was a wonderful gem. I love the cut-and-paste feel of it. The line art in the background reminds me of the rings of an insane spiralling tree that has learned to travel through time in irregular ways, and its warped age is layered line by line behind Norman the Normal human.
As I look at these pictures I remember not to become simply a synonym of everyone else. Humans are animals and we must realize that our existence is inherently senseless. So let’s accept our absurdity and leave one button unbuttoned. Store strange things in your kitchen drawers. Spend your energy being kind to everyone else, they need it so badly.