Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Demons of the Chafing Dish

Well, now I've gone down a rarebit hole, I mean rabbit hole. Turns out Thomas Edison did a film about the rarebit fiend . It's a Live-action/animated film. Windsor McCay (pictured) did the nightmare sequence animation that involves demons crawling out of a chafing dish. Speaking of which, my ex-cook Shelbey wrote a book of poetry called Demons of the Chafing Dish. Shelbey asked me to paint cover owl (c) 2009.
One of my favourite poems in the volume is the one about that nocturnal bird
The Owl
What are you doing here in the city with your built-in thatched roof?
Your fists, now prongs --
Run mammal! Run!

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