Images and Thoughts
It's funny, but my entire life I have looked for a black and white image. Of a cat. From a copy of Heavy Metal, probably circa 1982. It is a simple one page cartoon, drawn in black and white, pen and ink - very detailed and beautiful. Of a man, holding a cat. The scene feels as if it is late at night. Perhaps 2 AM. He has a book of art open - to pages of greek sculpture. And the pages seem to come alive. In the middle of the night. The statues of stone and marble become fierce. Like the nike of samothrace, flying. The expressions are fierce. The man reaches for his kitten. And pets him. You can see the images in his glasses. It's a beautiful to me, and still somehow terrifying.