Karno’s London Comedians, Saturday 28 December 1912
This was Charlie Chaplin’s second appearance in Vancouver. The first time was on the same tour, which swung through the year before. Chaplin’s understudy on this tour was Stanley Jefferson, who would make a name for himself a decade later under the name Stan Laurel.
Source: Vancouver Daily World
Dakota McFazean, ladies & gentlemen.
Perhaps the feeling for form came from reading comic books, which are all about architecture as we moved from panel to panel in a world that defied the “everyday,” and was surreal without ever being conscious of it. I learned how to read from reading comic books, but you had to read in a very original way, absorbing the fury of each panel while you went on to the next. I’m not sure I would ever have wanted to write novels if I hadn’t started comics. In fact, I see the novel as a kind of three-dimensional comic book, where the locale can change abruptly and where the characters can transform themselves from page to page.
-Jerome Charyn, in an interview with Frederic Tuten, BOMB Magazine, 2004
One day, perhaps, they’ll catch ‘em all.
And you read in the newspapers about how dangerous it is out in Schöpwerk, because of the crack, or whatever that junk’s called that makes people so hot-blooded—makes them cut off your head. But nobody’s writing about the root causes. Nobody’s writing about the Burenwurst. Because eating a Burenwurst’ll make you so aggressive, you won’t hardly believe it. On the sausage spectrum, Käsekrainer, Zigeuner, Cabanossi, they’ll all make you aggressive, too, but on a fundamental level, they own’t make you anywhere near as aggressive as a hot Burenwurst, except, of course, for a hot Leberkäse.
from Come, Sweet Death!, by Wolf Haas, translated by Annie Janusch