I’m totally obsessed with different interpretations of the same thing. Everyone probably knows this, as I keep harping on it. The latest manifestation of this obsession is this: Anyone who wants to — write a piece involving a certain line or phrase. I think it’ll be neat to see how the different authors can be inspired, particularly with a reasonably odd combination of words.
This was recorded for the Not Necessarily Beautiful But Mutated: Volume 9 DEVO tribute compilation that was distributed at DEVOtional 2010: A Decade of DEVOtion, a DEVO convention that occurred August 28, 2010. We still weren’t there in person — next time, Gadget, NEXT TIME — but this is the third time in a row we’ve been on the CD! The song was recorded over about 2 weeks, give or take at Studio Kittysneezes; Dale was busy with about fifty other things, so he wasn’t able to perform on it. But he gave the finished product a thumbs up.
Nick Abadzis is a writer and illustrator who wrote the 2007 instant classic Laika, the heartbreaking graphic novel about the USSR’s first space pup, profiled a few months ago on Kittysneezes. He also wrote for Marvel Comics in the 1990s, and has written for the children’s TV show Bob the Builder. His CV in the world of illustration and writing (particularly in the form of graphic novella) is extremely impressive.
I recently had the opportunity to interview Mr. Abadzis about his favorite things and various inspirations.