Thank you, comics, from Gilbert Hernandez to C. Tyler to Lewis Trondheim to Joann Sfar to Frank King to (oh fine) Marjane Satrapi, from Scott McCloud to Jack Kirby. Thank you, Robert Altman & Hayao Miyazaki & Spike Lee & Clare Peploe & Billy Wilder & Mira Nair & Wes Anderson & (oh what the hell) Paul Thomas Anderson, too & Armond White & Pauline Kael & Matt Zoller Seitz & Akira Kurosawa & Yasujiro Ozu. Thank you Phish & D’Angelo & R.E.M. & De La Soul & the Beatles & Parliament-Funkadelic (for getting me laid, among other things) & Bill Frisell & Miles Davis & Dave Holland & Duke Ellington & Bedhead (Jesus God Yes) & Bob Mould & Stevie Wonder & Prince & Michael Jackson & A Tribe Called Quest. Thank you Matisse & Pollock & Miro & Mary Cassatt. And, oh, there are too many writers to thank but let’s start with Andrea Lee & Paul Beatty & Ralph Ellison & Ta-Nehisi Coates & James Baldwin & Marilynne Robinson & Kelly Link & Wendell Berry & Studs Terkel. Thank you, all, and all that I’m missing here, and let’s keep it going, eh?, forever into the wilderness.
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