Just turned in the intro to the next compilation of Ben Templesmith’s Wormwood: Gentleman Corpse comic. I’m not sure when it’s coming out, but above find a little teaser about Wormwood, and below a snippet from my intro.
Some long-dead painter from the Renaissance once said, “Be normal in your life so you can be strange in your art.” As far as I can tell, Ben Templesmith resembles that remark–one of the hardest working guys out there, one of the nicest people you’re likely to correspond with…and yet, his talent is seriously weird. Weird in a way Decadents like Baudelaire and Rimbaud might admire. Yet also weird in a way the Ramones and Iggy Pop might admire.