Beautiful Mind

It's hard on the back, you know, sitting on your ass all day drawing comics. There's no better way to end the day (or start the day) than taking a long, hot bath.

Of course, bathing in and of itself is boring; I need to do something. I'd listen to music but I'm terrified of being electrocuted, so anything electrical is out. Books are not (yet) electrical, so they're in.

I read a lot. And I bathe a lot. And I read in the bath a lot. I read all of the Hitchhiker's Guide books in the bath. I read Henry Miller's Rosy Crucifixion in the bath. I read the Pterosaur Encyclopedia in the bath. But today I received a new book: The Dinosauria. This volume is gigantic and unruly: 8.5" x 11" x 2.5", 1000 pages, 10kg.

You know, it isn't very bathtub friendly.

Holding it steady is a challenge in any condition, but trying to do so while drunk and drinking is virtually impossible.

Kids: Learn from my mistake. Do not drink while reading The Dinosauria in the bath. The consequences are dire.