I’m thinking it should be legal, since I’m pointing out that while John may actually be out there in the Great Cosmic Wah reading Adam Atherton’s Lily of the Valley webcomic, and digging it like mad since it’s killer-offbeat and cool and irreverent (all those things the man was himself), I am in no way asserting that he’s in the afterlife endorsing anything at all. Well, maybe Universal Peace, which is possibly a moot point in the great beyond. I could see angels or God or somebody taking him aside now and then. They would point out, gently, that “Hey, you know, dude. The ‘Give Peace a Chance’ poster is maybe a little unnecessary at this point.”
You may need a magnifying glass to read the button here (click photo for a bigger version), but it’s very hip, and Adam sent them out to fans (me included). The following was taken by my dear friend, Daniel–maybe I’ll refer to him as Mystery Daniel for a while. Yes. Let’s!–a multi-talented man who’s going to be Interview Subject #1 in mid-to-late September. Well, sometime after my vacation.
As far as “Lily” goes, Atherton’s webcomic is no longer available at Zuda.com, but looks like it’s going to be downloadable online before long. I’m looking forward to his new project, High School Suicide. Need to read around on that. More soon!
Do I see the irony here? Okay, yes. Blood. Mayhem. Peace. Thing is, it’s art. And freedom of expression. And if I can figure out a way to mention John Lennon–as you will discover–I’m all in: