What’s your favorite breakfast food?
I rise late and skip breakfast; usually I’ll make a sandwich anytime between 1 and 2:30. Sometimes I do crave breakfasty sorts of foods; then it’s the old Eggs and Bacon thing. In the early afternoon.
Book you’d like to give everyone (or wish they would read)?
THERE ARE SO MANY!!!! It depends on the person I’m with, and what sorts of things they may have already read or like to read. It depends on my mood. It could be anything from William Faulkner to Edward Gorey, Robertson Davies to Tom Sharpe (his THE THROWBACK is a real test of character!!) Raymond Chandler to Stan Lee. One thing that I frequently recommend only because NO ONE has read it is POOR THINGS by a wonderful Scots writer named Alasdair Gray. It’s a postmodern feminist Frankenstein with lots of humor and Scottish history and sensibility woven in. When I’m not feeling all Lofty and Literary, the second most often thing I recommend is THE TWENTY-ONE BALLOONS by William Pene Du Bois. Just a wonderful classic.
What makes you laugh?
Absurdity. Except when it’s being perpetrated on me by Serious People.
Song that never gets old:
So many. I guess currently “A Bar in Amsterdam” by a Norwegian girl group named Katzenjammer.
Drink of choice:
Used to be vodka. But it became more than a little but too much of my drink of choice and after four stays in the hospital due to alcoholism, I now limit myself to coffee, black cherry soda, and sometimes tea. (Not all together, that would be gross.)
Would you rather be hot or cold?
HOT. Hothothothothothot. I HATE winter, and yet I live in a place where it’s winter six months out of the year. Too lazy to move, I guess.
Mountain, beach, desert or forest?
Forest and sometimes desert. I like mountains, but am afraid of heights, so I like mountains best OVER THERE.
Porcelain Indigo Blue.
Best movie line:
Just about anything in TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE, THE MALTESE FALCON or ALL ABOUT EVE. Alternatively, John Wayne in TRUE GRIT: “FILL yore HAND you SUNUVABITCH!!!”
Last thing you splurged on?
Music. Or movies on DVD. I need to splurge on the last of Matt Smith’s appearances as DOCTOR WHO so that I can watch them again before the new shows start to air in August.
Doug Thornsjo is a writer, cartoonist and graphic artist living in a big old house filled with books, comics, folk art, memorabilia and cats. He's the creator of the Tarot of the Zirkus. The full deck is running a Kickstarter campaign right now. Click here to check it out and back the project. Visit Doug online at Duck Soup.
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