I really love this classic Bob Larkin painting of Marvel’s DR. STRANGE because it’s a perfect metaphor for writers and the writing process. He’s sitting in a contemplative position physically, but his spirit–his astral self–is roaming free. That’s exactly what it feels like to write a novel…your body sits in one place but your mind is roaming free, exploring realms of imagination…and making cosmic connections with the truth of existence, if you’re lucky.
I’m working on a Big Weird Fantasy novel right now, hence the lack of posts on this blog the last couple of months. It’s the most ambitious project I’ve ever attempted, and I feel like Stephen Strange exploring bizarre, Ditko-esque realms of psychedelic fantasy. Watch me crush these Mindless Ones, y’all.
Here’s to you, Dr. Strange. I look forward to your impending cinematic debut.