Thursday, January 28, 2016

Illusions by Richard Bach/Gray Morrow

Originally posted on my late, lamented SHADES OF GRAY blog, here is the ultra-rare ILLUSIONS newspaper strip done by Gray in the late seventies under the short-lived BEST SELLER SHOWCASE banner. Reading it now, it may come across like so much metaphysical and pseudo-philosophical mumbo-jumbo but at the time the book, by Richard Bach, author of JONATHAN LIVINGSTON SEAGULL, was a huge number one bestseller! Still, an odd choice for a comic strip adaptation and I can't really say it was done well. Morrow's art here fluctuates from quite good to barely there but the flimsy story probably lost quite a bit of readers for the strip.

















2 comments:

Illusionist said...

Thanks for posting this. I love it.

pete doree said...

Wow. Only ever read Jonathan Livingston Seagull, but if you hadn't said so, I'd've spotted it was Bach easily. Gray is as wonderful as ever, but, my god( s ), this stuff! Is it possible for your soul to get a headache? That's what this does for me...