Cartooning My Way Through Howl by Ginsberg

“I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked”

“What sphinx of cement and aluminum bashed open their skulls and ate up their brains and imagination? Moloch! Solitude! Filth! Ugliness! Ashcans and unobtainable dollars! Children screaming under the stairways! Boys sobbing in armies! Old men weeping in the parks!”

“who bit detectives in the neck and shrieked with delight in policecars for committing no crime but their own wild cooking, pederasty and intoxication”

“who wept at the romance of the streets with their pushcarts full of onions and bad music, who sat in boxes breathing in the darkness under the bridge, and rose up to build harpsichords in their lofts”

“who threw potato salad at CCNY lecturerson Dadaism and subsequently presented themselves on the granite steps of the madhouse with the shaven heads and harlequin speech of suicide, demanding instantaneous lobotomy,and who were given instead the concrete void of insulin Metrazol electricity hydrotherapy psychotherapy occupational therapy pingpong & amnesia”

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About Doug O.

Doug is a cartoonist from Virginia. His work can be seen on Hamptonroads.com/yesterdayscoffee and Altdaily.com.
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