Tuesday, 6 March 2012

'Richard Brautigan' illustration

And there's me thinking I didn't like poetry.

I stumbled upon a battered copy of Richard Brautigan's 'Trout Fishing in America' last summer in San Francisco off the back of a vague recommendation and have since become a bit obsessed with him. This portrait is my favourite one yet. Every time I think I'm done doing them I find myself wanting to do more and more.

"30 Cents, Two Transfers, Love

Thinking hard about you
I got on the bus
and paid 30 cents car fare
and asked the driver for two transfers
before discovering
that I was
alone."

- Richard Brautigan


1 comment:

Took said...

I absolutely love this blog post and the portrait of Richard Brautigan is just marvelous.