sic transit

July 11th, 2006 | Uncategorized

The second, midwest leg of my book tour is over. Back to reality. No more adoring crowds or fancy hotels. Here’s a little movie on this theme I made this morning on the blue line out to O’Hare. Thus passes the glory of the world.

8 Responses to “sic transit”

  1. Deb says:

    Very, very clever!

  2. Sarah R. says:

    Simply thrilled to be there, I see.

  3. NLC says:

    …speaking of our old pal Gloria Mundi,
    there’s a seriously good (in all senses) review of
    _Fun Home_ by Hillary Chute in “The Village Voice”:,chute,73800,10.html

    (P.S. The article mentions “a promotional DVD that came
    with the book”. Are these available anywhere?)

  4. K.B. says:

    Finally, the latin pun explained. I’ve been wondering for years what “sic transit gloria Tuesday” was all about!


  5. Elizabeth A. says:

    This is off topic, but there was a PBS special about Herge, the maker of Tintin, last night. I thought you might enjoy it, if you have a chance to catch it as a rerun sometime.

    Herge, too, had an interest in meticulously documenting the details of places, in his cartoons. Maybe that’s why you both are so good at capturing ambience, whether it’s a plane crash in Tibet or the family Fun Home.

  6. Ann says:

    You’ll never learn Latin from Mort Walker, folks.