The final week of my friend Eric Lappegard’s semi-autobiographical comic strip Schmapples, drawn the week before his ultimately fatal car accident, can now be seen on his website (as can the comic strip he had in the Comix issue of City Pages the week he died). I recommend reading Schmapples starting from the beginning if you haven’t already read them. You won’t want to miss them. Eric gave himself one hell of a conclusion. Life can be terrible, but sometimes art can be perfect.
Please note that we’ll have a complete Schmapples collection available at the benefit show for Eric’s family on September 8th at Altered Esthetics.