Sometimes I wonder if I am Lilliput's alter ego or if she is mine. During most days, on the clearest morning sky, I suit up for a day's work: I climb into my brown jean fabric overalls, I put on my wire framed glasses and pull a dust mask over my face and sling a grabber over my shoulder to pick up trash. Deep in my pocket is often a piece of crumbled notebook paper with the routes of my college neighborhood scribbled in ink. From there I weave through the sidewalks, cross i
“Who else walked these bald cypress swamps?
Were they inspired to create alien landscapes?
Did they dream of heroes dredging through the marsh?
Fantasize innocents tempting the insidious water? Can such beauty be captured commercially?”
Maybe a furious swamp boat chase scene?
Are Sci-Fi exiles seeking a lost relic in the swamps?
Maybe a place of refuge from the current shark hurricane?” Comics in Creative Places
Photo and Words Jay Kalagayan
Cover art by Dylan Speeg