Woo hoo! I am very proud to present the fourth episode of “Damania Reverie”, a new webcomic mini series. It has been way too long since Harvey last had a case!
Plus, if any of you were worried about the unusually “light and cheerful” tone of the previous mini series, then the humour in this one will be a lot more cynical (perhaps on par with my “Time Travel trilogy”, that can be read here, here and here). Even more comics can, of course, be found here.
This comic follows on directly from yesterday’s comic. Sorry about getting side-tracked from the main plot, but I suddenly realised that the tail end of the classic film noir/ hardboiled detective genre existed at the same time as the heyday of the beat generation. Talk about opposites!
If you’re puzzled about Harvey’s dialogue in the second panel, it’s a parody of this famous beat poem from the 1950s (or, rather, the few lines of it I could remember).
But, contrary to popular belief, writing insteresting poetry doesn’t require any dubious substances (Ginsberg is very much the exception rather than the rule) – in fact, said substances will probably make your poetry worse, or sap your motivation to actually write poetry. However, listening to the right kinds of music can actually enhance your poetic abilities.
Anyway, making Roz a beatnik in this comic seemed like an obvious choice, since in some of the really old “Damania” comics (from 2011-13), she was more of a ‘stoner’ character than she is now.
As usual, this comic is released under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND licence.