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January 20, 2013


My current commute read is “Look at the Birdie” by Kurt Vonnegut.

It’s a collection of his early short stories. And I’m thoroughly enjoying it.

The drawing above was done after reading the story “Confido”. An under-achieving worker in a hearing aid factory develops a gizmo which “empathises” with the person wearing the earpiece.


From → Daily Book

  1. V.T permalink

    That is a lovely illustration, I love it. I am now translating this story for a course in Uni, and have been wondering what exactly is meant by ”slapping himself” in the sentence ”Henry was gasping and dancing and slapping himself in a cold shower on the other side of a thin wall.” from the bath scene in your illustration. I would be extremely thankful for any help 🙂

  2. Hello! Thanks for the comment – much appreciated.

    Brought a smile to my face reading it.

    Reminded me of when I originally read the Confido story myself, and was a tad confused on the ‘slapping’ situation.

    I had to read the sentence a few times.

    I genuinely think Mr. Vonnegut meant Henry was literally slapping himself on the face in a cold shower. To invigorate himself.

    Which highlights my incorrect use of steam in my drawing!!!

    I need to pay more attention.

    Best wishes.


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