M. Takemoto



"He's like a Buddha..."

"Mike wears T-shirts to his openings. Sometimes the most ragged one he can find."

"He's always the first to arrive and last to leave a party."

"He's a good one."

"Is he available?"

"Oh, Mike's just so great."

"Yeah, sure, I thought, no one can be that well adjusted. So, what's behind the cool, stoic façade?"

"Hey," he defends himself, "I was one of the degenerate brats with an attitude of general disregard --cutting school, into underground comix."

On a more sober note, he adds, "So many of my heroes led wretched lives. I feel fortunate that I have a life that's not that bad and still do art the way I want to."






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