Henry Higgenbottom had an amazing talent. Welllll, maybe not so amazing as, lets say, ‘quirky’. You see, Henry could “headstand”. Yeah, not so amazing…but since nobody else could ever do it quite like him, it kinda became his ‘thing’. And despite all practical advice. he ‘did’ the crap out of his ‘thing’. He became a minor local celebrity (oddity), got his fifteen minutes of fame on the T.V. news and bartered that into a stint on the state carnival circuit which propelled him into a pretty good gig with a circus sideshow troupe as a ‘Tumbling Contortionist’. All things considered, however, his convulsive hiccupping act usually stole the spotlight (and all the laughs) and made his ‘headstand’ gimmick look pretty dull. But Henry never gave up on it. It was his own unique gift to the world, a sacred piece of his very soul and he made sure it was part of every show he did…..until one day he accidentally mixed his hiccups with his ‘headstand’ and so disrupted his specially balanced stance that he snapped his own ridiculous neck.
***Everyone, and I mean EVERYONE who has seen the image above seems to think it has some political meaning – perhaps implying the state of the nation or of the American voting public… Bollocks and drivel! It is no such thing. Read the post! Its nothing more than a tragic fragment of an ambitious loser. We don’t do politics in this blog!
John and I will have a table in Artist Alley at the Newark Comic Con on Saturday, August 20 (1100 McCarter Hwy., Newark, NJ) where we will be presenting advance copies of my new book, “Marsha Mellow’s Creepy Clown Coloring Book”, as well as original art prints and copies of three books by our good friend Joe Del Priore. -Marsha