Monday 17 October 2011

There is a theory being proposed that Van Gogh didn't die by shooting himself, but got caught in a crossfire between a couple of school age cowboys in the cornfield that day.

Or something like that. It's all in Googledutch.
This hypothesis will present the Pulitzer Prize-winning American author, Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith, now in their biography of Van Gogh, Van Gogh: The Life. That would be the gunshot wound in the belly of the painter and explain that the weapon, but his painting stuff, never recovered.
(brought to my attention by h.n. in comments)

Just out. 1001 comics you must die before you read. I wonder if I'm in it.


Blogger h.n. said...

A small correction on the Googledutch.

not 'runaway harassment of French schoolboys'


'ragging/jeering/bullying BY French schoolboys, that got out of hand.

and the second to last sentence of the second paragraph,

'...This would explain the gunshot wound to the stomach, but also that the weapon, and likewise his painting materials, were never recovered.'

Let the hunt for his last painting, and examining it for for gunpowder traces begin.

17 October 2011 at 03:58:00 GMT-5  
Blogger Eddie Campbell said...

he was definitely trying to tell us something with those sound effects though.

17 October 2011 at 04:14:00 GMT-5  
Anonymous Anthony Thorne said...

I'm enjoying these regular blog updates. Just got the 1001 COMICS volume in the post today. Eddie, you're in it more than once.

17 October 2011 at 04:26:00 GMT-5  
Blogger h.n. said...

I remember thinking at the time they were a bit incongruous, but this new view explains so much: the crows taking flight...and that particular painting's hasty execution. And the Bang! Bang!

Gunned down by Apaches, on the cusp of bringing synaesthesia to painting and showing up Lichtenstein and Kandinksy as poor derivatives. They have to remake that movie now.

17 October 2011 at 04:33:00 GMT-5  
Blogger Eddie Campbell said...

But who will they get to play Kirk Douglas?

is that Tony Thorne from Fox days?

17 October 2011 at 04:46:00 GMT-5  
Blogger Greg G said...

In fact, you're in it for Alec, The Birth Caul & From Hell.

(I didn't buy it, the whole index is online at Amazon)

17 October 2011 at 04:59:00 GMT-5  
Blogger h.n. said...

Cosmopolitan George Clooney as Vinny, Javier Bardem as the sardonic Gaugin, who accidentally loses his gun while visiting Van Gogh, or gives it to a school boy in return for his sister.

17 October 2011 at 05:01:00 GMT-5  
Blogger Eddie Campbell said...

that's brilliant. Bardem! of course!

Greg, thanks. That accounts for three... now I'll fall asleep tonight guessing the other 998. How can there possibly be that many comics worth reading!!?

17 October 2011 at 05:08:00 GMT-5  
Blogger ericoassis said...

Hi Mr. Campbell,
You can check your 1001 entries here:

17 October 2011 at 05:39:00 GMT-5  
Blogger Colman G said...

First thing that pops into my head when I read the title of that book, 1001 COMICS YOU MUST READ BEFORE YOU DIE, is "Oh fuck off."

17 October 2011 at 12:03:00 GMT-5  
Anonymous Anthony Thorne said...

Eddie, no, different Anthony here (from Melbourne).

18 October 2011 at 07:57:00 GMT-5  

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