'THE CATERER' by Jeff Lint

Lint’s idea of an acceptable hero was a spider with multiple eyes like rally car headlights who, when issued an order, would jet tears of mirth from the entire bank of eyes.  Characters such as Felis Arkwitch and The Caterer’s Jack Marsden are fine examples of such tricksters.  I wonder what he’s doing now?


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About Jay Babcock

I am an independent writer and editor based in Tucson, Arizona. In 2022: I publish a weeklyish email newsletter called LANDLINE = https://jaybabcock.substack.com Previously: I co-founded and edited Arthur Magazine (2002-2008, 2012-13) and curated the three Arthur music festival events (Arthurfest, ArthurBall, and Arthur Nights) (2005-6). Prior to that I was a district office staffer for Congressman Henry A. Waxman, a DJ at Silver Lake pirate radio station KBLT, a copy editor at Larry Flynt Publications, an editor at Mean magazine, and a freelance journalist contributing work to LAWeekly, Mojo, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Vibe, Rap Pages, Grand Royal and many other print and online outlets. An extended piece I wrote on Fela Kuti was selected for the Da Capo Best Music Writing 2000 anthology. In 2006, I was somehow listed in the Music section of Los Angeles Magazine's annual "Power" issue. In 2007-8, I produced a blog called "Nature Trumps," about the L.A. River. From 2010 to 2021, I lived in rural wilderness in Joshua Tree, Ca., where I practiced with Buddhist teacher Ruth Denison and was involved in various pro-ecology and social justice activist activities.

4 thoughts on “'THE CATERER' by Jeff Lint

  1. Holy shit, these Jeff Lint comics are awful. It helps to remember that you have an audience, though I can’t imagine he has much of one.

    I’m sorry if that’s harsh, but there’s strange and abstract and then there’s 100% impenetrable and these fall under the latter heading. If that’s what he’s aiming for, great work I guess.

  2. yeah… well, at the time of its release this stuff was probably pretty baffling (70s i think). these days, however, with the entire internet in XD SO RANDUM mode, ‘the caterer’ just serves as a reminder that, if you want to create something lasting and valuable, great execution is as valuable as a great concept.

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