A true story
Mr. Blockhead took me back to the cinematic gem, Nightmare Alley by Guillermo Del Toro (GDT). I saw it in 2021 both in color and black & white in the theater. GDT adapted the 1947 book of the same name combined with his own childhood memories of road show carnival acts. I wonder if GDT ever met Mr. Blockhead.
This story will stay with me forever! Thank you for sharing it, and I love Sarina's illustration!
Thank you for that. Love the illustration too.
This is my fav moment out of many fav moments with The Magnet's weird, dazzling content. Mr. Blockhead sounds like a precursor to the great contemporary carny performer Todd Robbins, whom I met writing for Penn & Teller's show. It also reminded me of Ray B's weird, scary, original short story The Illustrated Man, which his story collection was based on. Bravo again to this amazing newsletter/blog. So fun and entertaining.
Not really what I expect from this newsletter. Need some closure on the story……
Love it! * checks phone... wonders if Mr. Blockhead could wolf it down... *