Saturday, 7 January 2012

You Die Alone. Unmourned. And Unloved

Cerebus # 111 (June 1988)
Art by Dave Sim & Gerhard

(from an interview with Amazing Heroes #201, May 1992)
It's interesting, the reactions people have to Cerebus "dying alone, unmourned and unloved". Everyone dies alone. You could have a room full of people, they could even be lying in bed with you if you want, but you're still going to die alone... A lot of what I was trying to point out with Cerebus in Melmoth is that you can be surrounded by people and still be unmourned and unloved. A lot of us delude ourselves that we are loved, and you have to say to people, "How many people do you still know, and have an interesting relationship with, that you did three years ago?"

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