Listening to a podcast the other day about horror comics I was reminded of an incredibly weird comic that I picked up several years ago titled The Ninth Gland. I didn’t make the connection between her old and new work until listening to said podcast, but the author Renée French is also in Coffee & Cigarettes by Jim Jarmusch. The world gets a little smaller everyday.
“The Running Influence of Salvador Dali In 1972 Salvador Dali composed the sketch Nefertiti in 1972, Giger admitted that it was the sort of work of Dali that had inspired him but couldn’t specify that this was something in particular. I bought a copy of the book “Dali” by Ramon Gomez De La Serna back in the early 1990s, Dali had drawn the picture as one of the illustrations to accompany Ramon Gomez De La Serna’s essay about him and through the decades I wondered how it might relate to Giger’s inspiration for the Alien beast although it was quite possible that Giger found his own way to drawing these elongated craniums without specifically trying to copy Dali since Giger has shown an interest in Egyptian art since he was a young boy anyway.”