Usually I post stuff on Saturdays, but this has to go out NOW: After years and years searching for SCHWA stuff and its creator, the mysteriously vanished (read: abducted) Bill Barker has finally been found. Or someone is playing a very cruel joke on me. Anyways, this is what news have turned up on BOINGBOING a month ago (actually, it was blog reader Spearson that turned the news up for me – thx pal!):
I talked to Bill! He actually goes by the name William now. He sounds really good. It was a little awkward at first, not having talked in over tens years, but we warmed up pretty quickly. He said he needed to take the time off, step out of the limelight for awhile. He doesn’t have Internet on his ranch, so he’s been somewhat out of touch with the online world. But the awesome news is that he’s back doing art and he’s working on a new book and website! He hopes to launch the site in September. He’ll send Boing Boing more info as it’s available. It was so great to hear his voice, I almost choked up. It’s been way too long. (BTW: His friend David read Mark’s post and the comments to Bill over the phone. He was touched by all of the memories of Schwa that people shared and the kind words about his art).
IF EVER there was a perfect date to relaunch the SCHWA corporationn’s website, it sure is in September this year, on 09-09-09! By some coincidence, I already wrote an article on SCHWA and set it to appear on this blog on 09-09-09, 09:09 hours of course, so be sure to check back here then. And share what sightings of SCHWA and Bill slash William you have had until then!
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