Fall
Fall

Time Quake - Kurt Vonnegut

"Yes, and all the people falling down in Timequake One, and now in this book, are like "FUCK ART!" spray painted across the steel front door of the Academy. They are homage to my sister Allie. They are Allie's kind of porno: people deprived of dignified postures by gravity instead of sex."

Strong Stuff
Strong Stuff

Jailbird - Kurt Vonnegut

Booby Birds
Booby Birds

Galapagos - Kurt Vonnegut

"Already breast to breast, and toe to toe, they made their sinuous necks as erect as flagpoles.  They tilted their heads back as far as they would go.  They pressed their long throats and the undersides of their jaws together.  They formed a tower, the two of them - a single structure, pointed on top and resting on four blue feet.  Thus was a marriage solemnized."

Shock
Shock

Bluebeard - Kurt Vonnegut

"I used to shuffle my feet for a long time on a carpet and then give Marilee an electric shock with my fingertips when she wasn't expecting it - on the back of her neck or her cheek or a hand. How is that for pornography?"

Mountains
Mountains

Mother Night - Kurt Vonnegut

"the nation of two my Helga and I had-it's territory, the territory we defended so jealously, didn't go much beyond the bounds of our great double bed.
Flat, tufted, springy little country, with my Helga and me for mountains."

Oh My
Oh My

Breakfast of Champions - Kurt Vonnegut

Wanda June
Wanda June

Sirens of Titan - Kurt Vonnegut

At the tail end of the crowd was a woman who weighed three hundred pounds.  She had a goiter, a caramel apple, and a gray little six-year-old girl.  She had the little girl by the hand and was jerking her this way and that, like a ball on the end of a rubber band.  "Wanda June," she said, "if you don't start acting right, I'm never going to take you to a materialization again."

Harmoniums
Harmoniums

Sirens of Titan - Kurt Vonnegut

"Because of their love for music and their willingness to deploy themselves in the service of beauty, the creatures are given a lovely name by the Earthlings. They are called harmoniums."

Paper Boat
Paper Boat

Player Piano - Kurt Vonnegut

 

Tourist
Tourist

Galapagos - Kurt Vonnegut

"But now, at great expense, he had turned himself into a clown, a caricature of a North American tourist in the tropics."

Damn Love
Damn Love

God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater - Kurt Vonnegut

Rang A Dang
Rang A Dang

Dead Eye Dick - Kurt Vonnegut

"What I was really doing, of course, was chasing the blues away with scat singing."

Sky Manager
Sky Manager

Player Piano - Kurt Vonnegut

Rhino
Rhino

Slapstick - Kurt Vonnegut

Mother
Mother

Mother Night - Kurt Vonnegut

-And then she touched off the mixture with a match. The flame was almost pure yellow, a sodium flame, and it made her look like a corpse to me, made me look like a corpse to her. "There" she said "that's what we'll look like when we're dead."

This queer demonstration not only scared me; it scared her, too. My mother scared herself with her own queerness, and from that moment on I ceased to be her companion. From that moment on she hardly spoke to me - cut me dead, I'm sure, out of fear of doing or saying something even crazier.

Bokonon
Bokonon

Cat's Cradle - Kurt Vonnegut

Ice-Nine
Ice-Nine

Cat's Cradle - Kurt Vonnegut

Hup!
Hup!

Galapagos - Kurt Vonnegut

And those would be the last words the brothers Von Kleist would ever exchange, except for "Hup!" and "Allez oop!" and "Whoops!" and so on, as the Captain tried and failed to get up on the roof of the bus again and again. Vonnegut

 

This illustration is special because it serves as a reminder of the 1st time Vonnegut made me laugh out loud. I laughed for a good, long while. I think that I fell in love with his sort of silly too.

Fly Hunt
Fly Hunt

God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater

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Fall
Strong Stuff
Booby Birds
Shock
Mountains
Oh My
Wanda June
Harmoniums
Paper Boat
Tourist
Damn Love
Rang A Dang
Sky Manager
Rhino
Mother
Bokonon
Ice-Nine
Hup!
Fly Hunt
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Fall

Time Quake - Kurt Vonnegut

"Yes, and all the people falling down in Timequake One, and now in this book, are like "FUCK ART!" spray painted across the steel front door of the Academy. They are homage to my sister Allie. They are Allie's kind of porno: people deprived of dignified postures by gravity instead of sex."

Strong Stuff

Jailbird - Kurt Vonnegut

Booby Birds

Galapagos - Kurt Vonnegut

"Already breast to breast, and toe to toe, they made their sinuous necks as erect as flagpoles.  They tilted their heads back as far as they would go.  They pressed their long throats and the undersides of their jaws together.  They formed a tower, the two of them - a single structure, pointed on top and resting on four blue feet.  Thus was a marriage solemnized."

Shock

Bluebeard - Kurt Vonnegut

"I used to shuffle my feet for a long time on a carpet and then give Marilee an electric shock with my fingertips when she wasn't expecting it - on the back of her neck or her cheek or a hand. How is that for pornography?"

Mountains

Mother Night - Kurt Vonnegut

"the nation of two my Helga and I had-it's territory, the territory we defended so jealously, didn't go much beyond the bounds of our great double bed.
Flat, tufted, springy little country, with my Helga and me for mountains."

Oh My

Breakfast of Champions - Kurt Vonnegut

Wanda June

Sirens of Titan - Kurt Vonnegut

At the tail end of the crowd was a woman who weighed three hundred pounds.  She had a goiter, a caramel apple, and a gray little six-year-old girl.  She had the little girl by the hand and was jerking her this way and that, like a ball on the end of a rubber band.  "Wanda June," she said, "if you don't start acting right, I'm never going to take you to a materialization again."

Harmoniums

Sirens of Titan - Kurt Vonnegut

"Because of their love for music and their willingness to deploy themselves in the service of beauty, the creatures are given a lovely name by the Earthlings. They are called harmoniums."

Paper Boat

Player Piano - Kurt Vonnegut

 

Tourist

Galapagos - Kurt Vonnegut

"But now, at great expense, he had turned himself into a clown, a caricature of a North American tourist in the tropics."

Damn Love

God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater - Kurt Vonnegut

Rang A Dang

Dead Eye Dick - Kurt Vonnegut

"What I was really doing, of course, was chasing the blues away with scat singing."

Sky Manager

Player Piano - Kurt Vonnegut

Rhino

Slapstick - Kurt Vonnegut

Mother

Mother Night - Kurt Vonnegut

-And then she touched off the mixture with a match. The flame was almost pure yellow, a sodium flame, and it made her look like a corpse to me, made me look like a corpse to her. "There" she said "that's what we'll look like when we're dead."

This queer demonstration not only scared me; it scared her, too. My mother scared herself with her own queerness, and from that moment on I ceased to be her companion. From that moment on she hardly spoke to me - cut me dead, I'm sure, out of fear of doing or saying something even crazier.

Bokonon

Cat's Cradle - Kurt Vonnegut

Ice-Nine

Cat's Cradle - Kurt Vonnegut

Hup!

Galapagos - Kurt Vonnegut

And those would be the last words the brothers Von Kleist would ever exchange, except for "Hup!" and "Allez oop!" and "Whoops!" and so on, as the Captain tried and failed to get up on the roof of the bus again and again. Vonnegut

 

This illustration is special because it serves as a reminder of the 1st time Vonnegut made me laugh out loud. I laughed for a good, long while. I think that I fell in love with his sort of silly too.

Fly Hunt

God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater

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