A new review in the Chicago Sun-Times suggests that I “channel” Junior – which is EXACTLY what I was trying to do:
“Junior is an aspiring artist — vividly channeled by Ellen Forney — and his scribblings provide another layer of understanding and levity to the story. The drawing of American-Indian wannabe Ted (“I’m not Indian … but I feel Indian in my bones”) should give anyone with a Pendleton jacket pause.”
Also, it looks like I may be joining Sherman for his Seattle readings on October 11 at the Central Public Library and October 30 in Lake Forest Parkway (where is that??). News on that when it comes.