Jeff Smith has a new comic out and for inspiration he went to the desert and communed with the cactus. Publisher’s Weekly has the interview:

JS: Part of the story takes place in the southwest, in the desert. I said [to myself], I’m just going to go there and spend some time and empty my head out. Nature abhors a vacuum. So all the crap that was in your head just goes out. I was able to just listen and think and put my story together. And since part of RASL’s tale takes place there in the desert—for a reason that becomes clear in the story—I was able to be there and just immerse myself in the moment and let my mind wander until I came up with all the stuff I needed for the story and get really fired up.

PWCW: That’s awesome. Did you get all the cactus burrs out?

JS: I have two splinters, spurs, whatever you want to call them, that I can’t get out. They’re really killing me. They are wicked. Some of those cactus stickers are amazing, aren’t they?


  Cactus and Succulents
  Carnivorous Plants

  Sign up for our Monthly Newsletter


July 2020

US Constitution


We Get Questions

Email your questions to:

blog [at] cactusjungle [dot] com