Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Channeling Chandler

[Zippy, June 12, 2018.]

Zippy is channeling Raymond Chandler again. From the story “Red Wind” (1938):

There was a desert wind blowing that night. It was one of those hot dry Santa Anas that come down through the mountain passes and curl your hair and make your nerves jump and your skin itch.
Today’s strip borrows also from The Big Sleep (1939). Just doing my job here at S&A.

Related reading
All OCA Zippy posts (Pinboard)
Talking like a Raymond Chandler novel

[S&A: the Sources and Analogues Detective Agency.]

comments: 1

Anonymous said...

Great reference to Raymond Chandler. Back in the 80's I devoured everything he wrote. Perhaps time to pull him out and read again.

To me, the only current writer that may come close to him that I like is James Ellroy.