A few months ago, I bought the first issue of Alan Moore’s Saga of the Swamp Thing. I was drawn to it for two reasons: (1) because Alan Moore is my favorite comic book writer (Watchmen is still in my top five) and (2) I’m from South Louisiana. Little did I know, Moore makes several references to Terrebonne, Lafourche, and Houma – places I know very well. I was giddy, flipping through the pages, seeing these familiar areas in comic-book-form, but my heart skipped a beat when I saw this:
The Terrebonne Parish Public Library (now called “Terrebonne Parish Library System“). I have many fond memories here. I can still smell the old books and hear the hum of the AC. The best part about all of this is that I have been working for this system for 10 years. We have relocated since then, but anyone who has grown up in Terrebonne Parish remembers this iconic building.
I’m obviously enjoying my time with Alan Moore’s Saga of the Swamp Thing and a proper review will follow when I finish the series. I was simply too excited not to share this illustration.