Illustration by me, for the “Sons of Magdalene: Off The Cross” interview with Joshua Eustis (by Anton Falcone)

Read the entire interview here: It’s totally worth it.

Excerpt from the interview that spawned this illustration:

Anton: In my opinion “Unfortunate Phone Call” is the darkest song on the album. There’s that constant unsettling tape noise throughout the whole song that is panic-inducing. A terrible phone call, the fucking worst ever. The type of call where you can hear the messenger but the noise of the reason for the call overpowers everything being said. Then, when the phone call is over and the receiver is down, there is still that noise. I know that phone call.

Joshua: You got one too. Yup. That’s it. That was a more in-depth, elegant way of describing what it was. Yeah, it was just about the phone call that I got [with the news of Charlie’s death]. I remember where I was. I was in the kitchen of my apartment. I got the phone call from Charlie’s sister. I had an ashtray in my hand and I was walking it over to the trash can to dump it out and I just kind of fell down right there and dropped the ashtray and cigarette butts went everywhere. I was wholly overcome by grief. Up to that point, I had never been so completely mauled.


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