Last night I saw my friend Ben Sears, a super cartoonist and chill guy, play drums in the band Xerxes, and it was fantastic. I made a little drawing of him (I swiped the million-arm-drummer idea from a Jordan Crane postcard I have on my wall he did of the the Ramones).
Relief of the Persian king Xerxes (485-465 BC) in the doorway of his palace at Persepolis, modern-day Iran. The bearers of the parasol and the towel-and flywhisk symbolize the royalty and power of the monarch.
Photo courtesy and taken by Jona Lendering, via the Wiki Commons
Ed rebuilds Xerxes as a beautiful vibrant safe haven for people starting over and a new home for his family, and turns the old King’s palace into a massive library with all the information in the world that Ed and Al collected through their travels and it becomes his son’s favorite place in the world.