Real Stuff: "Them Changes"

"I've often wondered what made me such a violent teenager... But whatever the reason, by the time I was in my mid-teens I fancied myself a pretty tough customer." Originally published in Real Stuff #6, April 1992. Illustrated by Seth and Chester Brown.

Read the other Real Stuff stories and listen to Mark's interview with Dennis Eichhorn here.

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  1. was that guy Jesus??

  2. Yay! More Eichorn! Keep 'em coming!!

  3. An old friend told me about an acquaintance of his in New Orleans. Apparently, this person would pick up gay men, drive them out into the middle of nowhere, and then beat them up--naturally, this person had plenty of issues to work through, sexuality being at, or near, the top of the list.
    One night, the guy goes out intending to do his gay bashing thing, picks up a guy and drives him out into the country. He stops the car and punches the gay man, intending to begin the beating. The gay man backed up against the car door and told this guy, "There's two things I'm good at. One is sucking dick. The other is fighting," and he then went on to thrash Mr. Gay Basher.
    One of the many lessons in life that I've learned is that the moment you think you're bigger and badder than anyone around is exactly the point at which that person will show up and stomp you into the dust. It's nice that Eichorn finally woke up to that problem in his life and changed his behavior to suit.

  4. OH - he's into LSD. Now I know why he's on BB.

  5. As a long-time Real Stuff fan, I've been waiting for this one to show up. A lot of people have been down on RS reprints here in the past because of Eichhorn taking a "warts and all" approach to his autobiographical strips, and I kept thinking, "If only they could see the one that Seth drew..."

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