The Face on the Bar-Room Floor
Five page black and white story.
|May 1995: The Face on the Bar-Room Floor|
|Category||High Iconic, Apocrypha|
Cerebus and Bacchus pass each other on a stage. We see Cerebus walk pass a group of men, a quartet, deciding what to sing. They decide on "The Face on the Bar-room floor".
They start singing the poem of the artist who came in and painted the face of the woman he loved on the bar-room floor. As soon as he finished, he talks about how he loved her, but she cheated on him with another man. As soon as the artist finishes his tale, he falls dead on the face he painted on the bar-room floor.
We see the men from the quartet in their overcoats getting ready to leave for the night and saying their good-byes. Bacchus turns to Cerebus and states "That's not something you see every day. . .a face on the bar-room floor."
"Iconic\, High", "The Face on the Bar-Room Floor", "(1995/05) Bacchus 1", "n/a", "", "Crossover/Jam with Eddie Campbell", "N/A"
Agree – Dave Sim
- First printed in Eddie Campbell's Bacchus #1, May 1995. Black & white
- Not reprinted
- The Face on the Bar-Room Floor: Wikipedia article on the original poem.