About the Book
Lucian woke up laughing and now his mother is making him eat a dish of prawns.
Waking up laughing is such an odd sensation that it inspired me to write and draw this short story. There is no scientific or technical term, as far as I know, for a dream in which one wakes up laughing. So I have created one: oneirogelasticus. This comes from the Greek words for “dream” (oneiros) and “laughter” (gelastikos). Enjoy.
Pollux (né Paul Morris) was born in 1979 in the English town of Beverley, in what was the former East Riding of Yorkshire. He and his family moved to the United States a year later, and Pollux attended UCLA, studying medieval history and Latin. He attended Brown University for grad school, studying medieval history. As a child, Pollux constantly drew and created his own comics, and while at grad school, he began drawing “Nigel and Beatrice” for The Brown Daily Herald. He has been creating comics ever since, creating the web comic Arnjuice. He drew the daily comic “The Wavy Rule” for Emily Gordon's Emdashes.com. His series of graphic novels, The Theresiad, features the surreal adventures of pharmacist Theresa Sifuer. Pollux received an A.S. in Graphic Design from the Art Institute of California in 2011. He also specializes in paintings and drawings depicting a wide variety of instrumentalists and musicians. His work has appeared at various shows in Los Angeles.