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In death, I leave my resume.

This came from a thread on cartoonist Scott Shaw!s excellent Oddball Comics forum. I’m turning it into an e-mailable post. If this comes back to your in-box a year later, I’m to blame.


So, which writer was most concerned about his reputation after his death?

  • Charles Dickens?

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  • Walt Whitman?

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  • Mark Twain?

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  • Ernest Hemingway?

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  • or Bob Kane?

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Now, to be fair, some of the authors’ simple markers are next to much bigger and showier monuments, or inside mausoleums. And we’re not sure whether this was Kane’s choice for a memorial. And sharing turf with Bob in Forest Lawn are more than a few celebrities whose markers resemble their resumes. Some people just want to make certain they’re remembered after they’re gone. Perhaps they’ve seen the example of friends who were forgotten.

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