Rev. of Agrippa: A Book of the Dead, by William Gibson. Esquire Magazine May 1992: 33.
Article provides a brief preview and review of the project, including a detailed description of the book itself.
“The story Gibson has written is about “accessing” his father, who died when Gibson was six. The process of this book is, with the process of Gibson’s filial experience, part of the book. It is meant to be evanescent, but not impermanent, and that finally is the point. Those of us lucky enough to read this story and absorb the genetic information encoded in Ashbaugh’s art will have had virtually the same experience of Gibson’s father that Gibson had. It will be encoded, and then etched, by memory.”