Normal History Vol. 483: The Art Of David Lester

Every Saturday, we’ll be posting a new illustration by David Lester. The Mecca Normal guitarist is visually documenting people, places and events from his band’s 34-year run, with text by vocalist Jean Smith.

A poster in the elevator at the hospital caught my eye. One can send a patient an email, and it will be delivered to them by the amazing staff! I had no idea!

Dear Mom (98 … 3 weeks in hospital),

I did not bring you grapes so you could throw them at the nurses.

Yours,
Jean

“Frozen Rain” from Sitting On Snaps (Matador, 1995) (download):