The Children’s Illustrated Garden of Intoxicants

Gentle Reader, I’m phoning it in, today, for two reasons: I’m trying to sort some snags out with banks and airline companies, and also because I don’t think I’m actually going to follow through with this project – mostly because the person who was going to illustrate for me has a bunch of other projects that actually pay, but also because I’m not sure how I feel about releasing an alphabet book about drugs.

I have the entire alphabet done, but I’ve only done rough sketches for a few of them. Today, I would like to share them with you, Gentle Reader. If you like them, maybe I’ll keep going with this project, after all.

“A is for alcohol, which brings you elation – until it turns out to be Self-Medication.”


My favourite one was the inspiration for the whole project. The letter is O.


“O is for Opiates, all of them rotten – like heroin, morphine, and Mom’s Oxycontin.”

And, naturally, this charming little volume is meant to close with


“Z is for Zachary, once your best friend – until he O.D.’d in the alley. The End.”

Yeah. I knew there was a reason I’m killing this project.

About Ty DeLyte

Madame DeLyte has suffered a grave disappointment - YET AGAIN - and still believes that freedom, beauty, and truth are what's valuable, rather than vulgar cash. He'd add love to that list - but, well, what can he say about love?
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6 Responses to The Children’s Illustrated Garden of Intoxicants

  1. Jake says:

    I really like it, it is so deep to me.

    • Thank you, sir. I don’t know about DEEP, but it might just be funny. To single people. MAYBE. If they have the right sense of humor – my cousin, when I told him about this project froze, and introduced me to his new baby, so…

  2. Lynn says:

    Tyler, im 53 and i liked it…then again, im a product of the 70s when we did anything we could get our grubby lil hands on! Soooo, i can relate…

  3. Dear,

    Editor’s note: The opinions in this article are the author’s, as published by our content partner,

    Vernon Spicer

  4. Dear!

    Have you read that article already? It’s been published last night, and it is actually interesting. You may find it here–

    Regards, Toni Clay

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