Montreal punk legend and alternative cartoonist Rick Trembles was roommates with the editor of the influential zine Fish Piss where these autobiographical strips were first published. After a midnight move from a crumbling apartment Trembles gradually started going through his childhood belongings, which started triggering memories from his past. Worried about them fading from memory as time wore on, he took the opportunity to document them before they could vanish.
One of his last entries in this series questioned the nature of selective memory, why certain inanities from one’s past might resonate more than others, and why, no matter how hard you try, there’s no guarantee you’ll remember any particular event years down the line. The book also contains other autobiographical work from Trembles, created over his active 40 years.