GREGORY MANCHESS ( Fade to Blonde , Home Is the Sailor , The Vengeful Virgin , Passport to Peril , Getting Off , Quarry's Ex , The Comedy Is Finished , Zero Cool , The Venom Business , Drug of Choice , Grave Descend , So Nude, So Dead )
The recipient of numerous awards for his artwork (including half a dozen gold and silver medals from the Society of Illustrators), Gregory Manchess has painted covers for Time and The Atlantic Monthly and interior art for Newsweek , Playboy , Omni , and Smithsonian . He has also painted movie posters for Paramount and Disney, as well as a portrait of the young Sean Connery for Warner Brothers’ "Finding Forrester." Manchess has worked for the National Geographic Society on many occasions, has illustrated three children’s books, and has exhibited his paintings in galleries around the world. Aside from his illustration work, Manchess pursues interests in environmental issues, hiking, and ninjutsu, a 900-year-old rare form of Japanese martial arts.
The man then describes his wonderful state of calm and relaxation, moments of total freedom of all responsibility and worry inflicted upon him by machines. The psychologist makes due note of this, prompting him with questions, even seeming to perhaps understand what the man feels. At the end of the Murderer's tale, however, the psychologist steps back into the world of music and talk, quickly relaying information on the man's condition to an aide over another communication device, and re-immerses himself into the glare of technology's power.