Here at The Outhouse, readers are constantly asking us, "what did my favorite comic book writer or artist have for lunch today?" The sad fact is, despite the the ease of communication in the internet age, we know very little, some would say far too little, about what the people making the comics we read are having for lunch. Well, just as he broke new ground by seamlessly blending the supernatural and western genres to create the beloved and acclaimed comic, The Sixth Gun, genetically engineered super-writer Cullen Bunn is leading the charge toward meal transparency in the comic book industry with a recent series of tweets:
It's been over 10 years since I've been to Dressel's. Too long. pic.twitter.com/4nWPN5mZCd— cullenbunn (@cullenbunn) January 24, 2014
Wow! It's a fascinating insight into the eating habits of comic book professionals. you can view the Dressel's lunch menu here if you want to learn more about what Bunn's choices were and try to understand the process that led him to go with a New Holland Dragon Milk and how that might relate to his creative process. We've also contacted Bunn for more info on what kind of sandwich is in the picture. We're guessing it's the Truffled Grilled Cheese, featuring a three cheese blend, truffle oil, brioche, and creamy tomato bisque, though we feel certain that the plate in the background contains freshly cooked, homemade potato chips.
@cullenbunn What is that? Some kind of French Toast/Grilled Cheese hybrid?— The Outhousers (@TheOuthousers) January 24, 2014
Bunn hasn't replied, possibly because he is busy filing a restraining order on us, but we did learn that Bunn may dine at the restaurant with another friend of The Outhouse, Phil Hester, the next time Hester is in the St. Louis area.
@philhester St. Louis. We're going next time you're in town.— cullenbunn (@cullenbunn) January 24, 2014
If you live in St. Louis, hurry up and head over to Dressels and join Bunn for lunch. We're sure he won't mind. Don't waste time, though, as Bunn recieved his order 37 minutes ago as of press time.
If you can't make it, you can still experience a little of the essence of dining with Bunn in the comfort of your own home by whipping up a batch of delicious Bunn-themed pastries using a recipe we invented last year. We'll keep you updated as we learn more.
UPDATE: Bunn has confirmed reports that the sandwich pictured was the Truffled Grilled Cheese, but he also introduced a new mystery:
@TheOuthousers Your keen investigative skills helped you figure out what I ordered.... this time!— cullenbunn (@cullenbunn) January 24, 2014
@TheOuthousers The REAL story is... what script was a writing while eating that?— cullenbunn (@cullenbunn) January 24, 2014
What do you think, readers?