Drooker is perhaps the most qualified artist to undertake the task of lending interpretive artwork to this most influential poem, which shines a light—and rages against—a dehumanizing society; he and Ginsberg previously collaborated on Illustrated Poems. Drooker also served as the Animation Designer for the animated portion of the 2010 film Howl.
Praise for Ginsberg and Howl:
“Ginsberg is both tragic and dynamic, a lyrical genius, con man extraordinaire and probably the single greatest influence on American poetical voice since Whitman.”
— Bob Dylan
"In publishing 'Howl,' I was curious to leave behind after my generation an emotional time bomb that would continue exploding in U.S. consciousness, in case our military-industrial-nationalist complex solidified into a repressive police bureaucracy. I was also curious to see how [Eric Drooker] would interpret my work. And I thought that with today's lowered attention span TV consciousness, this would be a kind of updating of the presentation of my work . "