BOB HEMAN has edited CLWN WR (formerly Clown War) since 1971. During the late 1970s he was an artist-in-residence at the Brooklyn Museum. His collection "How It All Began" is available as free download from Quale Press at


The bears belong to all of us. Sometimes we change them into ostriches for our amusement. At other times we give them cars so they can drive through the forest and scare the frogs. The secret of course is that the bears are really afraid of the frogs. They know that a single frog kiss can change them forever into men like us, men restless and bored and searching always for whatever amusement they can claim from the animals who always surround them.


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