In 2023 I started using AI to illustrate dreams I'd written down. The early versions I got from free sites were bad. When I tried to get Don Draper in a graveyard, and used the phrase “Mad Men,” I got horribly mad men. Eventually I found Stable Diffusion and Midjourney and some other app, and things got much better.

But there’s always something off, something wrong, an unnerving reliance on teal. Some of these are interesting, though, either because . . . they're good, or the thing they can't understand makes it seem like a dream image.

So let's start.