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Can't remember if I posted this before but it's an interesting style
https://whitefoxcub.deviantart.com/gallery/?catpath=/

Robert Adam Gilmour, Monday, 1 January 2018 19:13 (eight months ago) Permalink

great start to the thread where we discuss comics we are reading for the year

shackling the masses with plastic-wrapped snack picks (sic), Monday, 1 January 2018 20:59 (eight months ago) Permalink

I thought that the link let you see everything but it resets the folder being viewed. If you go to Folders then All, there are lots of comic pages.

Definitely Amano inspired but also quite original.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Monday, 1 January 2018 21:04 (eight months ago) Permalink

I read Junji Ito’s Gyo and Uzumaki. The latter is all-time great IMO. Who knew you could have so many horror stories about spirals, and even combine them in such a pleasant final act? Anyways, to make this post relevant to 2018 I guess Junji Ito Collection is an anime series coming out.

Woon... Doopee Time (FlopsyDuck), Tuesday, 2 January 2018 12:59 (eight months ago) Permalink

Xp The Final Fantasy 3 (6) guidebook that came with my nintendo power subscription was one of my favorite things to look at. I never got to play the game.

Woon... Doopee Time (FlopsyDuck), Tuesday, 2 January 2018 13:02 (eight months ago) Permalink

Anyways, to make this post relevant to 2018 I guess Junji Ito Collection is an anime series coming out.

― Woon... Doopee Time (FlopsyDuck), Tuesday, 2 January 2018 12:59

Shiver has still only been out a couple of weeks. It's a shame that it often takes anime to get manga moving.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Tuesday, 2 January 2018 17:21 (eight months ago) Permalink

Reading Portugal by Cyril Pedrosa, which my gf thoughtfully gifted me for x-mas after seeing me browse it at Gosh. Subject matter means I'm drawn to this as only a diaspora type can be, but so far it's not doing it for me: protagonist is a confused, surly young man who's rude to everyone because he doesn't know what he wants to do with his life, and the art style is this mix of cartoony characters and impressionist backgrounds. Maybe it'll kick into gear once he actually goes to Portugal, the drawings of Lisbon streets I saw were lush.

Daniel_Rf, Wednesday, 3 January 2018 09:50 (eight months ago) Permalink

series adaptation of Fantagraphics book 'The End of the Fucking World' by Charles Forsman (which i liked on paper) is now on US netflix:
https://www.netflix.com/title/80175722

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Saturday, 6 January 2018 13:22 (eight months ago) Permalink

i'm hard pressed to think of someone less qualified to write a sequel to Watchmen than Geoff Johns. Doomsday Clock is unredeemable garbage.

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Saturday, 6 January 2018 14:44 (eight months ago) Permalink

Just read Ulli Lust's Voices in the Dark. Pretty good. Disturbing as the subject warrants, probably too long. Wish I had some more context on the characters involved, especially the central audio researcher.

Nhex, Monday, 8 January 2018 04:29 (eight months ago) Permalink

I can't find a whole lot of info on it but Jaime Hernandez has a forthcoming GN of Latin American folktales called The Dragon Slayer which is directed at the youth market. Blind preorder for me:

https://freshcomics.s3.amazonaws.com/issue_covers/JAN181981.jpg

the smartest persin in the room (Old Lunch), Friday, 19 January 2018 14:43 (eight months ago) Permalink

that's a wild style for him

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Friday, 19 January 2018 15:41 (eight months ago) Permalink

woah

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Friday, 19 January 2018 15:56 (eight months ago) Permalink

I can't find a whole lot of info on it

Did you try the publisher? http://www.toon-books.com/the-dragon-slayer.html

Haribo Hancock (sic), Friday, 19 January 2018 19:28 (eight months ago) Permalink

Awesome -- will buy that for sure.

absorbed carol channing's powers & psyche (morrisp), Friday, 19 January 2018 21:12 (eight months ago) Permalink

i wanna know what happens with the dragon

Chuck_Tatum, Friday, 19 January 2018 22:14 (eight months ago) Permalink

I’ve kind of slept on the whole Berger Books venture published by Dark Horse. Anything cool there I should be checking out?

mh, Wednesday, 31 January 2018 00:02 (seven months ago) Permalink

yay box brown is doing a kaufman book
http://www.tcj.com/excerpt-is-this-guy-for-real/

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Friday, 2 February 2018 18:56 (seven months ago) Permalink

siiik

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Friday, 2 February 2018 19:00 (seven months ago) Permalink

I should really just subscribe to TCJ, shouldn't I?

mh, Friday, 2 February 2018 19:03 (seven months ago) Permalink

three-issue subscriptions are US$90 and the latest issue is currently four years late

Haribo Hancock (sic), Friday, 2 February 2018 19:41 (seven months ago) Permalink

tbh the current format takes a couple of years to read

Haribo Hancock (sic), Friday, 2 February 2018 19:41 (seven months ago) Permalink

it looks like they might not even be offering subscriptions from the web, unless you count online access to the complete archives, but that seems like a good deal

mh, Friday, 2 February 2018 20:41 (seven months ago) Permalink

http://www.fantagraphics.com/comics-journal-3-issue-subscription-canada/

note that the print version and the website have entirely different editors and content

Haribo Hancock (sic), Friday, 2 February 2018 21:05 (seven months ago) Permalink

very good to know!

that appears to be a canada-only one, I think? not very straightforward

mh, Friday, 2 February 2018 21:08 (seven months ago) Permalink

I guess you can just plan to go to Canada every four years to pick it up

Fanta's websites have always been total shitshows tbh

Haribo Hancock (sic), Friday, 2 February 2018 21:23 (seven months ago) Permalink

Read The End of the Fucking World, after enjoying the TV show. I mean, it's not a *terrible* comic, but every single adaptation and addition for the TV show was an improvement.

Chuck_Tatum, Saturday, 3 February 2018 14:06 (seven months ago) Permalink

But generally I think I'm done with indies written by male borderline sociopaths

Chuck_Tatum, Saturday, 3 February 2018 14:07 (seven months ago) Permalink

I definitely don’t think Forsman is that, the merits of the work aside.

Winter. Dickens. Yes. (Jon not Jon), Saturday, 3 February 2018 17:16 (seven months ago) Permalink

yeah, that's a really gross thing to say absent any context

Haribo Hancock (sic), Saturday, 3 February 2018 18:44 (seven months ago) Permalink

Ok let’s downgrade it to “a bleak outlook that dwells on uncomfortable violence” if that helps. But, er, having read indies for twenty years or so I don’t think I’m diagnosing a hot new trend here

Chuck_Tatum, Saturday, 3 February 2018 20:05 (seven months ago) Permalink

Welp, I did the math, make that closer to 30

Chuck_Tatum, Saturday, 3 February 2018 20:06 (seven months ago) Permalink

But generally I think I'm done with indies written by male borderline sociopaths

― Chuck_Tatum, Saturday, February 3, 2018 8:07 AM (yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

OTM. I don't know what end of the fucking world is, but I decided a long time ago that if a comic features the male protaganist masturbating, ugly crying, or masturbating while ugly crying, I'm out.

Dan I., Sunday, 4 February 2018 19:15 (seven months ago) Permalink

This probably goes without saying, but entire comics devoted to mooning over ex-girlfriends are part of this category!

Dan I., Sunday, 4 February 2018 19:17 (seven months ago) Permalink

I've only read a few of his comics, so can't speak to the ugly crying, but here is everything I know about Chuck Forsman:

- a prolific creator with a strong work ethic
- started Oily in order to be able to expose other artists to the tiny platform he had
- moved to the middle of nowhere in order to be able to afford to publish others while also maintaining his and Mendes' own creative output
- admiring and supportive of Mendes as a fellow artist, a publisher, and a partner
- so appreciative of his CCS experience that he continues to give back to the school as a fellow, a guest lecturer, and providing internships to at least once student
- frequently uses any attention he is given to shine light on both artistic forebears and peers
- wilfully changes his approach, writing and drawing from project to project

There's uncomfortable violence in two of the Forsman works I've read, but not in others. I'll get some more from the library so I can see if the balance shifts, but him writing stories where young people are scared by the world around them isn't currently tipping me towards assuming all the facts above are a cover-up for his true personality.

Happy for you to make your case in the meantime, Dan!

Haribo Hancock (sic), Sunday, 4 February 2018 19:45 (seven months ago) Permalink

Dan doesn't need to make a case for why he's not reading something.

Andrew Farrell, Sunday, 4 February 2018 19:47 (seven months ago) Permalink

He doesn't have to make a case for why it's cool to cheer on calling a real-life person a borderline sociopath, you mean.

Haribo Hancock (sic), Sunday, 4 February 2018 20:07 (seven months ago) Permalink

(it's true, he doesn't! but that's the context.)

Haribo Hancock (sic), Sunday, 4 February 2018 20:07 (seven months ago) Permalink

imo the problem is what works get adapted and what work gets covered in non-comics media, both of which tend to concentrate disproportionately on the violent and misanthropic because the image of these loner male creators fits a narrative

either that or I’m subconsciously seeking out the work and coverage that tends toward those subjects, hard to say

mh, Sunday, 4 February 2018 20:15 (seven months ago) Permalink

haha wait does this comic that i haven't read actually involve masturbating, ugly crying, or mooning over ex girlfriends? Cause my complaint with indie comic dudes actually isn't about 'sociopathy' so much as whatever those scenarios intimate. Sad-bastardism?

Dan I., Sunday, 4 February 2018 20:18 (seven months ago) Permalink

xpost You're not wrong. I mean, I'm hard-pressed to think of a single comics creator (besides Kirby, pedants) whose work has been adapted to filmed entertainment more than Mark Millar.

Cork Taint (Old Lunch), Sunday, 4 February 2018 20:21 (seven months ago) Permalink

if you go by number of filmed hours and we’re assuming non-superhero comics, The Walking Dead is probably the longest contemporary adaptation? or at least it’s up there

mh, Sunday, 4 February 2018 20:28 (seven months ago) Permalink

if you toss out superheroes, zombies, vampires, future cops, and spies you narrow the field a lot

mh, Sunday, 4 February 2018 20:29 (seven months ago) Permalink

I just meant the number of discrete works that had been adapted. People keep dipping into that Millar well for reasons that could probably be generalized as 'because edginess!!!'

Cork Taint (Old Lunch), Sunday, 4 February 2018 20:39 (seven months ago) Permalink

and because maybe, people tend to like 'em? even Wanted

Nhex, Monday, 5 February 2018 01:02 (seven months ago) Permalink

Presumably, but not really germane wrt the point I was trying to make. I mean, people like lots of comics by other creators which don't get turned into movies.

Cork Taint (Old Lunch), Monday, 5 February 2018 01:07 (seven months ago) Permalink

if you go by number of filmed hours and we’re assuming non-superhero comics, The Walking Dead is probably the longest contemporary adaptation? or at least it’s up there

One Piece has over 800 episodes and 13 feature films

Haribo Hancock (sic), Monday, 5 February 2018 05:25 (seven months ago) Permalink

I have been sufficiently chastised for having a myopic western outlook

mh, Monday, 5 February 2018 13:42 (seven months ago) Permalink

word

calstars, Sunday, 29 July 2018 19:24 (one month ago) Permalink

Rereading Asterios Polyp. It's true that much of the story is just the kind of middle aged dude clichés that would get plenty of backlash if this had been a novel or film, but at the same time what the book does with colour, lettering, the continuum between cartoonishness and realistic depiction, etc. still feels like a major acheivement.

Daniel_Rf, Monday, 30 July 2018 09:12 (one month ago) Permalink

That news about chuck dixon is not very surprising at all.

cheese is the teacher, ham is the preacher (Jon not Jon), Monday, 30 July 2018 17:14 (one month ago) Permalink

I have to wonder if even very right wing people are aware of his most extreme views (terrorist sympathizing, views on women's rights) when they get involved with him.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Friday, 3 August 2018 20:06 (one month ago) Permalink

As a result of looking into that news, I've discovered the (apparently alt-right?) website B0unding into Comics, and all I need now is a match after having thoroughly doused myself with gasoline. Any help is appreciated!

My Name is Pants and I Fit Snugly (Old Lunch), Friday, 3 August 2018 23:08 (one month ago) Permalink

I knew Dixon was a conservative, but I had no idea he was that bad. Apparently he recently broke the record for the most prolific comic writer.

Duane Barry, Saturday, 4 August 2018 22:47 (one month ago) Permalink

Assholes shit out content every day.

EZ Snappin, Saturday, 4 August 2018 23:05 (one month ago) Permalink

Not so very conservative with his output, is he.

My Name is Pants and I Fit Snugly (Old Lunch), Saturday, 4 August 2018 23:10 (one month ago) Permalink

RIP, Vic.

EZ Snappin, Saturday, 4 August 2018 23:25 (one month ago) Permalink

Posted as a likely outdoer of Chuck Dixon.

16, 35, DCP, Go! (sic), Saturday, 4 August 2018 23:54 (one month ago) Permalink

I have to wonder if even very right wing people are aware of his most extreme views (terrorist sympathizing, views on women's rights) when they get involved with him.
― Robert Adam Gilmour, Friday, August 3, 2018 9:06 PM

Should have clarified I meant Vox Day has these views. In the past numerous right wing authors have been asked to distance themselves from him because he stands for things which are reprehensible to the average person, but it seems they either want to benefit from his activities or they are too afraid of his followers if they renounce him. They say something like "I don't agree with him on everything but..."

So Chuck Dixon, Mike Baron (he was doing a Based Stickman comic) and Ethan Van Sciver are going in this direction? Anyone else?

Robert Adam Gilmour, Sunday, 5 August 2018 00:00 (one month ago) Permalink

Mike baron? Dang that’s sad.

Dixon wasn’t always this extreme. Circa the turn of the century he was just garden variety right.

cheese is the teacher, ham is the preacher (Jon not Jon), Sunday, 5 August 2018 00:08 (one month ago) Permalink

Baron has always been quietly & publicly right-wing, in a way that's apparent in what I've read of his work. The individualism, might-makes-right / confers authority, and anti-government anti-regulation themes in Nexus are far more philosophically baked in than the standard yay-vigilantism of regular cape comics.

16, 35, DCP, Go! (sic), Sunday, 5 August 2018 00:27 (one month ago) Permalink

Yeah i love those nexus comics but his underlying politics are p obvious

Οὖτις, Sunday, 5 August 2018 02:00 (one month ago) Permalink

to be clear, this is something that makes Nexus valuable & compelling and superior to standard cape comics, not tainted!

16, 35, DCP, Go! (sic), Sunday, 5 August 2018 09:18 (one month ago) Permalink

What's Badger like? Cant believe how many issues there was.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Sunday, 5 August 2018 10:27 (one month ago) Permalink

Badger was super dumb

cheese is the teacher, ham is the preacher (Jon not Jon), Sunday, 5 August 2018 13:21 (one month ago) Permalink

Two more Junji Ito books from Viz
- Frankenstein (with Oshikiri story cycle included) - 18 Oct 2018
- Smashed (a collection) – 16 Apr 2019

Robert Adam Gilmour, Sunday, 5 August 2018 17:55 (one month ago) Permalink

I'm not that interested, but just in case some of you are, after the Go Nagai Devilman Classic Collections, Seven Seas are releasing Cutey Honey Classic Collection and a series of Captain Harlock Classic Collection by Leiji Matsumoto.

I had one Cutey Honey book and there was this guy with a bleeding anus and he kept getting judo chopped in the ass.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Sunday, 5 August 2018 18:05 (one month ago) Permalink

Some of these are out already

Robert Adam Gilmour, Sunday, 5 August 2018 18:05 (one month ago) Permalink

I kinda think Badger was a secret influence on the character Deadpool. I loved the The Bowl Shaped World arc in Nexus when it's Badger, Nexus and Judah on the road.

earlnash, Monday, 6 August 2018 02:49 (one month ago) Permalink

Badger is great in Nexus, p worthless in his own title

Οὖτις, Monday, 6 August 2018 03:00 (one month ago) Permalink

This afternoon I had a bad dream with the most obscure comics reference: I dreamt I was somehow inside the house of comics critic Ng Suat Tong and eating his son's chocolate bars when they were away from home and then worrying about how I would get myself out this situation. I don't know if he actually has a son.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Friday, 17 August 2018 19:49 (one month ago) Permalink

Have ilxors ever made a comics compilation?

tangenttangent, Saturday, 18 August 2018 17:20 (one month ago) Permalink

No.

16, 35, DCP, Go! (sic), Saturday, 18 August 2018 19:03 (one month ago) Permalink

It'd be great if one got made - would love to see what kind of things people came up with. Sort of along the lines of the ILX pre-covers compilations where willing participants are given a theme (ILX itself, idk?) and a deadline to produce a 6-panel strip. No real artistic aptitude necessary. Mention itt if interested at all and I could set it up.

Incidentally, I recently finished reading Kristen Radtke's 'Imagine Wanting Only This', which was pretty stunning. Isolated musings on death and space and dying towns etc. Would really recommend.

tangenttangent, Saturday, 18 August 2018 19:39 (one month ago) Permalink

Compilation sounds fun!

Chuck_Tatum, Sunday, 19 August 2018 18:42 (one month ago) Permalink

Reading the first volume of Misty reprints. Have been curious about these for a long time. It's not blowing my mind so far but I do like how irredeemably eevil the bullies in the first story are.

Daniel_Rf, Monday, 20 August 2018 09:28 (one month ago) Permalink

Been really digging the Exiles series this year. Not incredibly original, but just plain fun. Also the artwork is good stuff.
https://i.imgur.com/pUP1lM3.jpg

Nhex, Saturday, 25 August 2018 18:48 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Anyone know what the careers of aging manga artists are like?

A while ago I looked up Masami Fukushima's recent work and I don't know if he's updated his style or some assistant is having a large influence on his art but I don't like the new look.

Recently looked at the newest Captain Harlock and Devilman books that Matsumoto and Nagai only write; the new artists do a sort of update on the old style that just doesn't work that well.

It would be easy to imagine Matsumoto and Nagai not wanting to draw lots of pages anymore but sometimes I think the manga industry is more unwelcoming of old fashioned styles than the American mainstream of the 90s.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Saturday, 8 September 2018 17:26 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Oh dear at Bastien Vives - Petit Paul. This is the first time I've been too afraid to order a comic since Maruo's Mr Arashi's Amazing Freakshow.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Saturday, 8 September 2018 18:05 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I know packages with are rarely inspected these days and the seller would probably take an item out of stock if they had a problem with it but still, quite extreme content makes me worry about getting into trouble.

Breccia's Mort Cinder came out a few months ago from Fantagraphics, anybody got it?

Robert Adam Gilmour, Saturday, 8 September 2018 19:12 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I had a blind spot to him, but a quick Google suggests all his previous work has been the same?

Bimlo Horsewagon became Wheelbarrow Horseflesh (aldo), Saturday, 8 September 2018 19:13 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I don't think the Breccia has been published yet? I've waited a very long time for Mort Cinder to be translated, so will def be buying when it does appear.

Ward Fowler, Saturday, 8 September 2018 19:16 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Aldo- Same in what way? Breccia's work is quite varied.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Saturday, 8 September 2018 19:32 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Aldo appears to be responding to your concern about ordering M. Vives' work through the Royal Mail.

▫◌▫ (sic), Saturday, 8 September 2018 19:42 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Yes. From a glimpse at Les Melons de la Colere it seems to be just as 'interesting' in terms of mail worries.

Bimlo Horsewagon became Wheelbarrow Horseflesh (aldo), Saturday, 8 September 2018 19:51 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Fantagraphics site has the Breccia coming out at the end of October btw

Ward Fowler, Saturday, 8 September 2018 19:57 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Ward - thanks.

Aldo - Vives does a big variety. He does mainstream action like Last Man, he did Polina which got a Juliette Binoche film based on it, a comic about swimming, some science fiction, humor and probably a lot else.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Saturday, 8 September 2018 20:32 (two weeks ago) Permalink

He's about as varied as anyone going right now.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Saturday, 8 September 2018 20:33 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Re: Breccia, might go for a foreign edition of his Lovecraft work. His work has been getting reprints recently in French and german so maybe he's gathering interest again.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Saturday, 8 September 2018 20:35 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Had not heard that East of West had gotten optioned. It's almost an American Anime type comic, so I think it would work well as that style of animation.

5. East Of West

What is it? Jonathan Hickman and Nick Dragotta’s Image Comics series follows Death—of the Four Horseman Of The Apocalypse—and his attempt at stopping the world from ending. The book is a sci-fi/Western set in an alternate reality-version of the United States, and both Hickman and Dragotta are on board as producers.
How far along is it? Amazon picked up the project in April, but that’s all we’ve heard. That means it’s probably still very early.
Will it win or die? The Walking Dead’s Robert Kirkman is also on board as an executive producer, and he knows a thing or two about making comic books into hit TV shows, so that’s a good sign. Plus, the original comic is great, so East Of West could have a good shot if development starts to pick up speed. [Sam Barsanti]

https://tv.avclub.com/game-of-game-of-thrones-thrones-43-big-upcoming-fantas-1828746565

earlnash, Sunday, 9 September 2018 19:03 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I was eyeing Urotsukidoji in the shops recently, seemed a bit too expensive but a few days later I couldn't resist. Surprised it wasn't the whole thing but only the first of 4 volumes.

Artwork by Toshio Maeda is so much better than I remembered. Pleasantly surprised by this because I didn't see myself wanting to delve into this. Have some good memories of the first animated film (guy cutting off his own penis then attaching a demon penis and some other intense things) and was curious if reading these books would explain what the hell was going on in the later films which was tedious and incomprehensible for me at the time but also intriguing (because how the hell does the story progress into space opera?) but I'm finding out the manga is a very very different story. I hope it goes into the space stuff. Don't make me watch all that anime. Interestingly, Maeda remade the manga a few years later to incorporate elements of the anime.

Maeda might be one of those manga artists whose international success did a lot more for him than his success in japan. Regularly doing American and European conventions and makes good money off his fans, semi-retired. He claims he got his English speaking skills just from watching films and television.
There's quite a few video and audio interviews around, including one from Bourdain's tv show.

There's a blog called Tentacle Lounge that gives in-depth coverage of his work. Some of the art is admirably moody. I don't like some of the coloring techniques he uses these days but he seems to have recovered from his hand injury very well.

From a short dip into Urotsukidoji, the contrast between the general nasty aura and the jokiness is very odd.

Fakku released these recent 4 volumes but somehow a new publisher Denpa (founded by ex-Vertical staff) acquired it and Fakku's Shintaro Kago book (meaning they taken maybe the only two really interesting things Fakku had). I would be very interested to see more Maeda stuff.

Here's a bit about Denpa that may interest.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/laurenorsini/2018/08/31/a-qa-with-the-founder-of-denpa-fandoms-newest-manga-publisher/#4948f4a1794c

Robert Adam Gilmour, Friday, 14 September 2018 22:22 (one week ago) Permalink

Were people talking about the upcoming Thimble Theater collection on this thread? Whatevs, here's one of the strips - Segar paying tribute to Herriman!

https://scontent.fman1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/41394292_2142035325809701_7239858106933444608_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=96c4fb4f8e458231d0fade11860ac287&oe=5C239951

Ward Fowler, Tuesday, 18 September 2018 19:15 (six days ago) Permalink

My most recent purchase has been the first of two new volumes collecting the work that British comics genius Ken Reid did for the publisher Odhams in the 1960s. I couldn't resist book one because it contains my personal favourite Reid strip, Jasper the Grasper, naturally enough about a miser. It's easy enough to say Reid was the British Basil Wolverton, but the level of manic, grotesque detail in his work also feels adjacent to some of the underground artists (who were publishing their first comics at the same time that Reid was enjoying a small measure of freedom at Odhams, along with a similarly energised Leo Baxendale). This strip made a DEEP impression on me when I read it as little boy in a comics annual in the 1970s:

https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-bx_MLiftV_c/WEt8kB89IhI/AAAAAAAA6PM/iBHxd34IG9YhpbEqqewvIZXQhbmoGzxNgCLcB/s1600/Jasper%2BThe%2BGrasper%2B%25289%2529.jpg

Ward Fowler, Tuesday, 18 September 2018 19:25 (six days ago) Permalink

I got that giant Drawn and Quarterly 25 Yr Anniversary book out of the library in the hopes that I would find out about some cool folks of theirs I was unfamiliar with. Unfortunately turns out I'm not interested in most of their stable :( Huizenga looked kinda interesting, maybe I will read Curses.

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 18 September 2018 19:33 (six days ago) Permalink

Huizenga's Ganges was the best ongoing series of the last decade.

That Segar / Herriman strip was in this book, my childhood exposure to Thimble Theatre:

https://i.pinimg.com/236x/08/a3/a3/08a3a378081a86fb0d4d0d34b5b2304c--bud-printing.jpg

The Big Steamy Thing (sic), Tuesday, 18 September 2018 20:24 (six days ago) Permalink

one of only two times I've ever borrowed a comic from someone and not given it back, and I still feel guilty 34 years later

The Big Steamy Thing (sic), Tuesday, 18 September 2018 20:26 (six days ago) Permalink


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