Entries from May 2008

Monday, May 19th, 2008

No More Chicken Fat

I’m still speechless at the thought of Will Elder’s passing this week. There have been some intelligent and heartfelt obituaries, but the only way to truly appreciate him is to look at his work. Wild, gutsy and yet utterly in control; no one ever worked so exactingly to achieve anarchy. Harvey Kurtzman, of course, was [...]

Thursday, May 15th, 2008

Stan(ley) the Man

Great news that Drawn & Quarterly is planning to issue a multi-volume John Stanley collection. (Thanks to Tom Spurgeon for providing the link.)
The vintage comics reprints that are coming out right now are naturally welcome, but so inevitable – Popeye, Little Orphan Annie, Dick Tracy, Terry & the Pirates – that it’s even more gratifying [...]

Wednesday, May 14th, 2008

But Not Expressed in Fancy

Just a few days ago, I wrote: “…one can only hope that the references to Samuel L. Jackson playing The Octopus in a tentacled overcoat are simply mistaken.”
I swear, I hadn’t seen this then.

And I think I’ll just let it speak for itself.

Sunday, May 11th, 2008

Black and White and Purple All Over

When this popped up online a few weeks ago, my first thought was to wonder if we were being punk’d.

MTV
Music Videos
MTV Shows
Entertainment News

Apparently, the answer is: “No such luck.”
What’s interesting is that – considering how much it resembles Sin City and how little it resembles anything by Will Eisner – there’s been virtually no response [...]


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