Entries from January 2012

Monday, January 30th, 2012

Mary to the Core

Way back here I mentioned the confusion over whether or not that beloved busybody Mary Worth had evolved from King Feature’s earlier Apple Mary, noting that the confusion lingers “largely because it’s Mary Worth, and the people who research such things don’t much give a damn.”
Fortunately, one of the 12 or so people in the [...]

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

Harvey the Baby Killer

Drew Friedman’s fond reminiscence of Harvey Kurtzman – accompanied by a wonderful new portrait by Friedman – that appeared in a recent installment of the Comics Journal blog enchanted me, and made vivid all over again the time I spent with Harvey back in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s.
Both of us were being published [...]

Monday, January 2nd, 2012

10 Best Comics (Minus 50 Years)

A new year, and time for comics bloggers to trot out their annual lists of the usual suspects. I won’t denigrate their efforts – some of these writers do a lot of work on their lists, and a few of them actually have interesting things to say – but it’s hard to follow the impulse [...]

Sunday, January 1st, 2012

The Successive Choirs of My Friends

As usual, I’ve been too damn busy to post with any frequency lately, but I don’t want to let 2011 waft away without putting in a word for the work of some of my friends. (No, I still won’t do reviews here, but I can live just fine with the occasional plug.)

Working with artist Dustin [...]


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