This week’s Guest Star is Nick Hanover on Herbie! ~~~ Publicly admitting you read comics means you’re willing to put up with a perplexingly persistent notion of the medium as the exclusive domain of the super heroes. Even in the current realm of savvy pop art dabblers as […]
True Classics has a lovely retrospective of vaudevillian, cartoonist and animator, Winsor McCay. “McCay got his start in entertainment doing “chalk talks” on the vaudeville circuit. Much like J. Stuart Blackton, a groundbreaking figure in early animation in his own right, McCay drew figures on a chalkboard and altered […]
A latter day Windsor McKay? Maybe not quite, but Peter Blegvad’s strip Leviathan certainly captures the eerie dream-logic quality of Little Nemo in Slumberland, while injecting it with a healthy dose of post-Achewood world that knows “poet is a four-letter word for not a mogul“.