Thursday, 23 December 2010
Tuesday, 21 December 2010
Saturday, 18 December 2010
Cartoon Snap has a few pages of this rather bizarre-looking funny animal comic from the 40's.
Just as interesting is this piece of biographical information provided by Milton Knight about the artist :
“It's Holly Chambers! (Holly was his middle name; I think his first name began with an E.) My late friend, Howie Post, used to share a studio with him and had several vivid tales to tell: he described Chambers as a handsome, charismatic "psychotic" who could walk out with a bar stool and stare down the bartender with a "what are you going to do about it?"
Post also revealed that Chambers was a heroin addict who could shoot up and complete a comic book overnight: "Who needs women when you have this??"
As colorful as his comics, that was Holly Chambers. Howard lost track of him in the 50s, and suspected that he was "rubbed out" by his drug connections.”
Thursday, 16 December 2010
Monday, 13 December 2010
Sunday, 12 December 2010
Saturday, 11 December 2010
Wednesday, 8 December 2010
Tuesday, 7 December 2010
Monday, 6 December 2010
Saturday, 4 December 2010
Monday, 29 November 2010
The first home cinema projectors that where brought on the market were small hand crancked 35 mm projectors, often lighted by a kerosine lamp. They were manufactured througout the first half of the 20th century, mostly by a couple of German toy manufacturers that were all located in Nuremberg. More.
Saturday, 27 November 2010
Thursday, 25 November 2010
Wednesday, 24 November 2010
Announcing : The first issue of THE COMIX READER, Britain's new Underground, Alternative, Independent, Satirical, Carnivalesque, ComixStrip Compendium!
The Comix Reader is a 24 page tabloid-sized (approximately A3) anthology of mainly full colour comic strips that strives to recapture some of the fun and free spirit of the 60's underground press. Printed on newsprint with a cover price of just £1, it's the opposite of the expensive limited edition; accessible to all who are interested. It's also an experiment in distribution and publishing : 9,000 copies paid for and distributed by the artists - a first, small attempt in taking "alternative" comics to a wider audience. People love comics!
It features work by 22 artists : Tobias Tak, Steve Tillotson, Ralph Kidson, Ellen Lindner, Paul O'Connell, Saban Kazim, Bird, Tim & Alex Levin, Gareth Brookes, Paul Ashley Brown, Lord Hurk, Kat Kon, Daniel Locke, Julia Homersham, Lawrence Elwick, Alex Potts, Jimi Gherkin, Scott Smith, Peter Lally, Sina Evil, and Richard Cowdry.
See www.thecomixreader.com for the latest news, stockists and ordering details.
Monday, 22 November 2010
From comicafestival.com : The life and work of the Edwardian cat artist Louis Wain, whose obsession drove him into the madhouse, is being explored by writer and broadcaster David Quantick and artist Savage Pencil in their serialised biography for Alan Moore’s Dodgem Logic magazine. Quantick and Pencil discuss their fascination with Wain and their approach to comics in an illustrated presentation. The evening also marks the publication from The London Print Studio of a set of four signed, limited-edition silkscreen cards by Savage Pencil inspired by Wain’s cats.
Tickets: £4, booking required
Where: London Print Studio, 425 Harrow Road, London W10
When: Tuesday, November 23, 2010 - 7pm to 8pm
Sunday, 21 November 2010
From www.bbc.co.uk : The Mexican Revolution which began in 1910 was closely watched by the US. A Mexico City exhibition shows how US cartoonists depicted the volatile events south of the border. US magnates such as Hearst, Guggenheim and Rockefeller had big investments there...
Saturday, 20 November 2010
Friday, 19 November 2010
Tuesday, 16 November 2010
Thursday, 11 November 2010
Sunday, 7 November 2010
Thursday, 4 November 2010
Wednesday, 3 November 2010
Tuesday, 2 November 2010
Saturday, 30 October 2010
The pioneering underground comix publisher died last week. Publisher of the very first issues of Zap Comix, plus other Robert Crumb comics, S.Clay Wilson, Rory Hayes, and many others.
Dan Nadal has written a nice article on Comics Comics.
Panel from "Gary's Birthday Present", 1986, published in Weirdo issue 24. Art by Dori Seda and Don Donahue.