Friday, July 29, 2022

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Pics Or It Didn't Happen


I'm reading Dirty Pictures right now and the thing that leaps out at me is how young everybody was.

When I first became aware of Crumb and the gang it was the early 90's, post-Raw post-Weirdo, and all of these guys had been pretty much accepted by the mainstream and entering elder statesmen territory. I think I mentioned it on here before, but the Rick Griffin obituary in Surfer magazine was my first introduction to the world of comix, and by then Zap was firmly in Boomer-nostalgialand.  It's fun to read about all these legends as scrappy young fanzine kids, all trying to emulate their heroes John Stanley, Carl Barks, and The Usual Gang of Idiots.

I'm not looking forward to the inevitable personality clashes and infighting, but for now it's a really interesting look back, well worth a read.

Saturday, July 16, 2022

Zombie Nation


I'm about halfway through Zombie Coffee by Regis Loisel, and so far it's terrific. I've been waiting to get my hands on this since I first saw untranslated images over on the Fethry Society boards, and so far it does not disappoint. It looks and feels like a lost Depression-Era classic. But don't take my word for it!

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