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Blursday

Today on the site:

Brandon Soderberg joins TCJ with a review of the great Canadian graphic novella Streakers. I learned about this one last year at TCAF — a real treat. And Tom Scioli brings the Barbarian with Day 4 of his diary.

Frank Santoro Alert: Our man will be live on Inkstuds This thursday at 3pm PST, 6pm EST. You can listen live at www.citr.ca. Robin McConnell is encouraging call-in questions: 604-822-2487!

And elsewhere online…

Swiped from Kate Beaton’s Twitter feed — a generous blog from Eleanor Davis. On other blogs, Ryan Cecil Smith has a great bit on Charles Addams and here’s five fine Victorian comic strips. Not comics, but relevant, writer Steven Johnson on e-books and reading onscreen. Here’s a prime Western comic book featuring work by the late John Severin (and the always underrated Joe Maneely), via Tom Spurgeon. More olden comics comes from Matt Seneca on Joe Kubert’s Hawkman.

And finally, a very funny review of the movie The Vow from Lisa Hanawalt. I never thought Rachel McAdams could top that time travel romance, but now…


2 Responses to Blursday

  1. Alek Trencz says:

    Wha’ hoppen’d to that Santoro audio from the start of the year?
    Has it been redacted?

    Also, is Joe Maneely always underrated? I can’t tell if that’s sarcasm or not.
    On the one hand, he has been praised a lot, and lauded as someone who would have been at least as prominent as Kirby had he stuck around – which maybe you disagree with, I know I’m not convinced.
    On the other hand, I think he drew beautifully and there are other one-off comic artists with equally short careers who get a lot more promotion (e.g. artist focussed reprints) than he does. (Or did I miss it?) So I guess he hasn’t been getting his props of late.
    He was stellar. His later westerns and that Black Night series are pretty masterful, really.

  2. patrick ford says:

    The comparison of Maneely to Severin is an apt one, Buttressing this are Severin’s comments in TCJ interview that he and Maneely used to work together on the same story from time to time with Severin doing one page and Maneely the next.
    Kim mentioned Severin was the “least” of the MAD regulars under Kurtzman (or over Kurtzman’s layouts). You could say Jack Kamen (another guy who might be compared to Maneely) was the “least” of the regular EC artists, and Kamen could draw rings around most artists working today.

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