Comments for The Comics Journal http://www.tcj.com Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:09:47 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.3 Comment on Fred Kida, 1920-2014 by Robert Menzies http://www.tcj.com/fred-kida-1920-2014/#comment-1834362 Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:09:47 +0000 http://www.tcj.com/?p=70391#comment-1834362 Does anyone know if there was a reason Fred was asked to ink Captain Britain? Both Claremont and Trimpe were picked for their connections to Britain (former born here and left as a baby; latter living in Cornwall at the time), and I don’t see any reason to believe that Fred had one. I had even pondered he had some wartime service in England or something to explain it but there’s no evidence of that that I have seen. Robert.

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Comment on An Interview with Yvan Guillo/Samplerman by Mk http://www.tcj.com/yvan-guillosamplerman-interview-by-frank-m-young/#comment-1834225 Fri, 24 Mar 2017 02:09:56 +0000 http://www.tcj.com/?p=99309#comment-1834225 Thank you, very enlightening.
I felt deep nostalgia for ‘Raw’ magazine as I looked upon Samplermans’s images in this piece, especially ‘Oh No! Propaganda!’ or STRIPSMPLRM-107-160416-app, which reminds me strongly of Charles Burns from ‘Raw’ days. Charles Burns used to employ abstract symbols in a way that evoked collage from time to time.

Of course ‘Malpractice Suite’ stood out as a similar work also (as mentioned by the artist above).
http://www.detournementexhibition.org/art_malpractice.php

Thanks for a great article.

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Comment on An Interview with Yvan Guillo/Samplerman by Marc Sobel http://www.tcj.com/yvan-guillosamplerman-interview-by-frank-m-young/#comment-1834224 Fri, 24 Mar 2017 02:08:43 +0000 http://www.tcj.com/?p=99309#comment-1834224 Thank you for this great interview. I have long admired Samplerman’s posts on Tumblr and often wondered who was behind the curtain. I find your work conceptually fascinating and incredibly beautiful. It’s not uncommon for me to stare for long periods at a piece and speculate where a certain image or element originated.

Do you consider your work as a commentary on the internet age, or even Tumblr itself? It sometimes feels like you take an entire feed’s worth of random comics imagery and compress it into these wonderfully vibrant and surreal strips which reflect the gluttony and ubiquity of comics in our digital world.

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Comment on An Interview with John Porcellino by cap'n bob http://www.tcj.com/an-interview-with-john-porcellino/#comment-1834207 Thu, 23 Mar 2017 20:15:05 +0000 http://www.tcj.com/?p=76398#comment-1834207 a fascinating interview with a superb comics maker…colour is a tool of the man!

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Comment on Alt-Weekly Cartoonists Finally Get Their Day at Society of Illustrators by Douglas Scott Treado (aka Freeman Zygote) http://www.tcj.com/alt-weekly-cartoonists-finally-get-their-day-at-society-of-illustrators/#comment-1834196 Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:49:56 +0000 http://www.tcj.com/?p=81054#comment-1834196 For future reference: Back in the day of useful analog information, I participated in the 35mm preservation microfilming of “counter-cultural” newspapers from throughout the USA (think the “Berkeley Barb;” et al.) . These included the filming of all pages, comics and advertisements as well. These are presently available via the University of Michigan’s Library (and most likely archival holdings)….This project was done during the early part of this century, circa 2002-03.

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Comment on Alley0009 by Douglas Collier http://www.tcj.com/growing-old-in-gasoline-alley-ninety-four-years-and-counting/alley0009/#comment-1834170 Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:09:05 +0000 http://images.tcj.com/2013/01/Alley0009.jpg#comment-1834170 I have followed Gasoline Alley sense 1960.. My father wold read the comic’s to myself and my brothers every Sunday after church. Today when my grandson visit

I take every opportunity to do the same! Thanks for the continuation of Walt’s/Skeezix’s adventures..

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Comment on Skip Williamson, 1944-2017 by Dexter Cockburn http://www.tcj.com/skip-williamson-1944-2017/#comment-1834078 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 23:46:04 +0000 http://www.tcj.com/?p=99398#comment-1834078 Underground Comix legend Skip Williamson’s widow, Adrienne, needs help… Spread this around?… https://www.gofundme.com/helping-a-financially-broken-widow
If you can’t give $$$, consider donating a piece of original art for sale… We are all a community, gang! <3

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Comment on THIS WEEK IN COMICS! (3/22/17 – Welcome to the “real” world.) by Billy Foss http://www.tcj.com/this-week-in-comics-32216-welcome-to-the-real-world/#comment-1834062 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 21:10:29 +0000 http://www.tcj.com/?p=99543#comment-1834062 I really debated on that Black Flame book. A dark fantasy story drawn by Tom Sutton would be right up my alley, but the recolor job looks absolutely horrid. And after following the link to that tumblr, and seeing the original colors? It can’t compare.

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Comment on Bernie Wrightson, 1948-2017 by Jackie Estrada http://www.tcj.com/bernie-wrightson-1948-2017/#comment-1834047 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 18:11:15 +0000 http://www.tcj.com/?p=99506#comment-1834047 Bernie was also inducted into the Will Eisner Comics Industry Hall of Fame in 2015 in San Diego.

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Comment on Bernie Wrightson, 1948-2017 by Mk http://www.tcj.com/bernie-wrightson-1948-2017/#comment-1833983 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:09:38 +0000 http://www.tcj.com/?p=99506#comment-1833983 Damn.

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Comment on THIS WEEK IN COMICS! (3/22/17 – Welcome to the “real” world.) by Joe McCulloch http://www.tcj.com/this-week-in-comics-32216-welcome-to-the-real-world/#comment-1833906 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 01:35:36 +0000 http://www.tcj.com/?p=99543#comment-1833906 I mean this; Golgo 13 is played by Sissy Spacek.

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Comment on Skip Williamson, 1944-2017 by Shawn Vinson http://www.tcj.com/skip-williamson-1944-2017/#comment-1833896 Tue, 21 Mar 2017 23:54:45 +0000 http://www.tcj.com/?p=99398#comment-1833896 Skip was a true American hero. It was an honor and a privilege to share his art with the world and to call him a friend. RIP ‘Cousin Skippy’…

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Comment on Skip Williamson, 1944-2017 by Chris Pig http://www.tcj.com/skip-williamson-1944-2017/#comment-1833894 Tue, 21 Mar 2017 23:52:34 +0000 http://www.tcj.com/?p=99398#comment-1833894 A fearless warrior against all the shit in the world and a righteous hedonist, unsurpassable raconteur. The world really is less bright without him.

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Comment on Skip Williamson, 1944-2017 by Warren Leming http://www.tcj.com/skip-williamson-1944-2017/#comment-1833861 Tue, 21 Mar 2017 20:27:43 +0000 http://www.tcj.com/?p=99398#comment-1833861 Skip was a great friend and comrade..if you have a copy of Snuk comix, which we at
Wilderness Road (band) did with Skip in the early 70’s its worth a lot of money. For a copy see
http://www.wildernessroad.net
Warren Leming

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Comment on THIS WEEK IN COMICS! (3/22/17 – Welcome to the “real” world.) by Aaron C http://www.tcj.com/this-week-in-comics-32216-welcome-to-the-real-world/#comment-1833860 Tue, 21 Mar 2017 20:16:17 +0000 http://www.tcj.com/?p=99543#comment-1833860 I think the Nancy Allen and John Travolta scene you are thinking of was in Blow Out.

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Comment on THIS WEEK IN COMICS! (3/22/17 – Welcome to the “real” world.) by Joe McCulloch http://www.tcj.com/this-week-in-comics-32216-welcome-to-the-real-world/#comment-1833856 Tue, 21 Mar 2017 20:08:07 +0000 http://www.tcj.com/?p=99543#comment-1833856 Nah, the date corresponds to the date the comics are released… the dates on which the posts go up are always different.

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Comment on THIS WEEK IN COMICS! (3/22/17 – Welcome to the “real” world.) by Kumar Sivasubramanian http://www.tcj.com/this-week-in-comics-32216-welcome-to-the-real-world/#comment-1833853 Tue, 21 Mar 2017 18:58:19 +0000 http://www.tcj.com/?p=99543#comment-1833853 Wicked.

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Comment on Growing Old in Gasoline Alley: Ninety-four Years And Counting by Richard Johnson http://www.tcj.com/growing-old-in-gasoline-alley-ninety-four-years-and-counting/#comment-1833834 Tue, 21 Mar 2017 16:43:56 +0000 http://www.tcj.com/?p=49921#comment-1833834 My brother Howard Johnson was born April 6, 1937. My cousin Betty thought Howard was too big for a little boy. She named him Corky form Gasoline alley and it has been Corky ever since. Through many prestigious jobs, including Vice President of a major corporation his name was always listed as Corky. We always told this story about how Corky got his name.

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Comment on Bernie Wrightson, 1948-2017 by Rob Kirby http://www.tcj.com/bernie-wrightson-1948-2017/#comment-1833811 Tue, 21 Mar 2017 14:46:12 +0000 http://www.tcj.com/?p=99506#comment-1833811 One of the greatest of the greats. RIP, Bernie, and thank you.

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Comment on Bernie Wrightson, 1948-2017 by Noel http://www.tcj.com/bernie-wrightson-1948-2017/#comment-1833804 Tue, 21 Mar 2017 13:37:56 +0000 http://www.tcj.com/?p=99506#comment-1833804 I had no idea he started out at the Baltimore Sun, incredible!

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Comment on THIS WEEK IN COMICS! (3/22/17 – Welcome to the “real” world.) by zetorg http://www.tcj.com/this-week-in-comics-32216-welcome-to-the-real-world/#comment-1833798 Tue, 21 Mar 2017 13:17:19 +0000 http://www.tcj.com/?p=99543#comment-1833798 Hi,
I think date in the title should be 3/22/17 :)

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Comment on Skip Williamson, 1944-2017 by Linda Brooks http://www.tcj.com/skip-williamson-1944-2017/#comment-1833705 Tue, 21 Mar 2017 04:03:51 +0000 http://www.tcj.com/?p=99398#comment-1833705 Skip was a friend of mine at CSC from 1963-1966. His dad was my major professor, mentor, & idol. From Dr. W I learned about literature, T.S.Eliot and life. From Skip I learned about art, subversion & outrageous fun. And oh, the parties we had in my trailer. Since I was married and lived off campus. & my husband was old enough to legally buy booze (the local drug of choice in this early time), our place was the gathering place for what sorority & fraternity types called the weird ones. It was a great time to be alive & a great time to see the most interesting, outrageous people develop into who we chose to be. I had just found Skip again after 50 years. Now we’ve lost him forever. What a loss that is.

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Comment on Skip Williamson, 1944-2017 by Artie Romero http://www.tcj.com/skip-williamson-1944-2017/#comment-1833680 Tue, 21 Mar 2017 02:18:59 +0000 http://www.tcj.com/?p=99398#comment-1833680 Losing Jay Lynch only eleven days before Skip’s passing, all this really hurts. These guys are comics and comix immortals, imho. <3 <3

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Comment on An Interview with R. Sikoryak by Robert Fiore http://www.tcj.com/an-interview-with-r-sikoryak/#comment-1833472 Mon, 20 Mar 2017 04:16:07 +0000 http://www.tcj.com/?p=99283#comment-1833472 I read Terms and Conditions around the same time I was listening to Finnegans Wake. (A lot easier than reading Finnegans Wake – you don’t have to worry about how you’re not following it at all and just wait for the funny parts.) It struck me that Terms takes the reader through the history of comics the way the Wake takes you through literary history. The first impression I got from the Terms of the title is that no one on Earth is expected to read any of this until it’s time to find out they have no way on Earth to sue Apple for anything. It’s like reading the constitution of a relatively but benevolent but absolute dictatorship, a la Suharto in Indonesia, in which each and every relationship a citizen might have with the state is defined in painstaking detail, and every conflict between the citizen and the state must be resolved in favor of the state.

The only Apple product I use is an iPod Nano, and I have to say I have the same feeling about it as I’ve always had about Microsoft products – it’s kind of clunky and a pain in the ass but it more or less works, and it’s what everybody else uses so it’s simpler to go along with the crowd. I have the latest one because the earlier version which worked fine for me but broke down and no one will fix them. I don’t know if this is an experience anyone has with any other Apple product, but I don’t think it would bode well for the company if it was.

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Comment on Skip Williamson, 1944-2017 by Ant http://www.tcj.com/skip-williamson-1944-2017/#comment-1833295 Sun, 19 Mar 2017 01:14:12 +0000 http://www.tcj.com/?p=99398#comment-1833295 Lost for fucking words.

A very beautiful tribute though Mr. Rosenkranz, thank you. And thank you, Skip, for all the comics….

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Comment on Skip Williamson, 1944-2017 by Kim Deitch http://www.tcj.com/skip-williamson-1944-2017/#comment-1833233 Sat, 18 Mar 2017 19:08:43 +0000 http://www.tcj.com/?p=99398#comment-1833233 That is a touching story about Skip and his last wife; how they met and all……..

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Comment on Skip Williamson, 1944-2017 by Richard Philbrick http://www.tcj.com/skip-williamson-1944-2017/#comment-1833230 Sat, 18 Mar 2017 18:42:13 +0000 http://www.tcj.com/?p=99398#comment-1833230 I met Skip around ’66 in Canton, Mo., where he lived and I was going to college. We became such good friends that he was Best Man at my wedding and I never blamed that fact on the ultimate demise of the marriage. The tales of his growing up in Canton and working at the ice plant, of being kidnapped by a lesbian motorcycle gang in Colorado kept everyone in stitches. Not many people realize that he was as good an author as he was an artist and I’m honored to be mentioned in his books. I wish I knew what happened to it but one of his early cartoons published in a ’60s titty mag was a caricature of me.

Skip Williamson was an American original and we’ll not see his likes again.

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Comment on Skip Williamson, 1944-2017 by Ron Murphy http://www.tcj.com/skip-williamson-1944-2017/#comment-1833135 Sat, 18 Mar 2017 07:02:06 +0000 http://www.tcj.com/?p=99398#comment-1833135 What a depressing month !
Even as a young child (in the late 60’s through the early 70’s) the iconic underground imagery of Skip Williamson, Jay Lynch, Robert Crumb, etc., did not escape my detection & fascination, in posters, T-shirts, and the murals painted on the exterior of Head Shops….The famous underground characters (and styles) were all familiar to my young brain, long before ever seeing a real underground comix.

Rest in peace Skip !…I known that you have already hooked back up with Jay !

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Comment on Skip Williamson, 1944-2017 by Terry W. Burger http://www.tcj.com/skip-williamson-1944-2017/#comment-1833119 Sat, 18 Mar 2017 04:30:56 +0000 http://www.tcj.com/?p=99398#comment-1833119 Beautifully written tribute. Goodbye Skip.

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Comment on Jay Lynch, 1945-2017 by George michalski http://www.tcj.com/jay-lynch-1945-2017/#comment-1833113 Sat, 18 Mar 2017 03:58:57 +0000 http://www.tcj.com/?p=98439#comment-1833113 Jay was my art guru–I once bought 35,000$ of art from a gallery–I showed the stuff to jay–he said they were fakes, proved it, and I got every penny back—in the last five years we communicated nearly daily–he was the most generous, genius , gentleman, and a giant–he could tell, just by looking at this type, that that I’m using my right hand — miss ya, brother—george michalski

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Comment on Skip Williamson, 1944-2017 by James Danky http://www.tcj.com/skip-williamson-1944-2017/#comment-1833094 Sat, 18 Mar 2017 01:46:28 +0000 http://www.tcj.com/?p=99398#comment-1833094 Brilliant, as always, Pat. Skip would have enjoyed it, except the part about it being an obit.

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Comment on Skip Williamson, 1944-2017 by Rainy Daze Binzer Horvath http://www.tcj.com/skip-williamson-1944-2017/#comment-1833090 Sat, 18 Mar 2017 01:16:41 +0000 http://www.tcj.com/?p=99398#comment-1833090 Skip was a talent and an inspiration and we will all miss hin.

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Comment on Skip Williamson, 1944-2017 by Adrienne Morales http://www.tcj.com/skip-williamson-1944-2017/#comment-1833071 Fri, 17 Mar 2017 22:42:26 +0000 http://www.tcj.com/?p=99398#comment-1833071 Skip was never described so perfectly. He was and always will be, my beautiful Sun, the brightest star in my sky♥.

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Comment on Skip Williamson, 1944-2017 by Ruby Cheeks http://www.tcj.com/skip-williamson-1944-2017/#comment-1833045 Fri, 17 Mar 2017 19:22:44 +0000 http://www.tcj.com/?p=99398#comment-1833045 Great send-off for a truly unique man. Bye Skip. Your light will shine forever.xxxoo

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Comment on Skip Williamson, 1944-2017 by Ort. Carlton http://www.tcj.com/skip-williamson-1944-2017/#comment-1833040 Fri, 17 Mar 2017 19:11:28 +0000 http://www.tcj.com/?p=99398#comment-1833040 Thank you for so much, but especially Snappy Sammy Smoot. I laugh my 67-year-old butt off every time I encounter him. Sorry I never was able to share a pint of good ale (Lawson’s Liquids?) with you.

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Comment on Skip Williamson, 1944-2017 by art spiegelman http://www.tcj.com/skip-williamson-1944-2017/#comment-1833033 Fri, 17 Mar 2017 18:41:03 +0000 http://www.tcj.com/?p=99398#comment-1833033 Thank you so much Patrick. Yer recent writings on Jay and now Skip have been smart and a solace.

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Comment on Skip Williamson, 1944-2017 by Robert Beerbohm http://www.tcj.com/skip-williamson-1944-2017/#comment-1833031 Fri, 17 Mar 2017 18:35:08 +0000 http://www.tcj.com/?p=99398#comment-1833031 May you RIP forever Skip.

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Comment on The Jay Lynch Interview, 1987 by Gary D. Belson http://www.tcj.com/the-jay-lynch-interview-1987/#comment-1833021 Fri, 17 Mar 2017 17:09:03 +0000 http://www.tcj.com/?p=98304#comment-1833021 I loved Jay’s work. I knew Jay and yes he was a little perverted. But that was the attraction for me.

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Comment on Skip Williamson, 1944-2017 by Gary D. Belson http://www.tcj.com/skip-williamson-1944-2017/#comment-1833020 Fri, 17 Mar 2017 17:04:25 +0000 http://www.tcj.com/?p=99398#comment-1833020 I’ve known Skip for over 40 years and he was larger than the life that he lived on his terms. He never compromised.

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Comment on Skip Williamson, 1944-2017 by Philip Rubin http://www.tcj.com/skip-williamson-1944-2017/#comment-1833002 Fri, 17 Mar 2017 15:08:51 +0000 http://www.tcj.com/?p=99398#comment-1833002 R.I.P. my friend. Thanks for everything!!

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Comment on Skip Williamson, 1944-2017 by Mike Lynch http://www.tcj.com/skip-williamson-1944-2017/#comment-1832992 Fri, 17 Mar 2017 13:31:27 +0000 http://www.tcj.com/?p=99398#comment-1832992 Wonderful remembrance of a comix giant. Well done, Patrick.

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Comment on THIS WEEK IN COMICS! (3/15/17 – Temple of Water) by AEL http://www.tcj.com/this-week-in-comics-31517-temple-of-water/#comment-1832827 Thu, 16 Mar 2017 19:46:50 +0000 http://www.tcj.com/?p=99353#comment-1832827 Was expecting to see Gauguin: The Other World included since all the others in the Art Masters series have been featured in the column.

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Comment on An Interview with Nancy Burton by Pat Wallace Grando http://www.tcj.com/nancy-burton/#comment-1832798 Thu, 16 Mar 2017 17:29:46 +0000 http://www.tcj.com/?p=94109#comment-1832798 i am thrilled to discover this cool interview with my dear college roommate from the early ’60’s in Buffalo, NY
& fellow art student in Siena, Italy, & married friend living nearby on the Lower East Side during the heights of
the “Hippie Era”, intense political protest, young motherhood, artistic exploration, etc. Exciting times that we
somehow managed to survive & even thrive in! And then we lost touch for several decades, & i wasn’t sure that
she was even alive! Until just recently finding this online via a mutual old friend. So glad to see her art comics
in abundance, her unique style & creativity still blossoming! Nancy was Always Authentic, One of a kind, No
Mold, no doubt! We all loved her. Blessings, and continued great fortune, health & happiness to you & yours! xoc
pat & michael grando/ providence, r.i. 🙏🏻🎶👁🌹🌬💨💥⚡️⌛️⌛️🌟🌙🌞

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Comment on Jay Lynch: The Final Interview by steven samuels http://www.tcj.com/jay-lynch-the-final-interview/#comment-1832572 Wed, 15 Mar 2017 18:33:13 +0000 http://www.tcj.com/?p=99155#comment-1832572 ” and assembling an anthology of his comix work…”

Very good news. Needless to say, way overdue.

Rest in Peace.

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Comment on Jay Lynch, 1945-2017 by Ladybelle Fiske http://www.tcj.com/jay-lynch-1945-2017/#comment-1832414 Tue, 14 Mar 2017 23:16:17 +0000 http://www.tcj.com/?p=98439#comment-1832414 Just wanted to say I’m sorry about the typos in my post. Jay would have disliked that — me too!
I sometimes use voice command to write these things on my iPhone. And sometimes it gets out of hand and writes all kinds of things. But I should’ve noticed before I posted it.

Thanks, Kim, I’m glad you liked my post about Jay’s spirituality or whatever you want to call it.
He was a very trippy thinker actually. He also gave me good advice from time to time, and I think he realized I often felt out of touch with the world of comix and graphic arts and so on. So he was a good friend.

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Comment on Arnie Levin by Luis Garbayo http://www.tcj.com/arnie-levin/#comment-1832123 Mon, 13 Mar 2017 11:40:25 +0000 http://www.tcj.com/?p=42364#comment-1832123 Hola Arnie,

do you remember your “I’m thinking of doing Pamplona this year” cartoon?

I’m writing from Pamplona, Spain. My question: could we use the cartoon to illustrate the official program of Sanfermines 2017?

Thank you very much for your attention!

Luis

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Comment on Jess Johnson, 1970-2016 by Jaina Bee http://www.tcj.com/jess-johnson-1970-2016/#comment-1831981 Sun, 12 Mar 2017 20:52:26 +0000 http://www.tcj.com/?p=91198#comment-1831981 So sad to have just learned of her passing. Thanks for this wonderful remembrance, and the respectful intention to use proper pronouns. The funny thing is, the pronouns in this article keep going back and forth from she to he and back again. However, this seems to be in keeping with Jess’s “gender whatever state.” I hope she’s laughing it up in the cosmos. xoxox bzzz

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Comment on Dennis P. Eichhorn, 1945–2015 by J Adam http://www.tcj.com/dennis-p-eichhorn-1945-2015-by-tom-van-deusen/#comment-1831925 Sun, 12 Mar 2017 14:42:47 +0000 http://www.tcj.com/?p=85908#comment-1831925 This man’s work is the best. Will be terribly missed.

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Comment on Jay Lynch: The Final Interview by Kim Deitch http://www.tcj.com/jay-lynch-the-final-interview/#comment-1831893 Sun, 12 Mar 2017 12:16:36 +0000 http://www.tcj.com/?p=99155#comment-1831893 Pat. It’s up to you now. I never really understood Jay, even though I liked him very much. You will now have access to all of his legendarily extensive papers Explain this man to us whose life was consecrated to the almighty joke. But whose life was also, it seems, a tragedy. Miserable Dickensian childhood, two famously interesting failed marriages, a derailed promising career in comics chasing the almighty dollar, and not even really succeeding there. There is a lot to talk about here.

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Comment on Jay Lynch: The Final Interview by R. Maheras http://www.tcj.com/jay-lynch-the-final-interview/#comment-1831819 Sun, 12 Mar 2017 03:22:30 +0000 http://www.tcj.com/?p=99155#comment-1831819 An important and revealing interview. Thanks.

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