Today on the site:
Mike Dawson closes out his excellent Cartoonist’s Diary.
And Austin English reviews Miss Hennipin by Andy Douglas Day.
Andy Douglas Day is a great director of his characters gestures and facial expressions. His narratives are essentially two-person comedy bits, and like Rick Altergott’s masterful humor comics, the climax of the joke is often in a throwaway detail paced panels before the ‘punchline.’ A shrug, a glance.
And yet stylistically Day couldn’t be farther away from Altergott. In fact, devotees of Altergott’s neo-Wally Wood renderings might be offended by the very comparison. You would have to be a philistine to call Day’s drawings crude, but I know there will be many philisitines saying exactly that when they encounter this tome.
Art Spiegelman’s stained glass project for his high school alma mater will be open to the public for a one-time viewing on MoCCA-weekend. Tickets are here.
Dean Mullaney has announced that the second volume of Bobby London’s Popeye works will include unpublished strips.
Tom Hart is the latest guest on Inkstuds.
Beautiful Joseph Remnant strip here.
Melville House responds to the much-linked-to NY Times article on indie bookstores.