Well, another day is here. I went to Frank's comic sale over the weekend. My major find was Joe (brother of Tim) Vigil's Dog #1. Luckily, Joe "Jog" McCulloch covered it over in our old neighborhood. Like so many comics, the Jog description is better than thing itself, which is, as far as I'm concerned a time saver, allowing me to just page through, absorbing the essence of the shit without actually stepping in it. Frank manfully comped me that issue and then took a ten dollar bill off me for assorted other comics.
And so you can read more of Jog's thoughts (thusly avoiding reading more comics, which is a goal of mine) this very day since he mightily brings us a bunch comics coming out this week.
Daredevil artist Paolo Rivera announced he's leaving the title and Marvel to make his own work, and own it too. His and Mark Waid's Daredevil is a great superhero effort, and he's proven himself a very inventive cartoonist in the fine David Mazzucchelli-influenced lineage.
And lots of things are being previewed and people interviewed. Here's the great Brendan Burford, of King Features, interviewing editorial and Mother Goose & Grimm cartoonist Mike Peters. Noah Van Sciver talks about his Fantagraphics release, The Melancholic Young Lincoln at MTV. Over at Drawn & Quarterly there's a nice looking preview of the company's Pippi Longstocking graphic novel, Pippi Moves In. Apparently an artist has made a comic entirely by painting on walls. And Dave Sim reflects on his Kickstarter success. I didn't know he was working on a graphic novel about Alex Raymond's death. Finally, Tom Gauld comments on Ray Bradbury.
And on the history front, Steve Bissette on Tijuana Bibles and Richard Samuel West on post-Punch American cartoon weeklies. This time it's The Jester:
In the prospectus, Williams declared that The Jester’s contents would be "entirely original, both in letter press and embellishments, furnished expressly for this work, by the first authors and artists of the time. In these days of general Copydom, and distorted locality, The Jester deemeth it not too presumptuous to advance that he will be the first to cast off the second-hand garments of European literature, which however excellent when ‘worn in their newest gloss’ must perforce lose, not only much of their fashion, but of their freshness, from the circumstance of travel. He therefore, with a justifiable degree of pride, announceth that he will appear in a thoroughly new suit. Home manufacture, both in weft and woof. American in make, look and feeling!”
Now that's an intro.