RIP Arnaldo Putzu
Arnoldo Putzu 6 August 1927 - 1 September 2012.
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Lost and gone before
Upcoming demise of The Dandy. Jacqueline Rayner in The Guardian - earlier losses. Girls comics. Loved 'em. Lost forever?
Yank or Google Dandy?
Is Britain’s iconic comic book about to have it’s plug pulled or can future fiddling with the format keep it on life support? Does digital deployment or death face The Dandy? Publisher D.C.Thompson created The Dandy Comic in December 1937. It became The Dandy from July 1950 and in it’s 75 year long life in the childish laughter provoking arena has survived the challenges of television and the internet - until now perhaps!
RIP Joe Kubert
Joe Kubert. September 18th 1926 August 12th 2012Arriving in New York as a babe when his family emigrated there from Poland Joe Kubert by the age of 13 was working in comics.
We need to have words.
Comics are famously a narrative combining words and pictures. It could be said that this site gives evidence of a bias toward images - attention more usually directed at visual artists than at the writers they illustrate. To redress the balance here for the lovers of language are some examples of words from comics and newspaper strips. These give no indication of the authors abilities at plotting or story telling.
Astounding and then some.
Just found this website. You really must look. Where did they get all this great stuff from ?
RIP R.A. Kosasih
Senior Indonesian comic artist and writer Raden Ahmad Kosasih ( 4th April 1919 - 24th. July 2012 ) has died of a heart attack on at the age of 93. Better known as R.A.Kosasih he was regarded in his country as the father of comic strip art, a local Jerry Seigal or Joe Schuster. A ‘Komikus Legendaris‘.
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For all with a soft spot for the history of comics, illustration and artists, where we come from and good heavens what fascinating work was produced, Steve Holland, freelance author and editor, has established himself as the go to man for the low-down on old British comics, books and magazines.
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Fantastic women and Geeks
Interesting stuff by Damien Walter at http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/jun/19/women-fighting-back-battle-geek-culture , Tuesday 19 June 2012. Dealing with the imagined, the literary and graphic treatment of women in comics, games, fantasy and science fiction it is a subject well worth consideration.
Grant Morrison MBE
Grant Morrison, writer well know for his individualistic scripting in comics ( All-Star Superman, Animal Man, Batman and Robin, Batman R.I.P., The Filth Final Crisis. The Invisibles, Seven Soldiers, and Zenith ) is on the honours list as being awarded Member of The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire "for services to Film and Literature."
The complete 100 etchings of Picasso’s Vollard Suite is being shown at The British Museum until September 2012.
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R.I.P Ray Bradbury
Ray Bradbury, August 22nd 1920 - June 6th 2012, was the author of more than 27 novels and story collections and more than 600 short stories. Frequently credited as single handedly having raised the often maligned reputation of the science fiction genre into the realm of literature.
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An occasional series.Bristow by Frank Dickens is the worlds longest running single author cartoon strip.First published in the Aberdeen Press & Journal on 18th September 1961 . .
More me and Look-in
This the remainder of the correspondence between me and an earnest inquiirer about Look-in and a little more.Thanks for all the pictures. Much of this stuff I don’t have copies of. It’s a bit spooky seeing it all.It is obvious I was still struggling to find my own style. Apart from drawing every strip in a somewhat different way there are influences from different sources.
R.I>P. Maurice Sendak
While still at high school, Maurice Sendak - June 10th 1928 - May 5th 2012 - worked for All-American Comics doing backgrounds and supplying storylines for the Mutt and Jeff strip. In 1951 he illustrated his first book. He went on to write his own stories. Where the Wild Things Are the most well known of the more than 100 books he illustrated and the 20 he wrote and illustrated .
Me and Look-in.
Some time ago I responded to a questionnaire about my time with Look-in. The interrogator disappeared and as far as I know my replies were never used. Waste not want not so here are the answers - questions lost - that have been on my computer all these years.
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