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real world Bob Ross

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my favorite painting

My favorite painting from my recent visit to the Whitney Museum was Edward Ruscha’s The Old Tool and Die Building (2004). I love it’s graphic composition, subtle color palette, & clever use of typography. Rusha commented on the decline of

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Posted in 1800's, 70's, cartoon, painting

bodé’s well

Whoa, this graffiti took me back! Apparently, graffiti artists have been keeping the Disney-meets-Tolkien-meets-Robert Crumb characters of 70’s underground cartoonist Vaughn Bodé alive and well. I remember Bodé’s character Cheech Wizard (center) in National Lampoon magazine from ‘71 to ‘75. I saw Bodé’s first “Cartoon Concert” at the

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jungle love

attended New York Comic Con in October especially enjoyed the panels celebrating Marvel Comics’ 75th anniversary; plenty of reminiscences from comic artists and writers from the 70’s and 80’s Writer Doug Moench revealed that Ka-Zar, a Tarzan knockoff, was artist Sal Buscema’s favorite

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Posted in 70's, 80's, cartoonists, comic books

all hail the king

Aug 28 1917 was the birthday to comic book artist Jack “King” Kirby. Without Jack Kirby there would be no Captain America, Iron Man, Hulk, or Thor, etc, etc, etc. The “King”, with his writing partners including Stan Lee, created

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Posted in 60's, 70's, comic books, movies

jet set

Jet, the weekly magazine for African-Americans since 1951, is set to quit printing, and go all digital. Jet is notable for its role in chronicling the Civil Rights movement from its earliest years: “If it isn’t in Jet, it didn’t happen.” Origionally 15

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Posted in 00's, 10's, 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's, magazines

a really big shew

I’ve been reading “Always on Sunday” by Michael Harris, about tv host Ed Sullivan. Sullivan broadcast from 1948 to 1971, making his “shew” the longest-running variety show in US broadcast history. Unlike the smooth television personalities of today, part of

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