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found & lost

finally found a minute to run uptown to see Will Eisner: The Centennial Celebration 1917-2017, an exhibit at the charming upper eastside headquarters of the Society of Illustrators. Will Eisner (1917–2005) was a major innovator and influencer in American comic

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Posted in 30's, 40's, books, cartoonists, comic books, sva

can’t place the face

I love this big outdoor face sculpture we spotted in Bethel, NY. I couldn’t find the name of the artist, but it reminds me of great 50’s cartoonists, like Gene Deitch, VIP, and UPA studios.

Posted in 50's, cartoonists, sculpture

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

motley crew

Shout-out to cartoonist, illustrator, and SVA instructor Tom Motley. I was unable to attend his lecture “Composition Lessons from Comics Masters” at the NY Comics & Picture-story Symposium, but he was nice enough to send me a copy of his

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Posted in cartoonists, sva

thanks for giving

Sept 25 was the birthday of prolific author, cartoonist, and songwriter Shel Silverstein. Shel is best known as the author of many children’s books, like “The Giving Tree” and “Where the Sidewalk Ends”. But according to biographer Lisa Rogak in “A

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Posted in books, cartoonists, magazines, music

happy birthday, jackie!

August 1 is the birthday of Jackie Ormes, the first African-American woman syndicated cartoonist. She created the comic strip Torchy Brown and the panel comic Patty-Jo ‘n’ Ginger. In 1947, the Terri Lee doll company produced a doll based on

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Posted in 40's, 50's, cartoonists, comics, toys

how it art

Saw comic book artist & writer Howard Chaykin, speak at Special Edition, NYC. He said: comics tell time with space – larger panels are longer periods of time – smaller panels are short bursts of time and: horizontal panels are

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Posted in 80's, cartoonists, comic books, design, mad men

(strip) club owner

Speaking of JFK… In 1967, Esquire magazine commissioned Marvel comics artist Jack Kirby to write and draw “46 Hours and 36 Minutes in the Life of Jack Ruby,” a three-page comic strip beginning with Ruby’s learning of JFK’s assassination and

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Posted in 60's, cartoonists, comic books, magazines

april showers

it’s pouring in nyc. No one drew heavy, city, rain like cartoonist Will Eisner. Recognized as a genius in the 40’s, and again in the 80’s, he was one of my instructors at SVA. He inspired us to carry ourselves like professionals from

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Posted in 40's, 80's, cartoonists, nyc, sva

when captain america throws his mighty shield!!!

Captain America! Bucky! Nick Fury! Feast your eyes on this Krazy Komposition from Jack “King” Kirby! Have you seen “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” yet? Did you love it?

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