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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

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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Posted in 70's, cartoonist, grafitti

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


“fresh”? “flesh”? “fhes”? I don’t know what this says, but the colors remind me of Bazooka Joe comics.

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Posted in comics, food, graffiti, nyc