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eight strip sunday week five

not a lot of jokes this week. Mostly eye candy and eye crossword puzzles. I have been thinking about how odd the relationship is between comix and its own past. No other art form has spent so much effort distancing itself from its immature origins, and also stubbornly embracing and celebrating those origins. No avid comix reader denies that some of the most advanced practitioners of the form (Barks, Kirby, Toth) were producing work mainly for children, and yet we find ourselves in the awkward position of reserving for these masters the same sort of reverence readers of English literature reserve for Shakespeare and Faulkner. It seems like a recipe for neuroses. What if the world's greatest artist is a children's artist? How would I go about recommending Milt Gross to somebody who stopped watching Looney Tunes 20 years ago? Well, none of these questions are new for comix, and I'm not about to solve the public relations dilemmas of comix history in a paragraph. But I will suggest that it's nice not to have to choose between one kind of comix and another. I like every kind -- children's comix, weird comix, science fiction comix, porn comix, journalistic comix, psychedelic comix, none of the above comix, and comix that are all of these at once. One of the selections below is an excerpt from a Hot Wheels toy tie-in.

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Gerry Conway, Sal Buscema, Vince Colletta, Al Wenzel, & Charlotte Jetter (excerpt from Marvel Team-Up #36, August 1975):
Spider-Man is an alcoholic


Alex Toth:
NEED 4 SPEED


Mort Walker:
in bed fucking yr wife


Kevin Huizenga:
Click through a few times to see this one BIG.


Doug Wright:
Canada, Friendly Giant to th North


Ernie Bushmiller:
Mulholland Dr


Aidan Koch:
'I have no dream.  I couldn't remember my dream.'  --MLK


Richard McGuire, excerpt from "Untitled" (2004):
Everything's a vehicle


Read anything good lately?
Tags: aidan koch, alex toth, doug wright, ernie bushmiller, gerry conway, kevin huizenga, mort walker, richard mcguire, sal buscema, sunday comix
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