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Out Out Brief Candle and the Fate of Sundays

Posted by on October 4th, 2010 at 6:28 PM
Well, as you might well have expected, I was wrong...

Continuities and Suspense

Posted by on October 1st, 2010 at 3:43 PM
Erstwhile Gag-a-day Strips String It Out to Story Length

Hazardous Work in the Funnies

Posted by on September 29th, 2010 at 7:47 PM
Guest (Cameo) Appearances Hither and Yon

Simon & Kirby’s Newsboys

Posted by on September 29th, 2010 at 12:01 AM
I've always been mildly discombobulated by the question of who inked Kirby. In the early years of their partnership, we've all assumed that Kirby penciled (because that's where the energy in the pictures originated, in the pencils, and Kirby was notorious for not wanting to ink his work (like drawing it twice, he'd say) and Simon inked. In various places, however, I've read that the only authentic Simon and Kirby collaboration, with Simon inking Kirby, was in the Blue Bolt stories, the first of their joint endeavors. Simon's contribution to the partnership was to write the stories and to market their product. Very soon, apparently, these assignments had elbowed any possibility of inking out of the studio, and the two recruited inkers from whoever was walking by the door, which, in those early days, included a lot of highly talented artists.

A Few Choice Examples of the Cartooning Arts

Posted by on September 27th, 2010 at 8:46 AM
Mark Tatulli’s Heart of the City

Zombie Time Some More

Posted by on September 24th, 2010 at 8:03 AM
Part II: Fanging for Fun and Prophet

It’s Zombie Time in the Funnies

Posted by on September 22nd, 2010 at 8:42 AM
Part I: Back to School

Odds & Addenda

Posted by on September 20th, 2010 at 9:29 PM
A Short Visit to the Bumsteads

New Menaces in Dennis

Posted by on September 17th, 2010 at 3:56 PM
Guest Appearances of Anonymous Tykes

A Few Beauts

Posted by on September 15th, 2010 at 8:17 AM
Browsing for Excellence

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