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djjd62
 
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Reply Tue 31 Oct, 2006 05:41 pm
a recent fave of mine is an artist known only as seth

you can read about him here


he's got a nice retro style, mostly black and white or just muted tones

an example of a page from one of his works

http://www.drawnandquarterly.com/imagesPreview/a3e722ea3741ec-5.jpg
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djjd62
 
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Reply Tue 31 Oct, 2006 05:43 pm
farmerman wrote:
Watterson was not the first or even the best at "breaking the borders '.. The artists who produced the old EC comics "The Crypt Keeper" and "The Vault of Horror" were some real geniuses at that. When I was a little kid of a bout 5 or 6 my cousin had an entire collection of Crypt keeper comics and I remember reading them and getting the living **** scared out of me.

I distinctly remember one where a guy , who couldnt die, was stranded in the desert and was being eaten alive by buzzards. There was another one called "HEAP" which was about this pile of rubbish that just came alive and started on a rampage of fetidididdity.

They dont make comics like that any more.


they did some reprints of those in the mid 80's, pretty cool stuff
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Tue 31 Oct, 2006 05:43 pm
I assume he does the graphic novels?
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Tue 31 Oct, 2006 05:46 pm
I bought those EC comics off the rack, and read dozens of them. They did science fiction very well, also. Weird Science Fantasy, for instance. Many of their comics were true masterpieces. They are also the ones that did Mad Comics.
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djjd62
 
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Reply Tue 31 Oct, 2006 05:49 pm
edgarblythe wrote:
I assume he does the graphic novels?


yes, or long running series type work

his work about wimbledon green a mysterious comics collector is fantastic
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Tue 31 Oct, 2006 06:19 pm
My brother once tried to sell a comic that went about like the old gangster movies, except the characters were ducks. Imagine Edward G Robinson as a duck, and you have it. Never found a taker.
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farmerman
 
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Reply Tue 31 Oct, 2006 06:35 pm
wasnt that one of Donald Ducks relatives, Edward G McDrake?
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Tue 31 Oct, 2006 06:41 pm
The characters I am speaking of were treated in a realistic, very graphic manner, except for the duck addition. I Don't recall seeing McDrake, but I doubt there was much resemblance.
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farmerman
 
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Reply Tue 31 Oct, 2006 06:47 pm
wait a minute here. Did you say that the subject was handled seriously? with ducks?


remember the first rule of vaudeville comedy---ALL WORDS WITH A "K" ARE FUNNY.

pickle
kanoodle
pork and beans
ducks
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farmerman
 
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Reply Tue 31 Oct, 2006 06:47 pm
wait a minute here. Did you say that the subject was handled seriously? with ducks?


remember the first rule of vaudeville comedy---ALL WORDS WITH A "K" ARE FUNNY.

pickle
kanoodle
pork and beans
ducks
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Tue 31 Oct, 2006 06:51 pm
Aparently, the syndicate agreed with that, about "k" being funny. The Edward G character died in a swarm of bullets, early on.
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farmerman
 
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Reply Tue 31 Oct, 2006 06:55 pm
Quote:
The characters I am speaking of were treated in a realistic, very graphic manner, except for the duck addition.


Did your brother get it that words with a "K" are usually funny, imagine a family of investment bankers and defense attornies, .... and they were all pickles. Youd probably smile a bit. Dont ya think?
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Tue 31 Oct, 2006 06:56 pm
Hmmm.
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djjd62
 
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Reply Tue 31 Oct, 2006 06:57 pm
edgarblythe wrote:
My brother once tried to sell a comic that went about like the old gangster movies, except the characters were ducks. Imagine Edward G Robinson as a duck, and you have it. Never found a taker.


quite a lot of animals as people in comics in the mid eighties, one long running series but can't recall the name
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farmerman
 
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Reply Tue 31 Oct, 2006 06:58 pm
dl--edgar was the one who posted that dinosaurs had tits..
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farmerman
 
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Reply Tue 31 Oct, 2006 07:00 pm
Theres an idea, dicosaurs with cloths and tits and lipstick and tats.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Tue 31 Oct, 2006 07:06 pm
But I'm no cartoonist. That takes a special talent.
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djjd62
 
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Reply Tue 31 Oct, 2006 07:06 pm
probably been done
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farmerman
 
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Reply Tue 31 Oct, 2006 07:08 pm
That one you did the other day with the eyelashes and bazooms was really hot. Did she have a cigarette in her claws?
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Tue 31 Oct, 2006 07:11 pm
I didn't inquire if she smokes.
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