Thursday, July 30, 2009

Coming soon: my picks for the "100 Greatest Cartoonists"

Yup, everybody is making "top 100" lists these days, so I decided that I'll do one too, 1 cartoonist per post. Old ones, new ones, foreign ones, local ones, forgotten ones, famous ones, they'll all be put to my judgement... startin' with my next post!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009


Here's a video of the greatest cartoonist in all of France, Jean Giraud, aka Moebius, drawing his famous western character, Blueberry:

I would watch a full-length movie of just this man drawing. I love everything about the style, the lettering...
I will do a post on his work soon.
I did a caricature of him here.

Here's a taste of his finished work:

I was introduced to the work by a book of Havey Kurtzman interviews. He was one of Kurtzman's favorite cartoonists.

The Great American Asshole Test

Yep! More Rick Altergott:

Plus this, from the back cover of Spumco Comic Book. I'm pretty sure he drew this one (he also colored stories in the books):

I just discovered that Rick has another comic up on the Vice site! (Don't read the comments though. Vice's readership is apparently full of ignorant haters. Sleazy, anonymous haters at that. At a glance, the material on the site is a sure-fire way to attract them. Sigh).

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

I plan for some longer posts, so be patient.

In the meantime, here's a pitcher of the graphic desiner, Mr. Craig Yoe, with his logic-defying ladle-cut hairdo.

The man wrote this piece of information, directed at Danny Hellman, in an internet forum based on his lack of nipples (don't ask me!):

"danny, you damn well know the story about this.

as you well know i did have ONE nipple. you, though, convinced me that men don't really need nipples, blah, blah, blah, and that i should have it surgically removed so that you could have it grafted on top of your big bald head. it was when you were hanging out with the screw magazine crowd and thought it'd be funny if your head looked like a giant boob. or so you SAID. you never used my nipple, and you never gave it back after repeated phone calls to you and your lawyer.

oh, geez, this is all so embarrasssing...

anyway, i then tried to cut your nipple off with a knife at the rocketship hotwire launch party and you've made me out since to be some klnd of crazy lunatic because i attempted to do what anybody in his right mind would after the kind of suffering you've put me through...

Apparently, though, Danny Hellman and Yoe are friends, and the nipple-less accusation was good-natured fun.

Relatedly, I've admired both Hellman and Yoe's drawing styles for a long time, and had no idea they even knew each other.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Monday, July 6, 2009

"I Remember the Sixties"

From Weirdo #4, here's one of my favorite comics from one of my favorite cartoonists, Robert Crumb (click to enlarge):

I recall Spumkin asking me to put some Crumb on here a while back, so yer welcome!