couple weeks month and a half ago I received a care package from none other than Bully of Comics Oughta Be Fun!
The box was very heavy and when I opened it I was pleasantly surprised to discover I was the recipient of some of Bully's legendary generosity! I was so moved I created a live-action version of one of the scenes from the Krazy & Ignatz book.
In the box were the following books:
The Comics of Fletcher Hanks - I Shall Destroy All The Civilized Planets by Paul Karasik.Quite the haul! I've been remiss in reviewing these books for various reasons: Shiny things distracting me, crippling anxiety attacks, the job, varying accessibility to the computer and somehow misplacing my memory card after spending several hours scanning interesting pages and photographing the books (It's so difficult to find a fur or urine stain-free space in this house to display the books for a nice photo setting it's ridiculous). I don't want to even talk about the art project I also lost that I spent a day photographing. Argh!
The Complete Peanuts - 1963-1964.
Walt Kelley's Our Gang - 1944-1945.
Things Get Away From You by Walt Holcombe.
Human Disatrophism and The Girl from H.O.P.P.E.R.S. - Love and Rockets trades.
Arf Forum v3 by Craig Yoe.
The Art of Lyonel Feininger.
Krazy & Ignatz - 1939.
I suspect the memory card I placed on the table just "for a minute" is now either a plaything of the cats hidden somewhere or is currently in the backyard, its tiny chewed pieces mixed in with dog droppings like cracked wheat in a loaf of bread.
So to correct this I'm going to begin reviewing the gifts as any good blogger should, even the ones I don't fully understand. I'll begin with the Fletcher Hanks book and maybe have an answer to the unasked question as to why there was more buzz about the book among bloggers before it came out than after.
Thanks again, Bully!
You can find out more about these and other fine books at Fantagraphics.