Thursday, March 26, 2009

March 26, 2009
Went home for lunch and whipped out a cool little piece on Mickey Free's contentious relationship with his jack mule:

This, by the way, was a daily occurrence for the Mickster. Whenever he set out on the trail, his combative mule always gave him a chance at a blue sky experience. The name of the painting is: "Damn You Tu!" (Free called his mule Tu, which is Spanish for "you".)

Been studying a book "Masters of American Comics" which was published in conjunction with the Hammer Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Taken by the power of blocks of black:

Yes, that's Chester Gould (Dick Tracy), Jack Kirby, Milton Caniff (Steve Canyon), Chris Ware (Jimmy Corrigan, The Smartest Kid On Earth)

And these are sketches are 8,416 thru 8,423. Ah, you say you want a revolution?

"If you want to start a revolution, start a magazine."
—V.I. Lennin

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