Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Shout Out to the Beanworld King Larry Marder and Basil Wolverton, Back in the Spotlight...

  • A shout out back to Larry, who mentioned yours truly in a recent post on his excellent blog, Larry Marder's Beanworld.

  • Man, it's been ages! (Thanks to Bob Heer for bringing this to my attention.)

    Larry and
  • Mark Frauenfelder at Boing Boing post news of a new Basil Wolverton exhibition at the Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana, California, now through November 11th, showcasing Glenn Bray's incredible collection of Wolverton original art.

  • Two choice Wolverton links to check out this AM:
  • a nifty overview of Powerhouse Pepper -- including a complete color story! -- awaits you here at the International Animation Society's ASIFA Animation Archive blog/site,
  • and another sweet ASIFA post here features lots of Wolverton art and an archival posting of Basil's own 1948 Daily Oregonian article, "Acoustics in the Comics" -- sweet reading, all.
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    The New Center for Cartoon Studies Semester Begins...

    With at least one comment already posted (yesterday) requesting info on the new class, let me start by saying yes, I've met the new freshmen class (during the morning portion of their all-day orientation session on Saturday), but noting, too, my first day of teaching them is today.

    So, really, not much to tell as yet. This afternoon is my first instructor session with the group, opening the lecture-intensive Survey of the Drawn Story (plain English: Comics History) class.

    So, patience, folks, and plenty of CCS news and posts to follow in the coming weeks and months and years!

    And, just for my amigo Mark Martin...
    A tender love story,
    a romance comic, if you will,
    in four panels:

    That's it, Mark!
    No more Condi pics!
    That's my annual quota!

    (Special thanks to Salvo for the pix.)

    Have a great Tuesday, one and all ...

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