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Tuesday, March 07, 2006 |
( 3/07/2006 07:33:00 AM ) Bill S.
A QUICK PLUGOLA - Just received the February issue of The Comics Journal in the mail – a sign that I had something in it since the journal doesn't send copies out to its contributors otherwise (as an early writer, I used to have a "lifetime" free sub to TCJ, but that's something that disappeared many editorial regimes ago). My contribution is smallish: a "Bullets" length review of Rick Geary's The Murder of Abraham Lincoln. But I did want to point out the great selection of early Harvey Kurtzman comics work that's included in the issue: featuring samples of his first comics art and post-World War II work, you can see the man evolve from a somewhat gawky Simon-&-Kirby imitator into an assured cartoonist. I'd love to see Fantagraphics do an anthology devoted strictly to these obscure comics treasures, but I suspect that such a project would be financially prohibitive . . .