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ANNOUNCING a change in direction. Instead of a daily posting, we have shifted to a weekly Sunday posting for the fall of 2012, to be called "Screwball Sunday." This will mimic a Sunday newspaper comics section, but will be assembled by me and be composed entirely of noteworthy screwball comics from all eras, with notes by me (of course). The first issue is above.
I will also occasionally write and post illustrated essays on screwball comics as well, as time and inspiration allow.
To be clear, the pages above are all designed by me, Paul Tumey - they are not scans of any existing paper document (although they contain plenty of scans from my paper collection that you will only find on this blog).
Tune in every Sunday for a NEW collection of startling, saliva-spewing screwballistic delights.
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My friend and fellow comics scholar Frank Young has co-authored with David Lasky an outstanding graphic novel, The Carter Family: Don't Forget This Song (from Abrams ComicArts). The book will be reviewed in the October 14 issue of Time Magazine, along with Chris Ware's landmark work, Building Stories.
I've read both of these books and highly recommend them.
Click here to read Frank and David's absorbing post detailing the enormous craft that went into a single page of their book.