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28 February 2006 @ 11:13 pm
Comics acquisitions  
Stopped by Comic Relief after work today and picked up a couple of things. One is The Middle Man: The Trade Paperback Imperative, which collects the first series of The Middle Man. Monkey mobsters, people. Check it out. I also grabbed a copy of Tales Designed To Thrizzle #2 by Michael Kupperman, from Fantagraphics. I wish somebody had told me how awesome this book is earlier. I saw Kupperman at WonderCon (and helped him put one of his posterboard copies of a cover back up when the tape dried out), but I overlooked his stuff. My mistake. I should have been fawning over him. It's pretty much a collection of random gags (and I do mean random) in a mock-retro style. There's a very J.R. "Bob" Dobbs feel to the whole thing.

The cover:
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TDtT isn't afraid to get personal:
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And here are a couple of random strips:
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russgoulo on March 1st, 2006 08:47 am (UTC)
He has another collection called Snake and Bacon's Cartoon Cabaret or some such which I remember enjoying a lot.
wanderingbhikkhwanderingbhikkh on March 1st, 2006 11:05 am (UTC)
MY HEAD.

THERE IS PAIN.

WHY ARE YOU NOT ON FIRE.
mr_smeggersmr_smeggers on March 1st, 2006 02:08 pm (UTC)
Reminds me of the underground funnies of the 60's and 70's, and how they parodied things from the 30's.
Ameliapadparadscha on March 1st, 2006 11:16 pm (UTC)
HA! My dad had an entire box of stupid old comics from the 60s. Wonder whatever happened to it ...

And on the slim off-chance you haven't seen this before, here is a site showing every reason why Superman is a dick.
gwalla: lon chaneygwalla on March 2nd, 2006 01:18 am (UTC)
Heh. I don't think you can be a comics fan on the Internet without knowing that site.
Ameliapadparadscha on March 2nd, 2006 03:42 am (UTC)
Yeah, that's what I thought, but I'm not a comic fan so I wasn't totally certain. It never hurts to try.