The Funny Pages as High Art? You’ve Got to Be Kidding!

No, It’s Not a Graphic Novel!

I love the way Michael Chabon transforms those much maligned early comic strips into an art form in his Pulitzer Prize winning The Adventures of Kavalier and Clay:

” … the mannered splendour of Burne Hogarth, Alex Raymond, Hal Foster and the other masters of funny-page draftsmanship …  the finely tuned humor and adultish irony of ‘L’il Abner’, ‘Krazy Kat’, ‘Abbie ‘n’ Slats’ … the steady metrical story-telling of  Gould and Gray and ‘Gasoline Alley’ … the dizzying, never surpassed verbal and visual interplay in the work of Milton Caniff.’ 

Michael Chabon: Respect!

Author: rixbitz

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