Posts Tagged ‘Drew Friedman’

Drop Everything


Monday, August 9, 2010

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…or, if you want, wait until a safe and appropriate time, but definitely read this amazing career-spanning interview with Drew Friedman. Subjects include Albert Brooks, Groucho Marx, Will Eisner, MAD magazine, Mark Newgarden, Woody Allen, and David Levine, among others.

UPDATE: Now available in audio form!


A Fine Day for Comics


Monday, June 11, 2007

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Well, I’m a lucky fan boy today. In my inbox this morning was a lengthy email about a massive, 464 page reprint of Winsor McCay’s Dream of the Rarebit Fiend. I’m quite excited about this, and hopefully the print quality will be as good as Pete Maresca’s groundbreaking McCay volume.

So, that’s cool. Plus, the mailman brought my review copies of Paul Karasik’s indispensable I Shall Destroy All the Civilized Planets. Ol’ man Karasik really did it this time, bringing all his obsessive zeal to bear on Fletcher Hanks, who I hope will soon be recognized (along with demented brethren Milt Gross, Ogden Whitney and Ernie Bushmiller) as one of the great cartoonists of the 20th century. His ability to make indelible images in comic book panels is nearly unparalleled. What can I say? It’s a brilliant book. Paul was my very first serious interview back in 1999, and his section of the Ganzfeld 1 helped make that book, my maiden voyage in publishing, really special.

Annnyyyyhoooowwww, I also received Drew Friedman’s The Fun Never Stops, an excellent overview of the last 15 years of his comics and illustrations. A perfect book for toilet reading! He remains hilarious and just awesome to hang out with (in book form).

Comics. It’s fun.

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Comics Comics Posts Come to Life!


Friday, February 16, 2007

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The great caricaturist Drew Friedman has contributed a typically excellent strip to the New York Observer this week, about the guilty pleasures of great literary figures. In the process, he touches on a Vladimir Nabokov anecdote you may remember from here a while back. Funny stuff.

(Via Bookninja.)

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