Sunday, December 16, 2007
I've been working on variations on this zine for a few years now, sort of teetering between different ideas. It all gelled recently though in a form i'm pretty excited about. I've been reading enormous stacks of Richie Rich, Archie, Sad Sack, Mad Magazine & junk like that, paying about as much attention to the old novelty ads as the actual comics. Anyhow, as you might know, i teach little kids how to draw comics & comical drawing styles, & i've got a son & before that, i worked in the children's room of the library, but it's always a bit of a teetering line that i walk. I've decided to directly produce all my output for kids, because i'm so disgusted by what's out there for them (it's all Japanese or Japanese influence crapola or emasculated PC nonsense) & my son has to live in this future world of nonsense. With another kid on the way, it makes it all the more urgent to reform the American cultural landscape into what i consider to be REAL AMERICAN CULTURE. Anyhow, i've also been watching the recently released Woody Woodpecker & Popeye collections which are blowing my socks off! So much cartoony violence! I love it.