Writing about Jorge Longaron and the glamourous styles of the seventies, I had a reason to look at Alex Kotzky's Apartment 3G again. Althoug I am a big fan of Kotzky's work, I never really waremed to his glamourous soap opera strip. I have shown a lot of Sunday pages, because they are beautifully drawn. Here are the first few weeks of the daily version. Aain, you can see how very well drawn it is. The story is very well done as well. If a book wa done, I might actually be able to get into this strip.
What I notice is how well designed the strip is. Even though KOtzky was a contemporary of Alex Toth, his style seems to absolute opposite to Toths in the sixties, who seems to have go simpler and simpler. Kotzky's stri is far from that, but it read just as well. This probably is due to his superb draftmanship as a character artist. Often seen as a photorealist, I wonder if he is. Lifelike as the movement of his characters are, there is a destinct design element to them as well.