Sunday, February 05, 2017

Trapped In Connecticut

Saturday Leftover Day.

One of the bigger finds in writing Behving Madly (my new book on Mad imitations, coming from IDW and CRaig Yoe in March, available at Amazon through the link at the right) is the work of South American artist Albistur. One of those pesty foreign refugees, back when that was still allowed, he came to the US and made a name for himself as a cartoonist and sometimes realistic comic book artist (for instance in Simon and Kirby's selfpublished Police Trap). For Charlton's Crazy, he combined both styles to produce two beautiful pieces, both written by later comedy giant Gary Belkin. The first, a four page parody of Elvis' Presley's movies, appears in the book. The second, a two page riff on Harvey Kurtzman and Jack Davis 'And You Know Who Gets Killed...' in Humbug, was left on the cutting room gloor. But here is one of the four situations shown there.

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