Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Week 1: Jim Woodring

Jim Woodring is best known for his works Jim and Frank, the former featuring surreal dream-inspired imagery and the latter featuring a "generic anthromorph." He evidently also made Weathercraft, which I've actually read. So I can say with complete confidence that this guy draws some f***ed up sh**.

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Week 1: Chris Ware

Chris Ware is a widely-published cartooist known for The ACME Novelty Library, Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth, and Quimby the Mouse.

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Week 1: Rodolphe Töpffer

Rodolphe Töpffer could arguably be considered the first modern cartoonist, as his "stories with pictures" (as he called them) are said to be the first comics. M. Vieuxbois (or Obadiah Oldbuck) was the first comic book published in Ameica in 1842.

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Week 1: Art Spiegelman

Art Spiegelman is an art and philosophy major, member of underground comix, and co-founder of Arcade. His most famous work is Maus: A Survivor's Tale, which was based on his parents' experience as concentration camp survivors. He is a major advocate of comics as a formal medium.