Humbug is coming!
I'm sure that those of y'all into funnybooks have certainly heard that Fantagraphics has been working on a complete collection of the crazy 1950s magazine Humbug
, which featured early work by the likes of Harvey Kurtzman, Will Elder, Al Jaffee, Jack Davis - you know, those MAD
fellers. At any rate, the book has been in production all year for a 2009 release, and Fantagraphics today released a teaser image of the book:
If you have any interest in design or cleaning up old images, you will certainly find this report by Fantagraphics' Paul Garesh in what a nightmare it was to recreate the eleven issues from a combination of both what remains of the original artwork and scans of the fifty year-old magazines. Play with Photoshop? Read this
In related news, the Hipster Son is agonizingly close to paying off the debt he incurred in my purchasing The Completely MAD Don Martin
. He's down to under $10 now and looks forward to having money again to purchase something, anything new for himself. As I write, the Hipster Kids are on the road to Danville, Kentucky to spend the weekend with some of my kinfolk and get some fishing done. These kids take a freaking pile of road trips, don't they? They've got a week in Louisville next month and a few days on the beach at Christmas, too. Watch them never want to go anywhere when they're grown up.
Also, Courtney Pine does a remarkable job playing Trane's "Giant Steps" on this record. You should check it out if you like jazz.
If you aren't planning to have a great weekend, then change your plans
, I say.
, reprint this! Current Mood:
Courtney Pine: The Vision's Tale