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Free download The Someday Funnies review ☆ The Someday Funnies ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Read å E-book, or Kindle E-pub Å Michel Choquette ??s kicker a great Captain Marvel strip that ties the decade’s woes to Billy Batson’s mid century silence Though the collection is by its nature a mixed bag it’s a priceless time capsule of comics history presented handsomely by Abrams in the large tabloid size Chouette always envisioned Publishers Weekly starred review “A treasure trove of sixties cartooning finally hits print This graphic time capsule reveals that “the sixties” still define modern America’s contradictory heart” Village Voice  “Where else can you see previously unpublished works by great artists like Kirby Bode and Beck who have since passed on to that great bull pen in the sky” Cleveland Plain Dealer  “As a portrait of the state of the medium of comics in the early 1970s in the US and Europe a yeasty blend of old and new that was poised to make a jump to the forefront of artistic endeavors in the twenty first century. The original publisher who pulled out of this made the right decision All of these pages have a glaring hole where some sort of continuity hook was supposed to go and from an artistic standpoint this is unforgivable and irreparableIf you are a longtime comic reader you have read better stuff from Crumb and others about the 60s If you are not a comic reader I beg you to avoid this because it will make you hate comics Benden Sonra Mutluluk priceless time capsule of comics history Profile presented handsomely by Abrams in the large tabloid size Chouette always envisioned Publishers Weekly starred review “A treasure trove of sixties cartooning finally hits A Boy Broken print This graphic time capsule reveals that “the sixties” still define modern America’s contradictory heart” Village Voice  “Where else can you see Bloom previously unpublished works by great artists like Kirby Bode and Beck who have since The Fever King Feverwake #1 passed on to that great bull The Real Deal Lose Yourself #2 pen in the sky” Cleveland Plain Dealer  “As a The Rescue portrait of the state of the medium of comics in the early 1970s in the US and Europe a yeasty blend of old and new that was Osteopathy in the Cranial Field poised to make a jump to the forefront of artistic endeavors in the twenty first century. The original Anne Adayları ve Hamileler için Karatay Diyeti publisher who Defy Me pulled out of this made the right decision All of these The Marriage Act pages have a glaring hole where some sort of continuity hook was supposed to go and from an artistic standpoint this is unforgivable and irreparableIf you are a longtime comic reader you have read better stuff from Crumb and others about the 60s If you are not a comic reader I beg you to avoid this because it will make you hate comics

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Free download The Someday Funnies review ☆ The Someday Funnies ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Read å E-book, or Kindle E-pub Å Michel Choquette The Someday Funnies is the long awaited collection of comic strips created in the early 1970s by world famous artists and writers such as C C Beck René Goscinny Harvey Kurtzman Jack Kirby Moebius Art Spiegelman and Gahan Wilson What started out as a special insert for Rolling Stone took on a life and mythology of its own as writereditor Michel Chouette traveled the world commissioning this visual chronicle of the 1960s only to find himself without a publishing partner or the financial support to continue Forty years later readers finally get to experience this legendary anthology as Chouette celebrates the birth death and resurrection of The Someday Funnies 129 previously unpublished strips by 169 writers and artistsPraise for The Someday Funnies“In 1970 National Lampoon contributor Chouette was asked by Jann Wenner to edit a special comics insert for Rolling Stone that would allow prominent cartoonists and wri. This is a fascinating artifact that would have been significantly fascinating if the editor had managed to keep out of his own way In the early 70s Chouette tapped some of the eras greatest cartoonists to take a satirical look back at the 60s He had gathered a tremendous amount of material but couldn t get it published until 2012 The comics themselves while inevitably uneven considering the broad brief and variable effort put into them are a treasure trove of oddities and definitely worth the price of admission However Chouette significantly overestimates how interested comics fans are going to be in his own journey to publication which would have been okay had it been confined to the introduction but instead became a major liability when he decided to turn a uirk of his original ask to artists to leave an empty space in their compositions for a future story to weave through the various pages into a tone deaf self aggrandizing and utterly irrelevant platform for an illustrated pantomime of his travels around the world gathering and pitching material a glib and irritating conceit that comes dangerously close to spoiling the whole enterprise But if you can get past that there are treasures within which justify the large size format and beautiful printing

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Free download The Someday Funnies review ☆ The Someday Funnies ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Read å E-book, or Kindle E-pub Å Michel Choquette Ters to survey the 1960s That collection “The Someday Funnies” transformed over the next few years into a never published book featuring the work of 169 writers and artists and then when Wenner pulled the plug into the great lost project of comics history a “Pet Sounds” of mainstream underground and European sensibilities existing only in Chouette’s Montreal storage space Thirty one years later it’s finally seeing print and it’s a doozy featuring work from luminaries like Art Spiegelman Joost Swarte Jack Kirby and Will Eisner There are also comics written by Harlan Ellison and William S Burroughs and illustrations from such unlikely suspects as Tom Wolfe and Federico Fellini What sticks with a reader now is the way the ’60s had already begun to curdle in the memory even for those who had just lived them; than one of these comics posits wild eyed alternate histories of the ’60s including the book?. This is a whole that is perhaps somewhat less than the sum of its parts It began as a comics format retrospective on the 1960s for Rolling Stone but as Chouette s vision and ambition grew so did the project until it became a projected book and ulmitately nothing than that when the publisher pulled out and funding dried up The strips Chouette had gathered from an impressive array of contemporary comics talent non comics talent upcoming talent and nobodies two strips are by people who were then teenagers and who seem never to have gone to have carrers in art ended up languishing for literally decades before an article on this lost Holy Grail of comics prompted a revisitation to the stored strips and ultimately to this publication It falls considerably short of Chouette s projected number of strips at 129 fewer than half the number he originally aimed for It falls considerably shoirt of its ambitions as wellThe idea of getting an array of folk form inside and outside the comics world to use the comics format to look back at and comment on the 1960s was a fascinating one and certainly radical at the itme Chouette bagan work Even the idea of having mainstream and alternate cartoonists rubbing metaphorical shoulders in the same book was if not uniue certainly unusual but the idea of bringing in non comics figures or folk not really associated with comics Tom Wolfe Fellini Frank Zappa Wiliam S Burroughs etc certainly was uniue and potentially inspired Chouette s further notion of each strip leaving a blank space into which Robert Crumb would insert art that would create a through line for the book was also interesting Sadly first off not all the artists left such a space and second Crumb declined to be involved Even sadly Chouette chose to fill the bank spaces that did appear with art documenting his process of reassembling the book a choice that fails to achieve the original intent and also failt to achieve a worthwhile alternative thereto The added art rarely fits well into the original context It might have bene better to leave the blank spaces blankIt is certainly interesting to see all these strips especially ones by cartoonists I like as they have afaik not been seen before New work by great cartoonists is always worth a look In many instances though these strips ust don t stand up that well what might have seemed innovative or daring forty years ago all too often seems trite dated or even offensive today To be sure there are some noteworthy strips and not always by those one would expect Tom Wolfe s for instance is one of the high points Aragones does a lovely piece laid out innovatively with comics panels inside a silhouette of an Olympic athlete while the content of the strip proper fairly mercilessly satirizes the Olympics On the other hand many strips are if not necessarily bad merely decent or pedestrian I had a pervasive sense of disappointment reading through all these supposedly lost treasures comics Holy Grail and all but finding few that really provided a visual or intellectual wow Probably of interest to serious comics fans and competists but not really a must have sadly

  • Hardcover
  • 216
  • The Someday Funnies
  • Michel Choquette
  • English
  • 08 August 2019
  • 9780810996182