Monday, October 3, 2011

from my parents' attic

On a recent trip to see old mom and dad, I got up in the attic, in the boxes of shite I have foisted on those dear old people over the years. Well, what was trash a few years ago suddenly seem treasures.

Here's a few finds:

1) This David Mazzuchelli New Yorker cover from 1993, blew my mind. I was all like, holy shit, he's predicted the 9/11 attacks years before they occurred! Jesus, how come no one ever noticed this before? Holy shit, I … Oh, yeah, there was that earlier attack on the world trade towers in '93…
Nice cover anyway.

2) This was the first thing Drawn and Quarterly published! I bought this in a convenience store in Ontario and I was all like, what the hell is this. There is a comic in there by the chief himself, which I remembered being really good and it is. The guy is not only a great publisher, he's a very talented cartoonist.

3) The third issue of a black and white comic I did in the 80's and 90's. It was a terrible comic.
Still, I miss the days of a million shitty, black and white alternative comics with black and red covers every week when you went to the comic shop.

Here's an example, from the inside back cover.
click to enlarge.

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