Friday, March 28, 2008
Cole Johnson's Strip Collectin' Funnies
Presented for your enjoyment, and entirely without permission, a cartoon from Cole Johnson's latest snail mail missive to me. My better half thought the cartoon was hilarious -- perhaps too hilarious.
Gordon Campbell's Collection
I was talking to Jeffrey Lindenblatt the other night and the subject of Gordon Campbell and his amazing collection of early tearsheets and original art came up. I still don't know what happened to his museum-quality collection after his death. It seems to have disappeared from the face of the earth. Does anyone have any idea what happened to it?
Bud Fisher Lawsuit
D.D. Degg found information about the Bud Fisher vs. Star Company (Hearst) lawsuit on the web and it's interesting stuff. You can read it here. I find such court documents fascinating for the inside look it gives us to the business of newspaper cartooning. If anyone knows of other available court documents (like the lawsuits for the Katzies, Outcault, Mr. Peewee etc.) I'd love to hear from you.