Tuesday, October 19, 2010
I'm Not Dead Yet!
I'll spare you details of the personal stuff, but I want you to know that the preparations on my book American Newspaper Comics: An Encyclopedic Reference Guide, are coming along very well. The University of Michigan Press is doing a great job pulling it all together and the finish line is in sight. There's even a page for the book on Amazon now, though it's basically only a placeholder at the moment. Feel free to start submitting your rave reviews, though! Oh, you actually want to see the book first? Hmmph. Picky, picky, picky.
Well, I hate to make a post without a little eye candy, so here are some theatrical caricatures by Gluyas Williams. He did these in 1918. Although Gluyas was always noted for his economy of line, these are minimalist even by his standards.
PS: My abject apologies to email correspondents who haven't received replies for awhile. Not only was I not making public posts, but much of my email went unanswered these past weeks.
Thanks for being so considerate, but I'm guessing my cut doesn't depend on where you order. I'd be going with Amazon myself, that's a heck of a big discount they're offering, much more than typical for academic publications.