jonnynoblecali asked: And JL is probably a great personal friend of thine too; to me well—he’ll always remain Legend, The perpetual Rock-a-Billy Rasputin, a universe on to himself, a distant mountain surrounded by molehills. Not that I mind, haha. Well, enough of that BS. Again the subject is comic books. Where do I begin? EC Comics? Which should I avoid? Can you briefly explain MAD to me? me dumb, dumb. Open to any genre; open to contemporary comics as well. Comic Book 101 as it were. Thanks Great OZ of Northridge.
Hey man, what is TJITC anyway? I’m to dumb to figure it out. As for comics, you know me, I’m sort of a dadist surrealist sort of a guy, so I always went for EC comics, Harvey Kurtzman “Hey Look”, Basil Wolverton art, Jack Cole art (Plastic Man, other horror comics of the era). The deal with MAD is that it started out as a comic book for the first few years, and I think those were the best. The humor was totally anarchist revolutionary absurdist humor of the 1950s, anti-establishment yet highly intelligent. Hard to believe it was meant for pre-teen kids! Once it went to Mad Magazine I think the edge went away, personally. I know nothing about contemporary comics! just like contemporary music!