mercoledì 4 marzo 2009

Torna Sam's Strip per Fantagraphics
Photo Fantagraphics at FlickrAbbiamo avuto occasione più volte di parlare della particolarissima sgtriscia di Mort Walker e Jerry Dumas, Sam's Strip, meraviglioso luogo in cui i protagonisti delle strisce hanno trovato accoglienza, anche quelli dimenticati da tanto tempo. La Fantagraphics ne propone finalmente una ristampa, della quale potete avere un estratto gratuito facendo click qui. Fate invece click qui per godervi il relativo slideshow con video. Decisamente consigliato.

"Sam's Strip was ahead of its time when it debuted in 1961. Mort Walker and Jerry Dumas' offbeat creation took the inside joke of breaking the fourth wall to a new level, playing with the basic elements of the cartoon form, experimenting with different art styles and featuring famous characters from other strips. Sam and his cartoonist assistant owned and operated the comic strip they inhabited. The Yellow Kid, Jiggs, Krazy Kat, Dagwood, and Charlie Brown were among the many familiar faces who made walk-on appearances. Sam and his assistant discussed the inner workings and hidden secrets of life within the panel borders. This type of self-referential humor, called metacomics by scholar Thomas Inge, had been explored previously by Al Capp, Ernie Bushmiller, and Walt Kelly and has been used on a more regular basis by such contemporary cartoonists as Garry Trudeau, Berke Breathed, and Bill Griffith. Sam's Strip, which..." Full article: Fantagraphics.

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