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PostSubject: Matt Baker: The Art of Glamour   Fri Jun 02, 2017 3:48 pm

Some of you may know that besides being a cartoonist, I'm also a comic book historian, and associate editor of Alter Ego magazine, which is dedicated to comics history. I've written or co-written four books, and edited/ co-wrote the book on which my friend Ian McDowell based this article concerning artist Matt Baker. The book is Matt Baker: The Art of Glamour.

Here is a link to the article where I am prominently mentioned:
yesweekly.com/piedmont-born-comic-book-pioneer-matt-baker/
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PostSubject: Re: Matt Baker: The Art of Glamour   Fri Jun 02, 2017 5:14 pm

Really cool! thanks for the link
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PostSubject: Re: Matt Baker: The Art of Glamour   Fri Jun 02, 2017 7:21 pm

Very cool. A great talent. Thanks for posting. Re his ability to draw wimmin so well: Gay, you say? Apparently that didn't hinder his ability to draw fetching damsels. I mean, he wasn't blind. Laughing Cool

http://yesweekly.com/piedmont-born-comic-book-pioneer-matt-baker/
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PostSubject: Re: Matt Baker: The Art of Glamour   Fri Jun 02, 2017 8:40 pm

Very cool link Jim.

So, what do you think about the contemporaries in your day and age? Such as Al Capp, Walt Kelly, Schulz, and the like?

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PostSubject: Re: Matt Baker: The Art of Glamour   Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:24 am

JimInks wrote:
Some of you may know that besides being a cartoonist, I'm also a comic book historian, and associate editor of Alter Ego magazine, which is dedicated to comics history. I've written or co-written four books, and edited/ co-wrote the book on which my friend Ian McDowell based this article concerning artist Matt Baker. The book is Matt Baker: The Art of Glamour.

Here is a link to the article where I am prominently mentioned:
yesweekly.com/piedmont-born-comic-book-pioneer-matt-baker/

Man, that's a cool article--I've seen Matt Baker's work of course but had no idea he had such an interesting backstory...or that you did! Huge Roy Thomas fan since I was a nipper, must be a cool guy to work with. Will look for Alter Ego next time I'm in the comic shop.
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PostSubject: Re: Matt Baker: The Art of Glamour   Sun Aug 27, 2017 2:56 pm

Brewdude wrote:
Very cool link Jim.

So, what do you think about the contemporaries in your day and age? Such as Al Capp, Walt Kelly, Schulz, and the like?

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RR

Apologies for the late reply. The question you ask is wide enough to write a book about. I honestly don't know to begin answering it, except to say they did classic work, and Al Capp was a strange man. There's a book out about him, though I haven't picked it up, that covers his life. The stories I've heard about Capp are not suitable for this forum.

Schulz was amazing because nobody helped him do one single strip. He wrote, drew, lettered and colored every single Peanuts strip without help for 50 years. The others you mention had tons of help.

Kelly's Pogo is being reprinted from the beginning of the strip. I don't know much about him personally.
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PostSubject: Re: Matt Baker: The Art of Glamour   Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:05 pm

JimInks wrote:
Brewdude wrote:
Very cool link Jim.

So, what do you think about the contemporaries in your day and age? Such as Al Capp, Walt Kelly, Schulz, and the like?

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Cheers,

RR

Apologies for the late reply. The question you ask is wide enough to write a book about. I honestly don't know to begin answering it, except to say they did classic work, and Al Capp was a strange man. There's a book out about him, though I haven't picked it up, that covers his life. The stories I've heard about Capp are not suitable for this forum.

Schulz was amazing because nobody helped him do one single strip. He wrote, drew, lettered and colored every single Peanuts strip without help for 50 years. The others you mention had tons of help.

Kelly's Pogo is being reprinted from the beginning of the strip. I don't know much about him personally.

I appreciate the reply Jim.

Yes, Capp was a strange guy. And while his strips were great in all aspects, his personal motivations and political beliefs made him a lightning rod back in the day. Talk about non-pc! But that wasn't much of an issue back then. Not like today. More than that I won't go into here. Not germane.


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PostSubject: Re: Matt Baker: The Art of Glamour   Sun Aug 27, 2017 10:23 pm

Brewdude wrote:
JimInks wrote:
Brewdude wrote:
Very cool link Jim.

So, what do you think about the contemporaries in your day and age? Such as Al Capp, Walt Kelly, Schulz, and the like?

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Cheers,

RR

Apologies for the late reply. The question you ask is wide enough to write a book about. I honestly don't know to begin answering it, except to say they did classic work, and Al Capp was a strange man. There's a book out about him, though I haven't picked it up, that covers his life. The stories I've heard about Capp are not suitable for this forum.

Schulz was amazing because nobody helped him do one single strip. He wrote, drew, lettered and colored every single Peanuts strip without help for 50 years. The others you mention had tons of help.

Kelly's Pogo is being reprinted from the beginning of the strip. I don't know much about him personally.

I appreciate the reply Jim.

Yes, Capp was a strange guy. And while his strips were great in all aspects, his personal motivations and political beliefs made him a lightning rod back in the day. Talk about non-pc! But that wasn't much of an issue back then. Not like today. More than that I won't go into here. Not germane.


Cheers,

RR

It's been a long time since we chatted. Give me a call and I'll tell you a couple Capp stories. Can't print them here due to the salacious content.
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PostSubject: Re: Matt Baker: The Art of Glamour   Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:55 pm

JimInks wrote:
Brewdude wrote:
JimInks wrote:
Brewdude wrote:
Very cool link Jim.

So, what do you think about the contemporaries in your day and age? Such as Al Capp, Walt Kelly, Schulz, and the like?

Question



Cheers,

RR

Apologies for the late reply. The question you ask is wide enough to write a book about. I honestly don't know to begin answering it, except to say they did classic work, and Al Capp was a strange man. There's a book out about him, though I haven't picked it up, that covers his life. The stories I've heard about Capp are not suitable for this forum.

Schulz was amazing because nobody helped him do one single strip. He wrote, drew, lettered and colored every single Peanuts strip without help for 50 years. The others you mention had tons of help.

Kelly's Pogo is being reprinted from the beginning of the strip. I don't know much about him personally.

I appreciate the reply Jim.

Yes, Capp was a strange guy. And while his strips were great in all aspects, his personal motivations and political beliefs made him a lightning rod back in the day. Talk about non-pc! But that wasn't much of an issue back then. Not like today. More than that I won't go into here. Not germane.


Cheers,

RR

It's been a long time since we chatted. Give me a call and I'll tell you a couple Capp stories. Can't print them here due to the salacious content.


Will do Jim. And it's patently obvious that I've chosen to a Capp character for my current avatar. Those of us who know his work will recognise this. No other explanation necessary, expect to say that I've been accused of this in the past and figure I should own up to it!

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RR
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PostSubject: Re: Matt Baker: The Art of Glamour   Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:00 pm

An excellent article; sorry I didn't see it sooner!
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PostSubject: Re: Matt Baker: The Art of Glamour   Sat Sep 02, 2017 8:57 pm

Brewdude wrote:
JimInks wrote:
Brewdude wrote:
JimInks wrote:
Brewdude wrote:
Very cool link Jim.

So, what do you think about the contemporaries in your day and age? Such as Al Capp, Walt Kelly, Schulz, and the like?

Question



Cheers,

RR

Apologies for the late reply. The question you ask is wide enough to write a book about. I honestly don't know to begin answering it, except to say they did classic work, and Al Capp was a strange man. There's a book out about him, though I haven't picked it up, that covers his life. The stories I've heard about Capp are not suitable for this forum.

Schulz was amazing because nobody helped him do one single strip. He wrote, drew, lettered and colored every single Peanuts strip without help for 50 years. The others you mention had tons of help.

Kelly's Pogo is being reprinted from the beginning of the strip. I don't know much about him personally.

I appreciate the reply Jim.

Yes, Capp was a strange guy. And while his strips were great in all aspects, his personal motivations and political beliefs made him a lightning rod back in the day. Talk about non-pc! But that wasn't much of an issue back then. Not like today. More than that I won't go into here. Not germane.


Cheers,

RR

It's been a long time since we chatted. Give me a call and I'll tell you a couple Capp stories. Can't print them here due to the salacious content.


Will do Jim. And it's patently obvious that I've chosen to a Capp character for my current avatar. Those of us who know his work will recognise this. No other explanation necessary, expect to say that I've been accused of this in the past and figure I should own up to it!

bom



Cheers,

RR

Really great to chat and catch up today Jim.  We need to do this more often!

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Cheers,

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