Brian Walker, son of Mort Walker, has been busy doing interviews about the ongoing ‘Masters of the American Comics’.
NPR had him on last Tuesday. There is a link to the audio on their site.
There is also an printed interview in AIGA Journal of Design where in he talks about how the this exhibit came about.
I remember going to the Angoulême Festival in the early ’90s when a large contingent of American cartoonists went over there as a group: Art Spiegelman, Charles Burns, Patrick McDonnell, a whole bunch of cartoonists. It was the year they had the Robert Crumb exhibit at the cartoon museum. I recall riding on the train with Spiegelman, and he said, ?Someone in L.A. wants to do this comic exhibit, and I don’t know if I have the time for it.? I had just parted ways with The Museum of Cartoon Art, which had moved to Florida. They were in the bricks-and-mortar phase of building, and I was going off in my own direction looking for just this kind of opportunity. I put a bee in his ear, but didn’t hear anything else about it until about two years ago.
For links and information regarding the exhibit, see my earlier post.
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