Stuff and Nonsense


A bargain at twice the price.

Attempted Bloggery has found a New Yorker 2010 Day to Day Calendar for $7,794.01.

That’s the Amazon price, AbeBooks has a few copies ranging from $4,000 to $11,206.
And you tore off the pages and threw them away as the days of 2010 went by.

Check it out at Attempted Bloggery.



McCay – One of Three Best

Print picks the Best Biographical Comics of 2018.

One of the choices is McCay by Thierry Smolderen and Jean-Phillipe Bramanti.

So it’s only fitting that Thierry Smolderen’s McCay script indulges itself in hallucinatory flights of fantasy and becomes a meditation on dreams and realities, on being and non-being.

Jean-Phillipe Bramanti’s art is equally ambitious, as it combines Little Nemo and McCay’s other vintage newspaper funnies with photographic realism, and expands these vivid visions into soft-focus reveries of the fourth-dimensional kind.

Smolderen and Bramanti’s McCay is the stuff that dreams are made of… and magically, much more.

There’s also an anthology on the list with a cartoonist included.



The Complete Sally Forth Drop Panels of 2018

Jim Keefe occasionally delights us with the drop panels to his and CesSally Forth comic strip.
Now he has outdone himself – every Sally Forth drop panel from 2018.
For some unknown reason I am partial to his outdoor (landscape and architectural) scenes.



Raymond Briggs and the BBC

As tragic as the conclusion of The Snowman might feel, Briggs upped the ante considerably with his 1982 book When the Wind Blows.

In 1980 the British government issued a pamphlet called Protect and Survive, designed to help people cope in the event of a nuclear attack. Like many others, Briggs was enraged rather than comforted by this.

The story of When the Wind Blows follows an elderly couple called Jim and Hilda Bloggs who, after a nuclear attack, spend their final days trying to follow the advice given by the government in the document.

From the BBC from last month. Plus, more Briggs and BBC.