Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Autobiography, Eddie Campbell & Romance

Intimate Love #21- feb 1953
One of my all time favourite autobio comix practitioners is Eddie Campbell, he of From Hell and Bacchus fame. Most of his autobio stuff has been collected in Alec: The years have pants which includes The King Canute Crowd and How to be an artist. He is also a prolific blogger and always has interesting things to say on comics, music, art and life in general.

Over the last few weeks he has been analysing romance comics, a genre I knew practically nothing about. There is some amazing work and he has inspired me to check out some books starting with Setting the Standard: comics by Alex Toth. I lifted the above panel from Eddie's blog, it's from a Toth strip from 1953 and is a most beautiful thing.

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