guttergeek the discontinuous review of graphic narrative

June 2009

Thanks to all who have written for the kind words on the new gg format. We are enjoying it greatly, both for the flexibility it affords and for the opportunities for feedback.

One awesome benefit of this new flexibility is the opportunity for a bit of shameless self-promotion: check out my
Skippy gallery in the new issue of The Comics Journal. Percy Crosby’s masterpiece has been all-but forgotten today, but spending some time with these comics and you can’t help but realize how much they influenced the masterpieces of the post-war period, especially Peanuts and Calvin & Hobbes. I have lots of comics that we didn’t have room for in the Journal, so if folks are eager for more, let me know.

On a related note, in the weeks ahead, we will be running some historical comics features, digging into our attic for some of the odd things that have gathered there over the years, everything from obscure early comic strips to high school art by Frank Miller. If you have stuff in your own virtual attics you would be willing to share with us, send it on!