[Dixielandjazz] Re: comic book writers and artists as OKOM fans
(was "The Cat")
parkerjaz at msn.com
Wed May 14 14:42:13 PDT 2003
Listmate Trevor Hodgson, currently lurking, is also known as an excellent
cartoonist. I recall he did some cartoons for Traditional Jazz Today which I
have around here somewhere.
Am I right , Trevor ?
>From: david richoux <tubaman at batnet.com>
>To: dixie <dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com>
>Subject: [Dixielandjazz] Re: comic book writers and artists as OKOM fans
>(was "The Cat")
>Date: Wed, 14 May 2003 10:27:01 -0700
>Many of the members of The Cheap Suit Serenaders
>(http://www.timshome.com/css/cs_info.html) are "underground comix" book
>artist/writers and avid collectors of early jazz, blues and other OKOM
>records . Robert Crumb (Banjo and Vocals) is probably the most well known,
>Bob Armstrong (saw, guitar) did the infamous "Mickey Rat" comic book ,
>Terry Zwigoff (saw, cello, Stroh fiddle, and mandolin) is more film maker
>than cartoonist but he did the documentary about the Crumb brothers and
>also "Ghost World" that was originally a comic book written by Daniel
>Clowes. ("Ghost World" features a character who is an avid old jazz record
>collector. ) Harvey Pekar is a comix writer (not illustrator) who is also a
>old jazz record collector. (His series of books "American Splendor" is
>autobiographical and is often focused on his collecting. "American
>Splendor" also has been made into a film that will be released this
>Another Cheap Suiter Allan Doge (ukes and other strings) is not a
>cartoonist but I found this very interesting article about his interest in
>early recorded Hawaiian music at http://www.beerrecords.com/sfweekly.htm
>(very much related to OKOM)
>I met Daniel Clowes at a book signing a few months ago and asked him about
>the connection between so many comic/comix artists and old record
>collecting - he thought it may have something to do with a combination of
>being a bit of an social outsider, interest in old things that can be
>collected (like old comic books) and just coincidence.
>On Tuesday, May 13, 2003, at 22:24 US/Pacific, Bill Haesler wrote:
>>Why not start a list?
>>It will keep those not at festivals off the streets.
>>The first to come to mind are Eddie Condon mates: Walt Kelly, John DeVies
>>There also are quite a few drawings of jazz musicians by the late Al
>>Wally Fawkes (Trog) and Humphrey Lyttelton were published cartoonists.
>>David Stone Martin did some terrific, and memorable, record covers.
>>There are well known others I can't quite bring to mind at this moment.
>>We have a few here in Australia, but they are not recognised
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