[Dixielandjazz] Re: comic book writers and artists as OKOM fans (was "The Cat")

Grahame Parker 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 ?

Grahame Parker
Phoenix  Arizona
trombone redux

>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.
>Dave Richoux
>On Tuesday, May 13, 2003, at 22:24 US/Pacific, Bill Haesler wrote:
>>Dear Dave,
>>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 
>>Paul Smith.
>>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 
>>Kind regards,
>Dixielandjazz mailing list
>Dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com

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