‘Mickey Mouse’ Editor David Gerstein On Bringing Floyd Gottfredson’s Classic Strips To A Modern Audience
By Chris Sims
One of my favorite comics of the past year hasn’t really been from the past year at all. The new hardcovers from Fantagraphics of Floyd Gottfredson’s Mickey Mouse strips from the 1930s — which took this year’s Eisner Award for Best Archival Collection — have been an incredible read. Gottfredson is unquestionably a master, and the adventures he crafted for Mickey often put his contemporaries to shame with their thrills, wit and tight plotting.
But bringing those strips for a modern audience isn’t without its challenges, whether it’s presenting Mickey himself as an adventure hero rather than just a comedic funny animal, or in dealing with some of the insensitive racial caricatures that were part and parcel of comics of the time. To find out more, I spoke to editor David Gerstein about his approach to the classic Mickey Mouse strips, as an editor and as a fan.
Her, her colors, and lingerie… yes.
Very sketchy I know but it’s not over yet, I will def go back and refine it and put better detail. (And there will be more hehe).
All I want for Christmas is a golden garter belt of truth.
The Teaclub plot
Hello fellow humans and other creatures,
I have finally have the plot for the comic that I am making. The working title of the comic is “The teaclub”, it is about a ‘typical’ English teahouse and the whatnots that it require. This teahouse is a little diffrent than the others and that is, because it holds a secret that the authorities shouldn’t know about…..
It will take awhile before the first part will be online and everything, but still I hope I all got you curious about it. Let me know what you think?
Twelve of My Favorite Gene Colan Covers:
In respect of the memory of the recently passed Gene Colan, I present twelve of my favorite covers from his career. Mind you, I don’t know that these are all my absolute favorite Colan covers, but just twelve that immediately came to mind. Amazing work, every one.
The covers, in order from left to right in descending rows, are:
I could’ve listed another dozen Daredevil covers alone, and I didn’t even get to Captain America, Dracula and Doctor Strange.
★★ FASHION TIPS FROM COMIC STRIPS’ WONDERFUL GIVEAWAY! ★★
So I’ve been meaning to post this contest for months now, but I guess it’s better late than never!
I’m giving away three(3) pairs of red star-shaped rhinestone earrings that I’ve created in the style of Wonder Woman, Donna Troy, and Wonder Girl. The stars are about 1” in length and are affixed to nickel-free earring posts; click here for a photo of the earrings in action ★ For those of you who don’t wear earrings, I can also adhere the stars onto pins :D
[The Wonder Woman x MAC Cosmetics packaging seen in the above photo is not included.]
Wonderwoman owns this world!!!
A woman just as strong as batman and superman with a whip that makes you tell the truth, but is taller than both of them, should rule this world =]