by Alex Dueben Ray Bilingsley started freelancing professionally when he was twelve years old. A graduate of the School of Visual Arts, where he studied under Will Eisner, Billingsley became the youngest syndicated cartoonist in the country when his first strip “Lookin’ Fine” was launched. Since 1988, he’s been writing and drawing “Curtis,” which is […]
Fantagraphics is having a site wide 40% off sale for Cyber Monday. Seriously, get your gifting done early — they’ve even provided a gift guide. A few of our own suggestions: For anyone anywhere: a Peanuts volume, perhaps this classic Sundays collection in color with all the 60s Sundays in a boxed set. BTW this […]
We’re a cultured group here at Stately Beat Manor, and a lot of that classical culture comes via POP culture. Julius Caesar? Asterix. Classical music? Looney Tunes. The Iliad? Larry Gonick. The Tempest? Sandman. And Peanuts? Reading Peanuts, we discovered Beethoven. Ludwig van.
Golden age artist Al Plastino has died after a long battle with prostate cancer. He was 91. Plastino was best known as a Superman Artist—he was the last surviving Golden Age Superman artist, in fact. Among the characters he drew first: Supergirl, Saturn Girl, Lightning Lad and Cosmic Boy. He also co-created the Parasite and […]