WCAX-TV up in Vermont ran a video feature on a different cartoonist every day this week! Sheesh who woulda thunk there were that many in one little state? Wait until they figure out that Ank-fray Iller-may is a Native Vermonter.
Sadly the videos are not Mac friendly, so we must just read this interview with ARMY AT LOVE’s Rick Veitch:
Veitch explains, “The problem, I think, with comics, is it’s been constricted. The money men had to sell them for ten cents so they thought they could only be Superman or Spiderman. What we’re finding now is it can be a lot more than that.”
The Bellows Falls native trained at the nation’s first cartooning school in New Jersey, and worked on the popular horror/fantasy series Swamp Thing in the 1980. It was just one stop on his way to fame in the world of alternative comics. Veitch says, “They’re a little deeper in their thinking, stranger in their imagery, and I think they appeal to a slightly older audience.”
[Thanks to RV and JK for links]