Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
I wish I'd known about this piece by my father, Marvin Mangus, that was offered in an auction -- I would have bid myself. I've tried to adjust the color of the low-quality photoscans that I found on the web (after the event was long over) to how I remembered it.
I shot these two brief documentary interview segment featuring the Magnificent Marvin from a DVD, burned from a VHS, off my TV, ussing my iPhone, and uploaded it to YouTube...so it's rather poor quality. Unfortunately, it also takes a few seconds for the autofocus to dial in on the first segment. In any case, it's nice to have video footage of my dad to watch, and I share it with my friends so they can get a sense of what he was like...
Monday, July 28, 2014
|This letter praising a Don Mangus essay appeared in an issue of Robin Snyder's The Comics, shortly after I wrote a piece on why I preferred Robert Kanigher's editing and writing to Joe Kubert's on Our Army at War (Sgt. Rock).|
|The RK-JK creative team kept working together, but there was a role reversal when Joe Kubert took over as editor of the DC war titles in 1968.|
|Robert Kanigher's best writing was some of the finest ever in comics history.|
|Raw emotion was a staple of Robert Kanigher's yarns.|
|This catalogue featured the personal art collection of the Elfquest creators, Richard and Wendy Pini. Their running commentaries about each offering had to be worked into my regular descriptions.|
|This was an opulent collection of Carl Barks Walt Disney duck character art. These whimsical paintings clock in with an average auction value of $100,000, or more, each. Wak!|