A good logo can help define a book’s personality, and a GREAT logo can really set a comic book apart on the shelves, bringing in new readers. John runs down a few of his favorite classic comic logos from over the years.
It’s Super Bowl Sunday but Travis is busy reading other people’s comics and watching that Melissa McCarthy sketch on SNL. Also, Lady Gaga!
We’re back with another regular episode of the House to Astonish podcast, with tons of of comics news from the past couple of weeks.
Tuesday was, as we all know, National Gorilla Suit Day. A brief synopsis for the latecomers: Back in the 1960s, MAD Cartoonist Don Martin told a tale in which benighted protagonist Fester Bestertester rails against a fake holiday invented by the gorilla suit manufacturers’ cabal in order to sell their product, and is hilariously punished for this affront in a myriad of ways. He named January 31 is National Gorilla Suit Day.
We’ve all done it. We take turns being That Guy. Fans, pros, even Peter Weller.
Let’s take a look at the trades and books I managed to read in January. I promise a lot of writing and maybe some laughs? I don’t know what amuses you people!
Dan Spiegle passed away on Saturday.
If you weren’t familiar with Dan’s work, I feel sorry for you. He was, simply put, one of the most ferociously talented artists that comics have ever produced. And probably one of the most underrated by fandom.