It’s time for more happy stuff around here, to counter the lousy news of the world. First off, a couple of days ago, I mentioned it was Al Jaffee’s 90th Birthday, and the gang at Mad was tasked to make Genius Jaffee some gifts and cards. Here’s mine…
Okay, okay…it’s corny, I admit. But until you’ve tried one, you have NO idea how difficult it is to create a fold-in. I used to think Jaffee was merely a talented guy, but after trying to walk into his shoes, I cannot conceive of how his brain works — to be able to come up with these fold-in images month in, month out, for fifty years and every one of them, much cleverer than anything I could do — AHH!
Again Happy Birthday Mr. Jaffee. Clearly I believe you look like some blinged-out moron’s hairy ears.
And now, one of the nicer reviews that Northern Guard #2 has gotten this week. We’ve had a couple of good ones, and some “okay” reviews, (and nary a bad one…yet!). This one from Ain’t It Cool News, however, went full out drooling happy, and that puts a little whistle in my tune and a spring in my step.
Go HERE to read it. And when you’re done, stomp down to your retailer and DEMAND he order more copies of the first two issues…(and a TON of the third…) we need a little support for this book…who knew Golden Age Canadian Super-heroes didn’t set the American imagination on fire? If you like snow, radioactive Russian scientists, fur bikinis, and explosions, we’re your one stop shopping experience. All that and Johnny Canuck? Grab your maple syrup and run!
Ty the Guy OUT!
Here now, your Al Jaffee Fold-In Moment:
If you’re not following the great Tom Toles at the Washington Post, you’re missing out! Oh, and here’s what the ‘toon looks like folded in.(kts–You can check out more of Tole’s work at the link–the archive links don’t seem to be working at the moment to link to the original cartoon posting).
Congrats on the great review. And for trying out a fold-in piece.
Steven G. Willis