“I want my stories to feel like memories in a certain way. The uniform panel size is a way of giving equal “emotional” space to each moment.”
– Sammy Harkham, interview
Yesterday I got really lucky at Half Price, and found a perfect copy of the massive 300+ page Kramer’s Ergot 4 selling for eight bucks! (Check out these really cool scans of the original artwork for David Heatley’s contribution, complete with no-repro blue pencilling.) When I took it up to the cashier, he looked at it and said, “So what is that, man? I had no idea where to shelve that thing.”
What is it about getting great deals that’s so damned satisfying? We’ve got some amazing bargains there over the years (best I think was a near-mint copy of Jesus and Mary Chain’s Psychocandy on LP for 98 cents–found by Meg, of course–she has the eagle eye).
So in between that, Kramer’s 6, and Scott McCloud’s (outstandingly good) Making Comics, I’m on comic candy overload.
If you’re like me, you’ve got a big week coming, but before you write that long To-Do list, check out our man Tufte on “Lists: Theory and Practice.”