Talking Comics with Ignatz Award-Winning Cartoonist Noah Van Sciver

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This guy, first saw him in Mome, good stuff. Didn’t make the connection until now but his brother is Ethan. He’s done some autobiographical work, also quite good, that maybe gives some insight into how his brother turned out.

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The story got me interested in Ignatz’s, et al, creator… George Herriman, who I did not know – until yesterday – was of mixed raced. From what I read, fellow cartoonists who knew him kidded him for looking Greek due to his swarthy complexion and kinky hair. Racist Woodrow Wilson (and Jim Crow) were doing their thing then, so Herriman opted for secrecy on his origins. Note: WW was a huge fan of Krazy Kat.


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