Tagged: Michael Kupperman

Review: Any Similarity To Persons Living Or Dead is Purely Coincidental

Any Similarity To Persons Living Or Dead Is Purely CoincidentalI think I’ve mentioned before that Liquid Television was both hugely influential on me and kinda turned out to be an animated version of RAW.  And it was Liquid TV where I first saw the work of RAW and, later MAD contributor, Drew Friedman.  He had a few “Uncle Louie” shorts, featuring the titular character travelling through the sewers to save on travel expenses.  I loved the stippling style of the artwork, the amazingly detailed and photorealistic characters — a mix of the perfectly normal and the strangely grotesque — and the cutout animation.   Continue reading

Comic Review: Tales Designed To Thrizzle #5

Snake 'n' Bacon
Snake ‘n’ Bacon (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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I last reviewed issue #4, and now here’s #5, a mere 10 months later! Of course, Michael Kupperman‘s been busy, with the collected volumealt of issues 1-4 in full color AND the [adult swim] pilot of Snake ‘N’ Bacon. And, besides, he’s still faster than Dan Clowes. Continue reading

Comics Review: Tales Designed To Thrizzle #4

Snake 'n' Bacon
Snake ‘n’ Bacon (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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I’ve been a huge fan of Michael Kupperman‘s work when he was known as P. Revess, running “Up All Night” in The Stranger (among other weeklies, of course). His woodcut-and-clipart inspired artwork combined with his absurdist sense of humor is a perfect combination; perhaps my favorite is Snake ‘n’ Bacon, the cop team that’s a snake (who can only hiss) and a slice of bacon (who can only talk about things you can do with bacon — like use bacon in a sandwich or pat it down with a paper towel to remove excess grease).

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