The Comics Journal has just put up my appreciation of the underground cartoonist Greg Irons (and Patrick Rosenzweig's biographic assesment "You Call This Art?!") My opening paragraph is:
Some artists seem to have had greatness as their destination as surely as if a tracking device had been implanted in their genes. Some veer toward it capriciously like a demon had seized the wheel. They start with a talent — to which they feed — in bites and gulps — their times; and, once expressed, the result is… YOWL! One of these was the underground cartoonist Greg Irons, the subject of Patrick Rosenkranz’s overlooked — and fascinating — retrospective You Call This Art?!! (Fantagraphics 2006).
Yoy can find the rest here:
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