Out Of My Mind—Episode 20 Show Notes
Drawing to a Close with Dave Kellett and Fred Schroeder
They were important enough that during a newspaper strike, New York City Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia went on the radio and read them to eager New Yorkers. On Sunday mornings they were the bond between parent and child and grandchild. And now, newspaper comics are faint traces of their former selves. They’re quickly becoming another nostalgic piece of our youth: Peanuts; Dennis the Menace; Nancy and Sluggo; Beetle Bailey; Dick Tracy; Li’l Abner. At best, they’re answers on Jeopardy! and at worst they’ve been relegated the nostalgia file, gone and somewhat wistfully forgotten.
Or, maybe not.
Thanks to the Internet, comic strips are making a comeback. But are they the comic strips we’ve come to love? Let’s find out.
Cartoonist Dave Kellett and filmmaker Fred Schroeder, the creative forces behind Stripped: The Comics Documentary, talk about what they discovered when they talked with the world’s best cartoonists about the art form they love, and what happens to it as newspapers die.
You can read more about Stripped and the cartoonists who shared their stories with Dave and Fred by visiting the film’s website. You can also buy your own copy of this love-letter to comic strips, as well as purchase extended interviews with the cartoonists involved, by clicking here.
Finding Comics on the Web
Dave and Fred recommend these websites if you’re looking for some familiar comics or you want to discover new ones:
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