Announcing: The Masters of SCREWBALL Comics - a new blog by Paul Tumey!
My study of Jack Cole's work and exploration of what I like about it has led me to a parallel exploration of the sub-genre of old comics known as "screwball comics." Cole started out zealously creating wacky SCREWBALL comics and it informed much of his work in the years to follow, including his Plastic Man stories.
My interest in SCREWBALL comics has become so keen that I've decided to start a new blog. Just as with Cole's Comics, I hope that maybe this new blog will help me develop some genuine scholarship and critical structures that will lead to a deeper understanding and appreciation of this fascinating form of comics.
But mainly I hope it leads to getting some publisher to pay me money to make them a book! Gawrsh!
Here's a taste of what you'll find there:
|The Squirrel Cage by Gene(eeyus) Ahern, 1945|
Anyway, I thought the readers of Cole's Comics might like to know about this new blog of mine. You can visit it at www.screwballcomics.blogspot.com. Thanks in advance for visiting, and please let me know what you think!
- Paul Tumey