Hooded Polyp: Smart Cardboard?

David Mazzucchelli’s formal innovations in Asterios Polyp are almost sixty years old. The image above shows two 1953 “Pogo” newspaper comic strips by Walt Kelly (as published in Pogo, volume 10 – Fantagraphics Books). Sarcophagus Macabre, the vulture, “talks” in courier font (June 10) while the Deacon Mushrat speaks in Gothic Blackletter (June 11). Plus: […]

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