For Gutter Kids, Ben Chavez's latest art-minded production through his company Chubby Robot, the curator, party thrower and MC once again looked into his past. Inspired by the Garbage Pail Kids trading cards he once collected, the self-proclaimed "'80s baby" reached out to his friends in the local c ... More >>
The pianist and composer Raymond Scott, born Harry Warnow in Brooklyn in 1908, is probably best-known for his cartoon music, which he didn't even originally write for cartoons. But his history is way more more interesting than that: Scott was not only a pioneer in sound engineering and multi- ... More >>
You know what was awesome about 1985? It marked the first year we ever saw a Garbage Pail Kids trading card, which helped spawn an era of disgusting children's toys. From Madballs to Ren and Stimpy, kids in the '80s and '90s had plenty of gross stuff to choose from. This sort of inadvertently ... More >>
When it comes to Art Spiegelman, were not worthy!
"What was the best job you ever had? Mine was reading comics all day." That's how cartoonist Lynda Barry begins her comic-strip introduction as editor of The Best American Comics 2008, for which she chose the contents. And I suspect Art Spiegelman would agree, as I learned during a recent intervi ... More >>
These dudes turned late night into prime time.
From the week of April 11, 2002