Ostrich - Speak... Hell what more can i say???!!!

Tuesday, March 01, 2005


Note to Bill Watterson:

Thanks for the never ending chuckles. Have been reading and re-reading all my Calvin and Hobbes. Gets me everytime. How you've fused art and thought just sends tingles down my spine. Though short, your career as a cartoonist has produced a better and more intense product than most people can hope for in a lifetime. And that includes Niel Gaiman who i think would be highly overrated in comparison...is anyway if you compare Sandman to the Lucifer series and other comics in the same vein. Good luck in whatever you're attempting now. Photography is it? Until you tire of THAT, i have a feeling you will infuse you work with the same heart and technique that is so evident in your Comic work.

Now if you'll excuse me 'Revenge of the Baby-sat' awaits...


At 8:41 PM, Blogger JP said...

I don't know if you can compare Gaiman - bit like comparing Sabbath and Tull, no?

If you even vaguely like the Gaiman sort of stuff, you must check out the Hellblazer comics.

Also, in a slightly Wattersonesque mode, here's a web comic I sometimes read to cheer myself up: http://www.countyoursheep.com/d/20050228.html

At 9:33 PM, Blogger Ostrich said...

I didn't mean to compare them in terms of content. I meant more in terms of power to move. And that Watterson doesn't need to be tres cool to be profound. Gaiman's profound is often pretentious.

At 10:33 PM, Blogger JP said...

I hve felt that about Gaiman too. Alan Moore, I think, pushes all the buttons he does, but with less portent and more impact.


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