My laptop broke down today which means I’ve lost all my Toth images I’d saved and all the sites I had found over the last couple of months. It’ll take me a while to get back to where I was and I don’t really have the time to dedicate to doing that right now. I’ll try my best to keep this going as smoothly as possible but it might rough for a bit. Im sorry, it’s a huge inconvenience.
“In his later years, among the things that distressed Toth about modern comics was a lack of everyday natural emotion. he once wrote to an aspiring cartoonist: “How do comic book friends and colleagues and lovers, and parents with their kids, express good and loving feelings? Think about it— so rare an event in comic book fare— positive emotions— why so? Do your characters relate to each other? Touch? In ways other than the usual punching and pounding superjock jazz wipeouts? Is that the limit? Little things mean a lot— friendly hugs and shoulder pats and evident body English when two or more characters relate in a scene or throughout a story— as we do in our own lives. or didn’t you know? Or never connect the dots? Or never give a damn?””—Setting the Standard: Comics by Alex Toth, by Alex Toth, edited by Greg Sadowski. via Eddie Campbell’s entertaining review. I suspect that similar logic could be applied to other forms of popular media/culture. (via conservativeradical)