Thursday, October 16, 2008

Comic Book College Weeklies

Hey there fans, we here at the Comic Book College are happy to announce the creation of our newest time waster, the Comic Book College Weeklies blog. As the title suggests but not to be believed of course, is the weeklies thing. Well that is so we dont have to waste a lot of time screwing around here in cyber space. But if this thing for some odd reason takes off, and quite frankly we hope it is only minorly successful, (that way we dont have to pay some new college graduate $40k a year to edit the damn thing..............) then I guess it will turn into a dailies thing.
If you are a comic artist and or a cartoonist, you might find it amusing. You might even get involved somehow, like I have no idea how, but then again remember when the laser beam was created? No you don't remember because you were not even born yet, well, be that as it may, no one knew what that was for either, now, imagine a smart bomb w/o a laser? talk about collateral damage, holy blown up Afghan villages Batman, that was close!!!!!!! Yes Robin, but not half as close as the Taliban's attack on the Ancient Buddha Statue in the mountainside????????????????? You are dead on, Batman, why did we not see it coming, holy prophetic oversights, Batman.
Hey, like we said in the beginning whatever, join us if the notion strikes you. Maybe you too can improve your artistic talent in just 8 weeks with the new improved CBC Art course for Stay at Home Dads.
Here at the Comic Book College Not For Profit Corp. we are accepting donations, ideas, strips, comic characters, comic stories . If you are interested in registering for a class or two, that is cool, but since we just started this fall, you may have to wait till the spring semester.........We are currently working on a Graphic Novel called RESISTANCE: the Life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer.
Basically he was a German Theologian who turned into a German Resistance fighter inside Hitler's Germany beginning in 1933 and was hanged for his involvement in the failed attempts to assassinate Hitler. It will be available soon on www.lulu.com or you could order a first edition from us directly, signed copies will be available. Originally the comic was published in Black and White, how else do you do the Nazis justice? in 1983 and 1984 in a two part series published in a magazine called Cornerstone out of Chicago Il by underground artist Robert W. Cox (Bob Cox).
The extreme political content was partly responsible for Cox's removal from the position of staff comic artist, a position he held for only three short years. However within that brief period of time he was able to create a unique body of politically incorrect works that allowed him limited access to that very exclusive and elusive group known as the United Cartoon Workers of America. Well, actually Cox had been invited to become a member of this most important Labor Union in America, by his friends Bijou Funnies Publisher, Jay Lynch and Skip Williamson, Conspiracy Capers Publisher, back in 1972-3. But having completed only one comic book for children back then, it was not till later in the early 1980's that Cox had any street cred with his peers as the cartoonist for the radical politically incorrect Left wing/Right wing Christian avant garde magazine known as Cornerstone (published every two to three months from1972 - 2003) of which Cox had been a staff artist since 1974 till 1985. By that time the whole Underground Comics Movement in America was literally under ground as in dead. But of course you cant keep a good man down and artists like Robert Crumb were still rolling along stronger than ever. Cornerstone always loved Crumb's style though embarassed by his porn/political content, none the less, when Crumb did a satire of Cox's own comical satire of about the Cornerstone Rock Star interviews , well let's just say, all Hell broke loose on Cox. In a personal phone conversation with Crumb, Cox had to come to grips with something Crumb said to him and mainly it was that Bob's days at Cornerstone were numbered, that the die was cast and he would be out soon enough. Cox moved down South shortly afterwards taking all his copyrights and comics with him, in short surrendering to fight another day........But hey we are ramblin here gettin off message, lets post this little sucker and see what happens...........From the President's Desk @ the Comic book College. contact us at comicbookcollege@gmail.com

1 comment:

Pat said...

You changed my life--and almost destroyed it--back in those Cornerstone days. But the die was cast for each of us; you're still tooling around comics, and I'm still massaging graphics by designers who suck (my next web site lol) so they will print with some semblance of quality.