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Wednesday January 12, 2011 1:55 am
Forgotten Comics: Lyonel Feininger
Ordinarily, I’d just put this down in my Weekend Reading section on Friday, but it’s so beautiful and wonderful to look at, that you need to see it now.
If you love old comics, want to see how one of the masters used to use his newspaper space or wonder why so many cartoonists complain about how the shrinkage of the reproduction size of their art harms the art form, go check this out.
Animator Michael Sporn has posted a nice selection of Lyonel Feininger’s classic strip: The Kin-der-Kids. Michael says the strip stands “with the best of Winsor McCay’s comic strips and, in some ways, is even more graphically daring than McCay.”
Feininger had a fascinating career that started in cartooning and ended in fine art.
After you're done looking at his comics, be sure to check out his wild, later stuff.
I’ve held tearsheets like this in my hands and while looking at them digitally is impressive, seeing the full size stuff is even better. If you ever have a chance to see them that way, do it. But for now, check out Sporn’s site and be amazed.
If that selection makes you happy, MoMA has a huge collection of Feininger’s work. None of it’s on display right now, but it’s fun to page through the material online.
[Artwork: Lyonel Feininger]
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