From the Mailbag January 20
January 20, 2012

Early this week, since I’m going to be out some this weekend traveling to the Charlotte MiniCon on Sunday. For that reason — the trip meaning less time to write — I’m glad it was a light week, although one full of promise.

Tall Story

On the video side, another gem from the Warner Archive, available on DVD for the first time. Tall Story is a 60s romantic comedy with Jane Fonda. I’ve previously enjoyed her in Sunday in New York and Any Wednesday, so I’m eager to watch this, her debut film. She’s in college and trying to convince basketball star Anthony Perkins to marry her. Sounds slight, but it should be a fun slice of pop culture.

On the book side, Fantagraphics kindly sent The Sincerest Form of Parody: The Best 1950s MAD Inspired Satirical Comics for KC’s perusal and review. Just at a flip-through, it looks nicely grungy, with packed panels and a good choice for reproduction that makes the work feel authentic. You want a little age visible on something 60+ years old, just to remind you that this is something from a different time, and we’re lucky to have so much available to us through reprint.

The last cool thing I got this week was a gift from my new friend at JetPens.com. I expressed my appreciation at their marketing style in a mailbag post last month, saying I was tempted to steal one of the pens intended for Ed. Lo and behold, now I have my very own — thanks, Brad! These brush pens are impressive, comfortable to hold and a pleasure to use.

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