As someone who was born in the far-flung year 1970, I fall into a weird lacuna where I end up having the cultural touchstones of kids from three decades.  (Refusing to grow up helps.)  As someone who remembers ‘Battle of The Planets’ as fondly as ‘Knight Rider’ as fondly as ‘Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers’, it’s sometimes hard to figure out where I fit in.  Take the question of my favorite cartoonist: Berke Breathed is high on the list, as is Gary Larson, but I don’t want to forget Will Eisner, leading to today’s indecisive query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) read Mad for years before getting into comics, meaning I’m torn between Jack Davis, Al Jaffee and Sergio Aragonés, asking: What artist would you say most deserves the title of Cartoonist of Your Youth?

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Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture! And a nice red uniform.

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  1. Lemmy Caution (@_Lemmy_Caution) on

    Bill Sienkiewicz/Sal Buscema/Ron Lim

    Sorry… Sophie’s Triplets! Each evokes a different reading spirit.

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