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Inside the mind of Fletcher Hanks

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Words of potential warning to cartoonists from Burl Burlingame;

Creating comics is a solitary occupation, done in a dark room in the dead of night, with limitless opportunity for psychological spillage and artistic Freudian slips, and Hanks’ groove, taken back to back like this, is unsettling. It is a glimpse into the mind of an angry, frustrated man. Generally every story has the same plot – hero discovers villainy, takes pages to react, then does so in a brutal and callous fashion. It can be downright creepy.

If you haven’t come across the work of Fletcher Hanks, it isn’t much of a surprise, if you have, it is probably due to the hard work of Paul Karasik, whose books ‘I Shall Destroy All The Civilized Planets‘ and ‘You Shall Die By Your Own Evil Creation‘ should grace the shelves of anyone with even a passing interest in comics.

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Written by The Department of Illustration

July 20, 2009 at 2:50 pm

Posted in Buy This, Comics, Review

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