Thursday, February 25, 2021

"Tarzan" by Joe Kubert

In 1972, when I was hitchhiking through Europe, I came across this Tarzan comic book. I never cared for Tarzan, but this cover grabbed me. Partly because of the composition, and partly because of how Tarzan was drawn. He had more tendons and scratches than muscles. It seems very appropriate. 

That's also how for the first time I got introduced to the work of Joe Kubert.

 In 1978, I was already deeply involved with comics. Because of that, I was invited to the Lucca Comics Festival in Italy, and there I had the pleasure, among others, to meet Joe. He was kind to offer me to come and teach in his comics school in the United States. Unfortunately, at that time I had some other ideas about my future, so I politely declined. That is what he is referring to in the second part of his note from 1991.



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