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Episode: Underground cartoonist Howard Cruse has many competing sides! (2012 Video Interv
Podcast: Mr. Media
Veröffentlicht: vor 5 Jahren, am 11.12.2012 um 02:27
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The Other Sides of Howard Cruse

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My dad once said that nothing bad would ever happen to me because I could always turn around and write about it, thus finding some good in any situation.

He might as well have been talking about my friend, cartoonist Howard Cruse.

Every time I turn around, it seems that Howard has unleashed another collection of his wonderful underground cartoons and comic strips.

HOWARD CRUSE audio excerpt: “When I was in high school, I had a (sexual identity) crisis. Unfortunately, I had a therapist who was homophobic. He said, ‘You’re not gay; you just spent too much time going to an all-boys boarding school.’ He said, ‘Be sure to go to a co-ed college and it will all sort itself out.’”

You can LISTEN to this interview with cartoonist HOWARD CRUSE, author of The Other Sides of Howard Cruse, by clicking the audio player above!

That speaks to a deep archive of quality content he?s created, of course, but also to never letting any slight or perception of wrong going unrewarded by revealing it in his art.

Howard Cruse, Ed Sedarbaum and new pup, Molly

Howard Cruse, Ed Sedarbaum and new pup, Molly

Or I could be making this all up as I go along? which I suppose could also be a trait of Howard?s!

Howard?s newest raid on the archives is The Other Sides of Howard Cruse. It includes a big helping of his beloved Barefootz strip?which means cockroaches, frogs, sexually frustrated Dolly and is-he-or-isn?t-he Headrack. Then we get introduced to Shearwell the sheep, the squirrels of Tops & Button, Big Marvy, and yes, even ?The Nightmares of Little Lulu.? There is plenty of the underground, stoner, sex-starved humor for which he is famous, as well as some straight, above-ground comics that you could probably show your grandmother. (But not a whole lot.)

This Cruse fellow has a lot of sides and I?m hoping we?ll see a few more of them today.

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Bob Andelman is the host and producer of Mr. Media® Interviews. He is also the author or co-author of 16 books, including Fans Not Customers with Vernon W. Hill, founder of Commerce Bank and Metro Bank UK, Mind Over Business with Ken Baum, The Consulate with Thomas R. Stutler, The Profiler with Pat Brown, Built From Scratch with the founders of The Home Depot, The Profit Zone with Adrian Slywotzky, Mean Business with Albert J. Dunlap, and Will Eisner: A Spirited Life. Click here to see Bob Andelman’s Amazon Central author page. He is a member in good standing of the American Society of Journalists and Authors (member page).



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