The Angriest Dog in the World
The Angriest Dog in the World is a comic strip created by film director David Lynch. The strip was conceived by Lynch in 1973 during a period when he was experiencing feelings of great anger. First published in the LA Reader, the strip ran from 1983 until 1992, it was serialised in the comics anthology Cheval Noir. The strip is introduced with a small caption: The dog, so angry he cannot move, he cannot eat. He cannot sleep, he can just growl. Bound so with tension and anger, he approaches the state of rigor mortis. Visually each strip is the same; the first three identical panels feature the black dog growling, tied to a post in a yard by a chain. He is between one wall of a house with a window on the right; the fourth panel is the same, but at night with a circle of light coming from the house's window. In a short essay on Lynch's Rabbits, Objectif Cinema notes: David Lynch has of course used animals within his back catalogue of work before. Dogs for instance feature in nearly every one of his movies as a visual prop: who could forget the scene in Wild at Heart in which our canine friend scampers away with the Bank teller's severed hand?
Or the mewling pups in Mary X's living room in Eraserhead? Indeed a dog, albeit in cartoon form, took centre stage in Lynch's cartoon series for the LA Reader, The Angriest Dog in the World, but it is here on his website that Lynch seems to be opening up more to the wonders of nature: Bees and Dead Mice all have a part to play in various guises and manifestations within www.davidlynch.com, as part of the pay-per-view series, the Rabbit has been given the starring role. A word balloon appears in one or more of the panels, indicating speech from a member of one of the house's unseen family, either Bill, Pete or Billy, Jr; the speech is in the form of an aphorism or a non-sequitur. Such sayings include: "If everything is real... nothing is real as well." And "It doesn't get any better than this." In 2003, the strip was parodied by cartoonist Ted Rall with his comic The Angriest Liberal in the World. In 2004, the clip-art comic Dinosaur Comics, which uses the same sequence of illustrations in every strip, made a direct reference to The Angriest Dog in the World.
In 2016, Homestar Runner episode "Later That Night..." had The Cheat dressed as The Angriest Dog in the World. Bizarro Zippy the Pinhead The Angriest Dog in the World at Don Markstein's Toonopedia. Archived from the original on April 4, 2012
Jacques Tardi is a French comics artist. He is credited as Tardi. Tardi was born on 30 August 1946 in Drôme. After graduating from the École nationale des beaux-arts de Lyon and the École nationale supérieure des arts décoratifs in Paris, he started drawing comics in 1969, at the age of 23, in the Franco-Belgian comics magazine Pilote illustrating short stories written by Jean Giraud and Serge de Beketch, before creating the political fiction story Rumeur sur le Rouergue from a scenario by Pierre Christin in 1972. A versatile artist, Tardi adapted novels by controversial writer Louis-Ferdinand Céline and crime novelist Léo Malet. In Malet's case, Tardi adapted his detective hero Nestor Burma into a series of critically acclaimed graphic novels, though he wrote and drew original stories of his own. Tardi created one of French comics' most famous heroines, Adèle Blanc-Sec; this series recreates the Paris of early 20th century where the moody heroine encounters supernatural events, state plots, occult societies and experiments in cryogenics.
Another graphic novel was Ici Même, written by Jean-Claude Forest, best known as the creator of Barbarella. A satire, it describes the adventures of Arthur Même who lives on the walls of his family's former property. Tardi has produced many antiwar graphic novels and comics focusing on the collective European trauma of the First World War, the pitfalls of patriotism spawned several albums, his grandfather's involvement in the day-to-day horrors of trench warfare, seems to have had a deep influence on his artistic expression. He completed a four-volume series on the Paris Commune, Le cri du peuple. In the English language, many of Tardi's books are published by Fantagraphics Books and translated by Fantagraphics' co-founder Kim Thompson. Books published by Fantagraphics include West Coast Blues, You Are There, It Was the War of the Trenches, Like a Sniper Lining Up His Shot and The Arctic Marauder. Four books, including two albums collecting the first four Adele Blanc-Sec volumes, were published by NBM Publishing, the previous rightsholder to Tardi's works, in translations by Jean-Marc Lofficier and Randy Lofficier.
In January 2013, Tardi was nominated as a Chevalier in France's Legion of Honour, the country's highest distinction. However, he turned down the distinction, citing that he will "remain a free man and not be held hostage by any power whatsoever." 1974: Grand Prix Phénix 1975: Award for Best French Artist at the Angoulême International Comics Festival, France- Grand Prix for Black Humor1977: Best Foreign Artist at the Prix Saint-Michel, Belgium 1982: Award for best comic by "l'Association 813" at the Festival du Polar in Reims 1985: Grand Prix de la ville d'Angoulême, France- Knighted in the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, France1986: Adamson Award, Sweden 1990: Best German-language Comic/Comic-related Publication at the Max & Moritz Prizes, Germany 1991: Special mention at the Best Promotional Comic Award at the Angoulême International Comics Festival 1994: Audience Award at the Angoulême International Comics Festival- Best German-language Comic/Comic-related Publication at the Max & Moritz Prizes, Germany1998: nominated for the Award for Best Comic Book at the Angoulême International Comics Festival 2002: Audience Award and Award for Artwork at the Angoulême International Comics Festival- nominated for the Prix de la critique and the Canal BD Award at the Angoulême International Comics Festival2003: nominated for the Audience Award at the Angoulême International Comics Festival 2004: nominated for Best American Edition of Foreign Material at the Harvey Awards, U.
S. 2005: nominated for Award for a Series at the Angoulême International Comics Festival 2006: nominated for the Award for Best Comic Book and the Audience Award at the Angoulême International Comics Festival 2006: Special Prize for outstanding life's work at the Max & Moritz Prizes, Germany- nominated for the Grand Prix Saint-Michel2007: nominated for the Grand Prix Saint-Michel 2010: nominated for the Press Prize at the Prix Saint-Michel 2011: winner of two Eisner Awards Adieu Brindavoine followed by La Fleur au fusil Le Démon des glaces, ISBN 2-205-00857-9 La Véritable Histoire du soldat inconnu Mouh Mouh Déprime Le Trou d'obus, ISBN 2-86207-073-4 C'était la guerre des tranchées, ISBN 2-203-35905-6 Les Aventures extraordinaires d'Adèle Blanc-Sec "Adèle et la bête", ISBN 2-203-30501-0 "Le Démon de la tour Eiffel", ISBN 2-203-30502-9 "Le Savant fou", ISBN 2-203-30503-7 "Momies en folie", ISBN 2-203-30504-5 "Le Secret de la salamandre", ISBN 2-203-30506-1 "Le Noyé à deux têtes", ISBN 2-203-30507-X "Tous des monstres!", ISBN 2-203-30508-8 "Le Mystère des profondeurs", ISBN 2-203-30509-6 "Le Labyrinthe infernal", ISBN 978-2-203-00736-9 Putain de Guerre!, ISBN 2203017392 Moi, René Tardi, Prisonnier de guerre - stalag IIB, ISBN 978-2-203-04898-0 Jeux pour mourir based on a novel by Géo-Charles Véran, ISBN 2-203-35902-1 Nestor Burma, based on novels by Léo Malet Brouillard au pont de Tolbiac, ISBN 2-203-33413-4 120, rue de la Gare, ISBN 2-203-34302-8 Une gueule de bois en plomb, ISBN 2-203-34802-X Casse-pipe à la Nation, ISBN 2-203-399
Benoît Peeters is a French comics writer and comics studies scholar. After a degree in Philosophy at Université de Paris I, Peeters prepared his Master's at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales under the direction of Roland Barthes, he holds a habilitation à diriger les recherches, i.e. a supplementary PhD enabling him to supervise the work of PhD candidates. He published his first novel, Omnibus, by Les Éditions de Minuit in 1976, followed by his second, La Bibliothèque de Villers, Robert Laffont, 1980. Since he has published over sixty works on a wide variety of subjects, his best-known work is Les Cités obscures, an imaginary world which mingles a Borgesian metaphysical surrealism with the detailed architectural vistas of the series' artist, François Schuiten. The series is still continuing, he has worked with Frédéric Boilet on a series of comic albums, including Love Hotel, Tokyo est mon jardin, Demi-tour, has collaborated on a series of photographic works with Marie-Françoise Plissart.
He has written a number of books about the comics medium as well, including Le monde d'Hergé, published in English as Tintin and the World of Hergé, a biography of Hergé, Hergé, Son of Tintin, a study of comics pioneer Rodolphe Töpffer, theoretical works such as Lire la bande dessinée His interest in the cinema has increased over the years. He is the author of three short films as well as several documentaries, he directed one feature film `. He published the first biography of Jacques Derrida; the book was translated into English by Polity Press in 2012. In 2015 Peeters was appointed as the UK's first comics professor at the University of Lancaster. A short biography Fan site
A comic book or comicbook called comic magazine or comic, is a publication that consists of comic art in the form of sequential juxtaposed panels that represent individual scenes. Panels are accompanied by brief descriptive prose and written narrative dialog contained in word balloons emblematic of the comics art form. Although comics has some origins in 18th century Japan, comic books were first popularized in the United States and the United Kingdom during the 1930s; the first modern comic book, Famous Funnies, was released in the U. S. in 1933 and was a reprinting of earlier newspaper humor comic strips, which had established many of the story-telling devices used in comics. The term comic book derives from American comic books once being a compilation of comic strips of a humorous tone; the largest comic book market is Japan. By 1995, the manga market in Japan was valued at ¥586.4 billion, with annual sales of 1.9 billion manga books/magazines in Japan. The comic book market in the United States and Canada was valued at $1.09 billion in 2016.
As of 2017, the largest comic book publisher in the United States is manga distributor Viz Media, followed by DC Comics and Marvel Comics. Another major comic book market is France, where Franco-Belgian comics and Japanese manga each represent 40% of the market, followed by American comics at 10% market share. Comic books are reliant on their appearance. Authors focus on the frame of the page, size and panel positions; these characteristic aspects of comic books are necessary in conveying the content and messages of the author. The key elements of comic books include panels, balloons and characters. Balloons are convex spatial containers of information that are related to a character using a tail element; the tail has an origin, path and pointed direction. Key tasks in the creation of comic books are writing and coloring. Comics as a print medium have existed in America since the printing of The Adventures of Mr. Obadiah Oldbuck in 1842 in hardcover, making it the first known American prototype comic book.
Proto-comics periodicals began appearing early in the 20th century, with historians citing Dell Publishing's 36-page Famous Funnies: A Carnival of Comics as the first true American comic book. The introduction of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster's Superman in 1938 turned comic books into a major industry and ushered the Golden Age of Comics; the Golden Age originated the archetype of the superhero. According to historian Michael A. Amundson, appealing comic-book characters helped ease young readers' fear of nuclear war and neutralize anxiety about the questions posed by atomic power. Historians divide the timeline of the American comic book into eras; the Golden Age of Comic Books began in the 1930s. The Silver Age of comic books is considered to date from the first successful revival of the then-dormant superhero form, with the debut of the Flash in Showcase #4; the Silver Age lasted through the late 1960s or early 1970s, during which time Marvel Comics revolutionized the medium with such naturalistic superheroes as Stan Lee and Jack Kirby's Fantastic Four and Lee and Steve Ditko's Spider-Man.
The demarcation between the Silver Age and the following era, the Bronze Age of Comic Books, is less well-defined, with the Bronze Age running from the early 1970s through the mid-1980s. The Modern Age of Comic Books runs from the mid-1980s to the present day. A notable event in the history of the American comic book came with psychiatrist Fredric Wertham's criticisms of the medium in his book Seduction of the Innocent, which prompted the American Senate Subcommittee on Juvenile Delinquency to investigate comic books. In response to attention from the government and from the media, the U. S. comic book industry set up the Comics Magazine Association of America. The CMAA instilled the Comics Code Authority in 1954 and drafted the self-censorship Comics Code that year, which required all comic books to go through a process of approval, it was not until the 1970s that comic books could be published without passing through the inspection of the CMAA. The Code was made formally defunct in November 2011.
In the late 1960s and early 1970s, a surge of creativity emerged in what became known as underground comix. Published and distributed independently of the established comics industry, most of such comics reflected the youth counterculture and drug culture of the time. Many had an uninhibited irreverent style. Underground comics were never sold at newsstands, but rather in such youth-oriented outlets as head shops and record stores, as well as by mail order. Frank Stack's The Adventures of Jesus, published under the name Foolbert Sturgeon, has been credited as the first underground comic; the rise of comic book specialty stores in the late 1970s created/paralleled a dedicated market for "independent" or "alternative comics" in the U. S; the first such comics included the anthology series Star Reach, published by comic book writer Mike Friedrich from 1974 to 1979, Harvey Pekar's American Splendor, which continued sporadic publication into the 21st century and which Shari Springer Berman an
Mike Richardson (publisher)
Mike Richardson is an American publisher and Emmy-winning producer. In 1986, he founded Dark Horse Comics, an award-winning international publishing house located in Milwaukie, Oregon. Richardson is the founder and President of the Things From Another World retail chain and president of Dark Horse Entertainment, which has developed and produced numerous projects for film and television based on Dark Horse properties or licensed properties. In addition, he has written numerous graphic novels and comics series, including The Secret, Living with the Dead, Cut as well as co-authoring two non-fiction books: Comics Between the Panels and Blast Off!. Mike Richardson was born June 1950, in Portland, Oregon, his family moved to Milwaukie, a suburb of Portland, in 1955. He is a graduate of Portland State University, where he majored in art and played for the university basketball team. While in college, Richardson built a list of clients as a freelance artist and had planned on starting an art agency under the name Dark Horse Graphics.
In 1980, Richardson quit his job producing art and designing products for a furniture company located in Portland and moved to Bend, Oregon with his wife and their newborn daughter, Michelle. He used a credit card with a $2,500.00 limit to open a pop culture retail store. The store’s name, Pegasus Fantasy Books, was chosen off a list of twenty suggestions he submitted to the State of Oregon when applying for a DBA registration; the store opened for business on January 1, 1980. After a name change to Things From Another World in 1993, the original store grew into a chain with as many as eleven locations in three states, including Universal Studio’s CityWalk in Los Angeles and Sony’s Metreon in San Francisco; the success of the on-line TFAW retail site led to a decision to limit expansion plans and, reduce the number of brick-and-mortar locations, in favor of increased emphasis toward online sales. Richardson hosted writers and artists at signings in his retail stores, he heard these creators complain that they did not own or control the characters they created, a general practice continued from the industry’s earliest days.
An idea began to form in his mind about creating a comics publishing company that offered ownership to those creating intellectual properties. Dark Horse Comics was born focusing on the rights of comics creators, with the help of friend and writer Randy Stradley, released its first publication, Dark Horse Presents #1, in July 1986. Richardson paid 100% of the book’s profits to the creators featured in the book. Hoping to sell 10,000 copies in order to break DHP #1 topped the 50,000 sales mark; the company grew from there. Paul Chadwick’s Concrete graduated from the pages of DHP into its own title and became a critical, as well as financial, success. Many of the titles and characters created in the early days of Dark Horse were created, written, or plotted by Richardson and Stradley. Over the years, Dark Horse grew behind creator-owned projects such as Frank Miller and Geof Darrow’s Hard Boiled, Miller’s Sin City and 300 Mike Mignola's Hellboy, Eric Powell’s The Goon. Richardson’s interest in Japanese pop culture led to Dark Horse’s early entry into the American manga scene.
The company achieved success with major Japanese titles, including Kazuo Koike and Goseki Kojima's Lone Wolf and Cub, Katsuhiro Otomo's Akira, Masamune Shirow's Ghost in the Shell. Following these successes, Dark Horse imported Hiroaki Samura's Blade of the Immortal and Kosuke Fujishima's Oh My Goddess! to the United States, where the series' have become two of the longest running Japanese manga titles in the country. In 1988, Dark Horse introduced a series based on the James Cameron film Aliens. Breaking from comics’ tradition, the series was presented as a direct sequel, continuing the adventures of the film's main characters and related directly to the film’s plot; this approach was repeated by Dark Horse in subsequent series based on films such as Terminator, Star Wars, Aliens vs. Predator; this approach to film properties has become standard in the comics industry. Dark Horse is the largest owned comics company in North America. Along with his other activities, Richardson continues to write comics.
In 2014, his collaboration with Stan Saki, 47 Ronin, was placed on the American Libraries Teen reading List. Early on, Dark Horse Comics received attention from the film industry, with producers and studios attempting to option the publisher's titles. From the beginning, Richardson’s goal was to keep Dark Horse and its creators as involved in the development of its titles for entertainment as possible, it became apparent that the only way to assure involvement was to act as a producer on those projects. In 1989, Richardson met producer Larry Gordon, who had heard about the company through his creative executive, Lloyd Levin. Gordon offered him the chance to get involved with a small horror film he was developing, As a result, Richardson set up Dark Horse Productions to become Dark Horse Entertainment, received a co-producer credit on Many Cota’s Dr. Giggles. Two of Richardson’s own creations, The Mask, TimeCop followed in 1994 and both topped the box office charts. In 2008, Richardson received an Emmy as Producer of the John Landis directed documentary, Mr. Warmth, The Don Rickles Project.
Richardson and DHE have been involved in producing over 30 film and television projects since 1992. Richardson is married with children, he names Charles Dickens and James Ellroy as his favorite writers, The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band as his favorite album, he is fond of basketball and fine wine. He resides in Oregon. 1997 Razzie Nomination for Barb Wire 1999 Eisner Awards Nominated
Mark van Oppen better known as Marvano, is a Belgian comic artist. He is most famous for the Forever War, in collaboration with Joe Haldeman. Born in 1953 in Belgium, he studied interior architecture before working as an illustrator and starting to draw graphic novels, his best-known work is the collaboration with Joe Haldeman on the Forever War graphic novel, an adaptation of the award-winning The Forever War novel. Marvano and Haldeman worked together on a comic adaption of the novel Buying time called Dallas Barr. Afterwards he did comic books in a historical setting, like Berlin and Grand Prix