The Bizarre Comics of Boody Rogers

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11 Responses to “The Bizarre Comics of Boody Rogers”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Why is this still not released? Amazon says it’s unavailable, and Fantagraphics’ site can’t find it at all.

  2. airdrummer says:

    sure looks like al capp’s lil abner…

  3. buddy66 says:

    I never heard of this guy. Is this a put-on?

  4. TroofSeeker says:

    “…the thing that stuck out in my mind was how much fun Rogers must have had while drawing them…”

    I’ve done cartoons all my life. I started this blog to remind the author and youse that usually a whole lot of time and concentration goes into making a good cartoon. It ain’t some kind of magic that shoots out of a pen. It’s mostly determination, whispering “That’s not quite good enough.”

    But memories swept back at how, sometimes, I am so fascinated with one that is going well that it’s thrilling. Thrilling! So yes, Mark, it can be so fun! It can become like magic shooting out of a pen, tickling you in places you can not reach, nor would you.

  5. TroofSeeker says:

    Hey! That second frame, where a guy is tearing the end off a log… is that a woman??

  6. Sekino says:

    I love how utterly non-sequitur the cover panels are!

    Hey! That second frame, where a guy is tearing the end off a log… is that a woman??

    I assume so, judging from the hairstyle (I suspect men weren’t typically represented wearing their hair in a bun and earrings back in the 60′s).

  7. tjarrett says:

    Totally not a put on. Boody Rogers got a ton of loving pages in “The Smithsonian Book of Comic-Book Comics,” an essential survey of pre-Comics Code art. It’s brilliant stuff. The late lamented RAW Magazine reprinted one of his stories a while back, about a world where kidnapped “girls” serve as “horses” for lazy centaurs (the source of the upper left panel in the cover illustration).

  8. TroofSeeker says:

    Wait- I know him! It’s… CarrotTop! But that can’t be- he’d have to be, like, older than Jack LaLain! Could it be?

  9. vonnegutlives says:

    Yet another great post broadening my comics horizon. Whenever I think I’m ahead of the game, comics-knowledge wise, I get hit with something like this. Wonderful! Thanks Mark!

  10. skramble says:

    Yo, that isht is boody.

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