Mimsy Were the Borogoves

Book Reviews: From political histories to bad comics, to bad comics of political histories. And the occasional rant about fiction and writing.

Murphy Anderson

Jerry Stratton, October 20, 2012

Drizzle turned to rain as I walked down the hill to Mission Valley, so our first stop was Café Frankenstein for Emergen-C and cheesecake.

“As a young lad I was appreciative of the way you drew women’s legs.”—Gail Carter, moderator of the Murphy Anderson interview.

Anderson was born in 1926, was working for Fiction House by the time he was twenty, if I heard right. Married in 1948, and his wife is in the audience. “It’s Fantastic.” In the middle fifties he started also doing work for DC under Julie Schwartz.

“Murphy Anderson gorillas are like no other gorillas in the world.” (I suspect that was to capture the Scott Shaw! market.)

About John Carter, they were aware of the character and how much he had influenced the superhero comics.

In response to San Diego Comic Fest 2012!: Off to Comic Fest 2012. Should be interesting if nothing else!

  1. Twenty dollars of comics ->