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Lola’s “Advice to the Lovelorn From the Classics”

I just bought R. Sikoryak’s “Masterpiece Comics” (D&Q, 2009) and have been giggling away at the cleverness of the concept and the impeccable styles he has mastered in each section. If you don’t know the book, it’s a parody of the old “Classic Illustrated” comics, which presented great works of literature in condensed comic form. (We had a few in our house growing up, my fave being Shakespeare’s “Macbeth.”) In Sikoryak’s version, the serious books are re-imagined satirically in the styles of various famous comic artists. For example, the first chapters of the book of Genesis become “Blonde Eve”, in the style of Chic Young’s “Blondie”. So fantastic!

Anyhow, it reminded me of this piece I did for Out Magazine I’m too embarrassed ┬áto say how many ages ago. Oh, and sorry for the poor reproduction: another piece I only have in tear-sheet form. Someday I’ll have to raid the Out offices and get my originals back again. (By the way, Lola is a nickname bestowed on me by some Parisian friends…)

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