Nov 17, 2014

Alan Moore on Gilbert Shelton

Art by Gilbert Shelton.
Gilbert Shelton is as near as comics have come to producing a natural comedic genius of the same stature as a Chaplin or a Tati. With the Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers he created a hilarious and unlikely sibling trio as timeless as in their appeal as the Marx brothers, able to somehow endure well beyond their natural era while keeping all of its ridiculous idiosyncrasies intact. Recognition.. for Shelton’s mastery of slapstick, his practiced comic storytelling and timing, his remarkable skill as a draughtsman .. is long overdue. He is truly one of the greatest and most sublimely funny talents that the comic medium has to offer, and his work will undoubtedly delight and convulse people of  future generations, for whom the black-light poster glow and Nepalese temple-ball fug of the sixties will no longer be even a distant memory. Timeless brilliance. [Alan Moore]

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