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I was a kid, I think I was much more influenced by comics in magazines
than actual comic books. I used to pick up the new issue of Mad
Magazine to check out the latest Mort Drucker comic, or CARtoons
Magazine to see a new comic by Shawn Kerri. And while I was also
a surfer (a terrible one at that), one of the biggest incentives
for me to pick up the new issue of Surfer Magazine was to see
the latest Wilbur Kookmeyer comic by Bob Penuelas. Man,
that guy knew how to draw waves.
in the first or second grade, I used to read Garfield all
day long, and I remember one comic where Jon takes Garfield and
Odie to the beach. Garfield would be wading out in the water in
his silly inner tube when all of a sudden a giant wave comes by
and pummels him. I would laugh heartily, but I do remember thinking
how the wave just didn't look right. Then, when I looked at a
Wilbur Kookmeyer comic, I could almost feel the motion
of the waves and imagine riding them. This was something I also
saw in the work of Rick Griffin, though his work came a little
before my time. It was pretty evident that one piece was drawn
by someone relating the experience of riding or seeing a wave,
while the other was drawing a wave for the purposes of a gag.
that said, I hope the latest
comic feels like a wave.