Born in Wisconsin, Jim Knipfel was a staff writer at the now-defunct weekly alternative newspaper New York Press for thirteen years, where wrote the long-running and popular "Slackjaw" column, a cynical, misanthropic look at daily life. He is the author of ten books, including Slackjaw, …
Black Eye #2
Published by Rotland Press
136p, b&w, 5.75"x9"
With new comics and art by: Max Clotfelter / Richard Cowdry / Hugleikur Dagson / J.T. Dockery / Brecht Evens / Quentin Faucompre / Julia Gfrörer / Sam Gross / Danny Hellman / Ian Huebert / David Hughes / David Lynch / Benjamin Marra / Paul Nudd / Onsmith / David Paleo / Helge Reumann / Martin Rowson / Stephen William Schudlich / David Shrigley / Ed Subitzky / Brecht Vandenbroucke
With texts by: Paul Krassner, groundbreaking editor and founder of The Realist (1958-2001), who provides a previously unpublished essay / Bob Levin offers up an excerpt from his unpublished satirical novel The Schiz / Jesse Nathan, poetry editor of the McSweeney’s Poetry Series, contributes new poetry and prose pieces / the late Michael O'Donoghue, a major creative force behind the early years of The National Lampoon and the first head-writer for Saturday Night Live (on which he appeared as "Mr. Mike") is present with a long out-of-print essay that once appeared in Spin magazine.
Also included: MEMORY OF POSADA, in which 18 illustrators/graphic artists/cartoonists respond to the work of Mexican artist J.G. Posada. The contributors are: Stéphane Blanquet / Marie-Pierre Brunel / Lilli Carré / Frédéric Coché / Sue Coe / D.B. Dowd / Henrick Drescher / Bill Fick / Sanya Glisic / Donald Kilpatrick III / Peter Kuper / Jeff Ladouceur / Mats!? / Marc Brunier Mestas / David Sandlin / Mahendra Singh / Wouter Vanhaelemeesch
Print run is limited to 1000 copies.
"BLACK EYE 2 reminds us that behind the deadpan there is often deadly pain. A vital anthology which proves the tradition of black humor remains laceratingly alive. "