Saturday Afternoon Cartoonists: Sergio Aragonés


Shane is taking a well-deserved rest after two years of Saturday Morning Cartoons on the Dog Blog, but there’s no reason we can’t still enjoy some juvenile kicks during the first half of the weekend.
I stumbled across this recent National Post Q&A with legendary Mad Magazine cartoonist Sergio Aragonés while trying to catch up on my habitual Internet-related time-wasting that I forsook over the holidays.
Sergio Aragonés is one of the most prolific and most hilarious cartoonists of our time. In additional to his marginal humour in Mad, Aragonés has written or drawn comics for both Marvel and DC Comics in humour, western and horror genres. His Groo The Wanderer series is perhaps the second best long-running, creator-owned, Conan the Barbarian satire of all time (after Dave Sim‘s Cerebus). And he may have killed Marty Feldman.

Here’s part one of a weird chat show featuring Stan Lee interviewing Aragonés:

Author: Emmet Matheson

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4 thoughts on “Saturday Afternoon Cartoonists: Sergio Aragonés”

  1. Please pick a handle and stick with it, Anonymous/Sammy/Garth/Manganese. You’re staking out your own comment niche and that’s great. But most Dog Blog readers can’t look up your IP address to see who’s talking. It’s courteous to let people know who you are.

    If you want help picking a permanent nickname I’d be willing to make some kind of entertaining thing of it. Maybe even a website poll?

    Any other readers (not writers) have a suggestion for a nickname for anonymous?

  2. Whatever we suggest he’ll hate it, so let him carry on; the guesswork is fun.

    Love Sergio Aragones. Love Mad Magazine. Off that particular topic, does anyone remember Virgil Partch (AKA VIP)?

  3. The style looks familiar but it’s probably because Virgil Partch’s drawing reminds me of Eric Gurney, who I just discovered was born in Winnipeg!!! I’m a big fan of Gurney.

    You like Mad magazine, Barb? I begin to better understand your engagement with prairie dog. Mad is in the DNA of just about everyone who writes for us. then again, Mad’s in a lot of people’s DNA.

    I’m going to look up more info about Virgil Partch now.

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