Joe Alterio on MILLION YEAR PICNIC
He invented the manic, spongey cartoon style we take for granted.
A pioneer and mighty purveyor of the UPA style of cartooning.
Joe Alterio on AKZIDENZ-GROTESK
Harryhausen’s animation is not realistic… it’s magical.
His comics have a flavor of animation’s madness.
Everything that ever was, and is now, and ever will be.
Eat your heart out, Indiana Jones.
Though he ended up on the world’s biggest stages, he was a mensch.
Watching Kirk vs. Gorn
His twisted, manic art paved the way for today’s highbrow comics scene.
A selection of 4CP images curated by Joe Alterio
Joe Alterio on a panel from BLACK PANTHER (1977)
“The Libyan student sank like a stone.”
Confidential memo from the US Embassy in Cairo.
“Putin’s eyes turn to those of a killer.”
In Panama, smuggled cash is laundered at the airport.
Q for Saddam Hussein: “What are your intentions?”
“They’re confused by the corrupt excesses of capitalism.”
“Would you like me to hold a trial and then hang them?”
Ramzan danced clumsily with his gold-plated automatic…
Private martial arts clubs are used for “special tasks”…
The Prime Minister danced alone and animatedly…
His gameplay design questioned the medium’s bedrock assumptions.