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Harryhausen’s animation is not realistic… it’s magical.

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His comics have a flavor of animation’s madness.

Illustration by Joe Alterio

Everything that ever was, and is now, and ever will be.

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Eat your heart out, Indiana Jones.

Though he ended up on the world’s biggest stages, he was a mensch.

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Watching Kirk vs. Gorn

His twisted, manic art paved the way for today’s highbrow comics scene.

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A selection of 4CP images curated by Joe Alterio

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Joe Alterio on a panel from BLACK PANTHER (1977)

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“The Libyan student sank like a stone.”

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Confidential memo from the US Embassy in Cairo.

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“Putin’s eyes turn to those of a killer.”

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In Panama, smuggled cash is laundered at the airport.

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Q for Saddam Hussein: “What are your intentions?”

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“They’re confused by the corrupt excesses of capitalism.”

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“Would you like me to hold a trial and then hang them?”

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Ramzan danced clumsily with his gold-plated automatic…

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Private martial arts clubs are used for “special tasks”…

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The Prime Minister danced alone and animatedly…

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His gameplay design questioned the medium’s bedrock assumptions.

The skewed, cynical vision of an anti-Disney.

Her cheesecore saga challenged the pieties of fantasy.

One can only hope one’s highlights are as brilliant as his.

His rockabilly was an act of defiant generational treachery.