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His is a vision of Eden reimagined by Hieronymus Bosch.

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He transmuted Barthes-like semiotic insights into comic schtick.

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Hotspot’s debt to Burt Ward

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Hellena’s debt to Eva Peron

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Underboss’s debt to F.W. Murnau’s FAUST

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Lidia’s debt to Scilla Gabel

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Plenilunio’s debt to, among others, actor Germán Robles.

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His simple cartoon was deeply sophisticated.

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It’s the make-believe that we keep living in.

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He gave life to Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, and more!

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His comics have a flavor of animation’s madness.

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Eat your heart out, Indiana Jones.

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The greatest, funniest cartoons of New York’s gutter age.

His panels and characters are bigger on the inside than on the surface.

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He creates black-and-white surreal masterpieces.

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After 9/11, he mocked knee-jerk patriotism and dumb-ass foreign policy.

The hyperreal detail of his sci-fi comics anticipated hi-res CGI.

His Frankenstein was serious, then comical, then scary.

Innumerable artists have based their entire careers on the briefest of his ideas.

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One of the most wigged-out artists on Earth.

He showed most comic auteurs how it’s done.

He is the poet of what you think you might have heard.

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A cartoonist to watch out for.