STAFF PICKS :: VIP: THE MAD WORLD OF VIRGIL PARTCH HC :: NOVEMBER 06, 2013

November 4, 2013 at 2:59 pm By:

staff_picks andy_staff_picksANDY’S PICK :: VIP: THE MAD WORLD OF VIRGIL PARTCH HC: Throughout the 40s, 50s and early 60s, Virgil Partch was one of the most popular magazine panel cartoonists in the country.  His madcap–often bawdy and even a little naughty– style was immediately recognizable and oft times laugh out loud funny.  In the last phase of his career, he produced a daily newspaper panel (and Sunday comic) called Big George.  Although it was a funny consistent strip, it focused on standard suburban family homeowner jokes.  the Beast had been tamed for a wider milder audience.  This month Fantagraphics offers VIP: THE MAD WORLD OF VIRGIL PARTCH, a career long retrospective of a comic genius that is long overdue.  Check it out.virgil

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