ANDY’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.