Media Guy's Pop Pick: 'Comics Comics'

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Each week in this space, an uncharacteristically generous Media Guy lavishes praise on a pop-cultural gem.
You don't have to be a comics nerd to get inspired by the beautiful art.
You don't have to be a comics nerd to get inspired by the beautiful art.

Comics Comics ($5 by Internet order) is a new mini-mag that "aims to document contemporary and past comics from a pluralistic, affectionate, but critical standpoint."

If that sounds a little heady, well, it is -- and things get equally quasi-scholarly at comicscomicsmag.blogspot.com, where you can find loving meditations on the artistry of greats such as Scrooge McDuck father Carl Banks.

But you don't have to be a comics nerd to get inspired by the beautiful art. (I'm anticipating that more marketers will rediscover comics thanks to the elegant, eye-catching comic campaign created for Perry Ellis by Margeotes Fertitta Powell.)

Comics Comics shares creators and contributors with The Ganzfeld, an art annual (available at Amazon) that shares a similar passion for thinky illustration. Check out theganzfeld.com and roll your mouse over the letters of the logo to view a supercool animation by Flash genius Patrick Smith. And then amuse yourself further by visiting his website, vectorpark.com.
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