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A highly recruited college freshman Robby Benson runs afoul of a demanding coach. A basketball coach Cathy Lee Crosby hired by mistake is harassed by her superior. Gabe Kaplan as a New Yorker who dreams of being a coach and finally gets a shot. The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh.

A high school star's life is complicated by his father Robert Duvall , a mean Marine. When a bartender's injury heals, he becomes a player for the Golden State Warriors. A reunion of a Pennsylvania state championship team turns into an angry confrontation, starring Robert Mitchum and Bruce Dern. Sci-fi slapstick starring Michael J. Gene Hackman in story based loosely on the —54 Milan High School basketball team. The Birth of a Legend.

Biographical film based on the early life of Pete Maravich. Heaven Is a Playground. White Men Can't Jump. Outdoor court hustlers Wesley Snipes , Woody Harrelson con opponents as well as each other. The Hank Gathers Story. TV film, biographical film about doomed Loyola Marymount star. Wesley Snipes narrates a look at a Los Angeles-area high school team. Nick Nolte as a successful college coach who violates the rules to recruit new stars. A pair of Chicago high school athletes try to succeed on the court and make it to college.

Kevin Bacon as a college coach who goes to Africa searching for new talent. Story of an Episcopalian all-girl team. Harrowing true story of drug addiction starring Leonardo DiCaprio. Featuring the character played in many films by Jim Varney. Combines live action and animation, featuring Michael Jordan and Bugs Bunny. Whoopi Goldberg as a New York Knicks fan who becomes their head coach. A woman Rhea Perlman becomes coach of an all-male team. Ghost of a teammate returns to inspire a University of Washington player. An imprisoned man Denzel Washington tries to convince his son, a top-ranked high school basketball player, to attend the governor's college alma mater in return for a reduced sentence.

HBO's look at a New York college team's point-shaving disgrace. Biographical film of former NBA great. A s priest Andre Braugher organizes a game between racially segregated teams. Remake of film, based on Pulitzer Prize -winning play by Jason Miller. Michael Jordan to the Max. A reclusive author Sean Connery mentors a prep-school student-athlete. The Luck of the Irish. An adaptation of Othello , updated to a modern American high school and its team.

TV film about a player with a lucky pair of shoes, directed by Gregory Hines. Magical shoes turn a year-old Lil' Bow Wow into a basketball sensation. A Season on the Brink. About the Crispus Attucks Tigers , first all-black high school team to win a state championship against white teams, behind future NBA star Oscar Robertson. A neighbor tries to get even with a New Jersey Nets player by selling memorabilia.

A coach banned from college ball Martin Lawrence ends up teaching middle-school kids. Based on a true story, starring Samuel L. Jackson as a high school coach. The Heart of the Game. Behind-the-scenes look at a Seattle high school girls team. Hubert Davis reflects on his Harlem Globetrotters player father. Based on true story of the —66 Texas Western College team. Assigned to an Oklahoma girls' team against his will, coach takes it to state title game.

A robbery creates complications for an Indiana high school team. Caltech's team tries to end year losing streak in conference play during —06 season. Based on Immaculata College women's team, coached by Cathy Rush , that won first official women's national championship. More Than a Game. Chronicles the high school careers of LeBron James and four of his hometown friends. The Trial of Allen Iverson. A look at a fight and subsequent trial when Allen Iverson was in high school. A has-been coach Sam Rockwell with a drinking problem takes over a girls' varsity team.

Explores career of Len Bias and his death from a cocaine overdose shortly after he was selected in the NBA draft. Documents the University of Michigan's earlys Fab Five ups and downs. Chronicles life and career of former NBA player Chris Herren , battle with drug addiction and ongoing recovery. The Other Dream Team. On the resurrection of the Lithuania national team after restoration of the country's independence in , and its journey to the Olympics.

A teenager who idolizes Kevin Durant who stars as himself switches talents with the NBA star, becoming a phenom while Durant is mired in a slump. Little-known true story of origins of basketball in Europe, culminating with first European Basketball Championship Tournament , held in Geneva , Switzerland in Struggles of an Indiana high school with just 70 students. A look at Sheryl Swoopes , sometimes called the female Michael Jordan.

Examines the Tennessee coach Pat Summitt and her battle with early-onset Alzheimer's. Examines renowned basketball coach C. The Cory Weissman Story. Direct-to-DVD film based on the real story of Cory Weissman, a high school star who suffered a stroke while at Gettysburg College , and his battle to return to the court despite initial paralysis. A look back at the Detroit Pistons of late s and early s. Explores how Mafia associate Henry Hill orchestrated a massive point-shaving scheme at Boston College.

A look back at earlys teams of the New York Knicks. I Hate Christian Laettner. Examines the life and career of Christian Laettner , and intense dislike some fans still harbor toward the former Duke star, more than 20 years after his last game for the Blue Devils. Explores the rise of Sonny Vaccaro from Pennsylvania steel-town roots to his prominent position in the basketball and athletic shoe industry. Gambling of a college professor Michael Shannon complicates life for his son, a high school basketball star.

Chinese film about Stephon Marbury and his career resurrection in China. A year retrospective of the —77 season of Maccabi Tel Aviv , who in the words of their New Jersey-born star Tal Brody put Israel "on the map" with victory in that season's European Champions Cup. Explores the life and career of John Calipari against the backdrop of his —16 Kentucky team. A once promising college basketball player Chris Staples is released from prison after serving six years in prison for armed robbery. A retrospective of the events leading to Indiana University's firing of Bob Knight , directed by the reporter whose investigation led to Knight's dismissal.

A streetball coach loses the team he planned to enter in a big tournament, and turns to an elderly group of players in a desperate bid to win the tournament. Loosely based on the debut of the Jamaica bobsled team at the Winter Olympics. Tim Matheson as a young man whose dream is to become a pro bowler. Fox wants his wealthy uncle's money.

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Woody Harrelson as a bowler with a prosthetic hand who takes an Amish man on the road. When reluctant bowler Jack Simpson is forced to play to save the club he is a member of it turns out Jack is a natural. A League of Ordinary Gentlemen. Behind-the-scenes look at bowlers from PBA Tour. An over-achieving woman with a thing for bowlers decides to marry the man of her dreams in just under a month.

Corbett and Courtney Before the Kinetograph. Boxing Match; or, Glove Contest. The Gordon Sisters Boxing. Silent footage of most of the championship bout that lasted an astounding 48 rounds. The film company ran out of money - and film - in the 38th round and had to stop shooting. Footage from bout between heavyweights Jack Johnson and James J. To show his girl how brave he is, Pug Roscoe Arbuckle challenges a champion. Charlie Chaplin puts a "good luck" horseshoe into his boxing glove and wins.

After his father goes broke, a young man Reginald Denny fights for money. A knockout earns Lefty Monte Blue the title, but nearly costs him his girl. Silent film directed by and starring Buster Keaton. Alfred Hitchcock silent film about a pugilist known as "One-Round Jack. Falsely convicted of a crime, Reilly Richard Dix fights the guy who framed him. Georges Carpentier 's training is disrupted by an amateur called Gink Joe E.

A tramp Charlie Chaplin accumulates money by boxing to help a flower girl. Story of a boy's love for a doomed ex-boxer. Academy Award for Wallace Beery. Lightweight contender Kid Mason is betrayed by his scheming wife Jean Harlow. Washed-up Jimmy Kane James Cagney fights to help a young widow. They Never Come Back.

The Life of Jimmy Dolan. Believed to be dead, a boxer Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. After a boxer Jack Oakie takes a beating, his fellow fighters come to his rescue. The Prizefighter and the Lady. Real-life boxer Max Baer co-stars in a glove story with Myrna Loy. Joe Palooka leaves rural life to follow a trainer Jimmy Durante to the big city. John Wayne as a con man who loses bareknuckle bouts on purpose. A milkman Harold Lloyd who can deliver a punch becomes an overnight sensation. A department store employee George Formby takes up boxing. Nick Donati Edward G.

Robinson turns a young bellhop into boxer Kid Galahad. The Duke Comes Back. A promising violinist William Holden risks his hands by prizefighting. Rodeo cowpoke turned pugilist fights for a female sportswriter Gloria Stuart.


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There Ain't No Justice. An aspiring boxer Jimmy Hanley discovers corruption in the sport. A manager Pat O'Brien helps a Hoosier palooka find his mother. They Made Me a Criminal. Accused of murder, a boxing champ John Garfield becomes a fugitive.

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James Cagney as a fighter who is blinded in the ring. The East Side Kids turn to the boxing ring to help a friend. A fighter taken too soon is reincarnated in a new body. Remade in as Heaven Can Wait , using American football as backdrop instead of boxing. Arrogant boxer Johnny Rocket Arthur Kennedy has a manipulative manager. Ann Sothern falls for the manager of a fighter blinded in the ring.

Real-life boxer Billy Conn plays a contender falsely accused of a murder. The Panama Kid Eddie Albert learns his father's accused of embezzling. Light-hearted biopic, with Errol Flynn as heavyweight champ James J. Boston strong boy John L. Sullivan wins the belt, battles the bottle. First of 11 Monogram films featuring comic-strip character. The Kid from Brooklyn. Remake of milkman tale, this time with Danny Kaye. John Garfield is a boxer involved with corrupt promoters.

Mickey Rooney fights to pay off his dad's gambling debts. Refusing to take a dive, an honest kid Gordon MacRae gets framed for a murder. An arrogant fighter Kirk Douglas makes it to the top, alienating all who care about him. The Golden Gloves Story. Stanley Kubrick 's first film, a documentary on middleweight Walter Cartier.

A story by Jack London about a fighter during the Mexican rebellion. A deaf boxer Tony Curtis wins the title, undergoes an operation so he can hear. The life and career of the longtime champ , played by Coley Wallace. It's Always Fair Weather. Fight manager Gene Kelly discovers his contender is about to take a dive. A devoutly religious boy mistakenly believes he killed a boxer Charles Bronson.

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A look at the 50 year career of Martin Maher who served as boxing instructor at West Point. The Harder They Fall. A former sportswriter Humphrey Bogart works for a mobster who fixes fights. Somebody Up There Likes Me. A grocery clerk Tony Curtis fights his way to the middleweight title. New Jersey boy Audie Murphy seeks fame, fortune to impress millionaire's daughter. A young Episcopalian minister John Derek boxes to raise funds for his church.

Monkey on My Back. Barney Ross 's boxing career leaves him with a morphine habit. A sportswriter Steve Brodie helps a contender cope with criminals. Requiem for a Heavyweight. A punchy fighter Anthony Quinn is betrayed by his manager Jackie Gleason. A young Catskills car mechanic Elvis Presley turns out to pack quite a punch. Harry Chapin 's look at boxers of yesteryear.

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The Great White Hope. Based on Jack Johnson , story of black prizefighter in early 20th century. A broke, broken-down fighter Stacy Keach tries a comeback as a young one Jeff Bridges learns the ropes. Oscar nomination for Susan Tyrrell. The young boxer Vic Bealer Jon Voight in search for some direction in his life. Photographer William Klein 's look at Muhammad Ali. Illegal bare-knuckle bouts in Louisiana, starring Charles Bronson.

Let's Do It Again. Bill Cosby and Sidney Poitier as Atlanta men who rig a match for a good cause. Academy Award winner for Best Picture about a Philadelphia pug Sylvester Stallone who gets a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Biographical film with Muhammad Ali as himself. Every Which Way but Loose. A trucker Clint Eastwood with a pet orangutan fights bare-knuckle brawls for money. A promoter Elliott Gould pits a man against a boxing kangaroo. Spoof of old boxing films, with palooka Harry Hamlin managed by George C.

Remake of '30s melodrama about a child who worships a has-been boxer Jon Voight. Made for TV biopic about undefeated heavyweight Rocky Marciano. Any Which Way You Can. In sequel to film, mobsters coax bare-knuckle brawler Clint Eastwood into one more fight. Now champ, Rocky is challenged by vicious Clubber Lang, played by Mr. A "toughman" tournament is entered by a Texas musician Dennis Quaid. Con man Jackie Gleason fixes a fight to double-cross a couple of crooks.

Two amateur boxers are trained by a Russian Klaus Maria Brandauer. Sequel to werewolf comedy, this time starring Jason Bateman. A punchy fighter gets set up by a shady promoter Steve Buscemi. Gene Hackman as a trainer and father of two totally different sons. Triumph of the Spirit. In Auschwitz concentration camp, a Jewish boxer Willem Dafoe fights for his life. Mickey Rourke as a down-and-out boxer who risks death in the ring. A bankrupt Balboa trains up-and-coming heavyweight real-life boxer Tommy Morrison.

A con man James Woods wagers his fighter can defeat 10 men in 24 hours. Night and the City. A shyster Robert De Niro defies a mobster to become a boxing promoter. The Great White Hype. Oscar-winner on fight between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman. Daniel Day-Lewis as an Irish boxer recently released from prison. An ex-con becomes a famous promoter , with Ving Rhames as King. A teen boxes while keeping it a secret from his parents.

A television film with Jon Favreau portraying the undefeated champ. A wayward youth takes up boxing in place of his injured elder brother. A television film with Terrence Howard as young Cassius Clay. A trainer Jimmy Smits teaches three of his sons how to fight. A dramatization of Muhammad Ali 's success and controversy, with Will Smith.

Heavyweight champ fights a fellow prison inmate. Ving Rhames and Wesley Snipes co-star. The s rivalry between heavyweights Joe Louis and Max Schmeling. Biographical film about a transsexual fighter from Thailand. Based on a true story; Meg Ryan as manager of a young fighter Omar Epps. Orlando Bloom in a satire of boxing films. Depression-era comeback of heavyweight contender James J. Braddock , starring Russell Crowe ; three Oscar nominations. A look at a welterweight champ who killed an opponent in the ring. The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson. Emmy-winner by Ken Burns about Jack Johnson 's battles in and out of ring.

A look at the life and career of Manny Pacquiao. Boxing story set at Naval Academy starring James Franco. Russian sequel to film about boxer Artyom Kolchin. Disney Channel comedy on Golden Gloves boxer's kid in rope-jumping contest. Tempers and racial tensions flare in Nova Scotia story, starring Danny Glover. Miracle on 1st Street. A sportswriter believes homeless man Samuel L. Jackson is former boxing star. A year-old carpenter Adam Carolla gets shot at U. Five Oxford students attempt to make Amateur Boxing Club.

Adaptation of the manga of the same name. A controversial fight between Billy Collins Jr. A look at the life of Muhammad Ali as told from the perspectives of many of his opponents. Examines fight between Ali and Larry Holmes. Ving Rhames ' portrayal of former heavyweight champ Sonny Liston. Oscars for Bale and Melissa Leo. A look back at s German heavyweight who twice fought Joe Louis. Third installment in Russian film trilogy.

Profiles Chuck Wepner , the real-life inspiration for Rocky Balboa. A janitor Steve Austin teaches boxing skills to a student who's up against bullies. Lives of Ukraine brothers who both became world heavyweight champions. Profiles Dewey Bozella , who found purpose in boxing while imprisoned for 26 years. When Ali Came to Ireland. Irish film about how Muhammad Ali was persuaded to make his first visit to the country for a fight, and depicting his later interactions with Ireland.

Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight. The Trials of Muhammad Ali. Another look at the champion's refusal to fight in Vietnam, also focusing on his conversion to Islam. Explores the life of Muhammad Ali, with a starting point of personal voice recordings made by Ali himself in the s. A man takes part in a boxing tournament to impress his sports-loving girlfriend, despite knowing nothing about boxing. An Indian Tamil film. On life and career of longtime champion Manny Pacquiao.

Explores the years Evander Holyfield spent trying to arrange his first fight with Mike Tyson. On undefeated champion Joe Calzaghe and relationship with his father and trainer Enzo. A boxer Jake Gyllenhaal loses his wife, then loses custody of his daughter. The story of Vinny Paz Miles Teller , focusing especially on his comeback from a broken neck suffered in an auto accident.

Another look at Chuck Wepner , focusing on fight with Muhammad Ali. Dramatization of a fight in Helsinki between a featherweight from Finland and the American star Davey Moore. Chronicles the shocking knockout of previously unbeaten Mike Tyson by journeyman Buster Douglas in Most recent entry in the Rocky series, with Adonis Creed facing the son of the fighter who killed his father in the ring. A caving expedition goes horribly wrong, as the explorers become trapped and pursued by predators. Pornographic film, no connection to the Dallas Cowboys or their cheerleaders.

Television film about the Los Angeles basketball dance team. The Texas Cheerleader Story. TV film based on Wanda Holloway 's attempt to hire a hit man to kill the mother of her daughter's cheerleading rival. With Lesley Ann Warren as Holloway. But I'm a Cheerleader.

Natasha Lyonne as a cheerleader whose parents disapprove of her personal life. A clash between rival cheerleading squads, starring Kirsten Dunst. Minnesota high school girls rob a bank. With Mena Suvari and James Marsden. In It to Win It. The Texas Cheerleader Scandal. Fight to the Finish. Attack of the 50 Foot Cheerleader. British army officers in Post-World War II Germany try to track down a wanted war criminal, who unbeknownst to them is on their cricket team.

In the s, a group of Indian cricket novices must defeat a well-trained team of British officers to avoid punitive taxes on their village. Received numerous awards and nominations , including a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Chain Kulii Ki Main Kulii. Tells the story of South African cricketer Hansie Cronje. Covers the record-breaking West Indies cricket team of the s and s.. Main Hoon Shahid Afridi.

Story of a boy who dreams to become Shahid Afridi finds himself down on luck when the only club he ever knew goes bankrupt. An Indian Tamil — Telugu bilingual film highlighting the conflict between a middle class widower and his son, who is very good at cricket but poor at academics.

The film shows his life from that point on until the present. An Indian Tamil film depicting the struggles of young man in his quest to become a leading cricketer. Silent film with W. Fields gambling for a woman's love on a game of billiards. Nominated for nine Academy Awards. A pocket billiards expert James Coburn lends his experience to a young protege. Hustler sequel 25 years later, with Newman in his Oscar-winning role, co-starring Tom Cruise. Story of a young nine-ball hustler.

A young player Freddie Prinze, Jr. Famke Janssen as a pool-hall hustler single mom in Canada. To impress a girl, a clumsy bumpkin Joe E. Brown enters a marathon indoor race. A Children's Film Foundation film. Chronicles the Paris—Roubaix race. Four Bloomington, Indiana friends team up in Little race. Golden Globe winner and five Oscar nominations. Australian children's film, featuring Nicole Kidman. Kevin Costner as a world-class long-distance racer. Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar. A look at the training and success of Lance Armstrong. Based on life and career of Scottish amateur cyclist Graeme Obree.

A Film About Mountain Bikes. A look at 3,mile Race Across America. Chronicles the life and career of Mat Hoffman. A portrait of road cycling. The Accidental Death of a Cyclist. A portrait of Lance Armstrong as he trains for his eighth Tour de France victory and the events leading to his downfall. A look back at the Tour de France , and particularly the four-member Australasian team that rode in it, interspersed with a modern-day attempt by the film's director Phil Keoghan and a riding partner to retrace the route, holding to the original race schedule and riding on vintage racing bikes.

Covers the ride of mountain bike endurance champion Rebecca Rusch to visit the site where her father died when his plane was shot down during the Vietnam War —a 1,mile journey along the Ho Chi Minh Trail through Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos. HBO mockumentary short film starring Andy Samberg , about a s Tour de France competition beset by doping and bad behavior. A True Underdog Story. Farce about big-time dodgeball, starring Vince Vaughn and Ben Stiller as rival players. A man running a fencing school Eric Roberts crosses swords with an ex-convict F. Spanish film starring Joaquim de Almeida.

A young Estonian fencer named Endel is forced to return to his homeland, where he begins to train a group of young children in the art of fencing. James Caan as the game's greatest star, playing for Houston in a futuristic story of a life-and-death sport. A disgraced former field hockey player Shahrukh Khan seeks redemption by coaching the India women's national field hockey team. Won numerous Indian film awards. A newly-independent India competes in field hockey at the Summer Olympics. Loosely based on the life of hockey player Balbir Singh Sr. One in a Million.

Innkeeper's daughter Sonja Henie skates in Winter Olympics. The Ice Follies of Careers clash for ice follies producer James Stewart , actress wife Joan Crawford. A promoter Phil Silvers passes off the wrong skater as his new star. After a woman Ellen Drew inherits a skating troupe, a gangster tries to ruin her. I learned how to etch. But a lot of it was just learning Paris and going to museums a lot. I really focused on that. I joined the Army Reserves because my number had come up and they wanted to draft me.

The alternative was that we could either join the National Guard or the Reserve voluntarily, and have six months of active duty and six years of inactive duty. It meant you went to training either every week or every weekend, and spent two weeks every summer training. It was a lot easier than two full years. At Fort Dix I just sat around, drew, and did what people did in the army: I wrote press releases for local papers. All I did was rewrite press releases: I was living with my parents and driving into the city every morning.

In those days you could drive into the city, park on 60th Street and Madison Avenue, and leave the car all day. Then I went to Associated American Artists and put together their catalog. It was a gallery on 57th Street which specialized in prints, and so my expertise came to the fore. Then I got a job at the Abelard-Schuman publishing company. And then I was offered a job at Columbia University Press as the assistant advertising manager, which I took because it paid more and was more interesting than Abelard-Schuman.

So I did a lot of direct mail print advertising for the Press for more than a year. My ex-wife was working for Commentary magazine and then got a job at American Heritage. And then I decided that I wanted to be a cartoonist; I wanted to be an artist. I did a lot of printing down there. And then I would draw cartoons and start to make the rounds. After trying in a very desultory way for a long time, submitting and then not submitting for a while, The New Yorker finally took a cartoon in You also returned to Pratt for an MFA, right?

I got an MFA in art education, although I did a lot of work in printmaking, drawing, and painting. I took a few courses with Dore Ashton and got really friendly with her, so I would say she was my closest mentor. I got friendly with the painter Robert Richenburg, who taught me interesting things. And I learned a lot about drawing from Mercedes Matter. After I graduated, I immediately got a job at Brown. I felt that at least I had something under me and could do anything creatively without having to scrabble around.

It would have been the same problem as working full time for the Columbia Press. I left it with great trepidation and sadness. I mean, you can teach the nuts and bolts of it, sure. And you can teach setting up a situation and telling a story that way. They all have a little something to them, like a sense of displaced anger or schadenfreude. I sort of know how things work, and I can see how to make an idea better.

But if that idea really comes from some magical, wonderfully unexpected place, how do you explain that? My ex-wife moved to New York and the kids went down with her. I was living in Providence and was commuting back and forth to see them, sometimes twice a week, from Providence, along with teaching and trying to be a cartoonist. The agent Ted Reilly took me on, and he was getting me all kinds of illustration work, mainly advertising and other commercial stuff. At that time, The New Yorker was buying a lot. I was selling forty or fifty drawings a year.

I found that I was giving the teaching short shrift, and something had to give. I was killing myself with all this commuting, and I had no place in New York. So I said OK, this is nuts. If anything, my work life got more intense, so I was stressed out a lot again. I bought this place in , partially because some good friends whose kids were the same age as my kids had a place nearby. I bought it almost on a whim, because I just wanted a house. It seemed nice, and the village was quite appealing and, at that time, there was no construction around it. It was like an English or French village.

It was very insular and isolated. Oh, I think I'll always feel like an outsider. We backed into it. There is, but less and less so as more and more people like me move into Vermont. But this is the real Vermont. The Vermont profonde , as the French would say. I noticed Floyd's General Store, which has popped up in many of your cartoons, right down the road. Every morning his cronies all show up and sit around that stove and bloviate. Al Floyd, fire chief at Randolph Center.

So I get to know these guys, get in their brains, and kind of get to like them. Or not, as the case may be. He wasn't so much a personal mentor as a model of how to work. His literary and visual meldings are an extraordinary achievement, a feat of artistry. He was unusual, unique, and a genius. And he was nice to me. Just kind of friendly. He invited me to his studio a couple of times just to schmooze.

He was open and encouraging. You have a very interesting notion of America. The problem with the country is there are no girls. The rural woman tends to be not terribly attractive, charming, worldly, or anything. Of course there are some, but look around. There are these large, overweight, helmet-haired creatures who do everything they can to make themselves unattractive.

It's still difficult to conceive that Steinberg was doing "high" art in the cartooning format. Well, therein is the problem to kind of mull over: How is this different, in a structural way, than [Paolo] Veronese unfolding a narrative in a single-panel format? You can tell a Veronese because of the brushwork, line work, and structuring of the pallete. It's the same thing with an Arno. So where is the value system of high and low? There are little nuances, things in the background that kind of relate to, or illuminate, the actual action I want to focus on.

It adds to it. I think of the panel like a theater director, or a playwright, would, because I'm unfolding a drama.

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I cast these people to be who I want them to be, and then I have a costumer come in [laughs] and a scenic designer and a lighting director and I put it all together. I want the action, the emotion of the moment, to be profound, clear, and also funny. So how do you do all that? A lot of them start out with outlines.

The rough drawings are very quick and fresh, and I try to keep the dynamic part of it going. Lee [Lorenz] has this incredibly vivid, lively style, and I want to keep that in my own work, as well. Robert Blechman is another one who only uses two or three lines, all very spare, and each one considered as carefully as one would consider a major military move. According to a mutual friend, he looked at one of my drawings once, and kind of shuddered, and said, "All those lines.

Part of it is almost a fear of commitment, in a way. Oh, and when I have people around they'll be someone like myself sitting around in the back, just observing — like Hitchcock put himself in his films. An animal is very much a surrogate. I was thinking about this today, actually. But somehow they can have the same emotions people who are about to start a race have, or the same expressions and intensity. I enjoy drawing humans as well. In a way, it just comes down to intuition. Because I have tried them back and forth sometimes, just to see if it works.

I just got an OK for one that uses birds. It has to do with political correctness and all this turmoil about where our food comes from. It makes perfect sense with birds. Well, first I go to a fire [laughs] and then I look at email. But usually I just go into the studio in the morning, futz and putter around, and get up to speed.

Doing a few laps around the studio: Sometimes it requires just sitting there, and then it happens. And sometimes one sits there for hours and nothing happens, no good ideas. And sometimes one thing leads to another through a process of association and free association and mental disassociation.

What did Arno say to a woman? They come from the long hard hours sitting and working. I tend to edit myself more, than I did. So I end up refining it to maybe five or six roughs. Maybe seven, but not much more than that. Then I sit back and wait to see what happens to them. Have a nice trip! Needless to say, the Jay Disbrow comic most pertinent to this column is 's The Flames of Gyro , a historic work not for its content but due to its positioning: Disbrow too was marginal. As with not a few artists, his career had been wiped out by the adoption of the Comics Code late in ; in fact, save for a small handful of romance stories with the Farrell Comic Group and an obscure two-color religious magazine in '57 Zondervan Publishing's The Centurion of Ancient Rome , he had not published any sequential art since.

However, as he told Zone, "[w]hen Gary Groth And because Joe is all about cramming all kinds of incongruous things into tiny spaces, he's also hidden a short piece about the Walking Dead video game somewhere in there Orthofer reviews Osamu Tezuka's Ayako. Kochalka "Craft is the Enemy" debate. If there are any other classic letters-column debates or interviews from the Comics Journal past you'd like to see again, please let us know.

Sifting through more than three decades' worth of argument means we're bound to miss out on some of the good stuff. What you see above is the last comic book work of Disbrow's in print: Ellingston was a newspaper editor, with no other comic book credits of which I'm aware, and the whole project seems in retrospect to function as an opportunity for comics-interested parties of little practical experience to ride alongside veterans of various stripe. The story sees alien clinicians kidnapping adult Earthlings at the behest of their parents and performing very late-term abortions.

It is not the most intellectually vice-tight contribution to that enduring American debate, but "blob[s] of protoplasm" nonetheless keenly figure into this closing act, wherein Disbrow, 64, still shows some faculty with the grotesque. He said, 'This is the stuff that's selling and this is what we have to produce.

Once in a while I was able to get one in. Truth be told, The Flames of Gyro is not all that well-regarded a comic, to the extent that it is even remembered. Following Raymondesque space hero Valgar Gunnar as he casts the tzatziki of justice onto the pork strips of tyranny, Gyro constitutes an extremely old-fashioned, text-heavy homage to classic adventure strips, lacking in both the comparatively lively qualities of contemporaneous genre fare like Sabre -- not exactly an underwritten piece itself -- and the masterful craft of the great strip artists.

Disbrow's art, in contrast -- prone to a certain stiffness in even the best of circumstances -- quite resembles the output of a man who'd long ago turned to technical illustration, and it's little surprise the work lingers consciously today primarily as a nugget of trivia.

And yet, this was the dream. Both that of Fantagraphics -- which aspired to raise comics away from the low boundaries of "the stuff that's selling" and up toward the realm of art, which, as a necessary first step, demands at least the potential for the artist's disregard of populist salesmanship -- and the infant Direct Market of comic book retailers, which sought to bypass the vagaries of the newsstand distribution model and offer focused reading experiences for connoisseurs in addition to a reliable stream of superhero product. In those days, I'm told you really could walk into a comic book store and expect to find everything that was available.

Jay Disbrow always wanted to draw science-fiction comics, and suddenly - he could. Suddenly, he could write a page biographical profile of Jerry Iger, in whose shop he'd cut his teeth in the early '50s, and Blackthorne Publishing would release it in as The Iger Comics Kingdom. He is dapper as fuck, and an excellent cosplay opportunity.

Moreover, there's this sinister edge to him that suggests somebody scooped up the luckless protagonist of "Ultimate Destiny" and poured him into a most hi-tech of utilitarian molds. He's the 'host' of sorts -- a veritable crypt keeper -- for 's Captain Electron , a promotional tie-in comic Disbrow wrote and drew for the Brick Computer Science Institute of Brick, NJ, where he worked as a lecturer and eventual public relations director per Alter Ego itself citing the Who's Who of American Comic Books.

Inside, there's many treats: Only the faculty and student body of the Brick Computer Science Institute can save the day, with a little help from the inexplicable, invincible, tenuously computer-related Captain Electron! No joke - he's rushing away to tend to an airplane that's just crashed into an NYC skyscraper This is so much fun , and not just because of the eccentricities central to Disbrow's style like Steve Ditko, he's disinterested in depicting modern dress, even in a nominally contemporary story, although my personal theory is that Valerie is a hardcore David Lynch fangirl, up to her fifth theatrical viewing of Blue Velvet , and all the boys on campus are trying to sartorially impress her, because who wouldn't ; there's a tremendous sense of play at hand, an enthusiasm for local comics that drives a man toward writing his friends and co-workers and the very roads he drives on into his story.

Ray Zone relates that in the eighth edition of The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide , Disbrow describes himself as prone to "a mania for adventure comic expression" since early childhood - comic book plots "bred within the very fiber of my being This is the testimony of the fan-addict: Quest Publications' Quest Presents. Stern who wrote Zen Intergalactic Ninja. Mike DeCarlo contributes some backup stories, but it is absolutely the Jay Disbrow show, matching up the continuing adventures of Lance Carrigan of the Galactic Legion another Flash Gordon type with an occasional old-fashioned genre short, like a sci-fi twist story where bold astronauts land on a strange planet and fall prey to calamities, and in the end the commander burns up because he's really on a gigantic contemporary Earth, and he's climbed into a suburban man's pipe, and then the man comments on how odd the tobacco tastes, because he's been smoking people.

Issue 3 is the best, because it's the only one in full color, and Disbrow's coloring is really quite good. Beyond the potential for Christian vocation, however, I suspect he's not interested in applying those skills to comics work by others; he seems a born-determined auteur, the type who, at the age of 73, would suddenly embrace the computerized potential of webcomics and bang out weeks' worth of Sunday-style color adventure strips.

It was called Aroc of Zenith , and for over half a decade it endured quietly, away from the din of a troubled Direct Market resuscitating itself from a s near-collapse, from where the now-established likes of Fantagraphics, having propagated the notion of comics-as-art, had withdrawn a ways to eye the bookshelves of America. As Valgar Gunnar taught us, you don't need to put up with industrial shit all the time. Because even in '83, on the inside back cover of Quest Presents 3, the future was calling. What follows is not a series of capsule reviews but an annotated selection of items listed by Diamond Comic Distributors for release to comic book retailers in North America on the particular Wednesday, or, in the event of a holiday or occurrence necessitating the close of UPS in a manner that would impact deliveries, Thursday, identified in the column title above.

Not every listed item will necessarily arrive at every comic book retailer, in that some items may be delayed and ordered quantities will vary. In all candor, this is not the best Osamu Tezuka manga available. It's C-level work, a kids' series in which Tezuka revisits his Astro Boy i. Naturally, he comes to the frequent aid of a nerdy manga-reading local boy, whom Tezuka amusingly refuses to develop anywhere beyond risible inefficacy at any given challenge. Still, lesser Tezuka is like lesser Carl Barks: A Distant Soil Colleen Doran was getting shit done circa Quest Presents , though, and now her signature SF series A Distant Soil continues at Image, boasting the kind of wavy psionic combat long ago departed from any widespread publication of Japanese comics in English.

Check it out, you might enjoy the sensation. Rogue Trooper Digest Vol. This appears to be a companion series to Rebellion's line of 5" x 7. The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys 1 of 6: Having no doubt puzzled out through sheer force of continued frustration that superhero comics need to be really, really focused in order to benefit from a major motion picture, DC now presents a huge-ass A-list Superman series to tie in with this weekend's Zack Snyder affair. Scott "No Relation" Snyder pretty much the only new 'superstar'-level genre writer to emerge in years and years teams up with Jim Lee for this guaranteed cash cow, which will presumably double as an instant line-leader for the otherwise floundering red 'n blue wing of the company.

Also available in a "Director's Cut" edition with no inks or colors, and Snyder's complete script included as an extra. The Long Road To Hell: That said, Snyder a sturdy, efficient craftsman with a flair for gross-out punch does exhibit an endearing determination to keep DC's malnourished Vertigo division up and walking through new projects like The Wake , as well as this page one-off revival of the horror series that first brought him to wide attention, drawn by Rafael Albuquerque in anticipation of a formal relaunch later this year.

Yeah, comic book science fiction - influential, if we're talking about seizing the minds of '50s youth, but never as sturdy a seller as crime, horror and romance, and never quite as obsession-building as superheroes. Expect pages of collaborative speculation in the form of lots of issues of Blue Bolt and various other projects.

Aw, here's some horror comics. It ain't so bad. Knights Of Sidonia Vol. I wonder if Kodansha's sales of Attack on Titan vol. North American anime fans are pretty notorious for never spending money on anything, though, so I wonder I this kind of thing serves as an awful parody of superhero comics' comprehensive failure to capitalize on the genre's towering public visibility? Captions Captions are usually concise, to fit on a single line. Gag cartoons of the s and earlier occasionally had lengthy captions, sometimes featuring dialogue between two characters depicted in the drawing; over time, cartoon captions became shorter.

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From his beginnings at The Harvard Lampoon while attending Harvard University, through his many years writing essays and articles for Vanity Fair and The New Yorker and his acclaimed short films, Benchley's style of humor brought him respect and success during his life, from his peers at the Algonquin Round Table in New York City to contemporaries in the burgeoning film industry. Benchley is best remembered for his contributions to The New Yorker, where his essays, whether topical or absurdist, influenced many modern humorists.

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They enjoyed each other's company and decided to meet on a regular basis. Only recently has the National Cartoonists Society embraced web comics. Membership is limited to established professional cartoonists, with a few exceptions of outstanding persons in affiliated fields. The NCS is not a guild or labor union. The organization's stated primary purposes are "to advance the ideals and standards of professional cartooning in its many forms", "to promote and foster a social, cultural and intellectual Pantomime comics or a silent comic are comics which are delivered in mime. They make use of little to no dialogue, speech balloons or captions written underneath the images.

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