My friend Hootiger and I have been talking a lot about old comic strips. He’s a Krazy Kat lover, and I’d grown up reading Segar’s Popeye. Popeye’s remained one of my favorite comics, and I’m insanely happy that Fantagraphics has been collecting the strips and publishing them in such a beautiful manner.
Anyway, remembering these comics, we’d been talking a lot about Floyd Gottfredson’s Mickey Mouse strips. Hoot had recently discovered them and is really enjoying them, I had read them when I was younger and, aside from Popeye, those were probably my favorite of the older strip comics.
Lately I’ve been somewhat obsessed with Mickey, sketching him over and over. Man, what I’d give to do a Mickey Mouse strip comic.