Max Zillion reprint cometh…

Brick.BugleCallRag51zyJmfnIkL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_After the astounding success of his Kickstarter campaign to reprint Calculus Cat, my good friend Hunt Emerson is striding down the same road again to reprint his great Jazz Funnies featuring Max Zillion and Alto Ego. The campaign starts sometime around mid-July, with the reprint pencilled in for release in time for The Lakes, so keep peepers peeled.

As with Calculus Cat, this new edition will feature a gallery section filled with exciting homages by invited ‘toonists to perhaps America’s greatest gift to world culture, namely jazz. The catch-all title for the gallery of ‘Jazz Lounge’ certainly had me scratching my head, but encouraged by Hunt to stop thinking too deeply about it, I conjoured up something around my favourite Benny Goodman number, ‘Bugle Call Rag’, which just had to feature GI’s kickin’ up a storm in a motor-pool.

Watch this space for more details, but while you’re waiting, here’s Benny and the band with Gene Krupa on drums…

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