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I’ll be taking it to the streets once my TaxID-Certificate comes in the mail. In the meantime, just a little eye candy for all the people in the neighborhood.

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Almost Normal Comics Review of Fuzzy Poet

Almost Normal Comics is a small press publisher focused on indie comics and zines. Here is their wonderful review of Fuzzy Poet. Many thanks and a big tip of my newsboy cap to WEE for making it happen!!!

Here’s the review:

Fuzzy Poet by Drew is a mostly 3-panel, B&W comic zine series (although there are some full color one-shots too!) written and drawn by Drew Gold http://bit.ly/1K89T6W

Drew’s Fuzzy Poet is a fun comic loaded with life observations delivered by way of “The Angry Bee” and a loving dog known as “The Fuzzy Poet!” An assortment of other odd characters make appearances in the various issues as Drew treats us to tales about flies in disguise, the ever forward march of time, pi, and other surreal subjects!

Drew’s bold and whimsical art is the real hook here. His prowess as an artist is on full display in each issue of this series, and it comes as no surprise that his work has graced the pages of The New York Times, Sunday Book Review, and many other publications.

With few words and wonderfully rendered panels Drew manages to grab the reader’s attention and pull them into the fantastical minicomic world that is The Fuzzy Poet!”

You can visit  Almost Normal Comics on Tumblr at http://bit.ly/1K89T70

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Inspiration

What kind of art do you like to see? If you’re an artist, what do you like to do and who were some of your key influences?And don’t limit yourself to just visual artists. Could be actors, comedians, musicians. Here are a few of mine:

  • Popeye the Sailor Man created by Elzie Crisler Segar
  • Fat Freddy and the Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers created by Gilbert Shelton. I read this stuff as a 12 year old budding cartoonist. My Dad started me off with Fat Freddy’s Cat. Hilarious!
  • Bernie Wrightson- They don’t call him Master of the Macabre for nothing. Lots of ink. Great style.
  • Mike Ploog-Everytime I look at one of his backgrounds I get lost for hours.
  • Philip Guston- Creator of large stubbly, lima-bean heads with one big eye. My professors in college kept asking me if I know Guston’s work. I didn’t- never saw the stuff, and once I did, I stopped painting.
  • George Herriman- I was in my 20’s when I saw my first Krazy cartoon. I was hooked! I still have absolutely no idea what the heck is going on (besides Krazy getting hit with the brick), but the way time and space is warped to great effect (backgrounds morph and change from panel to panel) and the fluidity of Herriman’s line… there’s nothing better.
  • Martin Scorcese– Want to learn about timing, pacing and how to set up a panel? You’re in the right place.
  • 60’s Brit Rock- God knows, I love The Beatles.
  • The Velvet Underground– Growing up in the 70’s, my Dad had “Loaded” and #3 on constant rotation.

That’s about it for now.

-Drew

Copyright

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Fuzzy Poet is (C) 2009, 2015 Drew Gold. All rights reserved.

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