thebristolboard:

I’ve said it before, but I think these three-dimensional Family Circus strips by Bil Keane are very under-appreciated for their innovative use of space and time. This one was originally published by the Register and Tribune Syndicate, August 23, 1981.

snubpollard:

Immediately, we see that the Marvel bullpen has not a motherfucking thing on Saitō Pro. Takemoto was the first-ever layout man on Golgo 13, from back in the ’60s when Kazuo Koike was turning in scripts, so we might surmise from his dual art/layout credits (to say nothing of his seniority) that he’s working as a supervisor for the rest of this chapter’s team. There’s a hint of Crepax to Doll herself, particularly in the final panel on page one; no idea what kind of access Takemoto (or anyone in Japan) might have had, but he’s old enough to have seen Valentina in its prime. I love every drawing of that creepy dude, especially the first and the last.

(Doll: The Hotel Detective, ch. 2, Saburo Takemoto, Risuke Chiba, Wataru Tomobe & Rio Toshio, from layouts by Takemoto & Takao Saitō, written by Saitō w’ Mitsuo Aimono, c. 1980)