Saturday, October 20, 2007
One of the panels at the Con that I was sure to make was Tim Pilcher discussing erotic comics. The panel, unfortunately cut a bit short was based on his forthcoming book on erotic comics from Ilex Press and went into some of the connections between comics and erotic cartoons. Notably the genius and tragic life of Jack Cole, more famous in comics circles for creating Plastic Man. It's weird with cartoonists there is this public preception that they are all going to be wacky fun-loving guys, but I think Cole's work and also the recent Charles Schulz
biography are interesting for looking at the darker areas of comic artists minds.
Had a quick chat with Mr. Pilcher the next day was glad to see the work of John Willie and Eric Stanton will be in later chapters of the book that he didn't have time to discuss.
Whilst in the queue for the the erotic comics panel, I got chatting to a very nice couple that turned out to be Hunt Emerson and his wife. I was reading a MBleh in the panel and he had just been talking to Bob so we had a nice chat about British and Irish comics and the Comics Britainnica Series.