John Callahan, 1951-2010

Gleefully satirical Portland cartoonist John Callahan dies [Portland Tribune]

@Capt Howdy: Callahan was part of the class of Sam Gross and B. Kliban, more or less — a renaissance of cartooning that would also include the Evergreen crew, which unleashed Groening upon us. I was a fan before I knew he lived two hours up I-5.

Sad news. My favorite strip of his is a lady in robes lying on her back and a halo over her crotch with the title “Immaculate Foreplay.” If you have it, please pass along a copy. Thanks.

I never heard of him. Which means nothing. I’d never heard of Harry Shearer either. And wish I still hadn’t. Must try to see some of his work.

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