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Nostalgia file: “MAN-MAN–THE KILLING JEST” by Dan Murphy and myself, also: ‘LUTEFISK SUSHI D’ is friday!!!

As I said in the last post, my junior high comic opus MAN-MAN was basically a parody/rip-off comic.  And here is some awesome proof for your pudding by myself and DAN MURPHY:

  And now, some thoughts on this tale by its much older and hopefully wiser creators:   

DANNO KLONOWSKI:  Ahhh, yes…a confusing ass back-up story from issue 3 of MAN-MAN.  Evidently ‘OVERLORD’ got captured in that issue.  Who knew? 

DAN MURPHY:  We must of done “Killing Jest” not long after first meeting–1990 sometime.  You’d given me the first two issues of Man-Man, which blew me away that you done two 30+ page comics. This story was done for the 3rd issue (**scroll to the bottom for issue 3’s cover**), which even had an intro blurb for me on the cover–I’m even in the copyright indicia! 

DANK:  Your name is the credits is all an artist needs to be fulfilled.  It’s true–that’s how Stan rolled with Jack!

MURPHY:   My drawings are pretty horrible, done with cheap pen on really thin paper.

DANK:  PLEASE!  Look at that cover.  It’s 20 years later and I still can’t draw that well.

MURPHY:  Yeeesh, that guy whistling and driving, and people’s limbs shortened by half to fit them in the panel.

DANK:  Any people crammed into panels is totally my bad.  Just look at all those words.  ENTIRE PANELS MADE OF WORDS!

MURPHY:   But I remember enjoying collaborating on it, probably my first collaboration, as you were the only other person I knew that drew comics.

DANK:  Yeah, that probably was the first one–and surely not the last.  It’s actually pretty amazing how prolific we were, even at such a young age.  Make you a deal–you continue to draw my cockamamie tales, and I’ll continue to write them!

   Now before we go, let me remind you all LUTEFISK SUSHI ‘D’ is THIS FRIDAY!!!  So come on down to ALTERED ESTHETICS in Minneapolis and pick up the coolest box of mini-comics you’re going to find anywhere!  Buy some art while you’re there too!  It’s going to be an amazing show!   Speaking of amazing…


4 Responses to “Nostalgia file: “MAN-MAN–THE KILLING JEST” by Dan Murphy and myself, also: ‘LUTEFISK SUSHI D’ is friday!!!”


  1. 08/04/2010 at 11:07

    Okay, you two were seriously cool middle schoolers. These comics are awesome.

  2. 08/04/2010 at 13:16

    Thanks Athena. I’ll keep on drawin’ Danno, keep on writin’. When I was scanning it took me a while to notice the lens cap still on MAN-MAN’s camera, that was a pretty decent gag.

    • 08/05/2010 at 05:35

      As I recall the cover was all you, Dan. Don’t remember if you drew it before or after we did the story proper, but I just remember you coming into school one day and blowing my mind wit that image. It still holds up awesomely.


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