Sad news today that one of the greats has gone. John Callahan, quadriplegic and alcoholic and used his suffering to create cartoons of the most shockingly honest kind. After physical therapy he could use a pen and created a body of work that is astonishing. The humor was what we used to all sick humor. In his hands cartoons that had their roots in anguish rose to level of a consciousness-raising act. Cartoon liberation. Farewell JC.
Here are two takes. The last was drawn with my left hand.