Monday, 4 September 2017

Shakespeare For Americans

Shakespeare For Americans was an odd little strip that appeared for a while in Heavy Metal, and was by Howard Chaykin & Walt Simonson, ( with one insert by Peter Kuper ) from the time they shared a studio called Upstart, alongside Frank Miller & Jim Sherman.
According to The Art Of Howard Chaykin: 'Frank and I would compare death threats from our various fan bases, and overall, it was a great time to be working... Simonson and I came up with the idea on an afternoon when we were bullshitting in the office.'
Shakespeare For Americans is a lot of fun, and read in one go, has the feel of a jam strip, as Howie & Walt constantly try to outdo each other from month to month. Here's the whole run.

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