Thursday, May 12, 2016

B. Kliban


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At 8:08 PM, Blogger Richard Bellush said...

In an age when being famous is more important to most people than for what, it's nice to encounter someone who could be in the public eye but chooses to be a hermit.

 
At 12:09 PM, Blogger El Vox said...

That's true, although from listening to the interview, I came away thinking Kliban was a pretty shrewd (business) person. Part of his persona may have been that he was also mysteriously anonymous--does that mystique make one more attractive? Perhaps too he just did not liked that sort of thing. He did seem to judiciously control his cartooning thereby also capitalizing on them well. He was one of those cartoonist that sprang from the ether, sort of an overnight success. It's funny what the public embraces (I bought his books as well). I assume he made a lot of money off his cartoons and their merchandising.

 

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