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Eric Ladd
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Posted: 13 May 2019 at 1:47pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Ron Frenz did a two hour interview on the Cartoonist Kayfabe channel and there is quite a bit of comic book industry history in the interview. I listened to it while I worked today and thought there were some very good stories and anecdotes from the third Buscema brother about his start in comics, what he thinks about comic art, the speculator bubble, etc. There is some very good first hand recounting of the comic industry.

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Posted: 13 May 2019 at 2:25pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

Thanks Eric! I look forward to listening. 
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"the third Buscema brother"
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are they related?
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Mike Devlin
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Posted: 13 May 2019 at 10:03pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

I assumed Eric means he`s "spiritually" a third Buscema?

Thanks from me too Eric! Love Ron`s work - can`t wait to
listen to this tonite :)

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I check out Ron Frenz's latest artwork from time to time on Facebook. He really does have a great, classic style I enjoy. I know he wears his influences on his sleeve, but it's fantastic work.

As for being a third Buscema brother, that is not meant to be taken literally. Heck, Frenz is young enough to be John or Sal's son.

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Posted: 14 May 2019 at 3:29am | IP Logged | 6 post reply

The third Buscema brother comment comes from how similar Ron's style is to Sal and John's.
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Thanks for clearing that up  I was like "Wow all these years and I had no idea ."
I thought it was a situation  like Nicholas Cage being a Coppola ad not wanting to ride on someones coat tails .

Age wise it  it would be a stretch but plausible i come from a large family and the age gap from oldest to youngest is 21 years .
Pete Townsend (73) from the Who  tours with is brother Simon (58).
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Thanks for this, I'm a huge fan!
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Eric Ladd
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I don't exactly know where the third Buscema brother comment comes from, who coined it or how prevalent it is in the biz. A writer friend (not comics) mentioned it once and it stuck with me.
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Thanks for that, Eric.

Always been a great fan of Frenz' Spider-Man, Thor, Thunderstrike and Superman runs.
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Link jumps in half way through. I dealt with it, just :)

Interesting interview, thanks for sharing. I liked the bit where he was talking about the specific alchemy of comics, how it engages some kind of involvement on the your part as the reader to interpret or fill in around what you are seeing on the page. Also liked his wording when talked about comics being very elastic as a medium, but Lee/Kirby hitting a sweetspot.
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Kay-Zar?

Have I been mispronouncing that for all these years?
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