Dork / Milk & Cheese
If there were ever a fire in my home and I could choose a personal item to save, it’d be my pair of Dork trade paperbacks. It is one of the funniest books I’ve ever read and it has lent much enjoyment to my bathroom excursions.
Now this little peek into the mind of Evan Dorkin isn’t like the others and I’m well aware of that fact. There is no real plot, there’s plenty of stream of consciousness humor being thrown around and the references are probably as obscure as they come. But I think all that could really lend itself to the type of late night, Adult Swim type of humor that really helped the network grow to what it is now.
Dorkin did a stint on Space Ghost: Coast to Coast and even managed to get a pilot on the air for Welcome To Eltingville, a half hour spun from a series of strips that appeared in Dork from time to time. As much as I like Eltingville, I think it failed to be picked up due to an adherence to some traditional structure. Dork is all over the place and I think the show needed that, in the vein of things like Robot Chicken.
I’m just happy that Dorkin is still around and churning out funny books. And Dork lives on for Dark Horse Comics as House of Fun, so I can’t complain too much.
Come on! Jack Kirby! Planet Of The Apes with all different species of animal! It’s prime for greatness! Ehh, you guys don’t know great comics when you see them!
I only included this as a joke really, but I wouldn’t not watch a Kamandi animated series, possibly drawn in the style of Kirby. Yeah, we already sort of got this with Thundarr The Barbarian, but I’m just putting it on my wish list. Or hey, if you don’t want Kamandi, give me a full season of Korgoth of Barbaria.