Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Conchy -- worth remembering

One of my great indulgences growing up was the Scholastic book form. I've long since forgotten most of those book, but one of them has managed to keep up with me from city to city and state to state. It was called Conchy on Half Shell.

Conchy was a funny, introspective strip from the early Seventies. Don Markstein has speculated that, if not for its creator's suicide, it might "be remembered as another in a league with King Aroo or even Krazy Kat, strips that never achieved high circulation but were loved by the critics."

As is, Conchy is remembered by very few, but it is fondly remembered.

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