He talks about the new big 2 volume slipcased Don Martin collection of cartoons. I agree with him that it's a trip down memory lane -- and I also agree that a lot of cartoonists love Martin. So many of were MAD readers. I remember copying his characters when I was a wee lad.
Below is a sidebar from the article, which mentions a site I visit all too little. So here, via Mr. Garnick, are a few of the fantastic Don Martin sound effects as documented in Ed Norris and John Hett’s Don Martin Dictionary:
- Ack gak gark! Man having a heart attack.
- Blorf breedeet: Gagged man trying to talk.
- Clink cloink bzzt: Putting money in Vend-O-Hair machine.
- Grunch grunch gashlikt! Sculptor pressing thumbs into man’s head
- Snap ploobadoof: Wonder Woman releasing her Amazon brassiere.
- Spa-zunch: Superman swatting a fly on Lois’ back.
- Spaloosh: Mafia informant dumped in river wearing cement shoes.
- Stroinggoink: Olive Oyl falling down a sidewalk grating and being saved by her nose.
- Thwak: Tooth being knocked out of mouth with a hockey puck.
- Tip-tippity tap: Tadpole tap dancing.
- Unklik: Man being released from dungeon wall.
And it should be noted that Don Martin's original Signet paperback books (CAPTAIN KLUTZ, DON MARTIN FALLS 13 STORIES, etc.) are not included, despite the book being touted as a complete collection. I have heard that the book is all ready sold out, so I hope that this other material will be reprinted in 2008!