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January 1, 2014

100 Comics Positives For 2013: A Few People Kind Of, Sort Of Remembered Ben Katchor Had A Book Out


The great Ben Katchor's frequent exclusion from Best Of Lists and Year End Round-Ups is one of those things that gets brought up by comics cognoscenti late at night over coffee and pie -- or whiskey and cigarettes -- as one of those oddball indictments of a comics culture that has a hard time processing people that exist largely independent from its various commercial classifications and artistic movements. Call it The Feiffer Effect. It was deeply encouraging to see Katchor's excellent Hand-Drying In America be the subject of press when it came out, be put on a few lists at the end of the year as one of the best comics efforts, be an object used to club other lists that pretend that his work isn't there.
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