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October 25, 2004

Truly Underground Comics

Something CR has been waiting for: this year's wave of books and exhibits regarding the centennial of the New York subway system to throw a much-needed spotlight on one of the more interesting obscure 20th Century cartoonists, Amelia Opdyke Jones.

The "Oppy" cartoons that went by "The Subway Sun" were one of the more elegant examples of ubiquitous regional comics of a kind you just don't see anymore. They were as responsible for certain accepted truths about the "subway experience" as any movie or TV show. It looks that at least Andrew Garns' new Subway Stories captures some of this work; hopefully more attention is on the way.
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