A. KOFORD SIGNS AT MELTDOWN/SUNSET BLVD. 3.21.09 3PM
Does A. stand for Adam (our cartoonist pal also known as Ape Lad) or Aloysius (Adam’s bon vivant great-grandfather)? We’ll never know. It doesn’t really matter. The important thing about these 150 one-panel gags, featuring a pair of wise-foolish felines, is how terrific they are, both in their warm, scorn-free humor, and in their evidence of masterful craftsmanship. The composition, spotting, and line-work would make Hank Ketcham nod in approval.
Mister Koford and his greatest fan, one John Hodgman, signed my copy of the book, and on the title page Mr. Koford also drew a cute sketch of Jackhammer Jill doing what she loves to do best. The back of the book contains another sketch of Jill, along with a thanks to all happy mutant everywhere.
I’m suffering from a head cold today, and I’m looking forward to getting into bed and reading this with my kids. Thanks Adam. You and your great-gradfather are wonderful!