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Glen Baxter's surrealist cartoons
October 3, 2005 10:14 PM   Subscribe

His entire oeuvre soon began to attract the attention of the leading New York art critics: The weird world of Glen Baxter
posted by .kobayashi. (8 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
thanks. i just love glen baxter.
posted by quarsan at 10:31 PM on October 3, 2005


Holy cow... that's excellent stuff!
posted by musicinmybrain at 10:52 PM on October 3, 2005


Glen Baxter was the person who started the stupid picture, normal comment genre.

And no one is as good.
posted by lerrup at 11:33 PM on October 3, 2005


did you check out his links page? the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain?
OMG!
posted by punkbitch at 1:12 AM on October 4, 2005


I am very fond of Glen Baxter's work and can quote large chunks of Glen Baxter His Life off by heart. ("The journey home was accomplished in utter silence." .. "'This is where I keep my chewing gum, young lad', he confided." .. etc etc)

However, I still think his best work is in the earlier books, like Atlas and The Impending Gleam, where the camp humour is quite subtle and lightly handled. ("Frank entertained the boys with a fine display of smouldering.") In his later books the innuendo is more obvious, which spoils the humour for me. As for Glen Baxter's Wonder Book of Sex, I just didn't find it funny at all.

This probably says more about me than it does about Baxter.
posted by verstegan at 5:08 AM on October 4, 2005


Excellent. I'm chagrined to say I'd never heard of Baxter before, but it was great to go through these links. Some of the drawings are just so so, but many are quite beautiful on their own. Thanks.
posted by OmieWise at 5:30 AM on October 4, 2005


Deadpan humor. Always funny. Always.
posted by scratch at 7:08 AM on October 4, 2005


Thanks!
posted by safetyfork at 10:31 AM on October 4, 2005


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