One thing is constant about Creig Flessel. He has a insatiable appetite for art and is most comfortable with a set of pencils in his sturdy hands. He does most of his work from a drafting table in the bedroom where the view of the marshlands behind The Redwoods provides him inspiration.
He is working on a book about an alien falling into radioactive San Francisco Bay during a crab festival. It’s called “Iceberg.”
“I’ve got all the drawings done,” Flessel says.
Next, “Curtis” cartoonist Ray Billingsley chews the fat with Bob Andelman. He has some intersting things to say about The Boondocks, black cartoonists in general and Will Eisner:
ANDELMAN: What do you remember about Will if you could tell one quick…
BILLINGSLEY: Oh, I can tell you this: Will was a tough MF’er! (Laughs.) He was not to be played… He wasn’t one of those teachers that came in and had all the jokes and we had a good time. You were there to work. and actually, by the time I had gotten to Will’s class, I had been published quite regularly in New York. I was becoming a fixture. I was like the kid artist of New York, and I would show my stuff to Will, and Will would just look at it and basically yawn and say, “Okay, what else can you do?”