Historian Paul Buhle talks Kurtzman, Wisconsin comics scene! (2010 Podcast Interview)

Comics in Wisconsin by Paul Buhle
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[amazon_link id=”0981562035″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ][/amazon_link]What’s so special about Wisconsin, anyway?

My home state, New Jersey, has tomatoes, Sinatra, Springsteen, Atlantic City, the Turnpike and The Sopranos.

What’s Wisconsin got?

Cheese, the Green Bay Packers, cheese, comics, cheese—did I mention cheese?

PAUL BUHLE podcast excerpt: “Al Capone vacationed and hid in Wisconsin. And was caught. That should tell you something.”

I’m not much of a cheese eater or a Packers fan, so—according to my notes—we’re apparently talking about comics in Wisconsin. That’s actually in capital letters—Comics in Wisconsin—as in the title of historian and activist Paul Buhle’s new book by that name.

Buhle, who has written more than 40 books on pop culture so far, has documented the origins of comics in his home state. This project details the development of homegrown talents such as Denis Kitchen and connects the cheesehead dots to Robert Crumb, Lynda Barry, Bill Griffith and many more.

Comics in Wisconsin was at least Buhle’s second book published in 2009: he also collaborated with his old friend Kitchen on The Art of Harvey Kurtzman.

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You can LISTEN to this interview with PAUL BUHLE, author of COMICS IN WISCONSIN, by clicking the audio player above!

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