Last Wednesday, Montrealers were treated to a night of nostalgia thanks to Michel Choquette’s talk about his long-awaited book THE SOMEDAY FUNNIES. Anecdotes, old timey videos, and vintage photos were enjoyed by all, as Michel explained the arduous process of collecting comic strips from 169 groundbreaking artists and writers such as Frederico Fellini, William S. Burroughs, Art Spigelman, and one of my all time favourite oddballs, Frank Zappa. What makes this book even more spectacular is the fact that it took over forty years to finally get published, due to constant battles with publishing houses who deemed the book to be too “eclectic” for publication (say what?!)

With the holidays around the corner, THE SOMEDAY FUNNIES is a perfect gift for all of you with baby boomer parents out there, or for any groovy cat who’s looking to learn more about the rock n’ rollin’ era of the 60s. Have a look for yourself, here are the contributions of Harvey Kurtzman (left) and Art Spiegelman (right):

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