The other day I went to see Pleasures of Urban Decay, a film about Ben Katchor, at the Seattle Jewish Film Festival. The shots of New York were really nice – rainy & kind of grayed-out, like the shots of New York in Katchor’s strip.
Anyway, since then I’ve been going through the Julius Knipl books & they’re so good. The stories are all mood & environment.
Seeing him draw was pretty amazing. He draws & fills in the washes really quickly, like someone writing.