On Saturday, John Callahan died at 59. He was among the most brilliant and original cartoonists who ever lived. If you never heard of him, it is because he assured his semi-obscurity by venturing into some of the most unnerving, taboo areas imaginable, in a fearless pursuit of humor.
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Appreciation: It Was Here Prosky Had True Presence (Post, December 10, 2008)
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Appreciation: Unsung Prosecutor Brought A Shadowy Trade to Justice (Post, November 8, 2008)
Appreciation: An Ear for the Lyrical Voice of Everyman (Post, November 1, 2008)
Appreciation: The Pins and Needles of Outrageous Fashion (Post, October 21, 2008)
Appreciation: Olsson's Books And the Tomes Of Our Lives (Post, October 1, 2008)
APPRECIATION: Forget Cool: Paul Newman Knew How to Play It Smart (Post, September 28, 2008)
Appreciation: A Total End To an Era In Pop Videos (Post, September 17, 2008)
Appreciation: Far Beyond A Literary Footnote (Post, September 15, 2008)
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Appreciation: Music Man Jerry Wexler: Label Him Golden (Post, August 16, 2008)
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Appreciation: The Giant Of Russian Literature (Post, August 5, 2008)
Appreciation: A Few Cross Words (Post, July 30, 2008)
Appreciation: Randy Pausch, The Professor Who Gave The Lecture Of a Lifetime (Post, July 26, 2008)
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