Fandom Photos: Ben Katchor

Ben Katchor, originally uploaded by zilberhere.

Yes, the artist who went on to such fame and fortune (MacArthur Fellowship!) is here shown in a humble office at 11 John Street, working on a vintage Mac at a time when it wasn’t vintage but brand-new. This was late 1980’s, early 1990’s, and even then he was watching the other people in the office log on to online services like Compuserve and he’d ask questions about whether it was viable to upload his “Julius Knipl, Real Estate Photographer” strips for people to download.

I have found a cache of fan photos on Flickr. I’m testing using some of them here, using a Post to Blog feature I didn’t know Flickr offered. I might have to change the photo size spec. It’s 500 and 60 pixels or so are getting cut off.

Things will look all screwy for a while as I play with this new feature.

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