Monday, February 28, 2011

Blood Is Thicker: A Tampa Graphic Novel

Imagine Tampa in the 1940s. From the early 1900's, Charlie Wall had been a criminal overlord in the wide-open city, but his time was coming to a violent close. Writer/Filmmaker Paul Guzzo teamed up with illustrator/fine artist John Fisher, whom I reviewed recently in the Art on Central post, to produce an historical graphic novel about Tampa in the 40's that was carried by Cigar City Magazine. 

Paul Guzzo has also made two award-winning films about Ybor City: The End is Blossoming, a love story in 1940s Ybor, and Charlie Wall: The Documentary, on which Jon Fisher worked as an illustrator. I first saw Jon and Paul onstage at David Audet's Deep Carnivale, where I mentioned them in "Personal Notes II, Deep Carnivale". (Apologies for switching their first names!). [Link].

You can get a sense of the style of the Graphic Novel here: [Link]

Paul can be contacted at:

--- Luis

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