Now available from Corbett vs. Dempsey


          Aero Through the Ages - a 54 page retrospective catalog from 1979 through 2009 including many
                             unpublished of cartoons and comic strips.

                     "Aero first appeared in my sketch pad one evening in March of 1979,
                      a pointed little stick figure in the midst of more agitated automatic
                      drawing, ... a shard of bare paper carved out by more densely inked
                     and jagged lines, a still and silent observer of cross-hatched frenetic
                    action.  All my thirty five years of fascination with the characters and
                     panels of the comics, my  hours of devotion to the exploits of Little
                      Lulu, Henry, Smokey Stover, Dagwood, the Little King, and Little
                     Iodine suddenly had legs and an insider's eye on where new adventures
                            might lead."  (Hal Rammel, introductory essay)


                       From reviews of the first Aero comix in the early 1980s:

               Aero is a arrow-form mime, adrift in a world of black and white, appearing in illustrated
              surrealist poetry and in his own silent strip, "Aero Among the Signs." It is all solid stuff,
                kind of like Kenneth Patchen meets George Herriman. - Cat Yronwode,  The Comic
                                 Buyerís Guide (May 1981)

              Rammel creates an amusing, touching, expressive succession of dream-images that trace
                the voyage of the central character through an abstracted landscape of nuclear power
               plants, cityscapes, menacing clothespins, and medieval-looking fortresses and castles.
                Aeroís journey is amusing and enveloping, and Rammel gives us a fluid evolution of
              visual impressions that are a study in the possibilities of metamorphosis, distortion, and
                shifting planes of reality.  Whatís notable is the uncompromised allusiveness of the
               conception and execution. - Dale Luciano (The Comics Journal, September 1981)


            Song of an Aeropteryx was published by Black Swan Press and the music label trans museq
              in 1983.  The book included a 7" 33 1/3 recording by Davey Williams and LaDonna Smith.
             Both book and recording have been reissued  as part of  the reissue of White Earth Streak
                            on Atavistic Records' Unheard Music Series.]


                                  Aero into the Aether,
                       published in 1980 by Black Swan Press.  The stories include
                         poetry by Philip Lamantia and Clark Ashton Smith and
                    the opening chapter of a longer narrative titled "Aero into the Aether."

         Aero comics have also appeared in Surrealism and its Popular Accomplices (City Lights Press),
                     Cultrual Correspondences, and, most recently, The Weavers.


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