Talk:Julius Knipl, Real Estate Photographer
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Just leaving this message because I can't for the life of me figure out how to move/rename the page myself. This article really ought to use the full name of the comic strip: Julius Knipl, Real Estate Photographer instead of just Julius Knipl. The name Julius Knipl should just redirect to the full title, unless someone wants to make an additional biography-type page for this elusive character...
Coming soon: an entry for creator Ben Katchor?
- Good ideas! Kestenbaum 07:31, 20 September 2006 (UTC)
- Okay, I moved the page just now. Kestenbaum 07:34, 20 September 2006 (UTC)
Ben Katchor certainly deserves a Wikipedia entry. He has a sizable body of notable work besides JKREP; e.g. "The Jew of New York." A real genius (and I'm not the only one who thinks so -- if I recall correctly he received a MacArthur Fellows "genius grant" a few years back). I'm inclined to start a stub myself, if someone else better qualified to write about him doesn't jump in soon... Kiscica 04:17, 23 September 2006 (UTC)
- OK, I went ahead and started the article: Ben Katchor. Hope someone will expand on it. Actually my comment above about a "sizeable" body of work is hard to justify -- most of his published books, aside from TJONY, are JKREP collections. But I still think he's highly notable. Kiscica 04:41, 23 September 2006 (UTC)
One of the most entrancing comic strips in the history of the medium. Katchor has a way of pulling the reader into Knipl's world, before leaving the first panel you are there! Absolute genius!126.96.36.199 (talk) 07:05, 10 February 2011 (UTC)
I attended a presentation by Katchor in Toronto in 2001 in which he told the audience that the "K" in "Knipl" was pronounced. I'd love to include that information in the article, but I can't find a reference to back it up. Can anyone else find anything? CüRlyTüRkeyTalkContribs 04:44, 8 June 2011 (UTC)
- Well, I don't speak Yiddish, but I speak German, which is somewhat similar. And I'm surprised to hear that some people would consider *not* pronouncing the K.
- In German the verb knipsen is a slang word for amateur photography. I wonder if this is related. (Although in "knipsen" the I is short, whereas in "Knipl" I would pronounce it long.) --Rodeng (talk) 08:50, 15 September 2011 (UTC)
- 1990 New York magazine article
- Ben Katchor entry in Encyclopedia of Comic Books and Graphic Novels, Volume 1
- from Kafka's Creatures: Animals, Hybrids, and Other Fantastic Beings
- Ben Katchor interview in Bomb magazine (2004)]
- Knipls, in Upside-Down Zen: Finding the Marvelous in the Ordinary
- from Around the Book: Systems and Literacy
- from Faster Than a Speeding Bullet: The Rise of the Graphic Novel
- from From the Lower East Side to Hollywood: Jews in American Popular Culture
- from American Photographer (1989)
- Knipl moves to the Village Voice
- New York magazine (1993)
- interview with Ben Katchor
- quote from Michael Chabon
- review in CMJ New Music Monthly (2000)
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