mystery men

mystery men

bob burden (flaming carrot/mysterymen) interview

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WE FINALLY GOT TO INTERVIEW AN OLD FRIEND OF LOST ANARCHY, BOB BURDEN Burden’s best-known creation is Flaming Carrot, which appeared in 1979. He worked as writer and editor with lettering by Roxanne Starr. It has received some scholarly recognition: a cover story and interview in Atlanta's prestigious Art Papers; an original cover drawing in Sotheby's art auction; and reviews in The Village Voice literary supplement. Burden's Mystery Men was the subject of a 1999 film adaptation, directed by Kinka Usher and starring Ben Stiller and Geoffrey Rush. Besides Flaming Carrot Comics and Mysterymen, Burden wrote a Gumby story, a two-part Cholly & Flytrap story with Arthur Suydam, and Robot Comics, a series which was reprised as the "Robot Crime" story for the 20th anniversary of Heavy Metal. Bob Burden has also produced some prose work, including a short story called "You've Got Your Troubles, I've Got Mine" and an anthology of short stories by various writers, including Stephen King, called Dark Love, from Penguin Books. Though he has drawn a number of comics, Burden has said that he considers himself solely a writer: "I'm a writer, okay? The fact that I draw art is purely coincidental to that, but I'm not really what you'd call a competent illustrator."