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Robert Crumb who along with Harvey Pekar is my favourite record collector, nerdy hero and cartoonist*see below*has put out a brilliant series of drawings of blues artists. As part of this he has illustrated the story of Charley Patton.
Just bloody Amazing.
Crumb also has a great band called, naturally, Robert Crumb and His Cheap Suit Serenaders. I have a double live CD of their music I sing along loudly to. Mostly songs from the 20's. Bob Brozman plays with them.
Footnote: They don't sing "Lets Talk Dirty In Hawaiian" but they should. It's a party favourite of mine.
*erratta* favourite cartoonist OUTSIDE Australia. Of course I meant Sedgwick is my most favouritist cartoonist of all.
Late Update: As recommended by Nabakov and other commentors I grabbed the "Ghost World" DVD from the video store. I'm not familiar with the comic so the first half seemed a bit forced and didn't grab me but the film just got better and better as it flowed on to the end. I was so proud that I spotted the Cheap Suit Serenaders joke in the garage sale before I had even been told to look out for it by commentors. Thanks.