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Exclusive Interview: Steve Moore to Step Away from ‘In the Bleachers’

Q: You’ve decided to put the pen down on “In the Bleachers” … What gives? The comic is only 33 years old. A: Yeah, 33 years. Would you believe I started Bleachers when I was 4-years old? I didn’t think so. Anyway … I still have three youngsters who need to burn through Dad’s hard-earned […]

Posted on: Jul 9, 2018,  Section: Animation, Books, Comic strips, Comments: 5 Comments

Barnes & Noble Creates a Dedicated Middle School Graphic Novel Section

Heidi MacDonald reports on the Barnes & Noble announcement that they will be promoting a pre-teen focused graphic book section: Barnes & Noble made it official today. As first reported in The Beat, the retail chain will be adding a separate kids graphic novel section to its stores. According to the official release the sections […]

Posted on: Jun 26, 2018,  Section: Books, Comments: Comments Off on Barnes & Noble Creates a Dedicated Middle School Graphic Novel Section

The Goat Getters and Screwball!

What can be done as far as comics history books? Who’s going to improve on Brian Walker’s The Comics? Who’s going to out-reference Holtz’s American Newspaper Comics? The answer is to get specialized. Take a subdivision of the genre and go in-depth. That’s what Ron Goulart did with his The Adventurous Decade years ago, and that’s what Eddie Campbell […]

Posted on: May 2, 2018,  Section: Books, Comments: Comments Off on The Goat Getters and Screwball!

Will Terry Reviews the iPad Pro as a professional illustration tool

Children’s book illustrator Will Terry reviews Apple’s iPad Pro as a professional illustration device.

Posted on: Dec 28, 2015,  Section: Books, Cartoons, Technology, Comments: 2 Comments

Molly and the Bear book to hit shelves in 2016

I’ve always admired Bob Scott work on his comic Molly and the Bear, so I’m happy to see the comic being printed in book form. The book will hit shelves in March of next year. You can pre-order from Amazon.

Posted on: Oct 9, 2015,  Section: Books, Cartoons, Comic strips, Comments: 3 Comments

Eddie Pittman’s ‘Reds Planet’ to hit bookstores next year

Eddie Pittman’s webcomic Red’s Planet will be collected, published through Amulet Books and hitting your neighborhood bookstore next spring. The online story will no longer update. Future stories will be in print. Congratulations, Eddie!

Posted on: Oct 5, 2015,  Section: Books, web comics, Comments: 2 Comments

Mark Parisi signs three book deal for middle grade series

Publishers Weekly mentions that Off the Mark creator Mark Parisi has signed a three-book deal with HarperCollins for a series of illustrated middle-grade series called Marty Pants. The first book is due out in winter of 2017. Congratulations, Mark.

Posted on: Jul 3, 2015,  Section: Books, Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

Russian bookstores remove “Maus” in advance of Victory Day

From The New York Times: The government?s plan was simple enough: Rid Moscow of swastikas or any other symbol of Nazism before Victory Day, the celebration of the Soviet Union?s defeat of Germany and the most important political holiday in Russia. But in the frenzy to comply, bookstores aiming to please the censor found an […]

Posted on: Apr 28, 2015,  Section: Books, Graphic Novels, Comments: Comments Off on Russian bookstores remove “Maus” in advance of Victory Day

2015-16 Kenosha Festival Of Cartooning fundraising kicks off

The 2015-16 Kenosha Festival Of Cartooning fundraising has started. Anne Morse Hambrock, the festival founder, has a great event lined up. Mark Tatulli of Lio, Heart of the City, Desmond Puckett Bill Morrison ? Art Director: Futurama, Co-Founder of Bongo Comics, Simpsons and Disney Illustrator, Roswell Little Green Man Jan Eliot – Stone Soup Darrin […]

Posted on: Apr 27, 2015,  Section: Animation, Books, Cartoons, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on 2015-16 Kenosha Festival Of Cartooning fundraising kicks off

Eisner award nominees announced

This year’s Eisner Award nominees have been announced. Looking though the list (below), I’m seeing several familiar names. Glad to see Richard Thompson nominated for The Complete Cul de Sac in the Best Humor Publication category. Brian Fies has been nominated in the Best Digital/Web Comic category for his comic “The Last Mechanical Monster”. I’m […]

Posted on: Apr 23, 2015,  Section: Awards, Books, Cartoons, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Eisner award nominees announced

Tom the Dancing Bug publishes “Alien Invasion in My Backyard”

Tom the Dancing Bug creator Ruben Bolling has published a new book for children called Alien Invasion in My Backyard. It’s getting strong reviews and publicity. It seems like if you’re a cartoonist and want to get paid for it, a children or middle-grade book is the way to go. Hmmmm. Cartoons in print form. […]

Posted on: Apr 9, 2015,  Section: Books, Children's Books, Comments: Comments Off on Tom the Dancing Bug publishes “Alien Invasion in My Backyard”

National Cartoonist Society announces Division Award nominees

The National Cartoonist Society has announced the 2014 Division Awards aka Silver Reubens (or tongue in cheek the “Steckleys”). The winners will be announced during the annual NCS Reuben Awards dinner on May 23rd. This year’s Reuben Awards will be held in Washington D.C. Congratulations to the nominees. EDITORIAL CARTOONS Clay Bennett Michael Ramirez Jen […]

Posted on: Apr 1, 2015,  Section: Animation, Books, Cartoons, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Novels, Magazine cartoons, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Television, web comics, Comments: 1 Comment

Profiled: Dave Coverly and his new book Dogs are People Too

Speed Bump creator Dave Coverly has a new book out called “Dogs Are People, Too: A Collection of Cartoons to Make Your Tail Wag“. From The Ann Arbor News Though Coverly found plenty of material, he assumed that he’d need to find a “small, boutique-y publisher” for the book. But then an editor at Macmillen […]

Posted on: Mar 24, 2015,  Section: Books, Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Exploring Calvin & Hobbes site launches; new book next week

Universal Uclick has launched a new website to commemorate the 30 year anniversary of the launch of Bill Watterson’s Calvin and Hobbes. On the site you can buy Calvin and Hobbes books, reprints and the book, Exploring Calvin and Hobbes An Exhibition Catalogue. The new book is the catalogue for Bill’s exhibition at the Billy […]

Posted on: Mar 6, 2015,  Section: Anniversaries, Books, Comic strips, Comments: 3 Comments

Bob Weber publishes two Slylock Fox books

Bob Weber’s Slylock Fox and Comics for Kids is hitting Amazon. Andrews McMeel Publishing is publishing two Slylock Fox books: Go Fun! Slylock Fox Mystery Puzzles and Go Fun! Spot Six Differences . The books are due out in June.

Posted on: Feb 20, 2015,  Section: Books, Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments