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Hey Kids! Comics! Spring Released

above: Macanudo by Liniers Here are some comic strip and cartoon books scheduled for March 2019 release. Images and links via Amazon (though ordering through your local comic book shop is a good idea.)   Laptops Are So Warm: An Ask a Cat Collection     Just Like Rube Goldberg: The Incredible True Story of […]

Posted on: Mar 16, 2019,  Section: Books, Children's Books, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Graphic Journalism, Graphic Novels, Magazines, Comments: 0 Comments

Interviews: MacKay, Kelley, Griffith, Fies

  An Unapologetic Political Cartoonist WELLS: I saw on Twitter, I mean I just saw a bit of it, but he apologized and then he sort of apologized for the apology. But people started giving a hard time for apologizing. MACKAY: I think the big difference there is that he’s a freelancer so he doesn’t […]

Posted on: Mar 14, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Books, Cartoonist, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Journalism, Comments: 0 Comments

Walking and Talking with Jerry Craft

Steve Sheinkin is an author of fiction and non-fiction works and he is an illustrator of fiction and non-fiction works. Sometimes he blends the fiction and non-fiction and sometimes he blends the prose and the illustrations. Anyway… Steve also does graphic interviews with authors and illustrators, which he calls Walking and Talking with… Here he […]

Posted on: Mar 13, 2019,  Section: Books, Cartooning, Children's Books, Comic strips, Graphic Journalism, Interviews, Comments: 0 Comments

Cartoonists: Bill Griffith, Tom Scott, Steve Ditko, Rube Goldberg, Jeff Kinney, Will McPhail

  Interview: Bill Griffith, Nobody’s Fool, and a Grand Career in Comics In 1976, Zippy began to appear in about 50 alternative weekly newspapers–syndicated only by me. From ’76 to ’85, Zippy was a weekly strip that I syndicated alone. In 1985, the San Francisco Examiner, a daily Hearst paper, was given over to a […]

Posted on: Mar 11, 2019,  Section: Books, Cartooning, Cartoonist, Children's Books, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 0 Comments

Spinning the Cartoon Wheel of Stuff

Wwwwhhhirrrrrr…tic….tic…..tic……tac   Merrie Melodies, Silly Symphonies, and Looney Tunes Meet The Queen’s Cartoonists, a New York jazz band bringing back cartoon music. As I watched The Queen’s Cartoonists slip and slide through decades of cartoon music in a matter of minutes, with the animations projected on a large screen behind them, I followed a captivated […]

Posted on: Mar 1, 2019,  Section: Books, Cartooning, Cartoonist, Comic strips, Contests, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Spinning the Cartoon Wheel of Stuff

Hey Kids! Comics! What I Want For Valentines’

above: Liò by Mark Tatulli   Here are some comic strip and cartoon books scheduled for February 2019 release. Images and links via Amazon (though ordering through your local comic book shop is a good idea.)   Just Fore Laughs   Lucy   The Comics Journal #303 (“bookazine”)   The Complete Funky Winkerbean Volume 8, […]

Posted on: Feb 15, 2019,  Section: Books, Cartoons, Children's Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Hey Kids! Comics! What I Want For Valentines’

Tomi Ungerer – RIP

Author, Illustrator and cartoonist Tomi Ungerer has passed away. Jean-Thomas (Tomi) Ungerer November 28, 1931 – February 9, 2019* *Ungerer died sometime during the night of Friday February 8 to Saturday February 9. In 1956, he traveled to America, hitting New York in 1956 with $65 in his pocket and many drawings whereupon Ursula Nordstrom, […]

Posted on: Feb 9, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Alternative comics, Books, Cartoonist, Children's Books, Editorial cartooning, Illustration, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Tomi Ungerer – RIP

Cartooning – Around the Dial

  The Father of Children’s Goth Edward Gorey is the doubtful guest in this fine biography: a stubbornly evasive and irreducible essence, now sprawled in a tureen, now chewing on crockery, now standing with his nose to the wall. He lived 30 years too early and 100 years too late. His solitude was significant, that’s […]

Posted on: Feb 2, 2019,  Section: Animation, Books, Cartooning, Comic strips, Magazines, Comments: Comments Off on Cartooning – Around the Dial

CSotD: Curl Up With A Good Book (or 3)

When Brian Fies lost his house in the wildfires of 2017, his friends were appropriately horrified. When, shortly thereafter, he produced a short, multi-panel cartoon memoir of the disaster, however, I will confess to a bit of joy, in part because I knew that was how my friend heals, and in part because, we all […]

Posted on: Jan 9, 2019,  Section: Books, Comic strips, Comments: 3 Comments

Hey Kids! Comics! (October Bookfest)

The following are some comic strip related books released or scheduled to be released in October. Links lead to the books’ Amazon page.   Pearls Takes a Wrong Turn: A Pearls Before Swine Treasury   Mother Is Coming: A FoxTrot Collection   Adult Time: A Baby Blues Collection   Dance Like Everybody’s Watching!: A Zits […]

Posted on: Oct 17, 2018,  Section: Books, Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Make Room on Your Bookshelves

Doonesbury, Garfield, Star Wars, Peanuts, and more. This week’s releases include:   #SAD!: Doonesbury in the Time of Trump by G. B. Trudeau Featuring Doonesbury Sunday strips created since President Trump’s election. From the Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist whose acclaimed Yuge!: 30 Years of Doonesbury on Trump blew up the bestseller list, comes the sequel millions […]

Posted on: Sep 19, 2018,  Section: Books, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Make Room on Your Bookshelves

Q&A with ‘Baby Blues’ Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott

In advance of the October release of their 35th book “Adult Time,” the Daily Cartoonist conducted an email interview with “Baby Blues” creators Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott. ** TDC: Your 35th (!) Baby Blues book hits the streets in mid-October. How does a 28-year-old comic have 35 books? JS: This is actually our 45th […]

Posted on: Aug 13, 2018,  Section: Books, Comic strips, Comments: 3 Comments

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!