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Cathy Got Schooled, And Continues To Learn

After a sheltered childhood in Midland, Mich., Guisewite yearned to attend a college where her world could be expanded. So she packed her neatly ironed blouses, short skirts, and knee sox in her suitcase and headed to Ann Arbor. “At Michigan, I was introduced to different cultures, races, and ideas,” recalls Guisewite, who soon ditched […]

Posted on: Jan 26, 2020,  Section: Books, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Cathy Got Schooled, And Continues To Learn

[Pay] Only What’s Necessary

Only What’s Necessary, Chip Kidd’s second look at Peanuts materials is now at two-thirds off its $40 cover price over at bn.com. Don’t know how long it will last. but as of this writing it is only $12.95 for the hardcover. For Only What’s Necessary: Charles M. Schulz and the Art of Peanuts, renowned designer […]

Posted on: Jan 23, 2020,  Section: Books, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

NCS Last Call…Imminent Deadline! January 23!

Your submissions must be delivered to their respective locations by January 23, 2020 for consideration   The National Cartoonists Society website has the entry forms and details. You DO NOT have to be a member of the NCS to have your work considered for a divisional award.  

Posted on: Jan 21, 2020,  Section: Animation, Awards, Books, Cartooning, Children's Books, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Novels, Greeting Cards, Illustration, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Television, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on NCS Last Call…Imminent Deadline! January 23!

Wolfgang Fuchs – RIP

Comics author, historian, and translator Wolfgang J. Fuchs has passed away. Wolfgang J. Fuchs September 16, 1945 – January 20, 2020 author, journalist, film historian comics author, historian, translator   From Karen Green, Curator for Comics and Cartoons at Columbia University Libraries: Just seeing the news, posted by his daughter Anna, that Wolfgang Fuchs passed […]

Posted on: Jan 20, 2020,  Section: Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: 1 Comment

“Feiffer On Nixon” in the Trump Era

  “It’s déjà vu all over again.” – Yogi Berra So Michael Tisserand took 1974’s Feiffer On Nixon down from the shelf… Recently, I re-read Feiffer on Nixon while, in the background, live impeachment proceedings played over my computer. It produced a feeling that, at least for a short time, mimicked a sense of calm. […]

Posted on: Jan 19, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Books, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Interviews, Comments: 1 Comment

Hey Kids! Comics! Read Comics, Get Smarter

Language experts have been studying the act of reading comics and its effect on the brain, and they have arrived to the conclusion that reading comic books makes you smarter. Here are some comic strip and cartoon books scheduled for January 2020 release. Images and links (mostly) via Amazon, though ordering through your local comic […]

Posted on: Jan 17, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Books, Cartoons, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Publications, Comments: Comments Off on Hey Kids! Comics! Read Comics, Get Smarter

Book Stuff … And So It Goes

  “All this happened, more or less.” Publishers Weekly is reporting: Indie graphic novel house Boom! Studios announced plans to publish a graphic version of Kurt Vonnegut’s classic sci-fi/antiwar novel, Slaughterhouse-Five, to be adapted into a graphic novel by the writer Ryan North, artist Albert Monteys, and colorist Ricard Zaplana. The book will be released […]

Posted on: Jan 8, 2020,  Section: Books, Comments: 1 Comment

Mistakes Were Made (but not by Stephan Pastis)

Mistakes Were Made, the first Timmy Failure book by Stephan Pastis, has been adapted to the moving picture medium and will hit theaters early next month. Today Disney released the official trailer (above). Here The Oregonian previews the movie, shot on location in Portland, Oregon.  

Posted on: Jan 7, 2020,  Section: Books, Movies, Comments: Comments Off on Mistakes Were Made (but not by Stephan Pastis)

Webster’s Bridge (1924) – New Paperback Edition

Nat Gertler and About Comics have reissued the 1924 Webster’s Bridge book, originally published by Frederick A. Stokes. Bleeding Cool has more information about the new edition of Webster’s Bridge. Nat Gertler must be a bridge fan, as Bleeding Cool notes, “This book is just the latest in a series of books of bridge humor […]

Posted on: Jan 3, 2020,  Section: Books, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic Books, Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

The Fall of British Publishing

It is the end of an era for one of the most famous names in book publishing. Penguin is being sold by Pearson, its owner for the last half-century, as the company focuses its activities exclusively on education. The sale means that none of the so-called ‘Big Five’ of English-language book publishing remain in British […]

Posted on: Dec 22, 2019,  Section: Books, Publishers, Comments: 1 Comment

NCS Divisional Reuben Awards 2019 Call for Entries

December 20, 2019 Letter from the National Cartoonists Society calling for submissions. Note that membership is not a requirement to submit and be considered for the divisional awards and the submissions deadline is January 23, 2020.  

Posted on: Dec 20, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Animation, Awards, Books, Cartooning, Cartoons, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Novels, Greeting Cards, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Syndicates, Television, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on NCS Divisional Reuben Awards 2019 Call for Entries

Clay Jones – A Trumpster Fire

A 45 minute podcast interview with political cartoonist Clay Jones while on his book tout. Clay talks of his shift from leaning right to leaning left, his obsession with Trump (he doesn’t hate Trump, Clay hates that Trump is president), being a freelancer and losing clients by remaining true to himself (and gaining some papers), […]

Posted on: Dec 19, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Books, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Clay Jones – A Trumpster Fire

Mo Willems Interview – It’s A Biggie

Mo Willems is the winner of multiple Caldecott Awards. His kids books are very popular. The other week I took a Little One to the bookstore and said she could get two books. She picked the two Biggie books, though she has at least half of the collected stories in individual editions. Every one of […]

Posted on: Dec 19, 2019,  Section: Books, Cartooning, Children's Books, Comments: Comments Off on Mo Willems Interview – It’s A Biggie

Hey Kids! Comics! For Under the Tree

Here are some comic strip and cartoon books scheduled for December 2019 release. Images and links (mostly) via Amazon, though ordering through your local comic or independent book store is a good idea.   LOAC Essentials Volume 14: Barney Google, 1928   Anatomy of Authors   Rugrats: The Newspaper Strips   Choke Gasp! The Best […]

Posted on: Dec 14, 2019,  Section: Books, Cartoons, Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Hey Kids! Comics! For Under the Tree

$1 Million for Berni Wrightson’s Frankenstein

Berni Wrightson‘s original art for the wraparound cover to his illustrated edition of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein for Marvel in 1983 has sold for $1,000,000.00. From icollector: Bernie Wrightson original wrap-around cover artwork for Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. (Marvel, 1983) Accomplished in pencil and ink on large 20 x 30 in. heavy weight art board. […]

Posted on: Dec 13, 2019,  Section: Auctions, Books, Illustration, Comments: Comments Off on $1 Million for Berni Wrightson’s Frankenstein