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20 Things You Didn’t Know About Dr. Seuss

  You’ve probably been pronouncing “Seuss” wrong. Sorry, but Seuss is not pronounced “Soose.” Instead, Dr. Seuss and his family, who emigrated to the US from Bavaria, pronounce the name “Zoice.”     Seuss collected hats, won a Pulitzer Prize, coined the word ‘nerd’, and more. Marilyn La Jeunesse and Insider present the above and […]

Posted on: Nov 15, 2018,  Section: Animation, Cartooning, Children's Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Cartoonist Profile: Here’s George Booth

“Here, George!”  by Sandra Boynton and George Booth was released last week. George Booth began his cartooning career 70 years ago after World War 2. Recently George sat down with The Wall Street Journal to talk about those beginnings. That September, when the war ended, I was in Oahu waiting to be shipped home when […]

Posted on: May 8, 2018,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Children's Books, Comments: Comments Off on Cartoonist Profile: Here’s George Booth

Never been seen before Dr. Seuss book published

Brainpickings.org reports that previously unpublished Dr. Seuss book has been found and now published. In the spring of 1957, almost two decades after his little-known ?adult? book of nudes, it was an animal book ? The Cat in the Hat ? that led critics to declare Dr. Seuss an overnight success, despite the fact that […]

Posted on: Jul 31, 2015,  Section: Children's Books, Comments: 5 Comments

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”

Profiled: Iranian artist Maya Neyestani jailed for children’s cartoon

The LA Times has an interesting profile on Iranian (now living in Paris) artist Mana Neyestani about his three month imprisonment for a cartoon for children as well as his views on the Charlie Hebdo attack. The controversy that got Neyestani thrown in jail in Iran, however, was quite different (and far more subtle) than […]

Posted on: Feb 20, 2015,  Section: Cartoons, Children's Books, International, Comments: Comments Off on Profiled: Iranian artist Maya Neyestani jailed for children’s cartoon

Dozi the Alligator to hit bookshelves in May

Heritage Builders Publishing has announced that it will publish the ?Dozi the Alligator? children?s series by award-winning cartoonist Daniel Boris. The first book in the series, ?Dozi the Alligator Finds a Family,? will be released on May 15, 2015. Congratulations to Daniel Boris. It’s great to see this come to fruition.

Posted on: Feb 16, 2015,  Section: book, Children's Books, Comments: 2 Comments

Chris Browne publishes children’s book for South Dakota

I know a lot of newspaper cartoonists have migrated into the children’s books, so Hagar the Horrible cartoonist Chris Browne’s story isn’t unique in any way. I just enjoyed the off the cuff approach he took to pitching the book. By the time he was out the door, Browne had the whole storyline mapped out […]

Posted on: Dec 5, 2014,  Section: Books, Children's Books, Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

New Mark Pett book hits bookstores tomorrow

From the Deseret News: Mark Pett?s pencil and watercolor spreads tell the story ? and the story within the story ? in “The Girl and the Bicycle.” In this wordless picture book, a button-nosed girl tugs her brother along, causing him to lose his ice cream cone on the sidewalk, as she longs for the […]

Posted on: Apr 28, 2014,  Section: Books, Children's Books, Comments: 2 Comments

Thank you Daniel Boris

A big thanks goes out to Daniel Boris, who sponsored the blog last week. He’s running a Kickstarter campaign to raise money for his children’s book Dozi the Alligator based on his Dozi character in his strip. The story follows how Dozi meets Byron Hoxwinder, the other main character in the comic strip. The 20 […]

Posted on: Mar 17, 2014,  Section: Children's Books, Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

Check out Daniel Boris’s Dozi the Alligator

This week’s sponsor is the talented Daniel Boris, creator of Hoxwinder Hall. Hoxwinder Hall was voted a top-5 finalist in Washington Post’s “America’s Next Great Cartoonist” contest back in 2010 and is now in syndication through Ink Bottle Syndicate. Daniel is running a Kickstarter campaign to raise money for his children’s book Dozi the Alligator […]

Posted on: Mar 10, 2014,  Section: Children's Books, Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

Check out Chris Eliopoulos’s new ‘Ordinary People Change the World’ books

This week’s sponsor is Chris Eliopoulos. I’ve been a fan of Chris’s work for, well… the first time I saw his stuff. His book Cow Boy is gorgeous. His latest project is illustrating a six book series on non-fiction heroes who were noted for demonstrating the resolve and powerful potential of individuals. The books were […]

Posted on: Jan 13, 2014,  Section: Children's Books, Illustration, Comments: Comments Off on Check out Chris Eliopoulos’s new ‘Ordinary People Change the World’ books

Iron Man director courted for live-action Jungle Book remake

Disney wants to make a live-action version of the classic tale “Jungle Book.” Deadline Hollywood reports that the studio wants Iron Man director Jon Favreau to helm the project. Disney made an animated feature film of the story back in 1967. While Favreau’s recent work is with comics book and graphic novels adaptations (Iron Man, […]

Posted on: Dec 5, 2013,  Section: Children's Books, Comic Books, Graphic Novels, Movies, Comments: Comments Off on Iron Man director courted for live-action Jungle Book remake

Jules Feiffer is selling his NY apartment

New York Magazine: The acclaimed cartoonist, author, playwright, and illustrator of The Phantom Tollbooth says he’s staying in Southampton for good. Of the city, he says, “You begin each day coping. There’s a kind of built-in abrasiveness living in the city. You wake up and you start dealing with the events of the day. If […]

Posted on: Nov 8, 2012,  Section: Cartoons, Children's Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 4 Comments

Stephan Pastis writes/illustrates children’s book

Pearls Before Swine creator Stephan Pastis will soon be publishing a children’s book entitled, “Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made.” The book is due out in February by Candlewick Press. From Stephan’s blog: It’s called “Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made.” It’s about a boy detective who can take any mystery and make it more mysterious. It […]

Posted on: Jul 3, 2012,  Section: Children's Books, Comic strips, Comments: 6 Comments

IDW to release first Popeye comic books in 30 years

News from IDW: One of the most famous comic-strip characters of all time appears in new comic-book adventures starting this week. Popeye the Sailor, created by E.C. Segar and first appearing in the comic strip “Thimble Theatre” in January 1929, is starring in new comic-book stories from IDW Publishing.

Posted on: Apr 27, 2012,  Section: Children's Books, Comments: Comments Off on IDW to release first Popeye comic books in 30 years