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A Few Comics-Related Things

From John Rose and the Daily News-Record Also: R. C. Harvey on T. K. Ryan and Tumbleweeds.     Cartoon County at the Bruce Museum Brian Walker, Neal Walker, Chance Browne, Greg Walker and Cullen Murphy The comics page has been a delight for generations of readers around the world. In southern Connecticut, its production […]

Posted on: Mar 21, 2019,  Section: Books, Cartooning, Cartoons, Children's Books, Comic strips, Museums, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on A Few Comics-Related Things

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: Comments Off on Hey Kids! Comics! Spring Released

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: Comments Off on Walking and Talking with Jerry Craft

Joe Ruisi – RIP

  Cartoonist Joe Ruisi has passed away. Joseph A. (Joe) Ruisi November 4, 1936 – March 10, 2019 Joe was a magazine, gag, and editorial cartoonist; a children’s book and greeting card illustrator. Life began for Joe Ruisi in beautiful downtown Buffalo, New York. At about the age of three, little Joey began to exhibit […]

Posted on: Mar 12, 2019,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Cartoonist, Children's Books, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

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

Mo Willems is Kennedy Center Artist-in-Residence

  The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts today announced that Mo Willems-the beloved author and illustrator best known as the award-winning creator of The Pigeon series, Knuffle Bunny, and Elephant & Piggie-will serve as its first Education Artist-in-Residence. Says Mo: “Being a kid is serious work. Children are constantly told to be […]

Posted on: Feb 26, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist, Children's Books, Comments: Comments Off on Mo Willems is Kennedy Center Artist-in-Residence

Some Recent Comics Shtuff

  It’s Gahan Wilson’s Birthday! Happy Birthday to Gahan Wilson. To celebrate here’s a recent audio interview with the master cartoonist.     Massachusetts Loves Their Pickles To millions of people the Pickles comic strip is one of the best. Those include loyal readers of The Republican, whose passionate response to cancellation of the strip […]

Posted on: Feb 18, 2019,  Section: Cartooning, Cartoonist, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Children's Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

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

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