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It’s Not Puzzling Why We Adore Sandra Boynton

With her delightful drawing, wonderful wordplay, and high-spirited humor Sandra Boynton is one of the top cartoonists around for youngsters of all ages. Boynton is a publishing phenomenon who’s been working since the 1970s as an author and cartoonist. Many of her works feature quirky animals who love to eat chocolate and share puns. So […]

Posted on: Jul 10, 2021,  Section: Cartoonist, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Children's Books, Greeting Cards, Illustration, Comments: 1 Comment

This Week’s Whatnots

Dennis the Menace Gets Royal Stamp Treatment The Beano comic is celebrating its 70th anniversary and to mark the milestone Royal Mail has released 10 special stamps using pictures from the comic strip. Dennis was first brought to life in a pencil sketch in January 1951 by Scottish illustrator and cartoonist David Law along with […]

Posted on: Jul 1, 2021,  Section: Animation, Cartoons, Children's Books, Comic strips, International, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on This Week’s Whatnots

Eric Carle – RIP

Children’s book author and illustrator Eric Carle has passed away. Eric Carle June 25, 1929 – May 23, 2021   From NPR: Eric Carle’s picture books were often about insects. Spiders, lady bugs, crickets and of course, that famous caterpillar, all as colorful and friendly as Carle himself. The Very Hungry Caterpillar — probably Carle’s […]

Posted on: May 27, 2021,  Section: Children's Books, Illustration, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Eric Carle – RIP

Hey Kids! Comics! – Send Your Soldier a Book

Below are some comic strip and cartoon books scheduled for May 2021 release. Images and links (mostly) via Amazon, though ordering through your local comic or independent book store is a good idea.   Back Issue #127   We’ll start the book section with a couple filed for May but released in April. Caricature and […]

Posted on: May 15, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Books, Cartoonist, Children's Books, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

Hey Kids! Comics! – Earth Day Pulp

  BC © John Hart Studios; Paperback cologne from Demeter Below are some comic strip and cartoon books scheduled for April 2021 release.Images and links (mostly) via Amazon,though ordering through your local comic or independent book store is a good idea.   Trots and Bonnie     If You’re Cracked, You’re Happy: The History of […]

Posted on: Apr 16, 2021,  Section: Books, Cartoons, Children's Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Ladies Night at The Daily Cartoonist

© Bianca Xunise Xunise’s work is funny and thoughtful. Her linework has this playful energy, and she has a masterful talent for playing with tone in different ways, even as her work shifts from moving personal stories to deep political analysis to elegant and perfectly structured gag cartoons. She is part of the great tradition […]

Posted on: Apr 5, 2021,  Section: Cartooning, Cartoonist, Children's Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Obituary, Comments: 1 Comment

That’s Mighty White of You Dr. Seuss

Dr. Seuss Enterprises (DSE) issued a statement: We are committed to action.  To that end, Dr. Seuss Enterprises, working with a panel of experts, including educators, reviewed our catalog of titles and made the decision last year to cease publication and licensing of the following titles:  And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry […]

Posted on: Mar 6, 2021,  Section: Children's Books, Controversies, Comments: 1 Comment

Paul Gilligan Signs New Book Deal

Cartoonist Paul Gilligan, of Pooch Cafe and King of the Mole People fame, has signed a book deal with Tundra/Penguin Random House for a series of graphic novels for young readers. © Paul Gilligan Publishers Weekly reports: Peter Phillips and Tara Walker at Tundra have acquired, in an exclusive submission, world rights to Pluto Rocket […]

Posted on: Jan 24, 2021,  Section: Books, Children's Books, Graphic Novels, Comments: Comments Off on Paul Gilligan Signs New Book Deal

W. B. Park – RIP

Cartoonist and illustrator W. B. Park has passed away. William Bryan (W.B.) Park June 12, 1936 – January 2, 2021 author, journalist, illustrator, cartoonist From the obituary: Bill was a well-known international cartoonist, writer and illustrator. He opened his Park-Art Studio in Orlando in 1963. He had over 60 cartoons published in The New Yorker […]

Posted on: Jan 8, 2021,  Section: Children's Books, Comic strips, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, Obituary, Comments: 3 Comments

Schulz, Seuss Among Highest-Paid Dead Celebrities

Forbes‘ list of The Highest-Paid Dead Celebrities of 2020 include two cartoonists.   Charles Schulz, with his Peanuts empire, is a regular member of this group since his death twenty years ago. Helping Schulz to remain on the list this year was a nice Peanuts deal with Apple TV+ (you may have heard about the […]

Posted on: Dec 2, 2020,  Section: Cartoonist, Children's Books, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Schulz, Seuss Among Highest-Paid Dead Celebrities

Clifford Controversy: Too Big, Wrong Red

Fans of Clifford The Big Red Dog are upset about the live-action movie since they saw CGI Clifford in the newly released movie teaser. Fans say Clifford is the size of a monster and the shade of red is all wrong. Clifford looks weird I don’t like it, why is it realistic clifford is already […]

Posted on: Nov 27, 2020,  Section: Animation, Children's Books, Controversies, Movies, Comments: 2 Comments

Happy Birthday Rupert Bear, a Comic Centennial

Rupert characters are © & ™ Express Newspapers & DreamWorks Newspaper comic features that are still appearing in newly produced and printed episodes after 100 year can be counted on one hand – Gasoline Alley, Ripley’s Believe It or Not, Thimble Theater starring Popeye, Barney Google and Snuffy Smith, and now Rupert Bear.* On November […]

Posted on: Nov 8, 2020,  Section: Anniversaries, Children's Books, Comic Books, Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

Betty Debnam – RIP

Betty Debnam, the creator and editor of The Mini Page, has passed away. Betty Glass Debnam Hunt October 23, 1929 – November 1, 2020   Elementary school teacher, advertising copywriter Creator of the educational newspaper insert The Mini Page From the obituary: While teaching in Wake County, Betty had the idea of combining education and […]

Posted on: Nov 4, 2020,  Section: Children's Books, Comic strips, Graphic Journalism, Obituary, Comments: 3 Comments

Dog Man: Grime and Punishment debuts at #1

With a five million copy print run, the newest Dav Pilkey book Dog Man: Grime and Punishment debuted as the #1 best seller across all genres. NEW YORK, Sept. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Dog Man is the top dog! The global bestselling series by author and illustrator Dav Pilkey makes a triumphant return to the #1 […]

Posted on: Sep 15, 2020,  Section: Books, Children's Books, Comments: Comments Off on Dog Man: Grime and Punishment debuts at #1

2020 Eisner Award Nominations

Comic Con International: San Diego has announced the nominees for this year’s Will Eisner Awards. Like most of this year’s conventions and gatherings the San Diego Comic-Con will take a different format, but some things remain – award presentations among them. Mostly comic book related this year has a number of comic strip and more […]

Posted on: Jun 5, 2020,  Section: Awards, Cartooning, Children's Books, Comic Books, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on 2020 Eisner Award Nominations