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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

Jan Berenstain passes at age 88

Jan Berenstain, co-creator of the much loved Berenstain Bears books with her husband Stan, has passed away at the age of 88. According to NPR, she suffered a stroke while in her studio last Thursday and passed away on Friday. The first Berenstain Bear book was published in 1962 and more than 300 titles have […]

Posted on: Feb 28, 2012,  Section: Children's Books, Comments: 1 Comment

Video: Maurice Sendak appears on Colbert Report

Stephen Colbert visits with children’s book illustrator Maurice Sendak. Funny exchange. Warning: frequent use of the word “penis.” The Colbert ReportGet More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,Video Archive Via GoComics

Posted on: Jan 27, 2012,  Section: Children's Books, Comments: 2 Comments

Video: Patricia Storms and The Pirate and The Penguin

Interview by TVO on Patricia Storms’ new book The Pirate and the Penguin Via Sandra Bell-Lundy

Posted on: Oct 18, 2011,  Section: Children's Books, Comments: Comments Off on Video: Patricia Storms and The Pirate and The Penguin

Maurice Sendak to publish first book in 30 years

Maurice Sendak, probably most famous for his childrens book Where the Wild Things Are will be publishing his first in nearly 30 years. The new book is called Bumble-Ardy and will hit shelves in September. But in terms of a book completely his own, Bumble-Ardy is the first since 1981’s Outside Over There. Not that […]

Posted on: Jul 28, 2011,  Section: Children's Books, Comments: 3 Comments

New Jerry Robinson documentary coming

Mike Lynch reports that a new Jerry Robinson documentary is in the works.

Posted on: Mar 24, 2011,  Section: Children's Books, Comments: Comments Off on New Jerry Robinson documentary coming

Mars Needs Moms trailer online

Berkeley Breathed’s children’s book Moms Needs Moms is heading to the big screen. A trailer has been posted: It hits theaters on March 11.

Posted on: Dec 3, 2010,  Section: Animation, Children's Books, Movies, Comments: 3 Comments

Man dies after comic book collection stolen

A 77 year old man died of heart failure after being roughed up by burglars who entered his home to steal his comic book collection. According to an article posted on Huffington Post, Homer Marciniak was looking for buyers for his collection that he started when he was six years old. The collection was valued […]

Posted on: Oct 20, 2010,  Section: Children's Books, Comments: 21 Comments