Weekend Quick Hits – no Reuben content

KaBOOM! has announced Peanuts: Dell Archive, a collection of Peanuts comic book stories originally published by Dell Publishing.

Nat Gertler has a few details.


Local Legend: Tom Batiuk in ‘Funky’ cold Medina

Story from Cleveland.com about local cartoonist made good.


Richard Pietrzyk to write and draw original Dick Tracy graphic novel

ComicList has the story and an interview with Richard.


Jim Davis’ Garfield turns 40 next month.

A few things planned for Garfield’s 40th year:

“In the US, we’re releasing a 40th anniversary tribute book, Age Happens: Garfield Hits the Big 4-0, and I’ll be signing books at Denver’s Comic Con. Later this year, an all-new animated series of 120 30-second shorts titled Garfield Originals will be released for digital and broadcast, and Garfield’s original TV series from the 80s and 90s, Garfield and Friends, will make a comeback fully re-mastered. A fully-animated Garfield movie is in development with Alcon Entertainment. So, we’re staying pretty busy. There are events and exhibits in Hong Kong, China, Brazil, Japan, Singapore, Germany, and the Balkans. And our agent in India, AI Licensing is planning several events for you guys as well.”

Jim Davis tells all that and more at mid-day.com.


Marketoonist’s Tom Fishbourne on marketing cartoons:

Tom has left a conventional marketing career behind to become a full-time cartoonist, creating not just cartoons about marketing but cartoons as marketing for brands like Kronos and IBM.

At Skyword Tom discusses Cartoons as a Medium, the State of Content Marketing, Ideation, Concision and Simplicity, Building an Audience.


Author Tom McAllister asks the question, Who Will Buy Your Book?

hint: don’t rely on friends and family.
hat tip: Brian Fies


Historic Profile: Harry Hershfield

From The Canadian Jewish News is a story about a “Jewish cartoonist [that] appealed to primarily Christian newspaper readers more than a century ago with Yiddishisms. Fantasy, meet reality.”