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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 National Character


The Comics of R. Crumb


And one I didn’t know about until too late for last month’s listing:

Star of the Party


Now, on to May (with another NCS scholarship winner):



Ginger Meggs


Truly Tyler (Emmie & Friends)




Billionaires: The Lives of the Rich and Powerful  author interview


Grubbs Volume 1


Garfield Fat Cat 3-Pack #23


The Art and Humor of John Trever: Fifty Years of Political Cartooning


A Bathroom Book for People Not Pooping or Peeing


An Altar Boy Named ‘Speck’
Speck the Alter Boy: The Collection Collection


Add Ink: Cartoon Chronicles of Life in Hong Kong  review


Penny: A Graphic Memoir


The Secret to Superhuman Strength


Dethany and the Other Clique  review

Community Comments

#1 Katherine Collins
@ 10:17 pm

Somehow, I missed knowing what this is about. (I was absent for a few days.) (Do I need a note from my mother?)

I would like to send my OWN book that I wrote and drew, because it is gentle and sweet and impossibly naive, and full of singing and dancing. A hopelessly ineffective antidote to everything else. So, seriously, how do I get in on this? Who has organised this “send a soldier a book” thing? How do I nominate my stupid pacifistic book? How many box-tops do I need to include? Please tell me . . .

#2 D. D. Degg
@ 7:20 am

Katherine, there is no organized effort (as far as I know).
It was a tag added to the monthly new books list since
it posted on Armed Forces Day here in the U.S.

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