Below are some comic strip and cartoon books scheduled for January 2024 release.
Images and links from a variety of publishers and outlets,
though ordering through your local comic shop or independent book store is a good idea.
An Artist’s Edition is a book that reproduces classic comic book art from the actual hand-drawn originals. Each page is meticulously scanned at high resolution and reproduced at the same size they were drawn. And while each page appears to be in black and white, these pages have been scanned in color to enable the reader to truly see them as created by John Romita. All the subtle nuances that make original art unique are clearly visible in these pages: gradients in the line art, blue pencils under the inks, corrections.
Lost Literacies is the first full-length study of US comic strips from the period prior to the rise of Sunday newspaper comics…Over the course of the nineteenth century, figures such as artist Frank Bellew and editor T.?W. Strong introduced sequential comic strips into humor magazines and precursors to graphic novels known as “graphic albums.”
CLAPTRAP is a hardcover, full color collection of twelve movie parodies by two longtime members of MAD Magazine’s “Usual Gang of Idiots” … Plus other film related features and surprises!
This latest installment of The Complete Funky Winkerbean presents the comic strips from 2008, 2009, and 2010 and ushers the original Funky characters into middle age. In true Funky fashion, the characters have to grapple with very serious issues: nearly
This collection features the work of Peter Brookes, Steve Bell, Morten Morland, Nicola Jennings, Christian Adams, Dave Brown, Brian Adcock and many more, alongside captions from Britain’s leading cartoon expert.
Everyone loves robots, especially Lynn! Just for the heck of it, Lynn has written and illustrated a new series of children’s books. The stories revolve around Timothy Bot—a robot boy who has just moved to a new town. Charming characters, sweet gestures, funny faces, interesting inventions, vibrant colours and spaceships galore!
Bill Ward’s glamour girls were the staples of countless men’s and humor magazines … This Fantagraphics Studio edition showcases the best of Ward’s Humorama work and includes a healthy number of what became known as his “telephone girls.” Tame by today’s standards, Ward’s telephone girls were always caught in candid moments when they just happened to be talking on the phone dressed in gossamer lingerie in innocently provocative poses.
Rabbits and foxes and mermaids… Oh my! Join Lauren Ipsum and her friends (and enemies) running the St. Paws Library in her new book! Contains a bonus story “The Chosen One”.
Back in 1958 Hart created and drew B.C., followed in 1964 by writing The Wizard of Id, and the two series have been beloved by the nation and the world ever since. This exciting art book will detail Hart’s life and his work, both of which were totally intertwined. The book will feature all original art from the strips, as well as original photographs of Hart supplied by his family, and other amazing, never-before-seen material from behind the scenes.
When noisy neighbors move in for the winter, will Beak & Ally ever find peace and quiet?
After ending the popular Evil Inc comic strip, webcomics pioneer Brad Guigar relaunches the series as a graphic novel. Familiar characters like Lightning Lady and Miss Match now operate out of a branch office, and old relationships (like Miss Match’s marriage to Captain Heroic) are dissolved.
… the heyday of Disney’s second-ever newspaper comics feature: the full-color weekly Silly Symphonies! Fantagraphics’ latest volume showcases Donald Duck’s extended run as star of the strip: from his pranks on Goofy to his battles with Mickey’s naughty nephews—and the unforgettable debut of Donald’s own riotous relatives, Huey, Dewey, and Louie, first created for this strip by artist Al Taliaferro! Also in this volume: the perilous pork pursuits of Zeke the Big Bad Wolf, who with the Three Little Pigs also made his comics debut in Silly Symphonies! Plus dog tales with Pluto… and two tales of Elmer Elephant, one plotted by comics maestros Carl Barks and Walt Kelly!
Alley Oop finds the Fountain of Youth… but can he keep his precious discovery safe? Also featuring Oxy the Moonman’s robotic trip home, a cute young scientist goes with Alley back to prehistoric times, Alley and Oola go to Pike’s Peak in the old west, another visit with Brunnhilde, and a diplodocus on the loose! Reprinting all the daily strips from 1960.
feature image by Alex Hallett