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Good Booking at Andrews McMeel Publishing

Publishers Weekly recently reported on AMP. “In early 2020, we were holding our breath—we didn’t know what to expect,” said Andrews McMeel Publishing president and publisher Kirsty Melville. “It turned out to be a very good year, and 2021 just continued that momentum.” Sales last year were up 25% from 2019, she added. AMP, a […]

Posted on: Apr 11, 2022,  Section: Books, Comic strips, Graphic Novels, Publishers, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Good Booking at Andrews McMeel Publishing

Shel Silverstein/The Giving Tree Stamp Issued

Cartoonist Shel Silverstein, who also dabbled in a few other creative efforts, was honored with a stamp from the United States Postal Service yesterday. From Linn’s Stamp News: Beloved children’s author and illustrator Shel Silverstein will be honored on a United States commemorative stamp to be issued April 8 at a Chicago elementary school that […]

Posted on: Apr 9, 2022,  Section: Books, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Events, Comments: Comments Off on Shel Silverstein/The Giving Tree Stamp Issued

Backderf Talks Research, Creativity & Kent State

One of the feature panels at last weekend’s MoCCA Art Fest was Derf Backderf discussing researching his non-fiction graphic novel Kent State: Four Dead in Ohio. Research was the reigning topic of discussion during the talk. The Kent State shooting carries such an overwhelming amount of trauma, politics, culture, and activistic identity in its narrative that […]

Posted on: Apr 8, 2022,  Section: Books, Discussion, Editorial cartooning, Events, Comments: Comments Off on Backderf Talks Research, Creativity & Kent State

Cartoon News Briefs

Keith Knight lives just outside of Chapel Hill, NC, these days, but from 1990-2008, he resided in San Francisco where he created his instantly recognizable comic strip “The K Chronicles,” the basis for Hulu comedy series “Woke.” Back in the city recently for a red-carpet event at the Cartoon Art Museum, celebrating both the exhibition […]

Posted on: Apr 7, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Books, Comic strips, Exhibits, Newspaper industry, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Cartoon News Briefs

A Little Song, A Little Dance…

A Saul Steinberg drawing from 1967 graces the cover of the new New Yorker. Françoise Mouly interviews Ian Frazier, friend of Saul and executor of his legacy. …we all see him as a major twentieth-century artist and much funnier than most of the Abstract Expressionist painters he hung out with. But, because he drew rather […]

Posted on: Apr 5, 2022,  Section: Books, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on A Little Song, A Little Dance…

When Overground Cartoonists Went Underground

The late 1960s to the mid 1970s was the height of the underground comix, and the creators and producers of those comix enjoyed a brief time of being joined by some old masters of the cartooning art.     Historian Brian Doherty has a new book, Dirty Pictures, coming out this Spring about Underground Comix. […]

Posted on: Mar 31, 2022,  Section: Books, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on When Overground Cartoonists Went Underground

A Belated Weekend Roundup

  Right-wing forces are still ignoring facts and promoting divisiveness. Liberals are still gutless. Religion is still the greatest threat to peace and self-expression. … The only big difference is that I am now old. My sense of outrage at the stupidity and cruelty of those in power remains the same, but my desire to […]

Posted on: Mar 28, 2022,  Section: Alternative comics, Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Events, Syndicates, Comments: Comments Off on A Belated Weekend Roundup

A Late Wednesday Roundup

Friday Event Liza Donnelly explores [the New Yorker women cartoonists] in her new book, Very Funny Ladies (with foreward by David Remnick and Emma Allen) that celebrates the increase in gender, racial and ethnic diversity among cartoonists today at The New Yorker. Female cartoonists Roz Chast, Amy Hwang, Emily Flake will talk — and laugh […]

Posted on: Mar 23, 2022,  Section: Alternative comics, Books, Comic strips, Events, Comments: Comments Off on A Late Wednesday Roundup

The Complete Bloom County Goes Paperback

This September, IDW Publishing will release Bloom County Library: Book One, the first of five editions collecting all the humor and all the characters of the original run of Breathed’s comic strips, published worldwide in over 1,200 newspapers on a daily basis from December 8, 1980 to August 6, 1989. The first volume features the […]

Posted on: Mar 22, 2022,  Section: Books, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on The Complete Bloom County Goes Paperback

Cartoonists in the News

Bill Suddick, Chuck Asay, Kate Beaton, Roy Thomas, Edward Sorel, and Jackie Ormes. Beach Metro Community News cartoonist, illustrator and educator Bill Suddick will be the guest speaker at the Tuesday, March 22, online event hosted by The Beach and East Toronto Historical Society. The free Zoom presentation will feature Suddick talking about the stories […]

Posted on: Mar 19, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Animation, Books, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, Profiles, Comments: Comments Off on Cartoonists in the News

Hey Kids! Comics! – A New Season of Books

Below are some comic strip and cartoon books scheduled for March 2022 release. Images and links (mostly) via Amazon, though ordering through your local comic or independent book store is a good idea. Very Funny Ladies: The New Yorker’s Women Cartoonists   It’s a Pug’s Life   Bandits, Misfits, and Superheroes   Britain’s Best Ever […]

Posted on: Mar 15, 2022,  Section: Books, Cartooning, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, International, Magazine cartoons, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Hey Kids! Comics! – A New Season of Books

The Art of Living with Grant Snider

Mike Rhode writes: Since I first saw his cartoons about books and reading on the next-to-last page of the New York Times Book Review, Grant Snider has been one of my favorite cartoonists. His new book, The Art of Living: Reflections onMindfulness and the Overexamined Life (Abrams Comic Arts, $19) is full of his delightful […]

Posted on: Mar 14, 2022,  Section: Books, Comic strips, Interviews, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on The Art of Living with Grant Snider

Mustering of Cartoon and Comic Announcements

After mentioning The Reubens and CXC lets talk MoCCA. The Society is thrilled to welcome you back to the 2022 MoCCA Arts Festival! Please join us in celebrating a selection of top comic, cartoon and illustration artists from around the world! Featuring work by over 500 creators the weekend will also include live lectures, panels, […]

Posted on: Mar 11, 2022,  Section: Animation, Books, Cartooning, Comic strips, Events, Gatherings, Comments: Comments Off on Mustering of Cartoon and Comic Announcements

David Sipress Presses Flesh in Book Promo Tour

TERRY GROSS, HOST: David Sipress, welcome to FRESH AIR. I love your cartoons. Thank you for being here. Let’s start with your most published and tweeted cartoon. SIPRESS: I wrote that sometime during the ’90s. It’s not a New Yorker cartoon. I never can remember where it first started, but I think it was during […]

Posted on: Mar 8, 2022,  Section: Books, Interviews, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on David Sipress Presses Flesh in Book Promo Tour

Stephan Pastis Gets Out of the House

Stephan Pastis is going on a “mini-book tour,” meaning the tour is short not that his book is small (the newest book is a giant-sized treasury). Stephan is abandoning The West to visit a number of cities in The South to talk about his Pearls Before Swine comic strip. He’s already adding more cities to […]

Posted on: Mar 7, 2022,  Section: Books, Comic strips, Events, Comments: 1 Comment