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Hey Kids! Comics! An Autumn Overload!

Below are some comic strip and cartoon books scheduled for September 2022 release. Images and links (mostly) via Amazon, though ordering through your local comic or independent book store is a good idea.   Nothing Echoes like an Empty Mailbox  (more about the USPS book)     Ink, Blood, and Linseed Oil    Celebrating 30 […]

Posted on: Sep 15, 2022,  Section: Books, Children's Books, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Novels, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 2 Comments

Chinese Cartoonists’ Indecent Illustrations

The government of People’s Republic of China has disciplined those it deems responsible for “tragically ugly” illustrations that appeared in an elementary school math book. In May of 2022, Photos of the pictures went viral on China’s social media. Related hashtags had been viewed more than 4bn times by Monday and millions of comments were […]

Posted on: Sep 1, 2022,  Section: Children's Books, Illustration, International, Comments: Comments Off on Chinese Cartoonists’ Indecent Illustrations

Jean-Jacques Sempé – RIP

French cartoonist and New Yorker cover artist Jean-Jacques Sempé has passed away.   Jean-Jacques Sempé August 17, 1932 – August 11, 2022   From The Guardian: Jean-Jacques Sempé, who illustrated the much-loved Little Nicolas series of French children’s books, has died aged 89. “The cartoonist Jean-Jacques Sempé died peacefully [on] Thursday evening, 11 August, 2022, […]

Posted on: Aug 11, 2022,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Children's Books, Comic strips, Illustration, International, Obituary, Comments: 1 Comment

Raymond Briggs – RIP

Author-illustrator-cartoonist Raymond Briggs has passed away. Raymond Redvers Briggs January 18, 1934 – August 9, 2022 “iconoclastic national treasure” From The Guardian: Raymond Briggs, the writer and illustrator who delighted children and inspired adults with bestselling cartoons and picture books, died on Tuesday morning aged 88, his publisher Penguin Random House has said. Ranging from […]

Posted on: Aug 10, 2022,  Section: Books, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Children's Books, Illustration, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Raymond Briggs – RIP

SDCC 2022 Eisner Award Winners

The Eisner Awards were handed out Friday night at the San Diego Comic Con. Below are a select few with categories and winners in bold. Best Short Story“Funeral in Foam,” by Casey Gilly and Raina Telgemeier, in You Died: An Anthology of the Afterlife (Iron Circus)“Generations,” by Daniel Warren Johnson, in Superman: Red & Blue […]

Posted on: Jul 23, 2022,  Section: Awards, Books, Children's Books, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Graphic Journalism, Graphic Novels, Illustration, Magazines, Publications, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on SDCC 2022 Eisner Award Winners

Senior Strippers – 2022 Edition

Around mid-year we update our Senior Strippers list with a birthday of a cartoonist around this time. However there are no 90th birthdays on our list for mid-2022 (the next on our schedule isn’t until 2023). But we have added a few since last year.   Most recently Playboy cartoonist and children’s book author/illustrator Don […]

Posted on: Jun 29, 2022,  Section: Animation, Anniversaries, Books, Children's Books, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 3 Comments

A June Bonus Installment of Hey Kids! Comics!

A few book related items have surfaced recently. So… Our friends at Stoopid! take the comic part of comic book seriously and they have just released a new issue of the funny book. Order the new issue here and catch up on back issues you may have missed.   At the dawn of the Silver […]

Posted on: Jun 18, 2022,  Section: Books, Children's Books, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Novels, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on A June Bonus Installment of Hey Kids! Comics!

Hey Kids! Comics! Not just for Grads and Dads

Below are some comic strip and cartoon books scheduled for June 2022 release. Images and links (mostly) via Amazon, though ordering through your local comic or independent book store is a good idea.   Back Issue! 136   Red and Rover: Fun’s Never Over    My Perfect Life    Dirty Pictures    You Know Exactly  […]

Posted on: Jun 14, 2022,  Section: Books, Children's Books, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Novels, Illustration, International, Comments: Comments Off on Hey Kids! Comics! Not just for Grads and Dads

And Then? And Then?

Thirty years ago (give or take) new Sunday Popeye cartoonist Randy Milholland had his dreams bashed by his first grade teacher. And then… © Randy Milholland   New York magazine audio editorial director Hanna Rosin tweeted about a new movie. And then… And then… After deleting the tweet, Rosin issued an apology. Vanity Fair carries […]

Posted on: Jun 8, 2022,  Section: Books, Children's Books, Comic strips, Newspaper industry, sports cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on And Then? And Then?

Hey Kids! Comics! Books Eclipse Budgets

Below are some comic strip and cartoon books scheduled for May 2022 release. Images and links (mostly) via Amazon, though ordering through your local comic or independent book store is a good idea.   Are We Lost Yet?: Another Wallace the Brave Collection    Popular Comics: Giant-Size Volume 1 Black & White Edition    Remarkably […]

Posted on: May 15, 2022,  Section: Books, Children's Books, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Hey Kids! Comics! Books Eclipse Budgets

Banned in the U.S. Schools; Banned on Webtoon

PEN America has published a report on the rise of books being banned in public schools. Book bans in public schools have recurred throughout American history, and have long been an issue of concern to PEN America, as a literary and free expression advocacy organization. Over the past nine months, the scope of such censorship […]

Posted on: Apr 15, 2022,  Section: Books, Cartooning, Children's Books, Comic Books, Graphic Journalism, Graphic Novels, International, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Banned in the U.S. Schools; Banned on Webtoon

John Kovalic – Cartooning For Ukraine

Cartoonist John Kovalic is best known for Dork Tower and Apples to Apples. Recently John cartooned a Ukraine related drawing in support of that country. [W]hen Russia invaded Ukraine last month, Kovalic said he felt the need to do something to help.  “Saturday night after the invasion, I was just sitting here at the desk […]

Posted on: Mar 22, 2022,  Section: Auctions, Charity, Children's Books, Fund Raisers, International, Comments: Comments Off on John Kovalic – Cartooning For Ukraine

The New Yorker Tribute to Roger Bradfield

It is probably no coincidence that one of the Keebler Elves is named Roger. Nor is it likely a coincidence that Roger’s distinguishing feature is his height—he is far and away the tallest of the elves, which could be a hint that he might not be, strictly speaking, an elf but might possess some human […]

Posted on: Feb 22, 2022,  Section: Children's Books, Comic strips, Illustration, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on The New Yorker Tribute to Roger Bradfield

Roger Bradfield – RIP

Cartoonist, illustrator, and author Roger Bradfield has passed away. Roger Martin (Jolly Roger) Bradfield September 22, 1924 – December 31, 2021 “Jolly Roger” Bradfield rang out the old year by sailing off into the sunset, leaving a cast of colorful characters in his wake. From lavender lions to giants of different sizes. Goofy princes and […]

Posted on: Feb 1, 2022,  Section: Children's Books, Comic strips, Illustration, Obituary, Comments: 2 Comments

Roundups and Updates

A reminder that the deadline for entries to the National Cartoonists Society’s Divisional Reuben Awards ends in three days – February 2, 2022. The NCS has put up a video describing the selection/election process of the Reuben Awards. (As much as I love the procedural explanation I love the various interpretations of the NCS logo.) […]

Posted on: Jan 30, 2022,  Section: Animation, Cartooning, Children's Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Illustration, National Cartoonist Society, Obituary, Reuben, sports cartoons, Comments: 1 Comment