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Highlights Stands Up For Immigrant Children

  Highlights, the magazine for young children, has issued a statement concerning the conditions under which immigrant children are suffering as they are detained by the United States. At Highlights, our core belief is that children are the world’s most important people. In light of the reports of the living conditions of detained children & […]

Posted on: Jun 26, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartooning, Children's Books, Illustration, Opinion, Comments: Comments Off on Highlights Stands Up For Immigrant Children

William F. Brown – RIP

  Playwright, author, illustrator, cartoonist Wm. F. Brown has passed away. WILLIAM FERDINAND (BILL) BROWN April 16, 1928 – June 23, 2019   From the Broadway World obituary: After attending Princeton University, he moved to New York City and landed a job writing for Look Magazine in 1950. After a year in the U.S. Army, […]

Posted on: Jun 24, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist, Children's Books, Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on William F. Brown – RIP

King Features Gets Moomin, Tulipop License

King Features Licensing has signed on to be the North America representative of the Scandinavian Moomin characters and the Icelandic Tulipop. King Features Syndicate, a unit of Hearst, has reached an agreement with Bulls Licensing to represent classic literary and art-based brand Moomin for merchandise, advertising, and promotions in the U.S. and Canada. Moomin is the latest addition […]

Posted on: Jun 7, 2019,  Section: Cartooning, Children's Books, International, Licensing, Comments: 1 Comment

Role Reversal for Epic! and Andrews McMeel

  Epic, the digital reading platform and library for kids, is teaming up with Andrews McMeel Publishing, home to Big Nate and Calvin & Hobbes, to produce a line of children’s books. Under the new arrangement, AMP will publish print editions of Epic Originals digital books, a content line that Epic debuted in March.   […]

Posted on: Jun 6, 2019,  Section: Books, Children's Books, eBooks, Publishers, Universal Press, Web Sites, Comments: Comments Off on Role Reversal for Epic! and Andrews McMeel

AMP Kids Summer BINGO

  Andrews McMeel Publishing – Kids has a new program that encourages kids to continue reading during their summer break from school (and sell a few of their books while doing so).   Be the first to join our Summer Reading BINGO Giveaway! You could win fabulous prizes, including a full set of 25 comics […]

Posted on: May 30, 2019,  Section: Books, Children's Books, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on AMP Kids Summer BINGO

Nurit Karlin RIP

  Cartoonist Nurit Karlin has passed away. Updated May 8 with the New York Times obituary.   Nurit Karlin December 26, 1938 – April 30, 2019 Michael Maslin is reporting the death of Nurit Karlin. Ms. Karlin was the only female cartoonist in the pages of The New Yorker from [Mary Petty’s last cartoon in] […]

Posted on: May 2, 2019,  Section: Cartooning, Children's Books, Magazine cartoons, Obituary, Comments: 1 Comment

A Few Comics-Related Things

From John Rose and the Daily News-Record Also: R. C. Harvey on T. K. Ryan and Tumbleweeds.     Cartoon County at the Bruce Museum Brian Walker, Neal Walker, Chance Browne, Greg Walker and Cullen Murphy The comics page has been a delight for generations of readers around the world. In southern Connecticut, its production […]

Posted on: Mar 21, 2019,  Section: Books, Cartooning, Cartoons, Children's Books, Comic strips, Museums, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on A Few Comics-Related Things

Hey Kids! Comics! Spring Released

above: Macanudo by Liniers Here are some comic strip and cartoon books scheduled for March 2019 release. Images and links via Amazon (though ordering through your local comic book shop is a good idea.)   Laptops Are So Warm: An Ask a Cat Collection     Just Like Rube Goldberg: The Incredible True Story of […]

Posted on: Mar 16, 2019,  Section: Books, Children's Books, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Graphic Journalism, Graphic Novels, Magazines, Comments: Comments Off on Hey Kids! Comics! Spring Released

Walking and Talking with Jerry Craft

Steve Sheinkin is an author of fiction and non-fiction works and he is an illustrator of fiction and non-fiction works. Sometimes he blends the fiction and non-fiction and sometimes he blends the prose and the illustrations. Anyway… Steve also does graphic interviews with authors and illustrators, which he calls Walking and Talking with… Here he […]

Posted on: Mar 13, 2019,  Section: Books, Cartooning, Children's Books, Comic strips, Graphic Journalism, Interviews, Comments: Comments Off on Walking and Talking with Jerry Craft

Joe Ruisi – RIP

  Cartoonist Joe Ruisi has passed away. Joseph A. (Joe) Ruisi November 4, 1936 – March 10, 2019 Joe was a magazine, gag, and editorial cartoonist; a children’s book and greeting card illustrator. Life began for Joe Ruisi in beautiful downtown Buffalo, New York. At about the age of three, little Joey began to exhibit […]

Posted on: Mar 12, 2019,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Cartoonist, Children's Books, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Cartoonists: Bill Griffith, Tom Scott, Steve Ditko, Rube Goldberg, Jeff Kinney, Will McPhail

  Interview: Bill Griffith, Nobody’s Fool, and a Grand Career in Comics In 1976, Zippy began to appear in about 50 alternative weekly newspapers–syndicated only by me. From ’76 to ’85, Zippy was a weekly strip that I syndicated alone. In 1985, the San Francisco Examiner, a daily Hearst paper, was given over to a […]

Posted on: Mar 11, 2019,  Section: Books, Cartooning, Cartoonist, Children's Books, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Cartoonists: Bill Griffith, Tom Scott, Steve Ditko, Rube Goldberg, Jeff Kinney, Will McPhail

Mo Willems is Kennedy Center Artist-in-Residence

  The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts today announced that Mo Willems-the beloved author and illustrator best known as the award-winning creator of The Pigeon series, Knuffle Bunny, and Elephant & Piggie-will serve as its first Education Artist-in-Residence. Says Mo: “Being a kid is serious work. Children are constantly told to be […]

Posted on: Feb 26, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist, Children's Books, Comments: Comments Off on Mo Willems is Kennedy Center Artist-in-Residence

Some Recent Comics Shtuff

  It’s Gahan Wilson’s Birthday! Happy Birthday to Gahan Wilson. To celebrate here’s a recent audio interview with the master cartoonist.     Massachusetts Loves Their Pickles To millions of people the Pickles comic strip is one of the best. Those include loyal readers of The Republican, whose passionate response to cancellation of the strip […]

Posted on: Feb 18, 2019,  Section: Cartooning, Cartoonist, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Children's Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Hey Kids! Comics! What I Want For Valentines’

above: Liò by Mark Tatulli   Here are some comic strip and cartoon books scheduled for February 2019 release. Images and links via Amazon (though ordering through your local comic book shop is a good idea.)   Just Fore Laughs   Lucy   The Comics Journal #303 (“bookazine”)   The Complete Funky Winkerbean Volume 8, […]

Posted on: Feb 15, 2019,  Section: Books, Cartoons, Children's Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Hey Kids! Comics! What I Want For Valentines’

Tomi Ungerer – RIP

Author, Illustrator and cartoonist Tomi Ungerer has passed away. Jean-Thomas (Tomi) Ungerer November 28, 1931 – February 9, 2019* *Ungerer died sometime during the night of Friday February 8 to Saturday February 9. In 1956, he traveled to America, hitting New York in 1956 with $65 in his pocket and many drawings whereupon Ursula Nordstrom, […]

Posted on: Feb 9, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Alternative comics, Books, Cartoonist, Children's Books, Editorial cartooning, Illustration, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Tomi Ungerer – RIP