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Hey Kids! Comics! – Earth Day Pulp

  BC © John Hart Studios; Paperback cologne from Demeter Below are some comic strip and cartoon books scheduled for April 2021 release.Images and links (mostly) via Amazon,though ordering through your local comic or independent book store is a good idea.   Trots and Bonnie     If You’re Cracked, You’re Happy: The History of […]

Posted on: Apr 16, 2021,  Section: Books, Cartoons, Children's Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Ladies Night at The Daily Cartoonist

© Bianca Xunise Xunise’s work is funny and thoughtful. Her linework has this playful energy, and she has a masterful talent for playing with tone in different ways, even as her work shifts from moving personal stories to deep political analysis to elegant and perfectly structured gag cartoons. She is part of the great tradition […]

Posted on: Apr 5, 2021,  Section: Cartooning, Cartoonist, Children's Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Obituary, Comments: 1 Comment

That’s Mighty White of You Dr. Seuss

Dr. Seuss Enterprises (DSE) issued a statement: We are committed to action.  To that end, Dr. Seuss Enterprises, working with a panel of experts, including educators, reviewed our catalog of titles and made the decision last year to cease publication and licensing of the following titles:  And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry […]

Posted on: Mar 6, 2021,  Section: Children's Books, Controversies, Comments: 1 Comment

Paul Gilligan Signs New Book Deal

Cartoonist Paul Gilligan, of Pooch Cafe and King of the Mole People fame, has signed a book deal with Tundra/Penguin Random House for a series of graphic novels for young readers. © Paul Gilligan Publishers Weekly reports: Peter Phillips and Tara Walker at Tundra have acquired, in an exclusive submission, world rights to Pluto Rocket […]

Posted on: Jan 24, 2021,  Section: Books, Children's Books, Graphic Novels, Comments: Comments Off on Paul Gilligan Signs New Book Deal

W. B. Park – RIP

Cartoonist and illustrator W. B. Park has passed away. William Bryan (W.B.) Park June 12, 1936 – January 2, 2021 author, journalist, illustrator, cartoonist From the obituary: Bill was a well-known international cartoonist, writer and illustrator. He opened his Park-Art Studio in Orlando in 1963. He had over 60 cartoons published in The New Yorker […]

Posted on: Jan 8, 2021,  Section: Children's Books, Comic strips, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, Obituary, Comments: 3 Comments

Schulz, Seuss Among Highest-Paid Dead Celebrities

Forbes‘ list of The Highest-Paid Dead Celebrities of 2020 include two cartoonists.   Charles Schulz, with his Peanuts empire, is a regular member of this group since his death twenty years ago. Helping Schulz to remain on the list this year was a nice Peanuts deal with Apple TV+ (you may have heard about the […]

Posted on: Dec 2, 2020,  Section: Cartoonist, Children's Books, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Schulz, Seuss Among Highest-Paid Dead Celebrities

Clifford Controversy: Too Big, Wrong Red

Fans of Clifford The Big Red Dog are upset about the live-action movie since they saw CGI Clifford in the newly released movie teaser. Fans say Clifford is the size of a monster and the shade of red is all wrong. Clifford looks weird I don’t like it, why is it realistic clifford is already […]

Posted on: Nov 27, 2020,  Section: Animation, Children's Books, Controversies, Movies, Comments: 2 Comments

Happy Birthday Rupert Bear, a Comic Centennial

Rupert characters are © & ™ Express Newspapers & DreamWorks Newspaper comic features that are still appearing in newly produced and printed episodes after 100 year can be counted on one hand – Gasoline Alley, Ripley’s Believe It or Not, Thimble Theater starring Popeye, Barney Google and Snuffy Smith, and now Rupert Bear.* On November […]

Posted on: Nov 8, 2020,  Section: Anniversaries, Children's Books, Comic Books, Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

Betty Debnam – RIP

Betty Debnam, the creator and editor of The Mini Page, has passed away. Betty Glass Debnam Hunt October 23, 1929 – November 1, 2020   Elementary school teacher, advertising copywriter Creator of the educational newspaper insert The Mini Page From the obituary: While teaching in Wake County, Betty had the idea of combining education and […]

Posted on: Nov 4, 2020,  Section: Children's Books, Comic strips, Graphic Journalism, Obituary, Comments: 3 Comments

Dog Man: Grime and Punishment debuts at #1

With a five million copy print run, the newest Dav Pilkey book Dog Man: Grime and Punishment debuted as the #1 best seller across all genres. NEW YORK, Sept. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Dog Man is the top dog! The global bestselling series by author and illustrator Dav Pilkey makes a triumphant return to the #1 […]

Posted on: Sep 15, 2020,  Section: Books, Children's Books, Comments: Comments Off on Dog Man: Grime and Punishment debuts at #1

2020 Eisner Award Nominations

Comic Con International: San Diego has announced the nominees for this year’s Will Eisner Awards. Like most of this year’s conventions and gatherings the San Diego Comic-Con will take a different format, but some things remain – award presentations among them. Mostly comic book related this year has a number of comic strip and more […]

Posted on: Jun 5, 2020,  Section: Awards, Cartooning, Children's Books, Comic Books, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on 2020 Eisner Award Nominations

Dr. Seuss: A Cat of Many Hats

Before and after titles like The Cat in the Hat hit the shelves, Dr. Seuss himself tried on many different hats. Believing that “you can steer yourself any direction you choose,” he explored—and excelled at—a number of possible creative paths. From an early editing gig to an honorary doctorate, these different “hats” helped shape a […]

Posted on: May 23, 2020,  Section: Cartooning, Children's Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Dr. Seuss: A Cat of Many Hats

The Wonderful Patrick McDonnell, and Jane

Wonderful seems to a word often associated with Patrick McDonnell and his works. His Mutts comic strip and books are wonderful. His charitable and humanitarian efforts are wonderful. Even Patrick’s blog is wonderful, except when it is beyond wonderful, as is one of his latest. In “A Note From Patrick: May 2020” Patrick notes some […]

Posted on: May 9, 2020,  Section: Children's Books, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on The Wonderful Patrick McDonnell, and Jane

Hey Kids! Comics! Celebrate World Book Day

Below are some comic strip and cartoon books scheduled for April 2020 release. Images and links (mostly) via Amazon, though ordering through your local comic or independent book store is a good idea.   Addams’ Apple: The New York Cartoons of Charles Addams   Ed Leffingwell’s Little Joe by Harold Gray   Nat Enough   […]

Posted on: Apr 15, 2020,  Section: Books, Cartooning, Children's Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Publishers Weekly 2019 Children’s Bestsellers List

Publishers Weekly has released their list of 2019’s best selling children’s books. [Publishers Weekly] lists are based on print unit sales at outlets that report to NPD Bookscan, which tracks approximately 85% of the print market. Here we compile the books that sold more than 100,000 copies in four categories: Hardcover Frontlist, Paperback Frontlist, Hardcover […]

Posted on: Apr 11, 2020,  Section: Books, Children's Books, Comments: Comments Off on Publishers Weekly 2019 Children’s Bestsellers List