New York Magazine: The acclaimed cartoonist, author, playwright, and illustrator of The Phantom Tollbooth says he’s staying in Southampton for good. Of the city, he says, “You begin each day coping. There’s a kind of built-in abrasiveness living in the city. You wake up and you start dealing with the events of the day. If [...]
Pearls Before Swine creator Stephan Pastis will soon be publishing a children’s book entitled, “Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made.” The book is due out in February by Candlewick Press. From Stephan’s blog: It’s called “Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made.” It’s about a boy detective who can take any mystery and make it more mysterious. It [...]
News from IDW: One of the most famous comic-strip characters of all time appears in new comic-book adventures starting this week. Popeye the Sailor, created by E.C. Segar and first appearing in the comic strip “Thimble Theatre” in January 1929, is starring in new comic-book stories from IDW Publishing.
Jan Berenstain, co-creator of the much loved Berenstain Bears books with her husband Stan, has passed away at the age of 88. According to NPR, she suffered a stroke while in her studio last Thursday and passed away on Friday. The first Berenstain Bear book was published in 1962 and more than 300 titles have [...]
Stephen Colbert visits with children’s book illustrator Maurice Sendak. Funny exchange. Warning: frequent use of the word “penis.” The Colbert ReportGet More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,Video Archive Via GoComics
Interview by TVO on Patricia Storms’ new book The Pirate and the Penguin Via Sandra Bell-Lundy
Maurice Sendak, probably most famous for his childrens book Where the Wild Things Are will be publishing his first in nearly 30 years. The new book is called Bumble-Ardy and will hit shelves in September. But in terms of a book completely his own, Bumble-Ardy is the first since 1981′s Outside Over There. Not that [...]
Mike Lynch reports that a new Jerry Robinson documentary is in the works.
Berkeley Breathed’s children’s book Moms Needs Moms is heading to the big screen. A trailer has been posted: It hits theaters on March 11.
A 77 year old man died of heart failure after being roughed up by burglars who entered his home to steal his comic book collection. According to an article posted on Huffington Post, Homer Marciniak was looking for buyers for his collection that he started when he was six years old. The collection was valued [...]
ComicsDC’s Mike Rhode posts the press release from the Library of Congress and points out three cartoonist will be part of the 10th annual National Book Festival sponsored by the Library of Congress. Jeff Smith, Brad Meltzer and Jules Feiffer will among 70 authors on hand for the event on Sep. 25, 2010. Full details [...]
The LA Times reports that Technicolor is making a move from just being a Hollywood service company to a content creator and has teamed up with Berkeley Breathed to create a TV series based on his book Pete & Pickles. The Times notes that children’s animation is unpredictable. Sarnoff said he was taken with Breathed’s [...]
I know my kids will be estatic. Wimpy Kid fans (and parents of Wimpy Kid fans), rejoice! The latest installment of the hugely popular series by University of Maryland grad Jeff Kinney is scheduled for a November 1 release. There aren’t many details known about book number five — except that the cover will be [...]
Technicolor has announced that it is moving into television animated programming and will begin their efforts by bringing Berkeley Breathed’s Pete & Pickles to the small screen. “I told the folks at Technicolor,” recounts Breathed, “that the only way I could get lured to the world of small screen pixels is if a company were [...]
Animation » Some suspect the Homer Simpson character is a caricature inspired by Irish comic strips of the late 1800s – dumb and drunkard. Children’s Books » Stephanie McMillan has put together a video preview of the children’s book she’s illustrating. The book is entitled “Mischief in the Forest” Editorial Cartooning » David Willson, the [...]