USA Today reports that the Berenstain Bears are heading to the big screen. Walden Media, the company behind the Chronicles of Narnia films, has acquired the rights to the ursine anthropomorphs, and [Shawn] Levy agreed to help oversee the project. The books, by Jan and the late Stan Berenstain, have maintained their popularity for almost [...]
Awards » The Ranan Lurie Political Cartoon Award Competition for 2009 is due November 12, 2009. Comic books » Joe Staton and his wife, children’s author Hilarie Staton, collaborated on Amy Goes Gluten Free a book on dealing with Celiac Disease. Comic strips » Brian Anderson, creator of Dog Eat Doug, gives us a peek [...]
Jeff Kinney’s fourth “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” book is being released today with a print run of 4 million. The book is entitled “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days ” From the press release: I didn’t want my fans to have to wait a year for a new book,” said Jeff Kinney. “I’m [...]
Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Jules Feiffer has illustrated a children’s book written by his daughter, Kate, about the struggle to choose the new puppy President Obama had promised his daughters, Sasha and Malia. â€œIt was as much as, if not more fun than any other illustration job Iâ€™ve ever had,â€ he said.
Alexa Kitchen, who is twelve years old, has a new book from Disney-Hyperion Books, “Grown-ups Are Dumb (No Offense).” She was nominated for two awards in 2007: a Harvey Award for Best New Talent and an Eisner Award for Best Publication for a Younger Audience.
Comic Books » Steven Kirk has an interesting post about the legal layout of the Superman character. He writes that in 2013, the Siegel family regains some of the rights to the super-hero, but only those parts that were created before the character was bought by DC Comics. Parts of the Superman universe (Kryptonite, other [...]
Comic Books » Publisher’s Weekly reports that Sergio Aragones will be working on the Bart Simpson comic book. From the press release: “Matt Groening has announced that Sergio Aragones will become a regular featured artist and writer in Bart Simpson comics beginning with issue #50. Sergio Aragones will provide the entire contents of Bart Simpson [...]
Character designer, illustrator Stephen Silver will present a three-hour seminar on the topic of self-publishing for children’s books, art books and graphic novels. The presentation is on August 12th in Burbank, CA. See his site for details.
Children’s Books » Mutts creator Patrick McDonnell has a new book coming out this fall called “Wag.” The book is based on the characters in his comics strip. It’s due out in October. Editorial Cartooning » Steve Greenberg, taking a page from the Milt Priggee playbook, is now doing editorial cartoons for the news blog [...]
Alt Comics » Slowpoke creator Jen Sorensen is profiled in the Washington Post. Children’s Books » Jules Feiffer spoke at Katonah Museum of Art to promote the second book that he collaborated on with his daughter Kate. The book is entitled “Which Puppy.” College Cartooning » Chris Sharron who cartoons for the Daily Kent Stater [...]
The motion picture based on Berkeley Breathed’s children’s book Mars Needs Moms is moving forward. Announced are the main actors that will be staring in the performance-capture movie. Seth Green will play the main character Milo and Mindy Sterling will play the alien leader of Mars. Also appearing include Dan Fogler and Joan Cusack who [...]