IDW will release a new Artist Edition collection for Jeff Smith’s Bone series. No date is set yet, but it will be 144 pages and printed at the size of Jeff’s original art (12×7). Also Jeff announced that he’s starting a webcomic set in prehistoric times called, “Tüki Save the Humans”. No launch date on [...]
The National Cartoonist Society has announced this year’s division award nominees. The winners will be announced during their annual Reuben Awards dinner in Pittsburgh, PA. Here are the nominees: Television Animation Todd Kauffman, Executive Producer, “Sidekick” Alberto Mielgo, Production Design, “Tron: Uprising” Rich Webber, Director, Aardman Animation Studios, “DC Nation” Feature Animation Rich Moore, Director, [...]
Posted on: Mar 26, 2013, Section: Animation, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Novels, Greeting Cards, Illustration, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, web comics, Comments: 1 Comment
Last week reports gathered that Chicago Public Schools was going to pull Marjane Satrapi’s graphic novel Persepolis after some questioned its appropriateness for seventh-graders. According to Robot 6, the Chicago Public Schools CEO has decided that the book should remain in the schools, but not be used as material for seventh graders. After directing principals [...]
Break of Day creator Nate Fakes is gearing up to produce a 200 page graphic novel called Don Giovanni. It’s a take-off from the opera by the same name, except his story takes place in a trailer park and features a bunch of 8-year-olds.
James Sturm, graphic novelist and founding member or Center for Cartoon Studies, has created a new book about Santa’s quest to write a book to pull kids away from electronics. Book is entitled, “Adventures in Cartooning: Christmas Special”. The “Offline” project also gave me the idea for my new book, Adventures in Cartooning: Christmas Special!, [...]
The Columbus Dispatch talks to Bone creator Jeff Smith about his RASL series and the projects he’s working on after it. Q: So what are you working on these days? A: I’ve mostly been recovering. The end of a huge project can be pretty nerve-racking… . I wasn’t taking any breaks and working nearly 20 [...]
The Cartoonist Studio has announced that its publishing arm Crazy Goat Publishing is three ebook graphic novels by Kory Merritt. Kory was the 2007 Locher Award winner and creator of The Lost Side of Suburbia of which these ebooks are from. The first ebook released is “Heckbender,” which features a child-eating monster. The second, “No [...]
Michael Cavna talks to Diary of a Wimpy Kid creator Jeff Kinney about the three movies based on his hit books – the third book Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days opens today in theaters. MC: Three films in, what’s most enjoyable and most challenging about making them now? JK: I think the most [...]
Robot6 reports that Neil Gaiman has signed a 5 book deal with HarperCollins Children’s Books. One of the five, Fortunately, the Milk, will be illustrated by Eisner winning illustrator Skottie Young. Dave McKean was at one point set to illustrate Fortunately, the Milk, which Gaiman referred to last fall as “a very silly children’s book” [...]
NPR talked to Alison Bechdel: Cartoonist Alison Bechdel’s first memoir came out in 2006. Called Fun Home, it dug deep into her complicated relationship with her father, a closeted gay man who poured his emotional energy into redecorating their Victorian Gothic home. He died, possibly a suicide, shortly after Bechdel herself came out as a [...]
Alison Bechdel, creator of Dykes to Watch out For and creator/author of the graphic memoir Fun Home, has a new book out entitled Are You My Mother?: A Comic Drama. The New York Times gives it a favorable review: Bechdel weaves emotional honesty with highbrow deliberation in a way that is never burdensome, and mostly [...]
The Antler Boy and Other Stories Jake Parker has launched a Kickstarter project to fund a collection of comic short stories that he’s created over the last eight years. The project has already met its funding goals with 28 more days left, but donors can still contribute and receive signed copies and other incentives. Part [...]
Sample pages look great. Due out in May.
The Plain Dealer profiles Derf’s new graphic novel “My Friend Dahmer” about his friendship of Jeffrey Dahmer, the serial killer who as arrested in 1991 with body parts in freezer. So they didn’t completely ignore him. Derf himself depicted Dahmer in his high school sketchbooks and worked to sneak him into photos in the high [...]
Congratulations to Melissa DeJesus and Ed Power of MyCage fame for getting their Santa vs Dracula graphic novel funded through Kickstarter. They raised just over $10,000 of their $9,500 goal with 242 donors.