Author Archives: Bruce Canwell

Foo a Little Ballyhoo

Promotional ads touting the debut of six great comic strips that have been collected in LOAC editions.

Screwballs Storm The Iron Gate (Third in a Series)

Back — after a hiatus to allow our new-look website to complete construction and be unveiled — with more delightful artwork from the commemorative book celebrating the twenty-fifth anniversary of Jack & Charlie’s, that Manhattan restaurant and watering hole for the movers and shakers that was better known as “21.” If you missed our two […]

For Those Who Came in Late …

Knowing that persons everywhere are looking for new diversions during the current global circumstances, it occurred to us that we may be getting casual browsers stopping by this space for only the first or second time. They may find themselves wondering, “What’s this whole Library of American Comics thing about, anyway?” This entry is a […]

Found Inside The Iron Gate (First in a Series)

The Air Force Association (AFA) was founded in 1945 when the head of the Army Air Forces, General Hap Arnold, campaigned for the creation of a veterans group that would support establishing the Air Force as a separate branch of the military. Chapters of the AFA blossomed in major cities coast to coast, and when […]

A Rare Gift of New (To Me) Artwork

Greetings to all our visitors — I’ve been quiet in recent weeks because my wife has been under the weather and I’ve been running the household by myself (she’s much better now, thanks!). It was a challenge, even before the current circumstances fully took hold. We trust all our readers are acting responsibly and staying […]

Mile Markers on the Road to 200: LOAC’s Bicentennial Biggies

Concluding our look back on our first two hundred releases, we check out LOAC books number one hundred fifty-one to two hundred, spanning the years 2016 to 2019. Here’s the list of those titles: … And here are my strongest recollections about these twenty-six months of LOAC history. As with previous installments of this series, […]

Mile Markers on the Road to 200: Reaching the Sesquicentennial

Continuing our review of the first two hundred LOAC books, which began here and continued right here, what follows is a look at our one hundred first to one hundred fiftieth releases …

Mile Markers on the Road to 200: #s 51-100

Continuing our review of the first two hundred LOAC books, which began here, take a look at our fifty-first to one hundredth releases … … And here’s what jumps out at me as I scan this list. As noted in the first installment of this series, other LOACers may recall some of these events differently, or […]

Mile Markers on the LOAC Road to 200

With a brand-new year and LOAC Essentials Volume 14: Barney Google available on sale, we’ve now successfully traveled The Library of American Comics Road to 200. Each month during 2019 in this space we paused to feature one of our books via the trusty ol’ LOAC Wheel of Fortune, but now seems like an opportune time […]