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 […]

What I Wuz Readin’ —

Happy New Year to LOAC readers and all visitors to this space! To mark the beginning of the end of the second decade of the 21st Century (yes, it’s true — while the 2020s are starting this year, the century’s second decade ends this year — since the very first year is Year 1, the […]

A Betty White Christmas (with Flip Corkin as Rudolph!)

As we pause for a bit here at The Library of American Comics — to celebrate the holidays, see out the old year, and prepare to mark our 200th release — we wanted to take something of a trip back to The Way It All Began (kudos to you if you pinpointed the source of […]

Episode 015 with special guest Paul Tumey

This month, Kurtis talks with Paul Tumey about his new book, Screwball: The Cartoonists Who Made the Funnies Funny! Paul is an expert on platinum and golden age humor comics, in particular a genre that he has labeled “screwball”! The discussion includes talk about well-known cartoonists such as Opper and Herriman as well as forgotten […]

Fable of Venice in Venice!

We got this message from our Corto Maltese translator Simone Castaldi, who was wandering through Venice when something caught his eye! “I was in Venice last week and they have our Fable of Venice pretty much everywhere! And especially at the really cool Libreria Acqua Alta. (The gondola in the back is actually real – […]

Corto Maltese: The Opera?

Although Corto Maltese has been a cult favorite in North America for years—and is finally being translated by us in definitive English-language editions—many fans may not realize just HOW popular the series is worldwide. Here’s a clue: On September 20 and 22, The Teatru Manoel Youth Opera in Malta will  perform an opera based on […]