Below: “A Sardonic Soliloquy” Judge, January 17, 1903 From roughly 1890 to 1910 Eugene “Zim” Zimmerman enjoyed national prominence as the star cartoonist for Judge magazine. Emulating its predecessor, Puck, each issue of the humor weekly was stuffed with cartoons and funny prose. Much of the content was topical, reflecting both political and social issues […]
Monthly Archives: June 2020
When Mort Walker began Beetle Bailey way back in 1950, he mostly likely never knew that it would become a world wide phenomenon seventy years later and a legacy that includes his three sons. Mort Walker passed away in 2018, but before he passed, his grandson, David, shot a documentary about the legendary cartoonist and […]
Ving Fuller created the first newspaper comic strip adaptation of the wildly popular animated character, Betty Boop—sort of. The strip was called The Original Boop-Boop-A-Doop Girl and the byline read “by Helen Kane.” The first five strips are drawn by Ving Fuller, who even signed his name on most of them. The below cartoon was […]
"Cap" Stubbs & Tippie, General News, King Features, LOAC Essentials, Popeye
They All Pass Through the Iron Gate (Fourth in a Series)
Old friends and glittery gals are featured in this fourth installment of our “Iron Gate” series
Below: Nize Baby – February 20, 1927 Nize Baby may be one of the few, if only, comic strips a cartoonist based on their own bestselling book. When publisher George H. Doran unleashed their modest orange hardback book entitled Nize Baby, in April of 1926 it became a bestselling sensation and catapulted Gross to national […]
There are five rare early Boob McNutt Sundays in full-color reprinted in Screwball! Today’s page is one that is not in the book. It is of special interest because the last panel was cut out, trimmed, and pasted into the famed 1921 magazine, New York dada, edited by Marcel Duchamp and Man Ray. Note the […]
“It’s exciting to see noted YA author Timothée de Fombelle’s first foray into comics nominated for both the Eisner and Angoulême awards,” says editor Dean Mullaney. “I fell in love with Gramercy Park before I even read a word. Christian Cailleaux’s drawings so captivated me that I didn’t even wait for a translation before acquiring the […]
Announcements, Eisner Awards, EuroComics, Screwball
Two Eisner Award Nominations for LOAC and EuroComics!
Comic-Con International has just announced the 2020 Eisner Award Nominations! We are so pleased to announced that we have received two nominations this year! BEST COMICS RELATED BOOK:Screwball! The Cartoonists Who Made the Funnies Funny, by Paul Tumey (Library of American Comics/IDW) BEST US EDITION OF INTERNATIONAL MATERIAL:Gramercy Park, by Timothée de Fombelle and Christian Cailleaux, translation […]
Blondie, Bringing Up Father, Dick Tracy, General News, Little Orphan Annie, Skippy, Terry and the Pirates, X-9: Secret Agent Corrigan
Foo a Little Ballyhoo
Promotional ads touting the debut of six great comic strips that have been collected in LOAC editions.