Author Archives: Kurtis

Corto Maltese Receives Eisner Award Nomination!

The Eisner Awards have released their picks for the 2021 awards ceremony and we are pleased to announce that Corto Maltese: The Ballad of the Salty Sea has made the list! This Hugo Pratt classic has joined five other nominees in the category “Best Archival Collection/Project—Comic Books”! If you are an industry professional, you can […]

Missing Chuck Jones comic strip recently uncovered!

Today is Chuck Jones’s birthday. If he were still alive today, he would be 108! On his birthday, I have made it an annual tradition to take Chuck Jones: The Dream That Never Was off my bookshelf and re-read my introduction. It is hard to believe that this book came out 9 years ago! I […]

LOAC at Comic-Con@Home

Comic-Con 2020 maybe be canceled in the physical sense, but they have prepared an incredible line up of over 350 panels for people all over the world to stream and enjoy from their homes for free! Dean Mullaney will be representing the Library of American Comics on Saturday, July 25. Here are the details: Fantagraphics […]

The Long Road to Samarkand

I’ve been trying to catch up on some of my to-read pile, and I came to Corto Maltese: The Golden House of Samarkand by the amazing Hugo Pratt. Like every Corto Maltese adventure, the story is thick with historical references and exotic locations. In this particular story, Corto is on the hunt for the lost […]

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 […]

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 […]