Comic Book Artist finally returns with a blast of Bagge as we celebrate the captivating life and hilarious work of renowned cartoonist Peter Bagge (of Hate and Neat Stuff fame), with a career-spanning interview and eye-popping collection of rarely-seen and unpublished art. This comprehensive feature covers it all: Peter’s dysfunctional (and typically all-American) suburban middle-class upbringing; his time in New York City as Punk magazine cartoonist; the Seattle days of struggle while producing Neat Stuff; the Hate-filled success of his most celebrated creations, Buddy Bradley and Co.; and his current work on Apocalypse Nerd. Also in this issue: Weirdo magazine gets the CBA treatment, with an exclusive interviews with cartoonist genius Robert Crumb (who created the legendary 1980s/90s humor rag), the aforementioned Mr. Bagge (Crumb’s editorial successor), and Aline Kominsky-Crumb (Crumb spouse and editor of Weirdo‘s final run). Also included is a tribute to the late, great historian, Dr. Jerry Bails, the father of comics fandom. Plus a delighful gallery of the great Will Eisner’s handmade Valentines drawn for his wife, the debut of a slew of new columnists, and the return of our regular contributors, all showcased in the mag’s newly expanded format.
Kids love comic strips…and now they can devise their own imaginative illustrations and stories with the help of a professional artist who designs for the Cartoon Network. He provides advice on the basic tools and materials; demonstrates how to construct bodies and faces; explains how to come up with appealing characters and build an ensemble cast; and provides ideas for fine-tuning the finished work with proper inking techniques, shading, and color use. There are loads of practical tips and hands-on activities to hone technique, along with tutorials on writing jokes. Plus, Roche gives the low-down on the big business of comic strips, including suggestions for getting published. To top it off, readers watch as the author produces a brand-new strip, from start to finish.
Something new can change the way you look; it can change the way you feel; and, in the case of new socks, it can change the way you walk–especially if you’re a chicken. With a quirky sense of humor, retro style, and hip attitude, Bob Shea captures the excitement one irresistible chick experiences when he puts on a brand new pair of socks.
This is for readers who have decided that they can wear nothing but their superman capes or tutus or have discovered that the only food worth eating is macoroni and cheese. In other words, this book is told with "kid logic" and it embraces the affection we have for things when they’re brand new.
Meet Sticky Burr, his unshakable friends, and his prickly foes! A beguiling graphic storybook guaranteed to grab young readers. Welcome to Burrwood Forest, where a village of seed pods leads a busy life gathering food, building stick houses, and having extraordinary adventures. There are good friends like Sticky Burr and Mossy Burr, who stick together, and bad seeds like Scurvy Burr, who likes to irritate them every chance he gets. Watch out for wild dogs and maze trees, loyal insects and escapes on the fly in a gently quirky, delightfully detailed graphic storybook that middle-graders and ambitious younger readers are bound to get stuck on.
In The Red Menace, the much-awaited second installment of The Lost Colony series, the beloved and not-so-beloved islanders confront war profiteering, the Native American Wars, and other unwelcome visitors to their hidden realm.
Grady Klein cooks up a fresh serving of shocks and delights in this one-of-a-kind take on American history. Along with magic potions, stage tricks, and farting contests, be prepared for tragedy, controversy, and even shameful secrets. And of course, plenty of reasonably priced merchandise.
It’s wintertime on the island, and The Lost Colony explodes with intrigue in a chilly palette of pastel shades, splashed with patriotic red, white, and blue. In this continuing feast for your eyes and mind, human nature plays out in all its grim hypocrisy and hilarious contradiction—and just like most things on the island, The Red Menace itself isn’t what it seems.