kid books

Bazooka Joe and His Gang: 60 Years Later

I grew up chewing Bazooka Joe gum and reading those free cheesy wrapper comics included inside.  They were so corny but I enjoyed them for those brief few seconds.  They finally managed to collect some of these not so great Bazooka Joe moments in book form. Can you believe it has been 60 years since…

Nipper and Hockey are Back

Canada’s two greatest pastimes are back. Hockey and Doug Wright’s Nipper. The third edition collects the years 1967 and 1968. Doug Wright is in fine form as Drawn & Quarterly collects in book form the best comic strip of the time. In 1967, the Montreal Canadiens and the Toronto Maple Leafs met for the Stanley Cup….

How Did That Get In My Lunchbox?: Ideas are Dangerous

You got to learn the golden rule. Ideas can be dangerous. As sleepy kids make their way on school buses to once again start classes. You ask, How Did That Get In My Lunchbox? Bullies always find a way to make things difficult. As a kid I drew schoolyard political cartoons. I drew pictures of…

The Cars of Tintin

Cartoonist Hergé prided himself with the reality in the Tintin world. Some fans of the Belgian tome are a bit on the obsessive side. Imagine collecting all the information on vehicles used in the series and matching them up with photo realistic counterparts. The cars of Tintin does exactly that. Just in the Calculus Affair…

Lady Gaga and the Telephone Children’s Book

Andrew Kolb took Lady Gaga’s song “Telephone” and superimposed the lyrics onto a discarded forgotten children’s book. The images and lyrics are a perfect marriage of two unlikely ideas. via-kolbisneat

Papertoy Monsters: Make Your Very Own Amazing Papertoys

You can make some of the coolest toys out of paper with, Papertoy Monsters: Make Your Very Own Amazing Papertoys! Spend some quality time with the kids and produce amazing results. Pry them away from those video games and have a few hours of together fun. This is paperwork you will enjoy. A breakthrough paper-folding…

Figment is Imagination

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oit7pEi1rGU&w=520&h=415] You see kids texting everywhere. Figment.com is about to harness all that energy and turn these young texters into writers of novels. Kids in Japan are writing novels with their cellphones. Seems outlandish. What is really the difference between a smart-phone and a typewriter? They both write down our thoughts. Figment of our imagination…

An Awesome Book of Thanks!

[vimeo 15369986 w=520 h=293] Ideas are like seeds, sometimes they grow wild and spread like crazy and inspire others. LA-based artist and writer Dallas Clayton made people smile with An Awesome Book! a few years ago. Now he wants to give thanks to everybody that he made smile. His new book is simply called, An…

Tintin Movie First Look

Empire magazine is getting the exclusive first look at Tintin. The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn, stars Jamie Bell as Tintin, Andy Serkis as Captain Haddock, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost as Thomson and Thompson, and Daniel Craig as Red Rackham. The Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson’s CGI adaptation of Hergé will open…

Lorax the Movie

Hollywood once again is dipping into the Dr. Seuss well for ideas. The next movie to be made is the Lorax. The past movies have now scored too high at the box office. The reason most likely is based on the fact that the books are short in length and not much room to make…