Includes all cartoons from the collections Breaking Stephan and King of the Comics.
Created in 1997 by Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist Jim Borgman and Reuben Award-winning cartoonist/writer Jerry Scott, Zits appears in more than 1,600 newspapers worldwide in 45 countries and is translated into 15 different languages. The comic has an estimated daily readership of more than 200 million readers.
He tried to warn us. Ever since the release of the first Trump-for-President trial balloon in 1987, Doonesbury’s Garry Trudeau has tirelessly tracked and highlighted the unsavory career of the most unqualified candidate to ever aspire to the White House. It’s all there--the hilarious narcissism, the schoolyard bullying, the loathsome misogyny, the breathtaking ignorance; and a good portion of the Doonesbury cast has been tangled up in it. Join Duke, Honey, Earl, J.J., Mike, Mark, Roland, Boopsie, B.D., Sal, Alice, Elmont, Sid, Zonker, Sam, Bernie, Rev. Sloan, and even the Red Rascal as they cross storylines with the big, orange airhorn who’s giving the GOP such fits.
Garry Trudeau is the “sleazeball” “third-rate talent” who draws the “overrated” comic strip Doonesbury, which “very few people read.” He lives in New York City with his wife Jane Pauley, who “has far more talent than he has."
Stop looking for the camera. Dilbert has become a hugely successful strip because Adams feels your pain. How? Because this former employee of a major telecommunications company has been there. He's seen the road to failure firsthand. And he knows that to successfully navigate the ludicrous world of business, you can't expect common sense to prevail, you need to keep a sense of humor, and above all, you must always be ready to blame the other guy.
The strip's enormous popularity stems from the fact that its millions of readers easily identify with the crazy plots and wacky characters found within the corporate environment. Sure, most companies don't have a bespectacled engineer with a tie permanently curled up, a cynical talking dog, and a manager with two pointy tufts of hair. But it's the outrageous things Dilbert characters do and say that leave readers knowingly nodding their heads and, of course, laughing uproariously. The antics of Dilbert's cast are based not only on Adams's own corporate experiences, but on the numerous e-mails he receives each day about the office dramas of his devoted fans.
As Jennie starts getting traction on her dream, Nigel the Pirate enters her world and shows her the ropes, slopes and gropes of convention life. However as things start to go awry, her conscience summons supernatural "help" from on high and down low.
Little did Jen know that they would overstay their welcome.
Il presente: una nave spaziale atterra sul pianeta dal quale è venuta l'aggressione, col compito di trovare l'arma distruttrice ed eliminarla. E quando compaiono i letali extraterrestri, a mettergli i bastoni fra le ruote scende in campo una banda di indomabili guerrieri: gli Orfani.
Spend time with Charlie Brown and friends in this funny and charming collection of comic strips culled from Charles M. Schulz’s work. As Snoopy zooms through the air and fights off the infamous Red Baron, nothing can stop this flying ace and his Sopwith Camel fighter plane—except maybe dinner.
Award-winning author Charles M. Schulz’s classic Peanuts comics continue to be discovered and cherished by new generations of fans around the world.
At the center of the mischief is Rob Wilco, a single, mild-mannered ad executive and the guardian of Bucky and Satchel. Bucky is a temperamental cat who clearly wears the pants in their eccentric household, while Satchel is a gentle, sensitive pooch who struggles to remain neutral, almost guaranteeing he'll wind up on the receiving end of whatever trouble Bucky has cooked up.
Treasury of the Lost Litter Box is a compilation of the Get Fuzzy misadventures previously chronicled in Ignorance, Thy Name Is Bucky and Dumbheart. Treasury of the Lost Litter Box is perfect for fans of the comic strip and a hilarious, if not-so-gentle introduction for new fans.
The marriage of poetry and comics is a deeply fruitful combination, as evidenced by this collection. In stark black and white, the words of the Trench Poets find dramatic expression and reinterpretation through the minds and pens of some of the greatest cartoonists working today.
With New York Times bestselling editor Chris Duffy (Nursery Rhyme Comics, Fairy Tale Comics) at the helm, Above the Dreamless Dead is a moving and illuminating tribute to those who fought and died in World War I. Twenty poems are interpreted in comics form by twenty of today's leading cartoonists, including Eddie Campbell, Kevin Huizenga, George Pratt, and many others.
–Roz Chast, from the Introduction
FEATURING Lynda Barry, Kate Beaton, Cece Bell, Geneviève Elverum, Ben Katchor, John Porcellino, Joe Sacco, Adrian Tomine, Chris Ware, Julia Wertz, and others
Roz Chast, guest editor, was born in Brooklyn, New York. Her cartoons began appearing in The New Yorker in 1978. Since then she has published hundreds of cartoons and written or illustrated more than a dozen books. Her memoir Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? was a #1 New York Times bestseller and a 2014 National Book Award Finalist.
Bill Kartalopoulos, series editor, is a comics critic, educator, curator, and editor. He teaches courses about comics at Parsons and at the School of Visual Arts. He lives in Brooklyn, New York. For more information please visit: on-panel.com.
The long-awaited third Red Meat collection is a glittering mother load of twisted hilarity mined from the award-winning alternative comic strip. Cannon's internationally popular strip features a disturbing and sidesplitting cast of characters that includes latex-clad fathers, sadistic milkmen, vomiting robots, malformed neighbors, incontinent interdimensional beings, decomposing clowns, and dozens of other bizarre Red Meat denziens who will keep you laughing until it hurts. Pure Gold!
Foreword by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm, creators of Babymouse-- VIZ Media
Some of the greatest comic book artists of their generation, who created some of their greatest work during The Silver Age of Comics (circa1956-1970). They not only drew definitive versions of the medium’s greatest characters including The Flash, Batman, Captain America, Superman, Thor, Green Lantern, Spider-Man, Dr. Strange, Green Arrow and more— but set trends in the art of comic book storytelling.
Now this popular and influential body of work, along with each artist’s thoughts, ideas and commentary, is presented in The Silver Age of Comic Book Art, a coffee table comic book art history book written and designed in a daringly different format by comic book historian and illustrator Arlen Schumer, and published in hardcover and digital/e-book editions by Archway Publishing (from Simon & Schuster).
Dynamic spreads of the actual printed comic art, graphically enlarged, are integrated with comic-styled text, often by the artists themselves, that replaces the original comic book copy with more personalized prose that places the art firmly in the period it was created: the turbulent 1960s.
By creating a comic book history book that reads like a comic book, Schumer succeeds spectacularly in making you see, as if for the first time, the comics you’ve been reading your whole life.
“Arlen Schumer documents an important period in comic book history, told with an explosive format and stunning design. It reﬂects the kinetic rhythm of the era.” — Will Eisner (1917-2005), creator of The Spirit and the graphic novel A Contract with God
"Through the years, I’ve had the pleasure of seeing many books that pay tribute to the art of comics, but Arlen Schumer has created an entirely new format in presenting the art and words of the artists. It's the most comprehensive and personal way a fan or colleague can learn what lies beneath the art. Arlen has found the perfect way to inform and entertain. It’s simply awesome —and the best representation of my work ever!” —Gene Colan (1926-2011), legendary comic book artist
“A lovingly crafted tribute to the superhero comic of the 1960s, The Silver Age of Comic Book Art recaptures the four-color visionary surge of the era, its jet-age psychedelic rush of imagination and the titanic, luminous ﬁgures, both real and imaginary, that glittered in its ﬁrmament. For a brief moment in the late 20th century, it seemed as if the spirit of the age wore a vivid leotard, a chest emblem, and traveled in a strobing blur of speed lines. For anyone with any interest in or affection for that moment, this beautiful volume is indispensible.” — Alan Moore, author of Swamp Thing and Watchmen
For more on The Silver Age of Comic Book Book Art, join Arlen’s Facebook group of the same name, and visit Arlen’s website: www.arlenschumer.com
Non Sequitur is Wiley Miller's wry look at the absurdities of modern life. A hit with millions of fans, the strip is syndicated in more than 700 newspapers. Non Sequitur has won four National Cartoonists Society divisional awards, the most prestigious prize in cartooning. It is the only comic strip to win the coveted award in its first year of syndication and the only one to ever win in both the best comic strip and best comic panel categories.
The Cul de Sac Golden Treasury is a hilarious and beautiful omnibus of cartoonist Richard Thompson's Cul de Sac comic strips, bringing together strips from the first collection, Cul de Sac, and the 2009 collection, Children at Play.
A lighthearted look at the suburban life of precocious preschooler Alice Otterloop, Cul de Sac is noted not only for its humor and intelligence, but also for Thompson's fun, imaginative watercolor artwork. Thompson's work has attracted the praise of highly acclaimed illustrators all over the world, including Bill Watterson (Calvin and Hobbes) and Mo Willems (Sheep in the Big City, Knuffle Bunny).
The Cul de Sac Golden Treasury will be a valued addition to the libraries of Cul de Sac fans and a fantastic introduction for readers new to this warm, wonderful comic strip.
From confessional, personal accounts to erotic flights of fancy to undersea identity politics, this collection of comics invites the reader to step outside of the categories and explore the wild and wonderful uncharted territory between “gay” and “straight”.
Featuring comics and illustrations by Adam Pruett, Agnes Czaja, Alex Dahm, Amy T. Falcone, Ashley Cook & Caroline Hobbs, Bill Roundy, Ellen Forney, Erika Moen, Jason A. Quest, Jason Thompson, John Lustig, Jon Macy, Josh Trujillo & Dave Valeza, Kate Leth, Kevin Boze, Leanne Franson, Leia Weathington, Lena H. Chandhok, Margreet de Heer, MariNaomi, Maurice Vellekoop, Melaina, Nick Leonard, Powflip, Randall Kirby, Roberta Gregory, Sam Orchard, Sonya Samantha Saturday, Stasia Burrington, Steve Orlando, Tania Walker, and Tara Madison Avery & Mike Sullivan.
Featuring an introduction by editor Charles "Zan" Christensen and a foreword by PoMoSexuals author Carol Queen, PhD.
Winner of the Bisexual Book Award for Bisexual Nonfiction!
Recognized by the American Library Association's "Over the Rainbow Project" as one of their Top Ten Favorites!
Released by Northwest Press, which has been publishing quality LGBT-inclusive comics and graphic novels since 2010.
QU33R, from editor Rob Kirby, features 241 pages of new comics from 33 contributors—legends and new faces alike.
In 2012, Justin Hall edited a book called No Straight Lines: Four Decades of Queer Comics, that took readers on a journey from the beginnings of LGBT comics history to the present day. QU33R is an all-new project featuring queer comics legends as well as new talents that picks up where No Straight Lines left off. We've set down our history, now QU33R shines a light on our future!
QU33R had its genesis in an all-color queer comic zine called THREE, which featured three stories by three creators or teams per issue. Rob Kirby published three installments of THREE annually from 2010 to 2012, and the series did well, garnering not only an Ignatz nomination for Outstanding Anthology or Collection but also earning Rob the Prism Comics Queer Press Grant in 2011.
Producing the anthology was immensely gratifying, but featuring just three comics and publishing only once per year meant a lot of cartoonists weren’t getting the exposure they deserved. The publishing opportunities for queer cartoonists and queer subject matter are still limited, even today, and Rob longed for a wider distribution than he was able to manage on his own. He approached Northwest Press about doing a bigger compendium of all-new work.
While THREE was happening, Justin Hall was preparing his book No Straight Lines: Four Decades of Queer Comics, which Fantagraphics published in the summer of 2012. No Straight Lines traced the history of queer comics from their humble beginnings in the late 60’s/early 70’s all the way up to the present. The book was a whopping, award-winning success. Rob got to thinking that a follow-up volume—a sort-of-sequel focusing on all new work—would seal the deal, informing the world at large that we are still here, still queer, and still producing fresh and innovative work. He wanted to include not only several queer comics veterans, but also some fresh new faces and a few folks who haven’t necessarily belonged to the orthodox "queer comics scene" but have been doing non-heteronormative work all along.
QU33R features over 240 pages of new comics from a cross-generational lineup of award-winning LGBTQ cartoonists:
Amanda Verwey (Manderz Totally Top Private Diary)
Andy Hartzell (Fox Bunny Funny, Xeric grant recipient Bread and Circuses)
Annie Murphy (Gay Genius, I Still Live)
Carlo Quispe (Uranus)
Carrie McNinch (You Don’t Get There From Here, The Assassin and the Whiner)
Christine Smith (The Princess)
Craig Bostick (Darby Crash, Go-Go Girl, Boy Trouble)
David Kelly (Rainy Day Recess: The Complete Steven’s Comics, Boy Trouble)
Diane DiMassa (Hothead Paisan: Homicidal Lesbian Terrorist)
Dylan "NDR" Edwards (Transposes, Politically InQueerect)
Ed Luce (Wuvable Oaf)Edie Fake (Gaylord Phoenix)
Eric Kostiuk Williams (Hungry Bottom Comics)
Eric Orner (The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green)
Howard Cruse (Stuck Rubber Baby, Wendel, Barefootz)
Ivan Velez, Jr. (Tales of the Closet, Dead High Yearbook)
Jennifer Camper (Juicy Mother, Rude Girls and Dangerous Women, subGURLZ)
Jon Macy (Teleny and Camille, Fearful Hunter, Nefarismo)
Jose-Luis Olivares (Pansy Boy)
Justin Hall (No Straight Lines: Four Decades of Queer Comics, Glamazonia, True Travel Tales)
Kris Dresen (Manya, Max & Lily, She Said)
L. Nichols (Flocks, Jumbly Junkery)
Marian Runk (Not a Horse Girl, The Magic Hedge)
MariNaomi (Kiss and Tell: A Romantic Resume, Smoke in Your Eyes, Estrus Comics)
Michael Fahy (Boy Trouble)
Nicole Georges (Calling Dr. Laura, Invincible Summer)
Rick Worley (A Waste of Time)
Rob Kirby (THREE, Boy Trouble, Curbside)
Sasha Steinberg (Stonewall, Queerotica)
Sina Sparrow (Art Fag, Boy Crazy Boy)
Steve MacIsaac (Shirtlifter)
Terrance Griep (Scooby-Doo)
Tyler Cohen (Primahood)
Released by Northwest Press, which has been publishing quality LGBT-inclusive comics and graphic novels since 2010.
In this chronological collection of Mutts strips, a year's worth of color Sunday strips and black-and-white daily strips are included, along with pop-art splash pages that highlight McDonnell’s imaginative artwork and distinctive style.
There are one million books to help you with the good decisions.THE H.M.S. BAD IDEA is the only book that helps you with the bad ones.
Welcome aboard the H.M.S. BAD IDEAH! It's a collection of geeky comics celebrating bad ideas, lost causes, and the dumb decisions that start awesome adventures!
This book features a guest-illustrated list of hundreds of bad ideas, plus five years of the very best comics by Peter Chiykowski, creator of the Aurora Award-winning webcomic Rock, Paper, Cynic.
Illustrations by 40+ guest artists, including: Zach Weiner, SATURDAY MORNING BREAKFAST CEREAL, Rob DenBleyker, CYANIDE AND HAPPINESS, Abby Howard, JUNIOR SCIENTIST POWER HOUR, Ryan North, DINOSAUR COMICS, TO BE OR NOT TO BE, Christopher Hastings, THE ADVENTURES OF DR. MCNINJA, Lar DeSouza, LEAST I COULD DO, Katie Tiedrich, AWKWARD ZOMBIE, and Reza Farazmand, POORLY DRAWN LINES.
Clever and sharply drawn, The Grizzwells is a funny and unpredictable spin on the traditional family comic strip—with bite. Created by award-winning artist Bill Schorr, it has been in syndication nationally for more than twenty years.
—Charles M. Schulz
Paws down, Snoopy is one of the most recognizable dogs in the world. In honor of the 65th anniversary of Peanuts comes this collection of full-color comic strips, gathered here for the first time, featuring the beloved beagle and his friends: Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, and the whole gang! Whether soaring the skies as a World War I Flying Ace, donning sunglasses as Joe Cool, hanging out with Woodstock, or playing shortstop (and catching baseballs in his mouth), Snoopy has always warmed our hearts and made us laugh. Let’s Dance, Snoopy is the perfect tribute to a dog who is always the life of the party.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
“Screw the critics. I love Callahan. His cartoons are like tongue-kissing your grandma. If it’s so bad, why does it feel so good?” –DAVE ATTELL, Writer and host of Comedy Central’s Insomniac with Dave Attell
From the warped mind of one of America’s most twisted cartoonists comes The Best of Callahan–a wildly satirical, wickedly funny collection of favorite cartoons, of fans and author alike. Warning: This book is not for the timid, the easily offended, the politically correct, or your grandparents. It’s for people who like their humor dark . . . about issues Mom and Dad told us were impolite to talk about in public. If you find offense, you shouldn’t have been looking! We’re not the boss of you. . . .
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Belgian-born Frans Masereel illustrated the works of Tolstoy, Zola, and Oscar Wilde, but he made the greatest impact with his wordless novels. These three stories, dating from the early 1920s, reflect the German Expressionist revival of the art of the woodcut. Precursors to today's graphic novels, they also represent a centuries-old tradition of picture books for unschooled audiences. Masereel combines allegory and satire in his explorations of love, alienation, and artistic creation. Thomas Mann praised these striking Expressionistic images as "so compelling, so deeply felt, so rich in ideas, that one never tires of looking at them."
In the e-book original Ten Cats Enterprises, the cats hilariously take their turns at the board room table, making decisions about all things in their world, including how to make dogs do the lambada.
In 2013, Ten Cats, created by Graham Harrop, won the National Cartoonist’s Society Award for the Best Online Comics—Short Form division.
Readers of all ages love Luann, a strip about the trials of becoming a young adult. Known for its rich characters and intriguing “what will happen next” storylines, Luann enjoys a reader loyalty rare on the comic page, consistently ranking among the top five in reader surveys. Greg Evans was voted Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year in 2003 by the National Cartoonists Society, partly for his efforts in holding up Luann as a fine example of the positive power comic strips can have. “My aim is to touch readers’ hearts as well as their funny bones,” says Evans, who’s humorously touched on serious issues such as peer pressure, drugs, alcohol and young love. “Adolescence is a very funny time—except when you’re in it.”