Posts Tagged ‘IDW’

X-9: Secret Agent Corrigan by Al Williamson and Archie Goodwin, introduction by Mark Schultz

Posted by on January 27th, 2011 at 12:01 AM
Corrigan is virtually a textbook lesson, day by day, of how to do a continuity newspaper comic strip.

King Aroo Vol. 1 by Jack Kent

Posted by on October 29th, 2010 at 12:23 AM
With IDW's King Aroo, the oblong shape of the book accommodates three daily strips to each of 342 7.5x9.5-inch landscape pages, providing a spacious showcase for cartoonist Jack Kent's simple, low-key albeit fully fledged art, pulsing gently with visual gambols as well as verbal whimsies. Kent's son and heir, Jack Jr., has made available some original art and a hoard of unblemished syndicate proofs for the tome, and Bruce Canwell couches the entire production in an informative and entertaining context, an introductory biographical essay embellished with a generous array of illustration from Kent's early life and career. Delicious.


Posted by on October 24th, 2010 at 7:43 PM

Over at GutterGeek, Chris Reilly recently provided a recap of his New York Comic Con experience. He also reviewed one of the books he picked up there: Dick Briefer's Frankenstein (published by IDW).

Bringing Up Father: From Sea to Shining Sea

Posted by on April 27th, 2010 at 12:01 AM
Exquisite. Elegant. Both content and package.

The Family Circus Library Vol. 1 by Bil Keane

Posted by on March 17th, 2010 at 9:00 AM
On Feb. 29, Bil Keane’s The Family Circus reached and passed the 50-year mark, and Jeff Keane, the founder’s son and heir, celebrated the anniversary the day before (a Sunday) with a reprise of his father’s 20th birthday cartoon, adding a taboret next to the drawing board on which he placed a photograph depicting members of the original cast — i.e., the Keane family.