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cartoonists: A-E • F-J

on Page Two:
cartoonists: K-O • P-U • V-Z

The earliest American comic strips included "The Little Bears" [1893–96], "Hogan's Alley (with The Yellow Kid)" [from 1894],
"The Katzenjammer Kids" [since 1897], Winsor McCay's "Little Nemo in Slumberland" [1905-14], "Mutt and Jeff" [1907-82],
"Krazy Kat" [1913-44], Frank King's "Gasoline Alley" [since 1918], and Harold Gray's "Little Orphan Annie" [1924-2010].

The beginning of the 'Golden Age' of comic strip art is considered to be 1929, a year that saw the start of "Tarzan", "Buck Rogers",
"Popeye", "Napoleon", and (in Belgium) "Tintin". "Blondie" arrived in 1930, and "Dick Tracy" in 1931.
"Flash Gordon", "Jungle Jim", Dashiell Hammett's "Secret Agent X-9", Al Capp's "Li'l Abner", "Mandrake the Magician",
and "Terry & The Pirates" all began in 1934, and "The Phantom" began in 1936.

L i n k s
Comiclopedia index
N.C.M. Hearst Cartoon Art Hall of Fame
Clayman's Cartoonist Links Page
Creators Syndicate Editorial Cartoons
Creators Syndicate Comic Strips
Daryl Cagle's Professional Cartoonist Index
Don Markstein's Toonopedia™ [est. 2001]
Museum of Comic & Cartoon Art in New York City
Graphic Artists Guild - Directory of Illustrators
Planet Cartoonist
Michael Barrier's animation & comic art blog [est.2003]
Comics Reporter website & blog
New Yorker Magazine's 'Cartoon Bank' website
7000 B.C. [est. 2005] independent comic art from New Mexico
Comic Book Resources [est. 1995] news & blog site
The Daily Cartoonist weblog [est. 2004; on hiatus 2/2016]

Albuquerque Comic Expo [June 2012 = #2] in New Mexico          Comic-Con International [est. 1970 = July] in San Diego, California          Comic-Con's Kirby-Eisner Comic Industry Awards [est. 1985] noms April, awards July

National Cartoonists Society [est. 1946]     members listing
members 'In Memorium'

       San Diego Comic Con Independent Film Festival [July 2012 = #17]

Comics Page [dot] com          comics.com          King Features' Daily Ink website          Stan Lee's Comikaze Expo [Nov 2013 = #3] in Downtown Los Angeles

new Web Comics Nation website for online cartoonists          The National Cartoon Museum [est. 1974]

C2E2: Chicago Comics & Entertainment Expo [April 2012 = #3]

Animation Pages at Magic Lantern Video & Book Store

browse Comic Strips Books category at Amazon

Association of American Editorial Cartoonists [est. 1938]
browse Political & Editorial Cartoons at Amazon

Major  Comic  Book  Companies
Comic Book Resources [est. 1995] news & blog site

Classics Illustrated [1941-71] from Gilberton Publishing
Classics Illustrated entry at Wikipedia • Gilberton entry at Wikipedia
The Classics Illustrated series of comic books based on American & other literature began in 1941, and continued thru the 1970s, with several spinoff series,
such as "Classics Illustrated Junior" (fairy tales); the main series stopped publication in 1971, but Gilberton still exists as holder of all rights. The several recent
attempts to restart publication of the various series have fizzled, the latest being Papercutz of New York City.

Classics Illustrated Cultural History book by William B. Jones, Jr.  "Classics Illustrated: A Cultural History, with Illustrations" [2001]
by William B. Jones, Jr.

A series of comic books based on American & other literature that began in 1941, continued thru the 1970s, with several recent attempts to restart publication of the various series.
McFarland & Co. 2nd edition 11x8½ hardcover [8/2011] for $55.00
McFarland & Co.11½x8½ hardcover [11/2001] out of print/used

DC Comics
"Lobo" greasy, long-haired, interstellar type first appeared in the pages of "Omega Men" issue #3
way back in 1983, birthed by creators Roger Slifer & Keith Giffen
"Secret Origin: The Story Of DC Comics" documentary film []

Marvel Entertainment Page
at Magic Lantern Video & Book Store

Titan Entertainment Group of London, U.K. [est. 1978]
operates Forbidden Planet bookstore chain [est. 1978], Titan Books [est. 1981], Titan Magazines [est. 1995], Titan Comics [new 2013]
T.E.G entry at Wikipedia

Books About Cartoonery

History of The Comic Strip book by Pierre Couperie  
"A History of The Comic Strip" [1968] by Pierre Couperie
Crown Publrs pb [6/68] out of print/used
Crown Publrs hardcover [6/68] out of print/used
The History of Comics in 2 volumes by Jim Steranko  "The History of Comics, Volume 1" [1970] by James Steranko
Supergraphics pb [1970] out of print/rare
"The History of Comics, Volume 2" [1972] by James Steranko
Supergraphics pb [1972] out of print/rare
Great Comic Book Heroes   "The Great Comic Book Heroes" [1977]
by Jules Feiffer

Fantagraphics 9¼x6 pb [3/2003] for $8.95
Sagebrush hardcover [1/2003] out of print/used
Comics & Sequential Art   "Comics and Sequential Art: Principles & Practice of The World's Most Popular Art Form" [1985] by Will Eisner
Poorhouse Press 10¼x8½ pb [4/94] for $14.94
Poorhouse Press 11¼x8¾ hardcover [11/85] out of print/used
America's Great Comic Strip Artists   "America's Great Comic Strip Artists: From The Yellow Kid To Peanuts" [1989]
by Richard Marschall

ST&C 13½x11½ hardcover [9/97] out of print/used
Abbeville Press 13½x11¾ hardcover [10/89] out of print/used
World War II in Cartoons  "World War II In Cartoons" [1989] by Mark Bryant
some 300 cartoons, by such artists as Sir David Low, Bill Mauldin & Clarence D. Batchelor
Grub Street 12x9 hardcover [6/2005] for $19.77
Popular Culture Ink hardcover [8/89] out of print/used
Comics As Culture   "Comics As Culture" [1990]
by M. Thomas Inge

Univ Press of MS 10¾x8¼ pb [3/90] for $24.96
100 Years of American Comic Strips   "The Funnies: 100 Years of American Comic Strips" [1995]
by Ron Goulart

Adams Media Corp. 9½x7½ pb [10/95] out of print/used
Understanding Comics   "Understanding Comics" [1993]
by Scott McCloud

Harper 10½c6¾ pb [4/94] for $15.61
Kitchen Sink 10¼x6¾ pb [1/97] for $21.94
Sagebrush 10½x7 hardcover [10/99] for $21.29
Drawn & Quartered / History of American Political Cartoons  "Drawn and Quartered: The History of American Political Cartoons" [1996]
by Stephen Hess & Sandy Northrop

River City Publishing pb [8/2008] for $23.40
Black Belt Press 9¾x7½ hardcover [9/96] out of print/used

World Encyclopedia of Comics   "The World Encyclopedia of Comics" [1998] Edited by Maurice Horn
Volume 1: Chelsea House 12½x9½ hardcover [5/98] for $15.00
Volume 1: Avon pb [6/82] out of print/used
Volume 2: Chelsea House 12¼x9¼ hardcover [5/98] out of print/used
Volume 3: Chelsea House 12¼x9¼ hardcover [5/98] out of print/used
Volume 4: Chelsea House 12¼x9¼ hardcover [5/98] out of print/used
Volume 5: Chelsea House 12¼x9¼ hardcover [5/98] for $40.49
Volume 6: Chelsea House 12¼x9¼ hardcover [5/98] out of print/used
Volume 7: Chelsea House 12¼x9¼ hardcover [5/98] for $40.49
7 volume set: Chelsea House hardcover [5/98] out of print/used
World Encyclopedia of Cartoons  
"The World Encyclopedia of Cartoons" [1980; rev 1999]
Edited by Maurice Horn

Chelsea House 12½x9¾ 2nd edition hardcover [3/99] out of print/used
Children of The Yellow Kid book by Robert C. Harvey   "Children of The Yellow Kid: The Evolution of the American Comic Strip" [1999]
by Robert C. Harvey

Univ WA Press 12x9 pb [3/99] for $19.77
Reinventing Comics   "Reinventing Comics: How Imagination & Technology Are Revolutionizing An Art Form" [2000] by Scott McCloud
Perennial 10¼x6¾ pb [7/2000] out of print/used
Sagebrush 10¼x6¾ hardcover [9/2000] for $33.80
Comics Since 1945   "The Comics: Since 1945" [2002]
by Brian Walker

Harry N Abrams 12.9x9.7 hardcover [10/2002] for $34.97
Black Images In The Comics  "Black Images In The Comics: A Visual History" [2003]
by Fredrik Stromberg

Fantagraphics Books 6¼x6 hardcover [8/2003] out of print/used
Silver Age of Comic Book Art  "The Silver Age of Comic Book Art" [2003]
by Arlen Schumer

Collectors Press 13x9 pb [10/2003] for $20.37
Collectors Press 13¼x9¼ hardcover [10/2003] for $49.95
Comics Before 1945   "The Comics: Before 1945" [2004]
by Brian Walker

Harry N. Abrams 13x9½ hardcover [10/2004] for $31.50
Drawing The Line   "The Comics Journal Library Volume 4: Drawing The Line" [2004]
Edited by Gary Groth

Fantagraphics 12x12 pb [11/2004] for $15.61
'The Comics Journal' website
Classic Comics Illustrators  "The Comics Journal Library Vol. 5: Classic Comics Illustrators" [2005]
Edited by Tom Spurgeon

Fantagraphics 12x12 pb [7/2005] for $14.92
Masters of American Comics  "Masters of American Comics" [2005]
Edited by John Carlin, Paul Karasik & Brian Walker

Yale Univ Press 12¾x9¼ hardcover [11/2005] for $29.70
101 Best Graphic Novels book by Stephen Weiner  "The 101 Best Graphic Novels" [2006]
by Stephen Weiner, Foreword by Neil Gaiman

N.B.M. Publng 8¾x6 pb [1/2006] for $9.95
N.B.M. Publng 9x6 hardcover [1/2006] for $12.44
Comics / Writers   "The Comics Journal Library Vol. 6: The Writers" [2006]
Edited by Tom Spurgeon

Fantagraphics 9x6¼ pb [2/2006] for $12.97
Illustrated History Of Comic Strip Art  "The Comics: An Illustrated History of Comic Strip Art"
[1974; new edition 2006] by Jerry Robinson

Dark Horse pb [7/2006] for $15.72
Drawing Crime Noir Comics & Graphic Novels  "Drawing Crime Noir: For Comics & Graphic Novels" [2006]
by Christopher Hart

Watson-Guptill 11x8¼ pb [7/2006] for $13.57
World War I in Cartoons  "World War 1 In Cartoons" [2006] by Mark Bryant
cartoons from the pages of Bystander, Judge, London Opinion, Le Canard Enchainι, Le Rire, Life, Puck and Punch
Grub Street 12x9 hardcover [11/2006] for $22.76
Comic Art Propaganda Graphic History book by Fredrik Stromberg  "Comic Art Propaganda: A Graphic History" [2010]
by Fredrik Strφmberg, Foreword by Peter Kuper

St. Martin's Griffin 9½x8½ pb [7/2010] for $13.59
The Ilex Press 9½x8¾ hardcover [2/2010] out of print/used
Silver Age of Comics book by William Schoel  "The Silver Age of Comics" [2010] by William Schoel
The 'silver age' was the mid-Fifties thru the Sixties, when The Flash and Green Lantern were reintroduced, and new characters with human problems were created: Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Spider-Man, X-Men; the book also examines artists of the period: Neal Adams, Steve Ditko, Carmine Infantino, Gil Kane, Jack 'King' Kirby, Jim Steranko, and others
BearManor Media 9x6 pb [11/2010] for $26.95
War, Politics & Superheroes / Ethics & Propaganda book by Marc DiPaolo  "War, Politics and Superheroes: Ethics and Propaganda In Comics and Film" [2011]
by Marc DiPaolo

featured superheroes include Batman, Wonder Woman, Spider-Man, Superman, the Fantastic Four, and the X-Men
Kindle Edition from McFarland & Co. [4/2011] for $16.19
McFarland & Co. 10x7 pb [3/2011] for $42.75
Art of Controversy / Political Cartoons book by Victor S. Navasky  "The Art of Controversy: Political Cartoons and Their Enduring Power" [2013]
by Victor S. Navasky

Kindle Edition from Random House Digital [4/2013] for $14.99
Knopf 9½x7 hardcover [4/2013] for $18.75

"The Ten-Cent Plague: The Great Comic-Book Scare and How It Changed America" []

Walter Foster® Art Books
official website • browse Walter Foster Art Books {600+ titles} at Amazon

"A Walter T. Foster Story" (10/2011) at Dateline Chamesa weblog

Videos/DVDs  About  Cartoonery

Comic Book Confidential docufilm by Ron Mann   "Comic Book Confidential" [Sphinx/Cinecom June 1989]
Featured artists include Lynda Barry, Charles Burns, Sue Coe, Robert Crumb, Will Eisner, Al Feldstein, Shary Flenniken, William M. Gaines, Bill Griffith {'Zippy the Pinhead'}, Jaime Hernαndez, Jack Kirby, Harvey Kurtzman, Stan Lee, Paul Mavrides, Frank Miller, Victor Moscoso, Franηoise Mouly, Dan O'Neill, Harvey Pekar, Spain Rodriguez, Gilbert Shelton & Art Spiegelman; Co-produced & co-written by Charles Lippincott; co-written & directed by Ron Mann; new introduction by Kevin Smith added to DVD in 2002
Homevision color DVD [7/2002] for $17.99
Homevision color VHS [9/2001] out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDb
Comic Book Superheroes Unmasked TV special   "Comic Book Superheroes Unmasked" [History Channel July 2003]
Featured artists include Avi Arad, Michael Chabon, Will Eisner, Neil Gaiman, Stan Lee, Paul Levitz, Frank Miller, Denny O'Neil, Joe Quesada, Mike Richardson, Kevin Smith, Jim Steranko & Bradford Wright
Co-produced & written by James Grant Goldin; co-produced & directed by Steve Kroopnick; hosted by Peta Wilson, narrated by Keith David
A&E Home Video color DVD [9/2005] out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDb

Cartoonists, A to Z

'Dilbert' characters by Scott Adams      Scott Adams
browse books • Wikipedia • NCS page
co-owner of Stacey's At Waterford Cafe in Dublin, California

"Dilbert" comic strip [est. 1989]
official site • tv series on DVD

the Dilbert channel at Babelgum has 85 very short {under 30 seconds} Dilbert cartoons

"The Dilbert Principle" [] NYTimes #1 bestseller

How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big book by Scott Adams  "How To Fail At Almost Everything and Still Win Big:
Kind of The Story of My Life" [2013] by Scott Adams

Kindle Edition from Portfolio/Penguin [10/2013] for $10.99
Penguin Books U.K. 9x6 pb [undated] out of print/used
Portfolio 9¼x6 hardcover [10/2013] for $17.79
Win Bigly / Persuasion book by Scott Adams  "Win Bigly: Persuasion In A World Where Facts Don't Matter" [2017] by Scott Adams
Cartoonist Adams goes beyond Trump & politics to look at persuasion tools that can work in any setting - the same ones that Adams saw in Steve Jobs when he invested in Apple decades ago.
Kindle Edition from Portfolio/Penguin [10/2017] for $13.99
Portfolio 9x6 hardcover [10/2017] for $24.30

The Addams Family tv series      Charles Addams [1912-88]
books • credits at IMDb • official website • Wikipedia

"The Addams Family" panels [1937-88]
"The Addams Family" TV series: videos/DVDs

DW's Charles Addams fansite
JD's Addams Family fansite

Lalo Alcaraz
books • official website • Wikipedia

"L.A. Cucaracha" comic strip [est. 1992]: official website

"Latino USA: A Cartoon History" [4/2012] by Ilan Stavans, Illustrated by Lalo Alcaraz

"A Most Imperfect Union: A Contrarian History of The United States" [Basic Books 7/2014] by Ilan Stavans, Illustrated by Lalo Alcaraz
won the International Latino Book Award for Best Graphic Non-Fiction Book

Linda Barry

"Picture This" [] by Lynda Barry

C. Barsotti [1933-2014]
official website • Wikipedia • NCS page

'Crankshaft' comic strip by Tom Batiuk & Chuck Ayers       Tom Batiuk & Chuck Ayers

"Crankshaft" comic strip [est. 1987]
official website • Wikipedia

Darrin Bell
books • official website

"Candorville" comic strip [est. 2003]: official website • Wikipedia
"Rudy Park" comic strip [est. 2001] with Theron Heir: official website • Wikipedia

Opus character of Berkeley Breathed      Berkeley Breathed
books • official website • Wikipedia

"Bloom County" comic strip [1980-89]: browse books
"Outland" comic strip [1989-95]
"Opus" Sunday strip [2003-2008]

Bloom County Complete Library five volume collection by Berkeley Breathed  "Bloom County: The Complete Library" in five volumes [2009-2011]
Volume One, 1980-1982: Idea & Design Works 8½x11 hardcover [10/2009] for $26.39
Volume Two, 1982-1984: Idea & Design Works 8½x11 hardcover [4/2010] for $26.39
Volume Three, 1984-1986: Idea & Design Works 8½x11 hardcover [10/2010] for $26.39
Volume Four, 1986-1987: Idea & Design Works 8½x11 hardcover [4/2011] for $26.39
Volume Five, 1987-1989: Idea & Design Works 8½x11 hardcover [10/2011] for $26.39

Steve Canyon  Terry & the Pirates      Milton Caniff [1907-88]
credits at IMDb • Wikipedia • NCS page

"Terry & The Pirates" comic strip [1934-46]
books • 1940 movie DVD • Toonopedia page
"Steve Canyon" comic strip [1947-88]
books • Toonopedia page

Biography of Milton Caniff  
"Meanwhile...: A Biography of Milton Caniff, Creator of
Terry & the Pirates and Steve Canyon" [2007]
by R. C. Harvey

Fantagraphics 9x6½ hardcover [7/2007] for $23.07
Complete Terry & The Pirates, volume 1  
Complete Terry & The Pirates, volume 2  
Complete Terry & The Pirates, volume 4  
"The Complete Terry and The Pirates"
Volume 1: 1934-1936 [2007]

I.D.W. Publng 8¾x12 hardcover [7/2007] for $31.49
Volume 2: 1937-1938 [2008]
I.D.W. Publng 8½x11 hardcover [1/2008] out of print/used
Volume 3: 1939-1940 [2008]
I.D.W. Publng 8½x11¼ hardcover [1/2008] for $42.74
Volume 4: 1941-1942 [2008]
I.D.W. Publng 8½x11¼ hardcover [7/2008] for $34.99
Volume 5: 1943-1944 [2008]
I.D.W. Publng 8½x11 hardcover [11/2008] for $31.49
Volume 6: 1945-1946 [2009]
I.D.W. Publng 8¾x11½ hardcover [1/2009] for $31.49


Li'l Abner comic strip by Al Capp        Al Capp [1909-79]
credits at IMDb • credits at IBDb • Wikipedia

"Li'l Abner" comic strip [13 Aug 1934 to 13 Nov 1977]
books • videos/DVDs • official website

"Fearless Fosdick" character
books: vol. 1 & vol. 2 • 1952 N.B.C. tv series • Wikipedia

Kickapoo Joy Juice soda pop

1965 fifth printing cover of Al Capp's "The World of Li'l Abner" book by Al Capp  
"Al Capp's The World of Li'l Abner" [1953]
with Introduction by John Steinbeck and Foreword by Charles Chaplin

Ballantine mass pb [1953] out of print/used
Ballantine/FS&Y mass pb [1953] out of print/used
Farrar, Straus & Young hardcover [1953] out of print/scarce


"Al Capp: A Life To The Contrary" [2013] by Michael Schumacher & Denis Kitchen

New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast
browse books • official website • Wikipedia

Theories of Everything  "Theories of Everything: Selected, Collected & Health-Inspected
Cartoons, 1978-2006" [2006]
Cartoons by Roz Chast

Bloomsbury USA 10½x9 pb [10/2008] for $23.27
Bloomsbury USA 11¼x9¼ hardcover [10/2006] for $29.70
cartoon memoir by Roz Chast  "Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?: A Memoir" [2014]
Cartoons by Roz Chast

Kindle Edition from Bloomsbury USA [5/2014] for $14.99
Bloomsbury USA 9½x7¾ hardcover [5/2014] for $19.77

Darby Conley

"Get Fuzzy" comic strip

editorial cartoonist Paul Conrad [1924-2010]
browse books • official site • Wikipedia

Paul Conrad / Collected Works  "Drawing The Line: The Collected Works of America's Premier Political Cartoonist" [1999]
Los Angeles Times Books hardcover [6/99] out of print/used
"Con Artist: Paul Conrad - 30 Years With The Los Angeles Times" [1993]
Los Angeles Times Books hardcover [7/93] out of print/used

R. Crumb's iconic 'Keep on truckin'      R. Crumb
browse books • music CDs • official website •
Wikipedia • Toonopedia page

Alan's R. Crumb fansite

"The Book of Genesis" [2009 NYT bestseller] illustrated by R. Crumb

Crumb docufilm poster   "Crumb" docufilm [Superior/Sony April 1995]
Co-produced & directed by Terry Zwigoff
Sony color Special Edition DVD [4/2006] for $9.99
Sony color DVD [4/99] for $24.99
Sony color VHS [4/97] out of prodn/many used
full credits at IMDb • Sony official movie site
11"x17" poster from Amazon for $9.99

Lloyd Dangle
browse books • official website • Wikipedia

The "Troubletown" syndicated weekly comic panel ran from 1988 to April 2011

self-portait drawn by Jack Davis      caricaturist Jack Davis
Wikipedia • IMDb listing • NCS page
RankinBass fanpages

Art of Jack Davis book compiled by Hank Harrison   "The Art of Jack Davis" [1987 & 2012] Compiled by Hank Harrison
self-published revised 11x8½ pb [10/2012] for $16.99
Stabur Press 10¾x8½ pb [6/87] out of print/used
Stabur Press 9x6½ hardcover [6/87] out of print/used
Drawing American Pop Culture book by Jack Davis  "Drawing American Pop Culture: A Career Retrospective" [2011]
by Jack Davis

Fantagraphics 13¼x10¼ hardcover [12/2011] for $31.49
24 stories from EC Crypt Comics drawn by Jack Davis  "'Taint The Meat ... It's The Humanity! and Other Stories" [2013]
Drawn by Jack Davis

Collects every one of the 24 Crypt Comics stories drawn by Jack Davis 'in one convenient, gore-drenched package'; mostly written by EC editor Al Feldstein, with some by Gary Groth
Fantagraphics/EC Comics Library hardcover [4/2013] for $21.87
poster for proposed docufilm Jack Davis America's Cartoonist  "Jack Davis America's Cartoonist" [in development]
Proposed feature documentary film by Steve Mitchell, from producers The Long Haul, based in New York City & Los Angeles; intended interview subjects include Jack Davis, workers at Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Mad Pagazine & Playboy Magazine, many others
not yet listed at IMDb • official movie page

Garfield the Cat & animal friends       Jim Davis
company Paws, Inc. • credits [since 1982] at IMDb • Wikipedia

"Garfield" comic strip [19 June 1978 to present]
books • videos/DVDs • official website

Garfield Thirty 30 Years of Laughs & Lasagna book by Jim Davis  "Garfield: 30 Years of Laughs & Lasagna - The Life &
Times of A Fat, Furry Legend!" [2008] by Jim Davis

Easton Press hardcover [2008] out of print/scarce
Easton Press leather-bound hardcover [2008] out of print/rare

Dan DeCarlo [1919-2001]

Classic Pin-Up Art of Dan DeCarlo book edited by Alex Chun  "Classic Pin-Up Art of Dan DeCarlo" [2005]
Edited & with Foreword by Alex Chun, with Jacob Covey

Fantagraphics 7½x5¾ pb [3/2005] out of print/used
"Classic Pin-Up Art of Dan DeCarlo - Volume 2" [2008]
Edited & with Foreword by Alex Chun, with Jacob Covey

Fantagraphics 8x6 pb [1/2008] for $12.98
Pin-Up Art of Dan DeCarlo book edited by Bill Morrison  "Innocence & Seduction: The Art of Dan DeCarlo" [2005]
Edited by Bill Morrison

Fantagraphics 11¾x9 hardcover [5/2006] out of print/many used

more on the topic on Spirit of America Bookstore's Pin-Up Art & Artists Page

Will Eisner [1917-2005]
browse books • official website • Wikipedia • NCS page

"Will Eisner: Portrait of A Sequential Artist"
[festival circuit 2007; DVD release July 2010]
Will Eisner, Portrait of A Sequential Artist docufilm  Cartoonist Will Eisner [1917-2005] had a sixty-year career, and influenced every aspect of graphic storytelling. Co-produced & written by Jon B. Cooke; directed by Andrew D. Cooke; narrated by Art Spiegelman; featuring interviews with Kurt Vonnegut, Michael Chabon, Jules Feiffer, Jack Kirby, Art Spiegelman, Frank Miller, Stan Lee, Gil Kane & many others
Montilla Pictures color Blu-ray [7/2010] out of prodn/used
the Blu-ray disk includes the famous "Shop Talk" tapes
Montilla Pictures color DVD [7/2010] out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDb

Will Elder [1921-2008]
books • official website • Wikipedia

Mad Magazine [1952-57]

"Little Annie Fanny" in Playboy Magazine [1962-88]
Volume 1 (ISBN 1-56971-519-X) and Volume 2: 1970-1988 (ISBN 1-56971-520-3)

Jules Feiffer
books • credits at IMDb • credits at IBDb • official site • Wikipedia

Harold R. 'Hal' Foster [1892-1982]
books • BP's bio page • Wikipedia • NCS page

created & drew "Tarzan" comic strip from 1929-37
Tarzan listing at IMDb • Toonopedia page
created & drew/wrote "Prince Valiant" comic strip from 1937-80
Wikipedia • Toonopedia page

Edgar Rice Burroughs [1875-1950] Page / Comics Section
Spirit of America Bookstore's 'Tarzan' Movies Page

Hal Foster biography  
"Hal Foster: Prince of Illustrators, Father of The Adventure Strip" [2001]
by Brian Kane

Vanguard Prodns pb [11/2001] out of print/used

      Fontaine Talbot Fox, Jr. [1884-1964]
books • credits [75 cartoons 1920-36] at IMDb • Wikipedia

"Toonerville Folks" comic panel [1913-55]
Wikipedia • Toonopedia page

"Fontaine Fox's Toonerville Trolley" []

"Cartoon Craze Presents Vol. 23: Toonerville" [] dig-remastered

"The Powerful Katrinka On The Farm" (based on Toonerville Trolley characters
created by Fontaine Fox) satirical obscene 'Tijuana Bible' 8-pager pamphlet

Heathcliff The Cat, TV cartoon star by George Gately       George Gately [1928-2001]
books • credits at IMDb • Wikipedia

"Heathcliff The Cat" comic strip [est. 1973]
Wikipedia • Toonopedia page

Mort Gerberg
books • official website • NCS page

Edward Gorey [1925-2000]
books • Wikipedia

Elephant House Edward Gorey Museum in Cape Cod, MA
Goreyography fansite
Gorey Details fansite

Dick Tracy by Chester Gould       Chester Gould [1900-85]
books • credits at IMDb • Wikipedia • NCS page

"Dick Tracy" comic strip [1931-77]
Toonopedia page

Chester Gould - Dick Tracy Museum [est. 1991] in Woodstock, Ilinois

Chester Gould biography by his dauughter  
"Chester Gould: A Daughter's Biography of The Creator of Dick Tracy" [2007]
by Jean Gould O'Connell

McFarland & Co. 9¾x7 hardcover [3/2007] for $45.00
Dick Tracy profile 1990 movie poster  

Dick Tracy standing 1990 movie poster  

"Dick Tracy" feature film [Touchstone June 1990]
Beatty designed the film to look like the primary-color graphics of the comic strip, with the yellow fedora & coat, etc.; the story is the basic Thirties-era origin tale: Tess wants to settle down with her detective boyfriend, who is caught up in his work fighting criminals. Co-produced & directed by and starring Warren Beatty; also starring Glenne Headly, Charles Durning, Charlie Korsmo, Allen Garfield, John Schuck, Madonna, Mandy Patinkin, Paul Sorvino, Al Pacino, R.G. Armstrong, Dustin Hoffman, Kathy Bates, Dick Van Dyke, Seymour Cassel, Henry Silva, James Caan, Michael J. Pollard, Estelle Parsons, Mike Mazurki & Walker Edmiston; nominated for 7 Oscars, won 3
Disney widescreen color DVD [4/2002] for $9.99
Disney color VHS [4/2002] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb
11"x17" 'profile' poster from Amazon for $9.99
11"x17" 'standing' poster from Amazon for $9.99
novelization for kids by A.L. Singer
Golden Press pb [7/90] out of print/used
"Dick Tracy: The Making of The Movie" [1990] by Mike Bonifer
Bantam M.T.I. pb [5/90] out of print/many used

Complete Dick Tracy books   "The Complete Chester Gould's Dick Tracy" [1931-77]
Volume 1, 1931-33: I.D.W. Publng 7x9½ hardcover [11/2006] for $29.99
Volume 2, 1933-35: I.D.W. Publng 7x10 hardcover [4/2007] for $19.79
Volume 3, 1935-36: I.D.W. Publng hardcover [10/2007] for $19.79
Volume 4, 1936-38: I.D.W. Publng hardcover [3/2008] for $19.79
Volume 5, 1938-39: I.D.W. Publng hardcover [8/2008] for $29.99
http://www.amazon.com/Complete-Chester-Goulds-Dick-Tracy/dp/1600102832/ = 6
http://www.amazon.com/Complete-Chester-Goulds-Dick-Tracy/dp/1600103952/ = 7
http://www.amazon.com/Complete-Chester-Goulds-Dick-Tracy/dp/1600104630/ = 8
http://www.amazon.com/Complete-Chester-Goulds-Dick-Tracy/dp/1600105327/ = 9
http://www.amazon.com/Complete-Chester-Goulds-Dick-Tracy/dp/1600105785/ = 10

early Little Orphan Annie comic book       Harold Gray [1894-1968]
books • credits at IMDb • Wikipedia

"Little Orphan Annie" comic strip [1924-2010]
final strip • Wikipedia • Toonopedia page
drawn by Harold Gray from 1924 to 1968
drawn by various artists 1968-74
reruns only 1974-79
drawn by Leonard Starr 1979-2000
drawn by Jay Maeder & Andrew Pepoy from June 2000
then by Jay Maeder & Ted Slampyak
drawn by Ted Slampyak from July 2004 to end in June 2010

"Little Orphan Annie" radio program [1931-42]  radio theme for "Little Orphan Annie" (570KB 1-min MP3 file)

RL's 'official' Little Orphan Annie fansite

Annie TV movie  "Annie" TV movie [Disney / Columbia-TriStar Nov 1999]
Directed by Rob Marshall; teleplay by Irene Mecchi, based on the musical; starring Alicia Morton, Kathy Bates, Alan Cumming, Audra McDonald, Kristin Chenoweth & Victor Garber; winner of a Peabody Award
Walt Disney Video color DVD [5/2000] for $9.99
Walt Disney Video color VHS [2/2002] out of prodn/many used
full credits at IMDb
Disney official movie site {Flash only}

Annie / Royal Adventure   "Annie: A Royal Adventure!" feature film [Sony/Columbia-TriStar Nov 1995]
A comedic, non-musical sort of sequel to the Huston-McArdle film, set in Thirties London; disliked by many reviewers. Directed by Ian Toynton; starring Ashley Johnson, George Hearn, Emily Ann Lloyd & Joan Collins
Sony color DVD [8/2004] for $9.95
full credits at IMDb
1982 Annie movie   "Annie" [Rastar/Columbia 1982]
Produced by Ray Stark; directed by John Huston; script by Carol Sobieski, based on the Broadway musical; starring Aileen Quinn, Albert Finney, Carol Burnett, Ann Reinking, Tim Curry, Bernadette Peters & Edward Herrmann
Sony Special Edition color DVD [1/2004] for $9.99
Sony widescreen color DVD [12/2000] out of prodn/used
Sony Special Edition color VHS [1/2004] out of stock/used
Sony color VHS [8/97] out of stock/many used
Sony soundtrack CD [10/90] for $8.97
full credits at IMDb
History of Little Orphan Annie  
"The History of Little Orphan Annie (Fully Illustrated)" [1982]
by Bruce Smith

Ballantine Books pb [4/82] out of print/used
Annie Broadway musical cast album  "Annie" Broadway musical [1977]
Book by Thomas Meehan, lyrics by Martin Charnin, music by Charles Strouse; directed by Martin Charnin; choreographed by Peter Gennaro; starring Andrea McArdle, Dorothy Loudon & Reid Shelton
Sony Broadway cast album [9/98] for $7.97
play [1977-83] credits at Internet Broadway database

"Little Orphan Annie" [R.K.O. Radio Pictures Nov 1932]
Produced by David O. Selznick; directed by John S. Robertson; starring Mitzi Green & Edgar Kennedy
video/DVD not available; full credits from IMDb

"Little Orphan Annie" [Paramount Dec 1938]
Directed by Ben Holmes; starring Ann Gillis; video/DVD not available; full credits from IMDb

Rick Griffin [1944-91]
books • posters • Wikipedia

TS's Rick Griffin fansite

Richard Guindon {retired Oct 2005}: books

Cathy Guisewite {retired Oct 2010}
books • Wikipedia

comic strip "Cathy" [1976-2010]

New Yorker Magazine cartoonist William Hamilton [1939-2016]

Sidney Harris

John Held, Jr. [1889-1958]
books • BP's bio page • Wikipedia

political cartoonist 'Herblock' [1909-2001]
{real name Herbert L. Block}
books • Wikipedia • NCS page

Library of Congress "Herblock's History" exhibit
'Five Decades of Herblock (1946-1995)' at the Washington Post

Herblock, Life & Work book & CD about Herbert L. Block  "Herblock: The Life and Work of The Great Political Cartoonist" [2009]
by Haynes Johnson & Harry Katz

Published in conjunction with a Library of Congress exhibition chronicling Herblock's life and times; book has 256 cartoons, includes CD with over 18,000 cartoons!
W.W. Norton 11¼x9¼ hardcover [10/2009] for $23.10
Herblock autobiography   "Herblock: A Cartoonist's Life - Self-Portrait & Views of Washington From Roosevelt To Clinton" [1993]
by Herbert Block

Three Rivers Press 9¼x6¼ pb [9/98] out of print/used
Scribner 9½x6¼ hardcover [10/93] out of print/many used

George Herriman [-1944], creator of "Krazy Kat"

self portrait by Al Hirschfeld       caricaturist Al Hirschfeld [1903-2003]
books • BP's bio page • Wikipedia

P.B.S. 'American masters' bio program

Line King docu  
"The Line King: The Al Hirschfeld Story" [Castle Hill Sept 1996]
Written & directed by Susan Warms Dryfoos
Homevision color DVD [6/2004] for $21.99
Cabin Fever color VHS [12/97] out of stock/used
full credits at IMDb

Tarzan Sunday full-page by Burne Hogarth       Burne Hogarth [1911-96]
Wikipedia • NCS page

drew the "Tarzan" comic strip from 1937-50
Tarzan listing at IMDb • Toonopedia page

Edgar Rice Burroughs [1875-1950] Page / Comics Section
Spirit of America Bookstore's 'Tarzan' Movies Page
ES's Burne Hogarth fanpage

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