Attention! Fellow and future members of the Elves, Gnomes, Leprechauns, and Little Men’s Chowder and Marching Society! If you’ll be at Comic-Con this week, stop by Fantagraphics, at Booth 1718 (see map below). Â Eric Reynolds (who co-edited Barnaby Volume One with me)Â and I will be there at these times. Thursday, July 18: 10-11:30 am. Saturday,
Barnaby, Small Scandinavian Investors, and Dapper Dan: Can you help identify these allusions? UPDATE: Mysteries Solved!
Crockett Johnson’s Barnaby (1942-1952) was both fantasy and topical satire. As noted on an earlier post, each of Fantagraphics’ 5-volume Barnaby series will have notes to explain the topical comments and any other references that may elude the average reader. I’ve now finished the notes and Afterword for Barnaby Vol. 2: 1944-1945 (2014). Almost. There
When you look at Chris Ware’s post-Newtown New Yorker cover, the looks on the parents’ faces call to mind the previous month’s massacre in Connecticut. But 10 years from now, readers (I hope) will see just a scene of children entering a school as their parents watch intently. In creating the notes for Volume 2
The book went to press earlier this month, and will be out in the spring. Â I can’t wait for you to see it. Â Crockett Johnson’sÂ Barnaby Volume 1 is truly a thing of beauty. If you read any books published by Fantagraphics, this last sentence will not surprise you. Â But in case you are not (yet)
After a failed stage adaptation and one failed radio version, Crockett Johnson’s Barnaby headed for the stage a second time. Â Adapted for children’s theatre by Robert and Lilian Masters, thisÂ Barnaby made its debut in Terre Haute, Indiana, in May 1948. Â Looking ahead to the publication (in February 2013, I am told) ofÂ The Complete Barnaby, Vol.
It’s hard to put into words what it means to spend over a dozen years on a book, and then be able to talk about it with smart, talented people whose work I admire.Â Saturday’s panel at the Small Press Expo – featuring Daniel Clowes, Mark Newgarden, Chris Ware, Eric Reynolds, and myself –Â was exactly
Do you like comics? Any chance you’ll be in the vicinity of Bethesda, MD this weekend? Â If so, then come to the Small Press Expo! Â On Saturday the 15th, you can hear Daniel Clowes, Mark Newgarden, Chris Ware, Eric Reynolds, & me talk about Crockett Johnson‘sÂ Barnaby. Â Here’s the panel description: Crockett Johnson’sÂ BarnabyÂ and the American Clear
Cushlamochree! Â It’s a portrait of Barnaby’s fairy godfather, Mr. O’Malley, in … 1962! Â Yes, 1962 – which makes it unusual for several reasons. Â First, Crockett Johnson didn’t draw BarnabyÂ for its 1960-1962 revival. Â Warren Sattler did. Â Second, it’s a bit looser than Johnson’s drawings of O’Malley during Barnaby‘s original 1942-1952 run. Â As a result, you can
As has been noted twice before on this blog (see here and here), a color Sunday version of Crockett Johnson‘s Barnaby ran from 1946 to 1948. Â Courtesy of Colin Myers, here’s a full-page one from the winter of 1948. Â Though it’s undated, “winter” would have to be January or February because the color Barnaby concluded
The first promotional flyer for The Complete Barnaby is here. Â And no, the strips you see on it are notÂ of the resolution that you’ll experience in the book itself. Â Fantagraphics is still working on cleaning up the scans. Â But, at least, a hazy glimpse of what’s to come… in June 2012! Here’s a pdf: Complete