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.
Karen Hallion mashes Dr. WhoÂ with Crockett Johnson‘s Harold and the Purple Crayon!Â An apt comparison. Â Just as the crayon guides Harold through improbable distances, so does the Tardis – its ability to navigate the universe is as impressive as that purple crayon. Hat tip to Fashionably Geek and Gene Kanenberg Jr. (on Facebook). Â The t-shirt
The commercials for The Lorax film say: I am the Lorax. I speak for the tweens.1 The commercials for the many Lorax tie-ins say: I am the Lorax. I speak for the SUVs.2 I am the Lorax. I speak for the pancakes.3 I am the Lorax. I speak for the diapers.4 But what does the
69 years ago today, the first daily strip of Crockett Johnson‘s Barnaby ran in the newspaper PM. Â One year from today, Fantagraphics will begin reprinting Barnaby in full (co-edited by me and Eric Reynolds) – and the University Press of Mississippi will publish my biography of Crockett Johnson and Ruth Krauss. Â In anticipation of both
In advance of the film’s release, Kansas State University’s Media Relations asked us to talk about Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Â We did. Â They taped us, and edited the results down to 3 minutes. Â Karin is on the right. Â And that’s me on the left. They also put out a news release on Friday
Just back from Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, which (as you may have read by now) is a fantastic adaptation of Bryan Lee O’Malley’s siÂx-volume series of graphic novels.Â This is why.Â Director Edgar Wright understands what O’Malley is trying to do.Â As in the books, the film treats narrative as a playful, allusive, genre-bending