NBM in June: Geary on Sacco & Vanzetti

April 18, 2011 by  
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Coming in June and now being solicited for in comics shops, a big one from Rick Geary: A Treasury of Murder: THE LIVES OF SACCO & VANZETTI Rick Geary Rick Geary tackles the most controversial case of the 20th century. Anarchists Sacco & Vanzetti were accused of robbery and murder but so many supposedly damning […]

TCJ on Vatican Hustle & more reviews

February 4, 2010 by  
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“There’s a high level of cartooning skill on display in every panel, to the point where Houston fairly demands that the reader stop and linger on the images. A book that moved from mere self-indulgence to a uniquely comedic explosion of tightly-constructed gags and funny drawings.” Rob Clough over at The Comics Journal on Vatican Hustle […]

Capt. Comics on Bringing Up Father

August 24, 2009 by  
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Forever Nuts is getting press not only for its latest Bringing Up Father collection but also for Happy Hooligan. Andrew “Capt. Comics” Smith of the Scripps-Howard newspaper chain says: “Bringing Up Father” was a much copied strip, not only for its simple and engaging premise, but also for creator George McManus’ beautiful art. This is […]

The Onion and Sequential Tart on Bringing Up Father

August 4, 2009 by  
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“The gags are funny and well-designed, with a freewheeling spirit that’s held up well over the past century.” So says The Onion on Bringing Up Father, our Forever Nuts latest collection, out in stores now. Sequential Tart also says of it: “I began to appreciate the inventiveness of the comic, despite always following the same […]

Geary and Bringing Up Father reviewed

July 27, 2009 by  
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Booklist reviews our Bringing Up Father collection: “One of the most popular and longest-running comic strips. Soon, McManus  would develop into one of the funnies’ leading stylists.” And Publishers Weekly this week says of Geary’s new Famous Players: “His quirky b&w ink drawings are full of expression, recalling the melodrama of silent films.”

Bringing Up Father in stores now

July 8, 2009 by  
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George McManus’ BRINGING UP FATHER Foreword by Bill Blackbeard and Introduction by R.C. Harvey In 1904, a young George McManus was hired by Pulitzer’s New York World as a cartoonist. While he was there he created such strips as The Newlyweds which many comics historians consider the first family comic strip. In 1912, William Randolph […]

Meet our authors at MoCCA

If you’re in NY this weekend, come meet us and some of our authors who will be handing out and signing previews at the MoCCA Fest. Our guests will include Neil Kleid (Brownsville) and Nicolas Cinquegrani of the forthcoming The Big Kahn who will be signing a special MoCCA preview book. We’ll also have Jesse […]

Bringing Up Father on its way

April 16, 2009 by  
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Well, we’re putting to bed the next great entry in our Forever Nuts collection of classic comic strips, Bringing Up Father, and it looks gorgeous. The strips have been meticulously restored and we end up with a colorful foreword by Bill Blackbeard, short but quite sweet, and a great intro by R.C. Harvey who gives […]

COMING IN MAY: Bringing Up Father

February 25, 2009 by  
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Coming this May, comics stores now taking orders (as well as us online!):   New From Forever Nuts: George McMANUS’ BRINGING UP FATHER With an introduction by Bill Blackbeard In 1904, a young George McManus was hired by Pulitzer’s New York World as a cartoonist. While he was there he created such strips as The […]