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 […]

People still discoverin’ that Hooligan!

October 22, 2009 by  
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A great rave post on Dan Nadel’s Comics Comics for Happy Hooligan followed by fun comments. Where were you guys when we published this moons ago? We might have sold more than a couple copies!

Don’t overlook that Hooligan!

October 7, 2009 by  
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Another great review on this collection our imprint Forever Nuts did: “The “Forever Nuts” book does this rarely seen comic strip proud. It’s a good read, not just for students of early comic art, but for lovers of an enjoyably rough-hewn, low-brow American brand of humor.” Pop Culture Gadabout

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 […]

Highlow on Happy Hooligan

August 18, 2009 by  
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The review blog Highlow comics has a review of our Forever Nuts’ most recent two collections, Happy Hooligan and Bringing Up Father. Heavy praise went to Happy Hooligan: “Every fan of gag cartooning in particular needs to read HAPPY HOOLIGAN.” “The panel-to-panel transitions, the way he drew action and violence, the way he layered gag on […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

“When all seemed lost, he does get the girl, the cake, or the dog.”

January 22, 2009 by  
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We’re talking about Happy Holigan here and this is from a great review in the California Literary Review: “Seen in the context of this long tradition, Opper ultimately created a great gag, a caricatured layabout with an appalling taste in orange polka dot undershirts. Viewed in retrospect, post-Depression, however, he acquires a special poignancy. Here […]

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