Graphic Satire and Humor
Father and Son
Father and Son
Hardcover      ISBN: 1681371200
Father and Son is one of the most beloved comic strips ever drawn--an uproarious, timeless ode to the pleasures, pitfalls, and endless absurdity of family life.

Father and Son is a slyly heartwarming, dizzyingly inventive classic in the tradition of Calvin and Hobbes and The Simpsons. Created in 1934 by the German political cartoonist Erich Ohser (using the pseudonym E.O. Plauen after being blacklisted for his opposition to the Nazi regime), the gruff, loving, mustachioed father and his sweet but troublemaking son embark on adventures both everyday and extraordinary: family photoshoots and summer vacations, shipwrecks and battles with gangsters, a Christmas feast with forest animals and a trip to the zoo. Drawn almost entirely without dialogue, the strips overflow with slapstick, fantasy, and anarchic visual puns. Father and Son remains an uproarious, timeless ode to the pleasures, pitfalls, and endless absurdity of family life.

This NYRC edition is an extra-wide hardcover with raised cover image, and features new English hand-lettering.
Popeye: 1989-1992
Popeye
1989-1992
Hardcover      ISBN: 1631401297

When we say "complete," we mean COMPLETE Bobby London's take on the Sailor Man has often been overshadowed by his being fired from the strip in 1992, ostensibly for presenting a storyline that was an allegory about abortion. In that ultimate tale, Olive had become addicted to the Home Shopping Network and ordered a Baby Brutus mechanical doll. When Popeye insists that she get rid of the "baby," two priests mistakenly believe that the baby is real and that Olive is going to exercise her pro-choice rights. King Features Syndicate pulled the final three weeks of strips and daily newspapers began running reprints. Story over in mid-stream.

Now, twenty-two years later, thanks to the kind cooperation of the good folks at King Features, those three weeks will be included in this second volume of the IDW series. But wait...that's not all Turns out that Bobby London produced an additional six weeks of strips beyond the three that were pulled from syndication This book contains -- for the first time anywhere -- all nine weeks of "censored" Bobby London Popeye strips. Trust us, it's worth the wait
Larry in Wonderland: A Pearls Before Swine Collection
Larry in Wonderland
A Pearls Before Swine Collection
Paperback      ISBN: 1449408176

One of the best-selling cartoons today. Offering blistering commentary on hot-button topics related to recent news events, popular culture, cartoon-page contemporaries, and more, Pearls Before Swine expertly illustrates the flaws and shortcomings of human nature through Pastis's mindful menagerie of fiery and feisty characters.

Stephan Pastis offers Pearls Before Swine fans a visit to the other side of the looking glass with his latest collection, Larry in Wonderland. Collecting almost a year's worth of strips, Larry in Wonderland offers cutting-edge commentary on recent news events, popular culture, and cartoon-page contemporaries, and imparts the knowledge that in Wonderland, crocodiles taste a lot like chicken.

Through Pastis's mindful menagerie of characters, including the Mad Ducker, Cheshire Snuffles, Tweedledum Pig, and Tweedledee Idiot Pig, along with Raterpillar, Zebra, and Larry the Croc, Pearls Before Swine expertly illustrates the flaws and shortcomings of human nature, while remaining "indifferent" to conventional cartoon molds such as plotline "continuity." In the words of Raterpillar, "Plotline schmotline."

With multiple honors as Best Comic Strip of the Year by the National Cartoonists Society, and an international fan base that follows the strip's appearance in more than 600 newspapers worldwide, Pearls Before Swine transports readers to a world of shifting perspectives and alternate realities, like the one presented inside Larry in Wonderland.
The Fuzzy Bunch: A Get Fuzzy Collection
The Fuzzy Bunch
A Get Fuzzy Collection
Paperback      ISBN: 1449429394
Get Fuzzy is THE strip for pet lovers who know that if their own cats and dogs could talk, they would speak Buckyese and Satchelese.

House cats are known to be aloof, but "cat-titude" reaches new heights in Get Fuzzy, the bitingly hilarious comic strip from cartoonist Darby Conley. Get Fuzzy is a wry portrait of single life, with pets. At the center of this warm and fuzzy romp is Rob Wilco, a single, mild-mannered ad executive and guardian of anthropomorphic scamps Bucky and Satchel. Bucky is a temperamental cat who clearly wears the pants in this eccentric household. Satchel is a gentle pooch who tries to remain neutral, but frequently ends up on the receiving end of Bucky's mischief. Together, this unlikely trio endures all the trials and tribulations of a typical family...more or less.

The National Cartoonists Society honored Get Fuzzy with a Reuben division award, naming it the Best Newspaper Comic Strip of 2002.
Garfield Fat Cat 3-Pack #1
Garfield Fat Cat 3-Pack #1
Paperback      ISBN: 0345464559
The perfect holiday gift for fans of the flabby tabby, this rollicking collection includes three books in one: Garfield at Large, Garfield Gains Weight, and Garfield Bigger Than Life.

Witty, urbane, sassy, and downright delightful, here are the first three original books of pure Garfield collected in one packed volume. They tell the story of the feisty feline's birth, adoption, and growth into general wonderfulness--just in case you've forgotten--and remind us why we loved him like we do.
Garfield Fat Cat 3-Pack #14
Garfield Fat Cat 3-Pack #14
Paperback      ISBN: 0345491750
This fun-filled collection includes three books in one: Garfield Survival of the Fattest, Garfield Older & Wider, and Garfield Pigs Out.

Fat-cat fans, rejoice The portly puss with a penchant for pasta is back--and better than ever.

Garfield may be born to snooze (he needs his daily eighteen hours of shut-eye), but when he finally wakes up, he's ready for action . . . hacking up a monster hair ball, unleashing a killer burp, or giving Jon a tongue-lashing (with Odie's tongue). It's all in a day's play for the famous feline

The GARFIELD FAT CAT 3-PACK series collects the GARFIELD comic-strip compilation books in a new, full-color format. Garfield may have gone through a few changes, but one thing has stayed the same: his enormous appetite for food and fun. So enjoy some supersized laughs with the insatiable cat, because too much fun is never enough
Garfield Eats and Runs: His 65th Book
Garfield Eats and Runs
His 65th Book
Paperback      ISBN: 0425285723
Snack Attack

For Garfield, eating is a full-contact sport. Boasting an Olympic-sized appetite, the famished feline dives into each meal with the heart--and mouth--of a champion. Garfield fans can chow down on this latest collection of all-new comics featuring the fat cat's biting humor.
Bloom County Babylon: Five Years of Basic Naughtiness
Bloom County Babylon
Five Years of Basic Naughtiness
Paperback      ISBN: 0316103098

An anthology of cartoons from the syndicated comic strip, Bloom County encompasses highlights from the five-year span of the strip.

Cartoon Animation
Cartoon Animation
Paperback      ISBN: 1560100842
In Cartoon Animation, acclaimed cartoon animator Preston Blair shares his vast practical knowledge to explain and demonstrate the many techniques of cartoon animation. By following his lessons, you can make any character--person, animal, or object--come to life through animated movement

Animation is the process of drawing and photographing a character in successive positions to create lifelike movement. Animators bring life to their drawings, making the viewer believe that the drawings actually think and have feelings. Cartoon Animation was written by an animator to help you learn how to animate. The pioneers of the art of animation learned many lessons, most through trial and error, and it is this body of knowledge that has established the fundamentals of animation. This book will teach you these fundamentals.

Animators must first know how to draw; good drawing is the cornerstone of their success. The animation process, however, involves much more than just good drawing. This book teaches all the other knowledge and skills animators must have. In chapter one, Preston Blair shows how to construct original cartoon characters, developing a character's shape, personality, features, and mannerisms. The second chapter explains how to create movements such as running, walking, dancing, posing, skipping, strutting, and more. Chapter three discusses the finer points of animating a character, including creating key character poses and in-betweens. Chapter four is all about dialogue, how to create realistic mouth and body movements, and facial expressions while the character is speaking. There are helpful diagrams in this chapter that show mouth positions, along with a thorough explanation of how sounds are made using the throat, tongue, teeth, and lips. Finally, the fifth chapter has clear explanations of a variety of technical topics, including tinting and spacing patterns, background layout drawings, the cartoon storyboard, and the synchronization of camera, background, characters, sound, and music.

Full of expert advice from Preston Blair, as well as helpful drawings and diagrams, Cartoon Animation is a book no animation enthusiast should be without.
Archie Archives: Prom Pranks and Other Stories
Archie Archives
Prom Pranks and Other Stories
Paperback      ISBN: 1616559365

Seventy years ago, a small independent comics publisher introduced a new kind of character to comics fans. He wasn't a superhero, warrior, or spaceman--he was Archie Andrews, a typical American teenager Dark Horse and Archie Comics Publications present the archive library series everyone's talking about--now in bargain-priced trade paperback The earliest, hardest-to-find stories in the history of Archie comics can now be read and enjoyed in full color. From Archie's budding romances with Betty and Veronica to his antics at Riverdale High, this collection contains more than 200 pages of hilarious humor and deft cartooning from the great talents who originally brought Archie to life, including Bob Montana

Featuring dozens of stories by revered Archie artist, Bob Montana he first volume of Archie Archives collects Pep Comics
#22-#38, Jackpot Comics #4-#8, and Archie Comics #1-#2

"These anthologies are time capsules in themselves, good guides for seeing the difference between comics published before and after the Comics Code was put in place in the 1950s." -nyjournalofbooks.com

"Dark Horse's dedication to restoring these issues to full color and clarity preserves the Archie world for all of us to enjoy."-CraveOnline.com