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Craig Yoe:
Archie's Mad House Krazy Kat & The Art of George Herriman: A Celebration
Archie's Mad House The Carl Barks Big Book of Barney Bear
Archie's Mad House Amazing 3-D Comics
Archie's Mad House Archie's Mad House
Archie's Mad House The Great Treasury of Christmas Comic Book Stories
Archie's Mad House The Official Fart Book
Archie's Mad House The Official Barf Book
Popeye: The Great Comic Book Tales of Bud Sagendorf Popeye: The Great Comic Book Tales of Bud Sagendorf
Archie: Seven Decades of America's Favorite Teenagers... And Beyond! Archie: Seven Decades of America's Favorite Teenagers... And Beyond!
Dick Briefer's Frankenstein Dick Briefer's Frankenstein
Barney Google: Gambling, Horse Races, and High-Toned Women Barney Google: Gambling, Horse Races, and High-Toned Women
Felix The Cat: The Great Comic Book Tails Felix The Cat: The Great Comic Book Tails
Klassic Krazy Kool Kids Komics The Golden Collection of Klassic Krazy Kool KIDS KOMICS"
"Another amazing book from Craig Yoe!"
-Jerry Beck
CartoonBrew.com
Dan DeCarlo's Jetta Dan DeCarlo's Jetta
"A long-forgotten comic book gem."
-Mark Frauenfelder
BoingBoing.net
The Complete Milt Gross Comic Books and Life Story The Complete Milt Gross Comic Books and Life Story
"Wonderful!"
-Playboy magazine
"Stunningly beautiful!"
- The Forward
"An absolute must-have."
-Jerry Beck
CartoonBrew.com
The Art of Ditko
The Art of Ditko
"Craig's book revealed to me a genius I had ignored my entire life."
-Mark Frauenfelder
BoingBoing.net
The Greatest Anti-War Cartoons
The Great Anti-War Cartoons
Introduction by Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus
"Pencils for Peace!"
-The Washington Post
Boody: The Bizarre Comics of Boody Rogers
Boody: The Bizarre Comics of Boody Rogers
"Crazy, fun, absurd!"
-Mark Frauenfelder
BoingBoing.net
More books by Craig Yoe

Get these books by
Craig Yoe:
Archie's Mad House Krazy Kat & The Art of George Herriman: A Celebration
Archie's Mad House The Carl Barks Big Book of Barney Bear
Archie's Mad House Amazing 3-D Comics
Archie's Mad House Archie's Mad House
Archie's Mad House The Great Treasury of Christmas Comic Book Stories
Archie's Mad House The Official Fart Book
Archie's Mad House The Official Barf Book
Popeye: The Great Comic Book Tales of Bud Sagendorf Popeye: The Great Comic Book Tales of Bud Sagendorf
Archie: Seven Decades of America's Favorite Teenagers... And Beyond! Archie: Seven Decades of America's Favorite Teenagers... And Beyond!
Dick Briefer's Frankenstein Dick Briefer's Frankenstein
Barney Google: Gambling, Horse Races, and High-Toned Women Barney Google: Gambling, Horse Races, and High-Toned Women
Felix The Cat: The Great Comic Book Tails Felix The Cat: The Great Comic Book Tails
Klassic Krazy Kool Kids Komics The Golden Collection of Klassic Krazy Kool KIDS KOMICS"
"Another amazing book from Craig Yoe!"
-Jerry Beck
CartoonBrew.com
Dan DeCarlo's Jetta Dan DeCarlo's Jetta
"A long-forgotten comic book gem."
-Mark Frauenfelder
BoingBoing.net
The Complete Milt Gross Comic Books and Life Story The Complete Milt Gross Comic Books and Life Story
"Wonderful!"
-Playboy magazine
"Stunningly beautiful!"
- The Forward
"An absolute must-have."
-Jerry Beck
CartoonBrew.com
The Art of Ditko
The Art of Ditko
"Craig's book revealed to me a genius I had ignored my entire life."
-Mark Frauenfelder
BoingBoing.net
The Greatest Anti-War Cartoons
The Great Anti-War Cartoons
Introduction by Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus
"Pencils for Peace!"
-The Washington Post
Boody: The Bizarre Comics of Boody Rogers
Boody: The Bizarre Comics of Boody Rogers
"Crazy, fun, absurd!"
-Mark Frauenfelder
BoingBoing.net
More books by Craig Yoe

Archive for the ‘Doll Man’ Category

Monday, May 5, 2008

Cartoon Consultants Calendar For May!

It’s May, the weather is getting warm, flowers are blooming, summer is just around the corner. But for all the cartoonists out there you should be thinking about the beginning of fall, the start of football season, and heading back to school.


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Craig
C. Yoe (in the funny papers)

Monday, April 14, 2008

It’s Doll Man Monday

Doll Man with his legs spread wide! A snappily dressed thug with a big phallic device! Dollman’s about to take it from behind in the… But, here comes his faithful dog Elmo! Elmo?!?

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Craig
C. Yoe (in the funny papers)

Monday, April 7, 2008

It’s Doll Man Monday!

Uncle Sam will supply the shells, guns, ships, tanks and other assorted phallic symbols, that we know you love eh, Doll Man!

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Craig
C. Yoe (in the funny papers)

Monday, March 31, 2008

It’s Doll Man Monday!

Kinives! Guns! Doll Man bounces from one sailor to another! I bet hair isn’t the only thing being raised on THIS dingy!

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Craig
C. Yoe (in the funny papers)

Monday, March 24, 2008

It’s Doll Man Monday!

By gum! A cash register. A sticky substance. Doll Man down on his knees. Is this what they call a “money shot”?!?

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Craig
C. Yoe (in the funny papers)

Monday, March 17, 2008

It’s Doll Man Monday!

Doll Man detractors call him a big drip! Doll Man admirers say he’s a Christ-figure! The debate rages on…what do YOU think?!

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Craig
C. Yoe (in the funny papers)

Monday, March 3, 2008

It’s A Doll Man Monday–By Popular Demand!

People were ready to cut off my manhood when I announced last week that I was gonna end Doll Man Monday. So, by popular demand I will continue the feature for some more time! And there’s lots of great Doll Man covers still to show. F’instance this cutting edge cover gets marks for shear lunacy. Holy big time castration fears, Doll Man! Doll man might lose his fingers, I’m afraid, but I guess if you have to choose…

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Craig
C. Yoe (in the funny papers)

Monday, February 25, 2008

A Very Special Doll Man Monday: Interview with Fran Matera!

Arf Lover Paul Bach kindly put me in touch with Golden Age Doll Man artist Fran Matera a while back. I’ve been saving this interview I did with him to celebrate our last days of Doll Man on the Arf Lovers blog. Fran Matera has worked during his career on The Hulk to Tarzan, Steve Roper to Dickie Dare but I wanted to ask Matera most about his days on Doll Man and at Quality Comics, Doll Man’s publisher. Mr. Matera graciously answered my questions. and I’ve peppered them with some of his Doll Man sketches.

1. What was your early experience with comics?

The best part of my grammar and high school years was swapping comic books! I discovered newspapers from many parts of the country containing double page comic sections were available in the public library reading room, a daily stop-over before heading for home while in my senior year.


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2. How did you get professionally involved in the field?

FDR’s “greetings” draft notices were sent to all available men (including draft-age cartoonists at Quality Comics). Al Andriola, viewing my work, encouraged me to carry some pieces to the editors at Quality Comics. The conditions of the bullpens was obviously thinning out.I was hired that day. Editor Busy Arnold assiged me an empty board, Gill Fox handed me sample proof pages of his “Poison Ivy” with a script. In those few weeks, Geo. Brennan assigned me to pencil and ink “The Clock”, followed by penciling and inking Will Eisner’s Doll Man.

3. What particular approach was taken to illustrate the Doll Man scripts?

There didn’t seem to be any particular challenges except the ever awareness of keeping surrouding objects such as phones, pencils, door knobs,tables, lamps etc in proper adjustments to the eight -inch hero. Playing up the uniqueness of Doll Man’s size offered the artist quaranteed “special affects” with Doll Man staged in an appropriate viewpoint whether in closup or background.


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4. Any other remembrances of the those times?

Commuting to the Quality offices at Lexington Ave in NYC I recall Al Stahl, Harry Chessler, Gustafson, John Belfi (doing backgrounds on the delivered Reed Crandall and Jack Cole pages). There was a lettering person, whose name I can’t remember, I watched him letter page after page in quick fashion without guide lines to accumulate enough pages, 25 plus at one- buck per page.


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5. Any more thoughts?The highlight of my short term spent there before moving to the Stamford Connecticut studio at Busy Arnold’s suggestion was the experience of meeting Jack Kirby and Simon in their studio a few blocks south in Tudor City to assist completion of a late six page pencil-and ink layout of “Boy Commandos”!

Now here’s the best part! I asked Fran Matera if he would provide us with a photo of himself and maybe a drawing of Doll Man and look at this beauty he created of contemporary Fran Matera and Doll Man looking on a 1940s Fran Matera slaving away at the drawing board creating Doll Man’s adventures!

Fran Matera has a terrific website and accepts commissions here.

Next week, to conclude our long and fun run of our little hero Doll Man I am going to present “The Top Ten Wonkiest Doll Man Covers”. #1 will be one I’ve not yet shown you and is the craziest, kookiest, weirdest, silliest, sexiest Doll Man cover of all. Don’t miss the exciting Doll Man conclusion!

Craig
C. Yoe (in the funny papers)

Monday, January 28, 2008

It’s Doll Man Monday!

Here’s the last of our Little Doll Man with Big Heads! The first one is a real drag…

Is this villain wearing X-Ray specs and can see Doll Man’w package?? (Remind me to tell you the story of when the inventor of X-ray specs came to YOE! Studio).

It’s Smash the Bad Guy (Without a Body) on the Chin with a Pocket Watch Time!

Craig
C. Yoe (in the funny papers)

Monday, January 21, 2008

It’s Dollman Monday! Doll Man Gives Good Head, Part 3

Can you believe it—MORE Doll Man with big heads! The first cover has some nice phallic guns and that great “sex face”. The second I’ve shown before, but it’s so perfect for our Good Head theme. Love those hairy fingers in the last cover. And, as usual, Doll Man has quite a pronounced package that The Undertaker is gleefully staring at. The headline says “Doll Man Greets The Return Of The Undertaker”. I guess that’s more tasteful than “The Undertaker Comes Again”. More, yes more, next Monday!

Craig
C. Yoe (in the funny papers)

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