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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 April, 2006

Friday, April 28, 2006

H.T. Webster’s Mutts

Shhhh! I’m leaving for New Jersey right after posting this to work on more Mutts statues with Patrick McDonnell. The secret part is I’m gonna give him this book as a thank you for letting me use his art in Modern Arf and the soon to be released Arf Museum. I’ll share a few interior cartoons from this rare book with Arf Lovers, too. Click on the book cover for a slideshow of these cartoons.


(click for a slideshow from the book

It’s amazing (and a little sad) that a great cartoonist like Webster is virtually forgotten today. Was he popular in his time? Well, speaking of time check out THIS cover.

How could a guy be on the cover of the number one news magazine in the world and nobody knows his name now? Tell me.

Craig
C. Yoe (in the funny papers)

Thursday, April 27, 2006

PLANT YOUR EYES ON THIS!


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Readers of this blog know that my favorite retailer is Bud Plant. I don’t know which I love most, the fascinating books Bud turns up or the super nice personal service you get from his employees. Well, Bud in the first time in the history of his company is having a contest! You can win the beautiful, whimsical original art by Tom Kidd pictured above—and there’s no purchase necessary. Just go to Bud Plant’s website and register, it’s as easy as that, but this week is the last week to enter. So do it now why you’re thinking of it.

When I heard about the contest it reminded me of a contest I really wish I could have won. The first issue of Atomic Rabbit, a Charlton comic from August 1955, had a contest where you could win the original art to the cover by drawing a pic of our hero Atomic Rabbit. Second prize was an interior page. I love Al Fago’s art. Al was the brother of another of my favorite cartoonists, Vince Fago. Al was also the editor of this book (though Atomic Rabbit is pictured behind the editor’s desk). I would kill to know where that art is today. I wonder if the 2nd issue named the winners so that I could stalk them.


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Anyway, below’s my much belated contest entry, what do you think?


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Gotta go enter Bud’s contest now, before it’s too late for that one, too…

Craig
C. Yoe (in the funny papers)

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

It’s Wacky Wonder Woman Wednesday!

There’s nothing more beautiful than a natura beauty!

Craig
C. Yoe (in the funny papers)

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Touchdown for Picasso

Once you get past the comic book cover with Jimmy Olsen as an old bearded man and Perry White as a baby you get to the REALLY weird stuff! That would be the "Touchdown for Picasso" public service ad DC ran in this 1962 issue. It will creep you out I’m telling you! It’s also gonna be in the soon to be released Arf Museum. But, there it’s in black and white, because we didn’t want the color to distract from the fine art by Sheldon Moldoff. And we wanted to give the a sparse "documentary feel". BUT MAINLY BECAUSE WE WERE TOO FLUSHLINGER CHEAP TO RUN IT IN COLOR! There IS reproduced in Arf Museum in full color a Jimmy Olsen cover where he becomes the bride of an ape in the "apes and women" section we have. I know Jimmy isn’t a technically woman, but he IS dressed as a bride so that counts! Anyway, click to enlarge and enjoy, already!


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Craig
C. Yoe (in the funny papers)

Monday, April 24, 2006

Arflovers High Fives Mark Martin

That pissed-offed looking fellow above is Mark Martin. I don’t know what he’s so mad about. I mean he’s got a brand spanking new comic from Fantagraphics. He lives a leisurely life of a house husband. He has a regular comic strip gig with Nickelodeon Magazine (which I recommended him for when I was a consultant on the launch of their periodical and he’s never bothered to thank me for). And the bastard can draw like God and writes as funny as Hell. Ingrate.


Mark’s new comical book.

1. Where the heck have you been, Mark?

Househusbanding. Sort of. I’m not wealthy enough to hang around and bake bread all day, but I did have domestic issues I had to give priority over comics. And, to be honest, I just didn’t have a comic book worthy of publication.

2. Why now?

I can afford to waste time on low/no-paying comics. And I have a comic worthy of publication! Synchronicity!

3. Do you remember when I took an early incarnation of Modern Arf to Tundra and you tried to convince Tundra to publish it?

Yes! I’m glad it finally saw print!

4. It looks like the Hoedown at Modern Myths in Northampton was a lot of fun. Will there be others?

I may be having a hoedown in Pittsburgh when Runaway Comic #2 is released. Keep an eye on my blog if you live near Pittsburgh and want to drop by.

5. I’m there. So what is so great about this guy Benny you are always talking about? If you love him so much why don’t you MARRY him???

EYEW!!! Shut up!!!

No, YOU shut up!!!!!

Craig
C. Yoe (in the funny papers)

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Cosmo Cat…Krazy!


I have a cat named Cosmo. I was thrilled to learn that he appeared in funny books in the 1940’s.

Comics historian Don Markstein at his excellent comic history website http://www.toonopedia.com says “Cosmo got powered up by ingesting the sort of substance we now think of as a drug. In his case it was Cosmic Catnip Capsules, which gave him the usual super powers of strength, invulnerability and flight”.

Cosmo debuted in All Top Comics and appeared in Zoot Comics. That’s a real A-Z career, eh? And let’s not forget his self-titled book as seen above. What a life! Oh, that’s another title Cosmo appeared in, Wotalife Comics. Krazy!

Craig
C. Yoe (in the funny papers)

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

It’s Wacky Wonder Woman Wednesday!

If your fantasies are, like mine, of the “2-girl” variety have I got a pic for YOU! Check out the TWO drop-dead beautiful dames dressed as Wonder Woman and her gal pal, Supergirl! My beating heart be still!

Craig
C. Yoe (in the funny papers)

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Nightmarish!

After driving 12 long hours to get home from my visit with my Mom I grabbed some reading material from my nightstand to mellow out before sawing logs in the best cartoon tradition. Being the eve of both taxes due and a back to work day I was tickled to find these cartoons, both from 1924 (I’m a little behind in my reading), with timely subjects and almost identical compositions.

Craig
C. Yoe (in the funny papers)

Monday, April 17, 2006

Birthday Boys And Their Babes

A Happy Belated Birthday to a couple of cartoonists who are in the next Arf book–Billy DeBeck and Hugh Hefner. Both had birthdays last week, both have cartoons in the “Field Trip: Cartoonists Visit The Art Museum”, the lead-off chapter in Arf Museum. And both are associated with sexy girls in my mind. Hef’s bunny blondies don’t do near as much for me as Debeck’s doe-eyed brunettes but to each his own. Here’s a preview of their art in Arf and a side by side comparison of a Hefner Girl and a DeBeck girl. Which would you choose?


Barney: “Come on Boss—I feel like a hoss in a garage!”


“Man—is she stacked”

Craig
C. Yoe (in the funny papers)

Friday, April 14, 2006

Happy Easter!

I’m about to run out the door to visit my Mom in Ohio but wanted to wish all the Arf Lovers a nice weekend and a Happy Easter if you celebrate that. All the readers of this blog can appreciate the nice Walt Kelly art below. In my chapter for the new Mike Dooley and Steven Heller book The Education of a Comic Artist, I extolled the wonderfulness of Walt Kelly bunnies. It’s been quite a week at the Arf Lovers blog, from Tyra Bank’s boobies, to Walt Kelly Bunnies. I’d love to hug etiher. See you Monday.

Craig
C. Yoe (in the funny papers)

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