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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 September, 2006

Friday, September 29, 2006

What a Party!

Went to the Fantagraphics party at the Society of Illustrators last night. Cool packed party with, of course LOTS of great art (though no, Feiffer, Roth, Yoe originals, even though these three Fantagraphics , ahem, Greats were in attendance). Got a few photos though, dammit, my snaps of a few people like esteemed Terrence Brown, Director of the Society, and one of my fave cartoonists, Mark Newgarden, didn’t come out for some furshlinger reason.


Jules Feiffer hits on Mrs. Arnold Roth. I caught this photo just before she threw her drink in his face.


Jenny Gonzalez, Heidi MacDonald and Anne Bernstein


Sandy Schecter, curator of the terrific recent Art Against the Axis exhibit stands in front of the original art to 30th Anniversary Comics Journal cover.


Pathetically, Bill Alger was begging for handouts to support his Dennis the Menace comic book habit. Get a life, Bill!


Most excellent illustrator Steven Guarnaccia’s wife was pissed at him for trying to hit on Mrs. Arnold Roth.


Michael Kupperman, tired from finishing his new comic late the night before , puts his head on Glenn Head editor of Hotwire. Glenn also had the best piece of art in the show in my opinion (and probably the opinion of whoever hung the show who put it right up front as you entered the show).


Jay Kennedy and Brendan Burford of King Features hit on Mrs. Arnold Roth after she rejects Jules Feiffer’s and Steven Guarnaccia’s advances.


The big news story of the evening was Ken Wong, director of the MoCCA Museum and his associate Bob Postal amazingly caught here by my camera trying to steal this art for their next show. I have turned in this evidence to the New York Police Department of Investigation.


Arnold Roth trying to complain about everyone hitting on his wife to anybody that would listen, even hippies.


Matt Murray, also of MoCCA, in a happy mood before finding out and being embarrassed by Wong and Postal’s attempted heist and before being rejected by Mrs. Arnold Roth. I discussed all this, BTW, with Mrs. Roth over breakfast this morning.

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Thursday, September 28, 2006

Back By Popular Demand!

Today we will be featuring another round of my own sketches. Enjoy.

Craig
C. Yoe (in the funny papers)

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

It’s Wacky Wonder Woman Wednesday!

Holy shi+, Wonder Woman!

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Wednesday, September 27, 2006

YOE Got Mail!

Yo, Craig!
I’m already digging Ted Scheel and I never heard of him until today. What he’s got, and what so many of today’s cartoonists lack, is elegance. Not just the simplicity of the gag, but the precision of the line and the artful use of white space. Nothing extraneous is included and no line is unecassary. Everything is in service of the gag.
I can’t wait until next spring to get Arf Forum to see what else he does (and what else he leaves out).
Keep up the good Arf!
Dave
Yeah, Scheel was, like so many of his time a mster. And, yeah, wait till you see his WEIRD stuff in Arf! (and also the amazing portrait done especially for Arf by the amazing artist

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Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Scheel Do It Every Time

I’ve tried not to mention ARF III (out next Spring-ish) yet as I’m still out there on the streets pimping and publicising Arf I + II and don’t want to get people confused. (And have you GOT Modern Arf and Arf Museum now?!?–let me know what you think, I can’t tell you how much your feedback and encouragment means).

But, anywho, here’s my first hint at what you’re gonna see in Arf Forum (oh, I wasn’t gonna tell you the name of Arf III, but there you have it, Arf Forum). In each volume of Arf I try and highlight a totally unknown genius cartoonist. In Modern Arf it was Hy Mayer. In Arf Museum it was Charles Bennett. Arf Forum will have a couple including Ted Scheel. I just found the below 1931 cartoon by him, It’s not his nutty surreal genius side that I’ll be showing in the book but a damn good cartoon none-the-less. It has the perfect set-up and punch line. It’s almost like a math problem. 1+1=2. Or it’s like this, panel one: first “character”, panel two : second character. Then panel three: badda-bing, panel four: badda-bang, then the grand finale, panel five: badda-boom! So simple, so direct, not an extraneous line to distract, either. Pure cartooning. Not pure genius, you’ll have to wait for the book to see that!


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Monday, September 25, 2006

Maggie and Jiggs…

…that’s not just a euphemism for 8-pager Tijuana Bibles. It was one of the grand comic strips of comic strip’s Golden Age. Here’s some little original character sketches by their artist George McManus. That’s Jiggs, Maggie and their daughter Rosie. I don’t know how those two ugly pugs spawned that beautiful offspring but I’d like to be Rosie’s beau!

Love this postcard I found last year. Now that’s some bathroom humor!

Here’s a piece of original art I just sold last week on ebay for a friend. You missed out! I did, too. I would have liked to have bought it myself as it’s a very early and typically funny example. I didn’t have the dough, though :(


click here to enlarge

I’m selling the Maggie below this week, again for my friend. Click here if you want to bid: http://tinyurl.com/p99cw and see other stuff I’ve got up this week, too. It’s a large size “knock-off” piece of merchandise made for carnivals. Step right up and win a prize and bid on it if you’d like. It’s another piece I’d like to get for my collection but I’m really trying to stay on the wagon and not buy anything lately.
The Jiggs below, also for sale, was official merchandise. It’s small, about 5 inches high, and was one of the original “Syroco” cereal premiums that Dark Horse’s Mike Richardson and Dave Scroggy had us model the statues we sculpt for them after. In the nearly 70 Classic Comic Strip statues we’ve done we didn’t do our version of Jiggs and Maggie. Man, I’d like to. And Rosie!

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Friday, September 22, 2006

We Have A Weiner!

I put all the names in my beanie and pulled out a name to determine who wins a free Arf book, or a copy of Weird But True Toon Factoids. First the answers to who the cartoonists were that qualified the potential winners. The inkslingers were Milton Caniff, Otto Soglow and Mort Walker! And the contest winner is…Brad Barret of San Diego Californi-yayyy! Brad, congrats and you ‘ll have to let me know which book you want. Thanks to all who entered and also to everbody that sent along nice comments about the blog and books, too. I’m printing some of your thoughts below…

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Friday, September 22, 2006

YOE Got Mail!

Dear Craig,
I just noticed an article in our local paper (Pike County Dispatch) regarding your upcoming presentation on Arf and book signing at Sussex Community College in Newton, NJ.–the snapshot of you really caught my eye. I immediately clicked on your blog and a fellow employee and I noticed the quiz and we are excited and want to enter and hopefully win! We would love an autographed copy for our library!
–Linda Casaburri
Yo, Linda!
Your letter is proof that the contest wasn’t rigged–I really wanted you to win!–C.Y.

Hi Craig,
I like your blog but haven’t bought any of your recent books…I’ve been too broke! The Arf of Mickey MOuse sits poroudly on my shelf, though! I guess that’s why I was so quick to contribute to this copycat website a few weeks ago: http://everybodyneeds2drawmickeyonce.com.
–Mark Crisafulli
http://crisafullidoodles.blogspot.com

Yo, Mark! I like the doodles on your blog, man!–C.Y.

Yo, Craig!
Thanks for the contest! The Arf Lovers blog is the first thing I look at everyday when I come home from work!
–Brad Barrett

Yo, Brad! You need to get a better looking wife.

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Wednesday, September 20, 2006

7 inches of Pleasure!

There’s been talk in all this Henry mess about what would Henry look like in 3-D. This old doll gives us a clue. Folks that have asserted that Henry somehow resembles a penis will find the tape measure aspect of this photo especially interesting. On a personal note I myself was terrible amused by the photo as my own penis is 7 long. Flacid.
This photo actually brings up another reason, that I haven’t as of yet mentioned, as to why I find Henry creepy. He looks like he’s publicly wearing his underwear. Yeah, I know whole genres of comics have successfully built on this idea (i.e. Superheroes) but in Henry’s case I find it disturbing that an 8-year old boy walks around town in his skin-tight undershirt and red itty-bitty boxers.


So, Arf Lover. While we’re waiting for the contest entries to win a free book (see below) let’s have a vote. Who is more cringe worthy? Nicole Richie or Henry? Send your votes (and your contest guesses, too) to yoecomix(at)hotmail(dot)com by late Friday morning. Both results will be posted on the blog Friday afternoon.

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Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Wacky Wonder Woman Wednesday

One of my very fave contemporary cartoonists is Danny Hellman. Man, can that guy draw–and he’s a great writer, too! However, as good as an eye he has for cartooning Danny has lousy taste in women (except for his wife whom he lucked out on). For instance, Hellman, has the jones for Nicole Richie. Danny sent me this photoshoped pic for Wacky Wonder Woman Wednesday as he thinks Nicole represents the ideal of womanhood. Danny, what this girl really needs is a whole bunch of trips to McDonald’s to be super-sized!

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