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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

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 March, 2007

Friday, March 30, 2007

We Pause For This Commercial Message Pt. 1: Snakes Alive!

Today starts a new regular feature on the Arf Lovers Blog: “We Pause For This Commercial Message”. This nuttiness will showcase wacky old comic book ads and ads featuring cartoonists. I originally bought “Manhunt” #13 (1952) for the 5 page Frank Frazetta story within. Now I like it much better for this Snakes Alive! ad in the back. “Be the first in your crowd to wear the new SNAKE BOW-TIE…the beautiful bow-tie with the disappearing snake! SCARE THE GALS! STARTLE THE MEN!”

Send in YOUR fave comic book ads and ads featuring cartoonists to share with Arf Lovers for this exciting new feature!


(click for a closer look)

Craig
C. Yoe (in the funny papers)

Thursday, March 29, 2007

There’s Bizarro Superman and then there’s Bizarro Superman!

Arf Lover David B. sent me the weirdest Superman thing I’ve ever seen. Click below to have your mind blown:

Craig
C. Yoe (in the funny papers)

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

It’s Wacky Wonder Woman Wednesday!

I love Wacky Wonder Women when they have skin tight costumes—this may be the tightest one yet! Great news! I have tracked down the talented seamstress that made this costume. I’m having her sew a Doll Man costume for me for when I autograph copies of Arf Forum and Clean Cartoonists’ Dirty Drawings at ComiCon and MoCCA this summer. Sure to attract lots of people to the booths!

Craig
C. Yoe (in the funny papers)

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Ew! Mutt and Jeff NUDE!


Weird But True! Mutt and Jeff didn’t start out as a team. Mutt was a single act at the beginning of the strip (the very first long running daily strip).

I wrote esteemed historian R.C. Harvey to confirm that today was the historic date that Mutt and Jeff met. Bob replied, “Mutt met Jeff in the local looney bin where he, Mutt, had been consigned by a judge for stealing money to bet with. The date was March 27, 1908; but it wasn’t until April 2 that we learn Jeff’s name. Or not. He said he was Jeffries, meaning Jim Jeffries, the current heavyweight champion. Humoring him, Mutt called him “Jeff” and so he was, henceforth and forever after. But you knew most of that if you’ve read the latest opus, Op. 202, at Rancid Raves HQ”.

Mutt and Jeff meet again like you’ve never seen them before in my upcoming book “Clean Cartoonists’ Dirty Drawings”–this time they meet in the NUDE! Well, first Mutt’s wife went nehkid for the National Cartoonists Society annual awards dinner…

Then Mutt and Jeff went totally commando the following year…

You’ll see lots more saucy surprises in “Clean Cartoonists’ Dirty Drawings”–it’s just about to go to press. Click below to pre-order so that you’re the first on your block get this sexy tome. It’s guarenteed to make your little Jeff a big Mutt!


order Clean Cartoonists’ Dirty Drawings here

Craig
C. Yoe (in the funny papers)

Monday, March 26, 2007

Happy Birthday Happy Hooligan!

Happy Happy, Joy Joy! Happy Hooligan started today in 1900 with “Opper Art”! Here’s some things Frederick Opper cooked up for Happy’s 8th Birthday (courtesty of Arf Lover Bill Blackbeard):




Here’s some testimonials from Happy’s 31st birthday including one from Calvin Coolidge! (Again, thanks Bill):

BTW there will be plenty of Opper cave men and dinosaur art in the chapter in the upcoming Arf Forum book in the “Yabba Dabba Been Done, Cartoons from the Pre-Flintstone Age” chapter.

And here’s a little bonus for Happy’s 107th birthday. An unpublished sketch of the Hooligans from my own colllection:

Craig
C. Yoe (in the funny papers)

Monday, March 26, 2007

It’s Doll Man Monday!

It’s always fun to start the week with the game “Count the Phallic Symbols on the Doll Man Cover”! This week we may have a “Vagina Symbol” to count, too. Isn’t a “beard” a euphemism for a female’s private parts? And isn’t Doll Man’s flaming stick burning up that beard? Throw in, too, a little castration fear and some bondage, all on one cover. Oh, marvel at the kinkiness that is Doll Man!


Click for a closer look

Craig
C. Yoe (in the funny papers)

Friday, March 23, 2007

That’s a Mitchin’ Tattoo!

I joked yesterday with Mitch O’Connell that he should get the painting he did for me for the book “The Art of Barbie” tattooed on himself. Mitch just sent me a pic of somebody that did just that!


Click for a closeup of the tattoo

Mitch’s interview was highlighted by Dirk Deppey on Journalista and by Mark Frauenfelder on Boing Boing for which I’m much appreciative! I welcome readers from those blogs. Take a look around and please subscribe.

Now that I’m finally finishing up my next two books, Arf Forum and Clean Cartoonists’ Dirty Drawings I’ll have time to post a lot of the Arf Lovers “Hi Five” interviews I’ve been working on. Look soon for questions posed to Art Blogger King (and himself a very talented ilustrator) John Martz of Drawn.ca. Then long suffering, patient Randolph Hoppe of the cool Jack Kirby Museum. And finally Arf’s book publisher, Gary Groth, on Harlan Ellison’s miserable first amendment bashing lawsuit against Fantagraphics.


order Arf Forum here


order Clean Cartoonists’ Dirty Drawings here

Craig
C. Yoe (in the funny papers)

Friday, March 23, 2007

Casual Sex Friday

Craig
C. Yoe (in the funny papers)

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Arf Lovers High Fives Mitch O’Connell


Mitch O’Connell is one of my favorite artists! Mitch’s influences that have informed his art have given him a style that is a wonderfully wonky mash of comics, 60s clip art and old-school tattoos. As far as the later it has come full circle. Mitch has been creating portfolios of tattoo flash that have now been collected in a book published by Last Gasp.


click here to order

1. Mitch, what is you first comic book experience?
My first experience professionally (kinda) drawing comics was around 1980. Charlton comics was accepting/looking for folks to do covers and stories. The only catch was- they weren’t paying anything. Of course the thrill of seeing my stuff published greatly outweighed the lack of financial rewards! I think I ended up doing about 5 covers and a couple one or two page stories.

2. How many prison tatttoos do you have?
I have kept my skin a pristine, unmarked fishbelly white.

3. What artists have inspired you for your flash?
I have spent hours and hours staring down the art of the old school guys, Sailor Jerry, Dainty Dotty, Owen Jensen, Ralph Johnson, Stoney, Bert Grimm and a hundred others hoping that some of their skill and wisdom might seep into my skull.

4. Any good stories about people getting tattooed with your art?
It’s all good! You can’t get a much higher complement that having someone permanently engrave your stuff on their flesh! I do a drawing for a newspaper, it’s thrown out the next day. An illustration for a magazine might stay on the coffee table for a couple of weeks (unless it’s at the dentist’s office), and a gallery show is only up for a month, but a tattoo… that’s gotta be the winner for hanging in there!

5. What new projects are you working on?
I’m still knee deep in this project!  Remember the traveling sideshow? Where you could stare and gawk at society’s misbegotten sad souls? Well, in that same spirit, I’m hittin’ the road with gallery shows and “Mitch O’Connell Tattoos” book signings! So far I’ve scheduled a signing on March 23rd at Quimbys Bookstore here in Chicago.
     On the 31st of March I’ll be having a show and signing  at at Rival Tattoo Art Studios in Albuquroque, NM. 
     On April 14th DVA Gallery back in Chicago is having a tattoo show. I’ll be signing and displaying my doodles there too.
     On May 11th I’ll be having a show at Crybaby Gallery in Asbury Park, NJ.   
and in July I’ll be at the San Diego Comic Con at the Last Gasp booth. Please come and sadly shake your head in pity. It’ll be fun! 

Thanks, Mitch! remember when I comissioned you to do a painting for “The Art Of Barbie” book? It’s one of the greatest pieces in the book. Below is the painting. Mitch, you might think about getting it tattooed at one of the tattoo shops or shows you are gonna be at on your pristine, unmarked fishbelly white skin. Send me a photo to put on the blog if you do.

Arf Lovers order Mitch’s great book here. Hey, Mitch, do you want to trade for a copy of the Arf Museum book with its special tattoo theme?


order Arf Museum here

Craig
C. Yoe (in the funny papers)

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Happy B-Day Al Williamson!

Saw on Tom Spurgeon’s Comics Reporter blog that this is Al’s birthday.

Here’s a little drawing that Al did that will be my upcoming book, Clean Cartoonists’ Dirty Drawings. They’ll be a big one, too, an incredible two page spread of a Roman orgy–I kid you not!

You can click below to order the book and be the first on your block to eyeball it. Woo-hoo and happy birthday, Al!

Craig
C. Yoe (in the funny papers)

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