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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 June, 2007

Friday, June 29, 2007

Old Skool Ink Slinger Say Cheese! Pt. 2: Chic Young

Chic Young “Creator of Dumb Dora”–that’s dumb! Everybody knows Chic Young created BLONDIE! Wait this photo is from 1928, two years away from the creation of Dagwood’s crush. Murat Bernard Young was just 27 years old here at the drawing board–Young at art!  I’m presenting 15 vintage cartoonists photos from a very rare very early promotion. Stay tooned!


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Craig
C. Yoe (in the funny papers)

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Old Skool Ink Slinger Say Cheese! Pt. 1: Segar!

I recently added an amazing 1928 strip promo piece to the Arf-chives with vintage cartoonist mini-bios and wonderful period photos. I’ll present one-a-day for the next 15 Arf posts! They’ll be rare photos of heavy hitters like George Herriman, Cliff Sterrett, Chic Young and some fascinating more obscure guy and gal cartoonists, too. But, I’ll start with my very favorite photo from this treasure of great photos: Elzie C. Segar! This has no mention of Popeye because he didn’t appear in the Thimble Theater till January 17, 1929 of the next year! But, that great look on Segar’s face–maybe he had already created the one-eyed sailor and knew it would see print soon and was gonna change comics forever!

Craig
C. Yoe (in the funny papers)

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

It’s Wacky Wonder Woman Wednesday!

MoCCA Art Festival is a comics convention with nobody dressed as Wonder Woman–what’s *THAT* about?!?  But, outside on the streets of New York at the same time as MoCCA was the Gay Pride Parade. And there’s always great Wonder Woman costumes at Gay Pride Parades. Here, in fact, is a photo of some parading proud folks. “We’re here, we’re queer, we’re Wonder Women!” Go Gay Pride!

Craig
C. Yoe (in the funny papers)

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Top Ten Books Scored at MoCCA!

#10: BEM

This is from Iceland by Matti Hagelbergia. The cover delivers, the inside is just as wonky! I love the fact that foreign Indy publishers and comic dealers are setting up at MoCCA. I hope MoCCA encourages more of this, it’s so very kewl.


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#9: ALINE THE ALIEN

T. Motley is one to watch. Strong on concepts and one of the better draftspeople in the Indy scene. He’s committed to comics and moving from Denver to Brooklyn to get deeper into the comics and illustration world. Can’t wait to see what else this guy comes up with!


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#8: WASCO’S WEEKBLAD

Another foreign job. Artsy-fartsy, kinda surreal, a little Chris Ware influence, maybe. More like a sketch book of comic book or magazine covers from, I gather, an imagined publication called Wasco’s Weekblad. Whatever the heck it is I LIKE IT! Lots.


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#7: PROJECT ROMANTIC

I can vicariously pretend I’m a twenty-something Indy comic book artist in love through this one. It’s lots of alternate guys and gals doing this, but the production is superlative and it’s in full color throughout. You can’t go wrong with Adhouse books.


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#6: OUT OF THE WOODS

School of Visual Arts must have some kind of kick-ass cartooning department because I’m way impressed by this student portfolio/comic book, and I’m not easily impressed ;o). I’m actually thinking of contacting some of the artists here when I finally do a “Contemporary Arf”. And don’t you just love that cover with its great lettering? You don’t see much good lettering from the Indy crowd, hell, from the mainstream crowd either. I’m a sucker for hand drawn type this wonderful.


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#5: I SMELL AND REMEMBER

Marianne R. Petit can be counted on for interesting concepts. Here she illustrates friends’ memories that have been touched off by smells. Fascinating stuff and I love the cover with it’s tied-on fold out. This is the kind of stuff you can only find at small press gatherings ike MoCCA.


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#4: Bosko.

John Holmstrom, editor and publisher of Punk magazine, has long cracked me up with his signature character, Bosko. The perfect blend of laugh generating art and story. And, as you might expect from the genius behind Punk, lots of rebellion and anti-social behavior demonstated here. Yeah, baby!


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#3: BLACK GHOST APPLE FACTORY

Heartiest congrats to Top Shelf’s Chris and Brett for their ten exemplorary years. And a tip of the Yoe hat for publishing one of the best Indy cartoonists: Jeremy Tinder. I’m quite taken with Jeremy’s work–I’m a big gushing fan. Jeremy’s comics are compelling, quirky, full of gentle humor. Totally engaging. I also snagged a terrific mini-painting by Jeremy at the festival, remind me to show it to you, Arf lovers!


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#2: UNATTACHED

Maybe J. P. Coovert is a big part of this scene, I dunno. I was totally unfamiliar with his work. It’s very unassuming, so normally I would have passed it by. But, as the cover hints, the guys a real thinker, willing to take risks with his simple style. And this super simple style makes it easy to get into J.P.’s work and then you find the rewards. You find you’ve been told a nice little story, and experienced some real creativity (I won’t spoil the the delightful surprise format of this little book that is revealed when you turn the last page). This is the one book I read to my wife when I got home and she loved it, too. I want more J. P. stuff (and was sad to learn I somehow missed at MoCCA a collaboration comic he did with anothe fantastic Hope Larson).


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#1: ELVIS ROAD

MInd blowing, this book folds out to a full 45 feet to reveal a bizarre panorama of cartooning psychotic madness. Buenaventura Press puts the art in comic art. I thought my “Life is Short, Arf Is Long” book would be the longest book at the festival–boy was I terribly mistaken. Elvis lives and lives and lives in THIS one!


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Another great MoCCA fest, congrats to all the hard working volunteers that made this baby happen! Thanks to all the Arf fans that came by to my table and were effusive in their praise of the Arf books. I had great fun at the Arf talk over at the museum with a great crowd attending. I enjoyed being interviewed by Comicolgy for their teevee show, too. Finally, a big thanks for making the book “Life is Short, Arf is Long” a sell-out. See you next year!

Craig
C. Yoe (in the funny papers)

Monday, June 25, 2007

MoCCA Mug Shots

Gary Groth, publisher of the Arf books with the brand new Arf Forum.


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Craig
C. Yoe (in the funny papers)

Monday, June 25, 2007

It’s Doll Man Monday!

A nasty villain named, of all things, “Vibro”! When he grabs our little Doll Man, what fiendish Vibro-type things will he do with the Mighty Mite? I shudder to think!

This Doll Man cover was sent in by David B. who wins for his efforts the new Arf book “Life is Short, ARF is Long”. This limited editon book (there is only 50 copies!) sold out at $19.95 at the MoCCA Art Festival. People loved it with it’s unusual shape and length and its content of all elongated cartoons from 1865 to the present. Scroll down and see its cover below. But, good news for you rabid collectors of rarities: I kept a few “Life is Short, ARF is Long’s” aside to reward people that contribute material to the Arf Lovers Blog or material to the Arf books. What ya got?

Craig
C. Yoe (in the funny papers)

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Licensing Show!

I’m at the Licensing show this week, if you’re there by any chance visit us at Booth 1133 acroiss from Nickelodeon (not the previously announced #1549). Thought I’d share today, in honor of the event, the Best, Licensed, Product Ever…the Batman squirt gun complete with p*n*s and b*tt pl*g!


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Craig
C. Yoe (in the funny papers)

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

It’s Wacky Wonder Woman Wednesday!

To continue celebrating the Licensing Show, which is where I’m at this week, here’s another great comic book licensed product, the “Joint Action Wonder Woman”!

Craig
C. Yoe (in the funny papers)

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

MOCCA

I will be at MoCCA Art Festival at the Puck Building in NYC this Saturday and Sunday. I will be sharing a table with cartoonists Denis and Alexa Kitchen, likely being dwarfed by their immense talent, but what the heck, on the other hand maybe I’ll benefit by the “halo effect”.

I AM excited to announce that I am publishing this week the first “Limited Edition Arf”. There will be only 100 copies printed (as opposed to the usual 4-5000 print run of the other Arf books. This Arf book will not be available in stores or through any mail-order or on-line retailers. Most of the copies will be given as a thank you people who contribute material for the Arf books or blog (so let me know what ‘cha GOT!)

As you can see this Limited Edition Arf is called Life is Short But Arf is Long. It is 15 inches high and contains 32 pages of material from 1864 (Frank Bellew) to the present (my cover!). Lots of goodies from the entire time span of cartooning and cartoons come from all over the world. All the cartoons playfully, creatively, riff on the extreme verticle format. Name artists like Winsor McCay and George Herriman are represented in Life is Short, Arf is Long. And, true to all the Arf books, there’s lots of unknown geniuses, too, that will astound you. But there is only going to be a handlful available for purchase so see me at the table or at my talk on Sunday to snag one for yourself. These WILL go fast, you HAVE been warned!

The talk Sunday at the MoCCA museum (just a few blocks from the festival) will be a multi-media presentation on Arf with lots of fun and surprises. I’m looking forward to meeting Arf Lovers there.


The new Arf Forum book will be at the festival, too, of course, and I will be happy to sign your copy if you wish.

Craig
C. Yoe (in the funny papers)

Monday, June 18, 2007

It’s Doll Man Monday!

The cover freaks me out. Dollman handcuffed in a frilly casket by his arch enemy, the gap-toothed, bald-headed (yet well-manicured) Undertaker. More Freudian symbolism from the Mighty Mite? Another question: why have no bloggers linked to the Doll Man posts on Arf Lovers? The throw-away Hugo Pratt item got linked on blogs all over the world, yet little Doll Man has, thus far, week after week, been ignored. These are mysteries to this humble blogger.


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Craig
C. Yoe (in the funny papers)

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