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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 April, 2008

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

It’s Not the Meat. It’s the Motion Picture!

“A faxed exchange between rival movie producers Don (Days of Thunder) Simpson and Jeff (Dick Tracy) Katzenburg: Simpson boasted to Katzenburg, “Wherever you go, you won’t escape the Thunder!” Katzenburg retorted, ‘Wait ’til you see how big my Dick is!’”

Craig
C. Yoe (in the funny papers)

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

No Joke!

Bob Kane claims that actor Conrad Veidt’s appearance in a 1928 silent film inspired the creation of The Joker!

Craig
C. Yoe (in the funny papers)

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

D. J. David B. Spins Comics-Tunes: The Ventures

Usually I spotlight a comics character or a cartoonist for my Comics Tunes feature. This Tuesday I’m going to mix it up a little. I’m featuring an artist.

The Ventures, seen below in a classic photo that makes them look like they’re waiting for a bus, are one of the most successful recording acts of the rock ‘n roll era, if you measure success by how many records they released. I don’t count how many albums the Ventures recorded, I measure them by the pound (a ton of LPs the way I figure it).

The Ventures hold another record in addition to the record for making a lot of records. They also cut more comics-related tracks than anyone else. (Unless some astute Arf lover can think of a group that had more!)

Yes, there were albums of nothing but super-hero songs, and several artists recorded entire albums of just Batman tracks, but The Ventures had more songs about more unrelated comic and cartoon characters on different albums at different times in their career than anyone in their right mind would dare.

I took the Liberty (inside joke) of clumsily editing together some of the Ventures’ best into one four-minute comics medley. Listen for The Pink Panther Theme, Dick Tracy, The Batman Theme, Roadrunner, and Snoopy vs. The Red Baron, by simply clicking on the bar below…


(if no bar appears please click here to listen)

Next Tuesday, more comics tunes!

Craig
C. Yoe (in the funny papers)

Monday, April 28, 2008

What’s the Frequency, Felix?

“RCA Engineers tested the Transmissions of a television signal in 1928. They daily trained their cameras on a Felix the Cat doll, making him TV’s first regular star!”

Craig
C. Yoe (in the funny papers)

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Something’s Fishy!

“A store in Arizona sold The Little Mermaid video wrapped in plain brown paper! A woman had complained that the cover showed an unmentionable part of the male anatomy in King Triton’s castle!”

Craig
C. Yoe (in the funny papers)

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Christmas Potty!

The scatologically driven cartoon South Park started as a joke “Christmas Card” video circulated among Hollywood insiders. George Clooney (who was the voice of Sparky, the gay dog, in a later episode) pirated 100 copies to show his 100 closest friends!

Craig
C. Yoe (in the funny papers)

Friday, April 25, 2008

The Honeymoon was Almost Over!

Asked if The Honeymooners influenced the creation of The Flintstones, Bill Hanna said, “Jackie Gleason was going to sue but was talked out of it by his lawyers!”

Craig
C. Yoe (in the funny papers)

Friday, April 25, 2008

Friday’s THE FLYING FLICK!

This kid is FAR too enthusiastic in his rendition of The Mickey Mouse Club Song…

Craig
C. Yoe (in the funny papers)

Thursday, April 24, 2008

They Put Him on the Map!

Squirrel Gulch, Colorado, was renamed Steve Canyon in honor of the character created by Milton Caniff!

Craig
C. Yoe (in the funny papers)

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Besides Being Krazy…

George Herriman sometimes referred to Krazy Kat as a male, sometimes as a female!

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Craig
C. Yoe (in the funny papers)

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