You probably haven’t even had a chance to pick your copy of volume two yet, but look out! Coming in April 2019, we finish up the first decade of Lynn Johnston’s long-running family drama in FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE, VOL. 3: 1986-89! Three-and-a-half years of dailies and full-color Sundays in one massive book!
Dean and Kurtis are heading to San Diego next week for one of the biggest pop culture events in the world… The San Diego Comic-Con!
List below is an outline of the various LOAC-related panels and signings taking place over the extended weekend. Plus, we’ll have many copies of For Better or For Worse, Vol. 2 and The Goat Getters for you to have signed by Lynn Johnston and Eddie Campbell, respectively.
Plus, how do you get one of these? Keep reading to find out!
News has rapidly spread concerning the passing of comics creator Steve Ditko, and here at The Library of American Comics we mark his passing with a sadness equaled only by our respect for this truly legendary talent.
On Sunday, June 24, the world of Dick Tracy was paid a visit by a very special guest. For Better or For Worse’s Michael Patterson attended Junior Tracy’s book signing, hoping to get his copy signed.
Dean Mullaney and Kurtis Findlay are back for another episode of the Library of American Comics & EuroComics Podcast!
In this episode, Dean and Kurtis talk about The Silence of Malka and For Better or For Worse, Vol. 2! Plus, Lorraine Turner returns to the show and she and Dean share stories from their recent trip to Italy! And if that isn’t enough: San Diego Comic-Con panel and signing info! The fate of Red Barry! Info about a new Alex Toth book! And a tease about an upcoming volume of LOAC Essentials!
It was sad news indeed to learn author, lecturer, and social gadfly Harlan Ellison passed away on June 28th at age eighty-four.
No writer affected me more deeply in my teenage years than Ellison, and he stands among that handful of authors who have made a lasting impression on me throughout my lifetime.
A few months ago in this space I showed you some photos of our LOAC books, arrayed on my bookshelves — you can see it here, if you’d like a refresher.
More recently, we received some impressive bookshelf photos from another comics historian, the estimable Barry Pearl. Check out this first of five shots of Mr. Pearl’s amassed comics collections and be prepared, like me, to resist the urge to whistle in appreciation …
Today is Alex Toth’s birthday (born this day in 1928) and we here at The Library of American Comics can’t think of a better way to celebrate than to announce a new book full of comic art by one of the masters of the medium! Coming in March 2019: TREASURES RETOLD: THE LOST ART OF ALEX TOTH!
It is rare that we rerun content from prior years in this space, but as the title above hints, in this case we have a special reason to do just that. Let me take you back to a story we first ran on June 16, 2013:
Happy Birthday ‘Taffy Tucker’
Serious Caniffites have long known that The Rembrandt of the Comic Strips posed men and women as characters from first Terry and the Pirates and later Steve Canyon, having them create tableaux he translated into memorable comic strip panels. Several photo features in the news media of the day chronicled Milt’s working methods and showcased images of the models who portrayed everyone from Pat Ryan to Miss Mizzou; we have run excerpts from several of those features in several of our books, including this one: