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  RAW news, TOON Books and New Yorker covers you were never meant to see

toon-books:

Frank Viva, winner of the 2012 Cybils Award for his TOON Book, A Trip to the Bottom of the World, will be speaking at the LA Times Festival of Books on Sunday April 21, at 12:30pm. It is on the Seeley G. Mudd Stage (SGM 124).

He is speaking on the panel “Children’s Books: Dynamically Drawn Stories.” The moderator for the event is Caryn Wiseman, and other panelists include two other great artists/authors, David Kirk and Chris Raschka. 
If you’re in LA, don’t miss this rare chance to meet talented artists, and say hello for us.

toon-books:

Today’s TOON Spotlight is Israeli Illustrator Rutu Modan, author of the Eisner nominated TOON book, Maya Makes a Mess. Telling the story of Maya, a young, messy eater, invited to a fancy dinner party with the Queen, Maya Makes a Mess exhibits Modan’s trademark ligne claire drawing style and vibrant, graphic color schemes. Modan is best known for her politically driven, observational comics, as well as her autobiographical work and illustration. Maya Makes a Mess , her first children’s book, presents her work at its funniest and most accessible. On the TOON website, Maya Makes a Mess , Rutu talks about getting the idea from her daughter. See more of Modan’s work on her own website. 
CONGRATULATIONS to Rutu for the Eisner Award nomination. Comics, pro, don’t forget to vote!

toon-books:

Today’s TOON Spotlight is Israeli Illustrator Rutu Modan, author of the Eisner nominated TOON book, Maya Makes a Mess. Telling the story of Maya, a young, messy eater, invited to a fancy dinner party with the Queen, Maya Makes a Mess exhibits Modan’s trademark ligne claire drawing style and vibrant, graphic color schemes. Modan is best known for her politically driven, observational comics, as well as her autobiographical work and illustration. Maya Makes a Mess , her first children’s book, presents her work at its funniest and most accessible. On the TOON website, Maya Makes a Mess , Rutu talks about getting the idea from her daughter. See more of Modan’s work on her own website

CONGRATULATIONS to Rutu for the Eisner Award nomination. Comics, pro, don’t forget to vote!

toon-books:

Frank Viva, winner of the 2012 Cybils Award for his TOON Book, A Trip to the Bottom of the World, will be speaking at the LA Times Festival of Books on Sunday April 21, at 12:30pm. It is on the Seeley G. Mudd Stage (SGM 124).

He is speaking on the panel “Children’s Books: Dynamically Drawn Stories.” The moderator for the event is Caryn Wiseman, and other panelists include two other great artists/authors, David Kirk and Chris Raschka. 
If you’re in LA, don’t miss this rare chance to meet talented artists, and say hello for us.

toon-books:

A Sue Coe image about Animal Farming. Now, that’s effective graphic communication.

This is what gets our blood boiling:
GUNS
THE MELTING OF THE ICE CAPS
ANIMAL FARMING
THE 1 PERCENT
These are the topics most on our mind these days, so if you’re an artist who feels strongly about any of these topics, please send us images. THE MOST ARRESTING will be featured here, in our AGITPROP section, and on our social media.
We look forward to seeing what you come up with,
Françoise Mouly & the TOON team
(Submit by clicking the link in the sidebar.) 


submit your images at our OPEN CALL

toon-books:

A Sue Coe image about Animal Farming. Now, that’s effective graphic communication.

This is what gets our blood boiling:

GUNS

THE MELTING OF THE ICE CAPS

ANIMAL FARMING

THE 1 PERCENT

These are the topics most on our mind these days, so if you’re an artist who feels strongly about any of these topics, please send us images. THE MOST ARRESTING will be featured here, in our AGITPROP section, and on our social media.

We look forward to seeing what you come up with,

Françoise Mouly & the TOON team

(Submit by clicking the link in the sidebar.) 

submit your images at our OPEN CALL

toon-books:

Tackling touchy subjects like racial profiling, homelessness, and wealth distribution (à la Occupy movement), Lazar’s cartoons are ruthlessly contemporary, marked by a biting, flippant wit. It also doesn’t hurt that he’s a tremendous cartoonist, with beautiful ink washes and purposeful brush lines inspired by The New Yorker's Peter Arno.
You can check out Zohar’s sharp cartoons on his tumblr 

And see our OPEN CALL for good AGITPROP images on the TOON Tumblr.

toon-books:

Tackling touchy subjects like racial profiling, homelessness, and wealth distribution (à la Occupy movement), Lazar’s cartoons are ruthlessly contemporary, marked by a biting, flippant wit. It also doesn’t hurt that he’s a tremendous cartoonist, with beautiful ink washes and purposeful brush lines inspired by The New Yorker's Peter Arno.

You can check out Zohar’s sharp cartoons on his tumblr 

And see our OPEN CALL for good AGITPROP images on the TOON Tumblr.

toon-books:

…and we started 2013 with this New Yorker cover by Chris Ware—kids going back to school post-Newton. Again I wonder: what is it going to take to get a ban on assault weapons? Is the answer more guns…but now in schools?

We must take action before another massacre. What are we waiting for?

toon-books:

…and we started 2013 with this New Yorker cover by Chris Ware—kids going back to school post-Newton. Again I wonder: what is it going to take to get a ban on assault weapons? Is the answer more guns…but now in schools?

We must take action before another massacre. What are we waiting for?

toon-books:


Art did this New Yorker cover in 1993, when kids with guns could only be seen as an ironic exaggeration. Colombine happened in 1999, Newtown in 2012, nearly 20 years later. I share Art’s wish for 2013: no more!
But now talk is about having armed guards in schools… Seriously?

I shudder at what it’s going to take before we get a ban on assault weapons.

toon-books:

Art did this New Yorker cover in 1993, when kids with guns could only be seen as an ironic exaggeration. Colombine happened in 1999, Newtown in 2012, nearly 20 years later. I share Art’s wish for 2013: no more!
But now talk is about having armed guards in schools… Seriously?

I shudder at what it’s going to take before we get a ban on assault weapons.

toon-books:

A sharp cartoon from Zohar Lazar, very much on target. Racial profiling is alive and well in NYC.

Humor about racial profiling: “It’s sure nice to feel so protected!” Should we laugh or cry?

toon-books:

A sharp cartoon from Zohar Lazar, very much on target. Racial profiling is alive and well in NYC.

Humor about racial profiling: “It’s sure nice to feel so protected!” Should we laugh or cry?

toon-books:

in 1996—so quite a while back—R Sikoryak, a fine cartoonist and New Yorker cover artist welcomes the internet age in Peter Arno style. Now, Arno comes back again in Zohar Lazar’s Tumblr.

Boy! The life of a radical sure is exhausting!

toon-books:

Robert McCloskey, illustrating book-lovers, featured on the TOON Books tumblr.

We’ve been posting on the TOON Books tumblr. Follow us there!

toon-books:

Robert McCloskey, illustrating book-lovers, featured on the TOON Books tumblr.

We’ve been posting on the TOON Books tumblr. Follow us there!

toon-books:

This is what gets our blood boiling:

GUNS

THE MELTING OF THE ICE CAPS

ANIMAL FARMING

THE 1 PERCENT

These are the topics most on our mind these days, so if you’re an artist who feels strongly about any of these topics, please send us images. THE MOST ARRESTING will be featured here, in our AGITPROP section, and on our social media.

We look forward to seeing what you come up with,

Françoise Mouly & the TOON team

(Submit by clicking the link in the sidebar.) 

toon-books:

This week our Cool New Book is Shadow Atlas, a gorgeous, limited edition book from Nora Krug. The book, silk-screened, of which there are only 400 copies, is absolutely stunning, and details legends of ghosts from a variety of culture. If you want know more about the book, there’s a great interview with Nora, readable here.

You can buy Nora’s book right here. Check out some of her other awesome work on her website

GREAT NEWS! The wonderful Nora Krug, featured here on the TOON tumblr, got a Guggenheim! Very happy for Nora.



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art editor and TOON Books Editorial Director
Françoise Mouly

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Nadja Spiegelman

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