Monthly Archives: May 2009

Looking for light summer reading? Little Lulu!

Looking for something to brighten the summer weeks? In the pantheon of great mainstream comics, few came close to the popular Dell Comics run on Little Lulu, which writer/cartoonist John Stanley (though he only drew the earliest issues of Lulu, … Continue reading

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Aaron Cometbus – Punk Zines Get Personal

One of the most significant developments in zines in the past 25 years is the shift from interest-based research zines to personal zines (“perzines”, as they are sometimes called). In their earliest years, zines focused on specific fan interests. Most … Continue reading

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I Heart Virginia Lee Burton

I just wrote a short essay/slide show appreciation about one of my favorite artists, Virginia Lee Burton.  It’s up here at Double X (no , not a porn site but rather Slate’s new women-centered web site). CCS has been doing … Continue reading

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The Haitian Hobo

I’ll be giving an illustrated talk Thursday May 28th (tomorrow!) at 7pm at The Schulz Library’s neighbor, The Main Street Museum. Included will be the founding of CCS, the founding of Haiti, Len Wein, Brother Voodoo, sketchbook drawings, and speculation … Continue reading

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Sugarcube

Last weekend I attended the Maine Comics Art Festival in Portland.  Our table was right next to another CCS alum, Sam Gaskin.  Sam is one of my favorite cartoonists period.  At the show he had a new book called Sugarcube.  This … Continue reading

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A Troublesome Orange Cat

What’s Michael? by Makoto Kobayashi Yet another orange tabby captures the hearts of comic readers in Makoto Kobayashi’s manga, What’s Michael? Translated into English in the 90s, the Schulz Library is the proud owner of no less than six books … Continue reading

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Gray Matter

In 1929, nine-year-old Shirley Bell began her decade long run as the radio voice of Little Orphan Annie. She kept a scrap book of press, advertisements, comic strips, and photos of memorabilia, events, and celebs she met (including, of course, … Continue reading

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Zonker's Eyes

Jeff Smith left town yesterday after giving a wonderful commencement speech to the graduating seniors. Will post or link to speech soon. Two things I learned during Jeff’s visit: 1. Bone was conceived in Northfield, Vermont during the winter of … Continue reading

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Wanted: Toy Piano

Seth bought this bust of Beethoven for the Schulz Library after his visit a few years back. Anyone have a toy piano they’d be willing to donate?  —James Sturm

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New Books

Each year  seniors meet with selected faculty before graduation. This thesis review marks the end of their two years at CCS. It seems fitting that this occurs at the Schulz Library as a copy of each cartoonist’s work joins the … Continue reading

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