Joe Lambert’s Big Year

2011 was a great year for cartoonist and CCS ’08 alum Joseph Lambert. His new book I Will Bite You from Secret Acres won the sacred brick Ignatz award at the Small Press Expo last September (two to be exact, for Outstanding Artist and Collection!).

I Will Bite You was featured on the Drawn Blog as one of designer and cartoonist John Martz’s favorite books of 2011.

HOWEVER, January has started off with a bang. Stories from I Will Bite You are featured in the next Stripburger collection. His new graphic novel featuring not only Helen Keller but the struggles of her mentor, teacher and friend Annie Sullivan is coming out this March from Hyperion and The Center for Cartoon Studies. 2012 is going to blow 2011 out of the ink water!

Coming up at the Center for Cartoon Studies Gallery, Lambert’s art will grace the wall along with cartoonist and faculty member Jon Chad, whose book Leo Geo is set to come out from Roaring Brook Press the same month as Annie Sullivan. The previews of the book are breath-taking, Lambert’s already masterful handle on color guides and commands the story.

Some interiors of I Will Bite You

The Schulz Library is very happy to be a home base for Joe and looks forward to his upcoming releases. You can purchase I Will Bite You from the Secret Acres store run by Barry and Leon AND pre-order Annie Sullivan and the Trials of Helen Keller from Amazon today.

-Jen Vaughn

CCS Librarian

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