Barney Rubble with green toenails, Yogi Bear mass graveyards, fake Charlie Browns: welcome to the weird wide world of cartoon merchandising!
Two new books examine the role of the Disney studio as a patriotic propaganda factory during World War II.
The obesity epidemic takes its toll on cartoon characters in a new book and exhibition.
A new book seeks to remedy the lack of English scholarship on China’s contribution to the medium.
Historian R.C. Harvey sets out to rescue great cartoonists of old from obscurity.
A new edition of “The Anime Encyclopedia” aims to cover anime more comprehensively than ever before. Does it succeed?
Thinking of moving from animation into children’s book illustration? Here’s some valuable advice from a dozen artists who have already made the jump.
I regret starting this review on a negative note, but it should be said that “Anime Fan Communities” is not the most accurately-titled book. Author Sandra Annett takes international anime fandom as her starting point, but she ends up engaging with a much wider range of topics.
Finding the perfect book for the beloved animation fan in your life can be a big challenge, but these gift-book ideas will inform and inspire anyone who loves animation and drawing.
Designer Todd Oldham, who has compiled impressive monographs on mid-century illustrators and designers like Charley Harper and Alexander Girard, looks to have made something special again with his book on Ed Emberley.