Holiday Gift Ideas: Not Quite Animation Books

Have enough animation books already? Here are ten books from the past year which, while not necessarily about animation, are well worth adding to any cartoon and illustration book collection.

Miguel Covarrubias Book

Miguel Covarrubias: 4 Visions

Charley Harper

Charley Harper: An Illustrated Life

Saul Steinberg: Illuminations

Saul Steinberg: Illuminations

Betsy and Me

Betsy and Me collects the rare syndicated newspaper strip of Plastic Man creator Jack Cole.

Hank Ketcham book

Where’s Dennis?: The Magazine Cartoon Art of Hank Ketcham

Completely MAD Don Martin

The Completely MAD Don Martin

Original Art of Basil Wolverton

The Original Art of Basil Wolverton

Perry Bible Fellowship

The Perry Bible Fellowship by Nicholas Gurewitch just might be the best absurdist comic since The Far Side.

Longest Christmas List Ever

The Longest Christmas List Ever, a fine children’s book written by Jibjab founders Gregg and Evan Spiridellis, and illustrated by two up-and-coming talents Brandon Scott and Ian Worrel.

Follow the Line

Follow the Line, an amazing children’s book by Laura Ljungkvist. See interior pages here.