The Art of Harley Quinn

The Art of Harley Quinn is now available for pre-order!
Make sure to use Amazon Smile and select The Cartoon Art Museum as your designated charitable contribution when you order this, The Complete Peanuts Character Encyclopedia, and Totally Awesome: The Greatest Cartoons of the Eighties!

All three books are hitting stores from early October through early November, and I’ll have information about ordering signed and sketched editions here as soon as I’ve got books in stock.


Big fall!

I’ve got three books coming out this fall, from mid-September to mid-October (and one more that might hit the shelves around that time, too).

My wife Shaenon and I co-wrote a small booklet for Zombie Gnome: A Tiny Terror, coming out from Running Press in September. This is a Mega-Mini Kit, like the Cobra H.I.S.S. Tank and Adventure Time kits I’ve done previously, and this one contains your own personal mini zombie garden gnome.

Next up is the long-awaited Totally Awesome! The Greatest Cartoons of the Eighties, published by Insight Editions. ThunderCats, G.I. Joe, Inspector Gadget, Muppet Babies, DuckTales, Jem and more! Years in the making, and essential reading for every eighties kid.

The week after that, The Complete Peanuts Character Encyclopedia hits stores. Learn all about everyone’s favorite Peanuts characters, like Cormac, Thibault, Milo, and Emily! (And Charlie Brown and Snoopy, too, if we’ve got room.)





Happy holidays!

I was pleased to find out this morning that Comic Book Resources picked one of the Marvel Holiday Special stories that Shaenon K. Garrity and I wrote as one of the top X-Men X-Mas stories of all time! “Piece of Cake” (which I hope will make their list of top Spider-Man holiday stories, too) was a lot of fun to write, and was our tribute to the classic Marvel Team-Up series from the seventies and eighties. Hope you’ve got a copy somewhere under your tree this year.



See you at APE in San Jose this weekend!



I’ll have Eastman/Laird bookplate editions of TMNT: The Ultimate Visual History available at booth #206!  I’m staffing both my own booth and the Cartoon Art Museum‘s booth this year, as always, and will be joined by the great Gene Luen Yang on Saturday and the double-great Thien Pham on Sunday.  This is my SIXTEENTH YEAR at this convention, and it’s always one of my favorites.

Hey, look! It’s Gem’s Book Nook!

Thanks to Gem for this glowing review of The Looney Tunes Treasury!  It’s hard to believe that it’s already been seven (!) years since its publication, and about eight years since I started writing it.
The review’s here, and I suggest you bookmark Gem’s site so that you can keep up with the rest of her reviews, since she’s obviously got great taste in literature:

I’m still plugging away on my slightly-delayed history of 1980s TV animation, but it’s going to be worth the wait.  The postponement’s allowing me time to add a few more big-name interview subjects, find even more artwork to include in the book, and might even let me add another show to the mix.  My editor thinks we can branch out into other decades and maybe even go back to the eighties for a follow-up if this goes well, and I’ll keep you posted as all of this comes together.

In the meantime, I’m contacting interview subjects for my next book, and if all goes well, I’ll have two books hitting the shelves next year.  Stay tuned!