Saturday, June 30, 2007

Woody Guthrie Cartoon Tribute

Isn't this just a marvelous idea? The book, This Toon is Your Toon, is the brainchild of Stephanie Piro and John Nolan, and it really is a little gem. It's a worthy cause too, because all the proceeds from the sale of the book go to the Oklahoma Chapter of the Huntington's Disease Society of America.

I am partial, of course, but I genuinely laughed out loud at some of the cartoons and I can, with a clear conscience, highly recommend this publication. The authors' have done a great job rounding up a range of diverse talents from all across the cartooning spectrum, with cartoons from New Yorker cartoonists, editorial cartoonists, syndicated strip cartoonists, illustrators, greetings card artists, et al. The front cover, which is excellent, is by Tom Stiglich and the back by Malcolm (I don' need no steenkin' Bristol Board) McGookin. The collection features cartoons by some of our favourite cartoonists: Mike (Cornered) Baldwin, Isabel (Six Chix) Bannerman, Marek Bennet, Pat (What Would Satan Do - Despairadise - the musical) Byrnes, John Chase, Oliver (Hallmark's Revilo) Christianson, Dan (Hustler) Collins, Benita Epstein, Ann Farrell, Brian Fray, Paul Giambarba, Anne (Six Chix) Gibbons, Steve Greenberg, John Klossner, Kathryn (Six Chix) LeMieux, Mike Lynch, McGookin, Rod McKie (hey, that's me), Ron Morgan, Mark (Off the Mark) Parisi, Stephanie (Six Chix) Piro, Steamy Raimon, Roy (The Humble Stumble) Schneider, Nik Scott, Margaret (Six Chix) Schulock, Barbara Smaller, Tom Stiglich, Patricia Storms, Rick (Soup To Nutz) Stromoski, Peaco Todd, and Greg (Beetle Bailey) Walker.

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