Lela Dowling’s Alice

AliceCreatespaceCover653x944Lewis Carroll’s classic Alice In Wonderland tale gets turned into a full-scale graphic novel with delightful art by Lela Dowling (Fusion, The Weasel Patrol, Anne McCaffrey’s Dragonflight). This lively romp filled with cute critters and wonderful wordplay will be welcome kids, Carroll fans, and youth librarians. As an added bonus, it includes a whimsical adaptation of Carroll’s nonsense poem “Jabberwocky”.
List Price: $8.95
5.5″ x 7.75″ (13.97 x 19.685 cm)
Black & White on Cream paper
112 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0971633834
ISBN-10: 0971633835
BISAC: Comics & Graphic Novels / Fantasy
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Dear President Johnson

Dear President Johnson coverWhat do you get when Bill Adler, creator of such best-selling books as The Kennedy Wit, teams up with Charles M. Schulz, creator of Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the whole Peanuts gang, and they draw from the creativity of the millions of kids in America? You get Dear President Johnson –a collection of the letters kids sent to the White House, facing the President with their questions, their wishes, and their dreams. Originally published during the LBJ administration, this book has been brought back to print to delight a whole new generation.

List Price: $9.99
6″ x 6″ (15.24 x 15.24 cm)
Black & White Bleed on Cream paper
102 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1936404568
ISBN-10: 1936404567
BISAC: Humor / Topic / Political
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Kids’ Letters to President Kennedy

KidsJFKGenuine letters sent from the kids of the early 1960s to JFK show you the dreams, obsessions, and general attitude of America’s children. New York Times best-selling book creator worked with the White House mail department to find letters that were delightful, intriguing, and representative of the thousands of letters that would stream in each week. The book is augmented by dozens of delightful illustrations by Louis Darling, better know for this work on Beverly Cleary’s Beezus & Ramona books. Out of print for half a century, this book is now back in this paperback edition!

5″x8″, 162 pages, black-and-white on cream paper, list price $14.99 US.

This book is part of our Presidential Bookshelf line.

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Cold War Coloring: Political Adult Coloring Books of the Kennedy Era

Cold War Coloring coverThe first time adult coloring books swept america, they weren’t therapeutic… they were satiric.
In the early 1960s, the first wave of parody coloring books used the form to mock the culture of the day. Here are five prime examples that took on the politic conflicts of that era. Most of these have been out of print for half a century.

  • JFK Coloring Book – a genuine New York Times-certified best seller, this look at the Kennedy White House, the Kennedy friends, and especially the Kennedy family contains beautiful art by Mort Drucker, master caricaturist from Mad.
  • New Frontier Comic Coloring Book – an all-out attack on the Kennedy administration, produced by Arthur J. Weaver, a Republican politician from Nebraska and a four-time delegate to the Republican National Convention
  • Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev Coloring Book – a look at the notorious but colorful Soviet leader, written by Amram Ducovny, father of actor David Duchovny.
  • Khrushchev’s Top Secret Coloring Book – with Gene Shalit on the writing and Jack Davis of Mad fame handling the art, the communists take it on the chin.
  • The John Birch Coloring Book – a poke at the right-wing John Birch Society, who were concerned with communists abroad and communists (real and perceived) at home.”Overall, Cold War Coloring is a remarkable volume. It reminds me of an era I barely understood as a child and clarify those times for me. It’s a perfect gift for coloring book buffs, nostalgia fans and political memorabilia collectors” — Tony Isabella, Tony’s Tips

8.5″x11″, 148 pages, black and white, paperback, list price $9.99 US.

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Khrushchev’s Top Secret Coloring Book

Khrushchev Coloring BookIn 1962, during the first adult coloring book craze, Khrushchev’s Top Secret Coloring Book hit the shelves to take a stab at the Russian leader. Written by Gene Shalit and drawn by EC Comics and Mad Magazine superstar Jack Davis, it paints a hilarious picture of world politics of the day. (Note: this material is also included as part of the book Cold War Coloring.)

8.5″x11″, 24 pages, black and white paperback, list price $6.00.

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What to Name Your Jewish Baby

What to Name Your Jewish Baby

Are you going to have a Jewish baby, and do you need a name… or just some laughs? Then this book is for you!

New York Times best-selling book creator Bill Adler teams up with Mad Magazine‘s killer team of Arnie Kogen and Mort Drucker to deliver not only over 300 possible names for your little blessing, but also an explanation of what strange or interesting sort of person you’ll get if you give them that name! Peppered with more than 50 of Drucker’s great illustrations, this is perfect book to use as a gift, or to whomp spiders with! Just buy it!

6″x9″, 120 pages, black and white on cream paper, paperback, list price $9.99 US.

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Panel One: Comic Book Scripts by Top Writers

Panel One Comic Book ScriptsFor anyone who makes comics or wants to, here is a collection of sample scripts from some of the best and brightest folks in the comic book business. Includes a Marvel-style plot from Cyborg creator Marv Wolfman, full scripts from Neil Gaiman (Miracleman), Kurt Busiek (Astro City), Trina Robbins, Nat Gertler (including the finished art by Steve Lieber), Greg Rucka (Whiteout), Dwayne McDuffie (Deathlok), and Kevin Smith (Jay & Silent Bob). Plus a drawn script by Jeff Smith for his Bone tie-in series Rose! Each script is introduced either by the writer or by About Comics publisher Nat Gertler.

  • Anything you’ve ever wanted to know about comic scriptwriting is in here – Savant
  • It’s an attractive package put together by comics writer Nat Gertler, and it’s welcome, indeed. GRADE: A – Comics Buyer’s Guide
  • There aren’t many books that pass for “invaluable references” in our field, but this qualifies. – Steven Grant, writer of Two Guns
  • The book is fantastic, containing actual scripts in their purest form. Even if you’re not a comic book person, you’ll learn a lot and be entertained… There’s a lovely feeling of peeking backstage that you get with these scripts. – Jane Espenson, consulting producer and writer, Once Upon a Time; writer on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Battlestar Galactica

List price: $19.95
Paperback: 200 pages
ISBN-10: 0971633800
ISBN-13: 978-0971633803
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 11 inches

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(Wholesale note: while Panel One is subject to the same wholesale and shipping terms as other About Comics paperbacks, it needs to be ordered separately and cannot be mixed in with the order.)