The Negro Travelers’ Green Book 1957: facsimile edition

This is a full reproduction of the 1957 edition of The Negro Travelers’ Green Book, the classic travel guide for African Americans during the Jim Crow era. 
List Price: $8.99
5″ x 6.75″
Black & White on Cream paper
88 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1936404872
ISBN-10: 1936404877
BISAC: History / United States / 20th Century

Two Little Nuns

Bill O’Malley’s TWO LITTLE NUNS launched a series of collection of nun cartoons that had America laughing through the 1950s and 1960s. Out of print for more than half a century, this very popular collection (six printings in its first year alone) is now back, ready for a new audience and those who want to look back on their past!
List Price: $7.99
5.25″ x 8″  
Black & White on White paper
76 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1936404766
ISBN-10: 1936404761
BISAC: Humor / Topic / Religion

Nun Funnies!

What are black and white and read all over? Nun Funnies! 

Back before Sister Act, before Nunsense, before Sister Mary Elephant and even The Flying Nun, nuns were tickling our funny bones in cartoon form. Here, originally published by the Catholic magazine Extension, are hundreds of examples, one for each day of the year (no need to take Sundays off.) Really, as many nun cartoons as the average person will need in a lifetime, all by the talented Joe Lane!

List Price: $14.99
8.5″ x 11″ 
Black & White on White paper
136 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1936404773
ISBN-10: 193640477X
BISAC: Humor / Topic / Religion

More Little Nuns

“More Little Nuns” was actually the first of the collections of Joe Lane nun cartoons, launching a series of books about nuns (and others about men of the cloth) that were popular in the 1950s and 1960s. This volume had preorders of over 50,000 copies when it was released. 
List Price: $7.99
5.25″ x 8″
Black & White on White paper
76 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1936404780
ISBN-10: 1936404788
BISAC: Humor / Topic / Religion

Nuns So Lovable

As the cartoonist for the Catholic magazine Extension in the 1950s, Joe Lane specialized in chronicling the lighter side of men and women in faith. With this collection, he shows his delightful take on the lives of nuns, as the sisters apply their sacred calling to the day-to-day world.
List Price: $7.99
5.25″ x 8″ 
Black & White on White paper
76 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1936404797
ISBN-10: 1936404796
BISAC: Humor / Topic / Religion

Our Little Nuns

Remember the nuns from your youth? Some were sweet, some were harsh, all were special in their own way. Here are cartoons about the sweet ones, those who are living the sparse life with joy. These classic 1950s cartoons will bring a smile with their humor and another with the memories they evoke. 
List Price: $7.99
5.25″ x 8″
Black & White on White paper
76 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1936404803
ISBN-10: 193640480X
BISAC: Humor / Topic / Religion

Vale of Dears

Nuns teaching! Nuns on missions! Nuns out shopping! Nuns cooking dinner! This classic cartoon collection features nuns navigating the world in the way that only nuns can! 
List Price: $7.99
5.25″ x 8″
Black & White on White paper
76 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1936404810
ISBN-10: 1936404818
BISAC: Humor / Topic / Religion

Yes, Sister! No, Sister!

The mighty Joe Lane specialized in cartoons taking a joyful look at nuns, as this 1956 collection highlights.
List Price: $7.99
5.25″ x 8″
Black & White on White paper
76 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1936404827
ISBN-10: 1936404826
BISAC: Humor / Topic / Religion

Great Golf Gags from Classic Cartoonists

For twentieth century cartoonists, while art may have been their calling, golf was almost always their obsession. Much of the time spent away from the drawing board was spent on the links, with all the frustrations and quirky habits that come from trying to get a tiny ball into a distant hole. Little wonder that so many combined their vocation and their avocation, drawing cartoons that found the funny side of the game and the people who play it.
About Comics has just released a new book collecting golf cartoons from some of the most respected names in cartooning. Great Golf Gags by Classic Cartoonists includes cartoons by six top names of the newspaper and magazine cartooning world: “Peanuts” creator Charles M. Schulz, Playboy cartoonist Eldon Dedini, Dennis the Menace creator Hank Ketcham, “Two Little Nuns” and “Golf Fore Fun” cartoonist Bill O’Malley, “Big George” creator Virgil Partch, and Gus Arriola, creator of “Gordo.” Most of these cartoons are available nowhere else, often not having seen print in half a century.
“Most of these cartoons were created to celebrate the annual Pro-Am charity golf tournament that Bing Crosby used to host,” explains Nat Gertler, editor of the volume. “The tournament was very cartoonist-friendly, with various cartoonists being included in the lineup of celebrity amateur players. Starting before the launch of ‘Dennis the Menace; and going on for years after, Hank Ketcham handled the design and coordination of the tournament’s souvenir program. So it’s really not a surprise that the programs began including a fair number of cartoons… a tradition launched while Ketcham was handling the program in the 1950s and continued well into the 1980s.”
Golf tournament programs are not the only source for the cartoons. In additions to the cartoons that Schulz created for the Crosby “clambake” (as it was less formally known), there are also dozens of golfing cartoons that he did for “It’s Only a Game”, a feature that ran in newspapers in the late 1950s.
Eldon Dedini brings both his line-art cartooning and the lusher style he used in Playboy into the golf game. While the focus is on the golfers, the nymphs and fawns of his Playboy work are not entirely absent. The book’s wrap-around color cover is itself another Dedini work. Virgil Partch’s cartoons bring the same sense of awkwardness and absurdity that made his series “Big George” so popular. (Partch was such a dedicated cartoonist that, when he died, there were still six years worth of his daily panel ready to be run.)
As for Gus Arriola, Gertler notes “a lot of readers aren’t going to be familiar with Gus’s work. While his strip ‘Gordo’ was around for more than four decades, the last strip was in 1985 and it hasn’t been reprinted in a long while. But Gus was a cartoonist’s cartoonist – talk to folks who have been in the cartooning business for a while, and they’ll talk about his beautiful linework and his lovable characters. There’s only about half a dozen cartoons of his in the book, but I think people will like getting a taste of his work.”

List Price: $9.99
5.25″ x 8″ (13.335 x 20.32 cm) 
Black & White on White paper
104 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1936404735
ISBN-10: 1936404737
BISAC: Humor / Topic / Sports

 

The Negro Travelers’ Green Book: 1954 Facsimile Edition

In the segregated US of the mid-twentieth century, African-American travelers could have a hard time finding towns where they were legally allowed to stay at night and hotels, restaurants, and service stations willing to serve them. In 1936, Victor Hugo Green published the first annual volume of The Negro Motorist Green Book, later renamed The Negro Travelers’ Green Book. This facsimile of the 1954 edition brings you all the listings, travelogues, and advertisements aimed at the Black travelers trying to find their way across a country where they were so rarely welcome.
List Price: $8.99
5″ x 6.5″ (12.7 x 16.51 cm)
Black & White on Cream paper
88 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1936404667
ISBN-10: 1936404664
BISAC: History / United States / 20th Century