The Negro Travelers’ Green Book: 1959 facsimile edition

This is the Green Book movie fans want – to African-American motorists the Negro Motorist Green Book (which had by 1959 switched titles to the Negro Travelers’ Green Book) was essential to safe driving in the legally-segregated nation under the Jim Crow laws. The annual publication listed hotels, restaurants, service stations, and other businesses willing to take Black customers, and in doing so let drivers navigate the US. Started by mailman Victor Hugo Green in 1936, by 1959 the acclaimed series was edited and published by Victor’s wife Alma D. Green (Victor would die the following year.)

/The book provides a state-by-state and city-by-city listing of businesses, including advertisements from proprietors reaching out to Black customers. Some of these were long-running, storied establishments, like the Booker T. Washington Hotel in San Francisco, where in its lounge you might run into W.E.B. Du Bois, Nat King Cole, or the Harlem Globetrotters; others were nothing more than a spare room in private home, the AirBNB of its day. All of them made life under the harshness of Jim Crow a little more livable. The 1959 edition, with the gentle warning “Carry your Green Book with you… you may need it” on the cover and promising “Assured Protection for the Negro Traveler” inside, comes from a period when the guide wasn’t running the travelogues and articles that augmented other years, and is basically wall-to-wall listings and ads, but for a one-page guide on “How to Guard Your Home During the Vacation Season.”

  • Paperback: 92 pages
  • ISBN-10: 1949996034
  • ISBN-13: 978-1949996036
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.2 x 6.8 inches

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Catholic Christmas Cartoons

It’s nuns, funs, and more nuns in this collection of Catholic cartoons from the 1950s and ’60s. Culled from Catholic publications, these cartoons by nine different cartoonists (including National Cartoonists Society award winners Al Kilgore and Frank Evers, and one actual monk) cover Christmas shopping, presents, snow sports, pageants, Christmas dinner, and more, all with a with that will bring an extra dose of joy to the holiday season. A nice little gift, and something to bring out every December or whenever you need a laugh!

  • Paperback: 103 pages
  • Publisher: About Comics (October 23, 2018)
  • ISBN-10: 194999600X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1949996005
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.3 x 8 inches

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Little Gabriel

Little Gabriel is the an impish little angel with a devilish sense of humor. These silent cartoon adventures should bring a smile to your face and joy to your heart.

Al Kilgore, winner of the National Cartoonists Society’s Silver T-Square and Special Features Awards, is best known for his work on the Bullwinkle comic strip. His art can also be seen in the About Comics books Convent Belles, Saints Alive! and Monsignor.

List Price: $7.99
5.5″ x 8.5″
Black & White on Cream paper
72 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1936404919
ISBN-10: 1936404915
BISAC: Humor / Form / Comic Strips & Cartoons

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Kilgore’s Catholics

Before his acclaimed work on “Rocky and Bullwinkle,” before he won both the Silver T-Square Award and the Special Features Award from the National Cartoonists Society, Al Kilgore drew a series of cartoon books about the all the characters in the Catholic community around  St. John’s Parochial School. The nuns, the priest, the monsignor, the young troublemakers and more all conspire to delight and amuse you. Here for the first time under one cover is the entire series, originally published in the books Convent Belles, Saints Alive!, and Monsignor.

List Price: $14.99
5.5″ x 8.5″
Black & White on White paper
240 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1936404957
ISBN-10: 1936404958
BISAC: Humor / Topic / Religion
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Monsignor

In Monsignor, Margaret Carroll, Jerry McCue, and Al Kilgore focus in on a little prelate with a big spirit and very human struggles. Set in the same Catholic community as Convent Belles and Saints Alive!, these cartoons may delight your heart.
List Price: $7.99
5.5″ x 8.5″
Black & White on White paper
84 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1936404933
ISBN-10: 1936404931
BISAC: Humor / Topic / Religion
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Saints Alive!

In Saints Alive!, Margaret Carroll, Jerry McCue, and Al Kilgore turn their humor to one Catholic community, its school with its delinquent student, its clergy with their joys and their foibles. For more in this little world, see Convent Belles and Monsignor, or get all three books in one in Kilgore’s Catholics.

List Price: $7.99
5.5″ x 8.5″
Black & White on White paper
84 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1936404926
ISBN-10: 1936404923
BISAC: Humor / Topic / Religion

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Convent Belles

With Convent Belles, Margaret Carroll, Jerry McCue, and Al Kilgore launched a series of original cartoon books about the Roman Catholic community around St. John’s Parochial School – the nuns, the priests, the schoolchildren, and more. Look also for Saints Alive!, and Monsignor, or get all three books in one affordable volume order Kilgore’s Catholics.

Al Kilgore, best known for his work on Rocky & Bullwinkle, would later go on to win the National Cartoonists Society’s Silver T-Square and Special Features Awards.

List Price: $7.99
5.5″ x 8.5″ 
Black & White on White paper
About Comics
ISBN-13: 978-1936404896
ISBN-10: 1936404893
BISAC: Humor / Topic / Religion
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All Angels Parish

Welcome to All Angels Parish, where the parishoners may not be all angels, but they are all trying…. sometimes, very trying!

These Hugh Devine cartoons began appearing in The Pilot, the official newspaper of the Archdiocese of Boston, in 1948. They give an upbeat but not unrealistic look at Catholic life of the day. This volume reprints all of the contents of the original 1951 edition.

List Price: $7.99
5.25″ x 8″
Black & White on Cream paper
104 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1936404889
ISBN-10: 1936404885
BISAC: Humor / Topic / Religion

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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