Classic Children’s Comics

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Art Spiegelman and Francoise Mouly have collected a volume of tales from the golden age of the comic book. The TOON Treasury of Classic Children’s Comics includes 60 complete stories from classic master comic book writers and artists from the 1930s through the 1960s, such as Carl Barks, John Stanley, Basil Wolverton, George Carlson, and more.

Event: Art Spiegelman and Francoise Mouly will be speaking, showing slides, and signing books
Thursday, September 10th, at 7:00 pm The Strand
828 Broadway at 12th Street


Francoise Mouly and Art Spiegelman

Comments [4]

Jason from Midtown

want to say thank you to art spiegelman for his contributions to the literary world. i enjoyed and was moved by maus I and II, in elementary school, high school and college, when i read them over and over again.

also love the harper college pennant in one of the maus works, as i graduated binghamton university.

thank you mr spiegelman.

Sep. 10 2009 01:19 PM

I love to see these otherwise lost efforts resurrected.

I've been watching the ancient animations on "Classic Arts Showcase" on CUNY.

For example, I never knew Windsor Mckay did a 1917 animation of the Sinking of the Lusitania(!)

I've seen other incredible, very surreal/expressionistic works from the early years of the century, and I kind of came to the conclusion--Disney killed all animation outside his particular storytelling/artistic format(!)

We really need to see more of these incredibly creative animations.

Sep. 10 2009 01:15 PM
Reston Ficente

Alas, this slide show won't play on my iPhone. I bet it could if your webmaster would address the issue of mobile access to this type of content. Thank You.

Sep. 10 2009 01:13 PM
Mike C. from Downtown Manhattan

It is an extremely little known fact that our mothers' did not throw our comic books away. They knew they would be worth money one day and sold them.

Sep. 10 2009 01:09 PM

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