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The World’s Oddest Profession Speaks Out

Comics About Cartoonists

“The World’s Oddest Profession” you say? What’s that, rodeo clown? No, of course not! Why would we be talking about rodeo clowns on a website about comic books and the like? IDW is giving us a look “behind the table” of the “world’s oddest profession” – that of a comic book illustrator. If you’re here, you’re a fan of the medium (or at least respect it enough to be reading this) and, as with all professions, there are definitely some stories that are just WAITING to be told. Well, wait no more!


Pull Back the Curtain with “Comics About Cartoonists: The World’s Oddest Profession”!
An unbelievable lineup of legendary cartoonists take readers behind the drawing table TODAY!

San Diego, CA (January 9, 2013) – Have you ever wanted to know what the life of a cartoonist is like? Well, if you don’t have one handy, why not have Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, Wally Wood, Frank Frazetta, Charles Schulz, Jack Cole, Dick Briefer, Winsor McCay, Chester Gould, Sheldon Mayer, Milton Caniff, Ernie Bushmiller, Basil Wolverton, B. Kliban, Rube Goldberg, Jack Chick, Milt Gross, Siegel and Shuster, Will Eisner, Elzie Segar, Harvey Kurtzman, and many, many more tell you by drawing a comic or cartoon to explain about the cartoonist’s life?

Surely, we jest! The bounds of time and space must certainly render this endeavor impossible!

“Nay!” says Eisner-winner Craig Yoe, the acclaimed editor and designer!

For the first time, decades of rare work about their lives and craft by these famous cartoonists has been collected into one mind-blowing, meta-tacular book: Comics About Cartoonists: The World’s Oddest Profession! Get the inside scoop from some of the most lauded and legendary names in the history of comics and learn what truly propels the cartooning soul. The comics and cartoons gathered here are both autobiographical fact and far-out fiction. The fanciful comics feature cartoonists as protagonists in nearly every genre, superheroes, science fiction, crime, funny animals, romance, war comics, teen-age humor and plenty of horror. Yoe has left no drawing table unturned, ensuring this full-color, hardcover collection will be as eye-popping as it is intriguing and entertaining.

Yoe asserts, “Cartoonists are my heroes. That makes this book featuring comics about the ink-slingers themselves drawn by the cartoonists themselves my very favorite book I’ve done. Cartoonists and the people that love them are going to go ape-poop over this one!”

The spectacular hardcover volume hits shelves today and has already earned some high praise!

“The book is fantastic. Unusual stories and seeing them collected in such a beautiful package is a real treat!” – Brigid Alverson, Comic Book Resources

Comics About Cartoonists: Stories About the World’s Oddest Profession, is a mind-blowing, gorgeous, 4-color look at the “meta” concept of cartoonists in their own comics. Classic comic creators such as Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, Will Eisner, and more present stories about their own unique profession — some cheerful, and some full of pathos.” – Valerie Gallaher, MTV Geek

“IDW Publishing’s Yoe Books, is a one-stop shop for visual thrills about comics and pop culture.” – Michael Dooley, In Print Magazine

Let’s face it, there simply isn’t another lineup like the one in Comics About Cartoonists!



So, we can find out what Jack Kirby would be like as a super hero? That alone would make me want to grab this one, if only to see a new view on the creators we are all familiar with!

Who else is considering picking this one up to add to their shelves?

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Comments (5)


Yeah I'm considering it, looks, um, interesting to say the least.

Comics about cartoonists. Is it just me or does that sound like a new theme for Webcomics Wednesday?


Just a bunch of weirdos in this crazy funnybook industry. 🙂

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