CBLDF and Cryptozoic team for comics creator trading cards

We’ve seen trading cards for everything from NASCAR to bakeries, so why not cartoonists? Trading cards were a huge fad in the ’90s, so it’s not surprising that most of the cartoon trading sets we’ve seen hail from that era.

But now, the current crop of superstars is getting its OWN trading card legacy, courtesy of the CBLDF and Cryptozoic Entertainment, called The Liberty Trading Cards. The set will spotlight the Fund’s exploits in defending the First Amendment and include sketch cards, chase cards and autographs, along with more than 70 of today’s top creators.

Kaboom! announces new Happiness is a Warm Blanket Peanuts graphic novel

It’s the first ever Peanuts graphic novel, Charlie Brown!

Last week people were speculating over the announcement that kaboom! — BOOM! Studios’ new all-ages comics imprint — would be publishing something Peanuts-related. Was it strips reprints? Comic book reprints? What?

The reality is that it’s an ALL NEW adaptation of a new Peanuts animated movie, Happiness Is a Warm Blanket Charlie Brown, which Warners Home Video is releasing in March.

Shaun Tan wins an Oscar for THE LOST THING

Whatever you thought of the hosts, the win in the Best Animated Short Film for Shaun Tan — which we correctly predicted — was a nice win for a very talented artist. Although the Australian Tan is more of an illustrator than a cartoonist, his best known work, THE ARRIVAL, is certainly an example of graphic storytelling — so if he isn’t exactly on our team, he’s pretty darned close.