Here at the Happy Harv’s Homepage, we fulminate about an assortment of topics in the general vicinity of cartooning. Our latest posting, Rants & Raves Opus 345a, a Rapid Rabbit Bonus, reviews the early editorial cartooning reaction to the bloodshed in Paris on Friday the 13th; our immediately preceding posting covers Atena’s virginity test, Playmates denuded, new but different comic-con, free speech over the last 10 years, defending Roy Crane, Jan Eliot retiring Stone Soup, politics in strips, and the Pope Francis comic strip, plus reviews of comic books— Twilight Children, Mockingbird, Dr. Strange; and books— Peanuts: A Tribute to Charles M. Schulz, Mad’s Original Idiots, Milt Gross’ New York, Comics (A Global History), King of Comics, Walt Kelly’s Fairy Tale Parade, The War to End All Wars, and some of last month’s editoons and obits for Murphy Anderson and Roger Bollen—and more, much more. To get there, click on the rabbit at the right.
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Robert C. Harvey (to disclose his actual name) has been writing about cartooning for well over a quarter of a century, beginning with a column in the Menomonee Falls Gazette (a weekly newspaper of comic strips) in the fall of 1973. A one-time freelance cartoonist (of the "bush league" variety, he says), Harvey has produced published work in nearly all the cartooning venues--comic strips, editorial cartoons, comic books, and magazine cartoons. He is a member of the National Cartoonist Society (NCS), an associate member of the American Association of Editorial Cartoonists (AAEC), and a member of the Comic Art Professionals Society (CAPS). He has authored several books about cartooning, some of which are alluded to below. If you want the Complete History of the Life and Times of the Happy Harv, click here.
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