The book is not only an engaging work of scholarship, but features rare Caniff art and a back cover blurb from yours truly. The book is available in paperback and Kindle.
8/17 and 9/10.
Hotshot Charlie was created by Milton Caniff for "Terry and the Pirates." He first appeared on June 25 1944 and was a major character in for both Caniff and his successor, George Wunder.
The latest issue of Comics Revue (August 2014) reprints the "Steve Canyon" strips from March 18 to April 14, 1973. It's the beginning of a Bitsy Beekman story, and features the return of Fireball Feeney, a character who appeared early in the strip's run.
This issue also features "Tarzan" by John Celardo, "Tarzan" by Russ Manning, "Flash Gordon" by Mac Raboy and "Alley Oop" by V.T. Hamlin.
Kill My Mother is a new graphic novel by Jules Feiffer. Feiffer is a famed Village Voice cartoonist who has been drawing professionally for nearly 70 years. Feiffer was a longtime devotee and friend of Caniff and author of "The Great Comic Book Heroes", one of the earliest works of comics scholarship (Bonanza Books, 1965). Feiffer was the 2004 recipient of the Milton Caniff Lifetime Achievement Award. "Kill My Mother" contains a dedication to Caniff and other artists.
Milton Caniff: Conversations and Will Eisner's Shop Talk. The exhibit runs through November 30th.