Cole Closser's Cartoon Cavalcade

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koyamapress:

Cole Closser’s Little Tommy Lost: Book One has been nominated for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Award for Best Publication Design!

Congratulations to Cole and all the other nominees, who can be seen right here!

Holy smokes!  I gots to call my mama!
I ain’t mad at nobody!

stinkfingercomics asked: Do you know anywhere someone could find a copy of Tuff Stuff?

Not at th’ moment, bud—but I’m thinkin’ about puttin’ together a collection of older stories with that an’ some other things in it.

koyamapress:

Cole Closser’s Little Tommy Lost: Book One is reviewed by Public Books, a twice-monthly review devoted to books and the arts.

“In the idioms and rhythms of…open-ended serial storytelling that first came to life in the pages of the newspaper comic strip in the 1910s, Closser recovers something vital.” — Jared Gardner, Public Books

Read the whole review here, and see how Cole Closser belongs to a current generation of cartoonists not making autobiographical comics.

Hey, fellers!  Have you ever wanted some original “CARTOON” art to hang in yer outhouse or den to impress yer fancy friends?  Well—now’s yer chance to be th’ envy of alla yer intellectual an’ artsy acquaintances!  That’s right!  For th’ first time ever, I’m sellin’ my original drawings on th’ internets at:

coleclosser.storenvy.com

Up ‘til now, I’ve only sold these privately or through shows—but I’m tryin’ somethin’ new ‘cause I gots to git more grits/groceries in th’ kitchen cabinets.  Bristol board tastes terrible!

I’ll be addin’ new stuff to that store from time to time, but feel free to holler at me if there’s somethin’ specific you want that isn’t listed and I’ll see if I’ve still got it (the Little Tommy Lost: Book One Sunday with Halloween monsters is long gone).

X’s and O’s, babies and buds!  Buy my stuff!

kellybjork asked: No questions. Just stating. I am continuously loving your work!

Shucks.  Thanks, pal.

Here’s a panel outta context (and newsprinted) as a tiny sneak peek o’ my contribution to Locust Moon’s upcomin’ Winsor McCay tribute project, “Little Nemo:  Dream Another Dream.”  Lotsa fine folks involved.  It oughtta be an awful purty pitchur book.  xoxo 

Here’s a panel outta context (and newsprinted) as a tiny sneak peek o’ my contribution to Locust Moon’s upcomin’ Winsor McCay tribute project, “Little Nemo:  Dream Another Dream.”  Lotsa fine folks involved.  It oughtta be an awful purty pitchur book.  xoxo 

Poster I drawed and writ words on—comin’ soon from Foxing Quarterly.Readin’ is good fer yer face, baby.  Git some.

Poster I drawed and writ words on—comin’ soon from Foxing Quarterly.
Readin’ is good fer yer face, baby.  Git some.

Th’ first five pages o’ “Bearskin,” my contribution to th’ “Rotland Dreadfuls.”  
This is just a taste to tease yer eyebuds, babies—’cause th’ whole dang thang is now available from the Rotland Press bookstore.  Go gitchoo some!

Every year, th’ gurrlfrand an’ I try to cut’n’paste a card together for our friends an’ family.  Here’s four years worth o’ holiday cheer from us an’ ourn to you an’ yourn.  Whatever you celebrate come wintertime, here’s hopin’ it’s all kindsa festive!  xoxo, babies.

Jumpin’ catfish!  ”Little Tommy” made th’ A.V. Club’s list o’ best graphic novels/art comics for 2013.  He also got hisself an “honorable mention” from Publishers Weekly.  You kin see th’ full lists here and here, babies.To celebrate,  here’s a badly damaged reproduction o’ th’ foreword from th’ aforementioned book, wherein I delivers th’ hard sell.  Gitchoo one!

Jumpin’ catfish!  ”Little Tommy” made th’ A.V. Club’s list o’ best graphic novels/art comics for 2013.  He also got hisself an “honorable mention” from Publishers Weekly.  You kin see th’ full lists here and here, babies.

To celebrate,  here’s a badly damaged reproduction o’ th’ foreword from th’ aforementioned book, wherein I delivers th’ hard sell.  Gitchoo one!

Happy turkey-eatin’ day.  Happy tofurkey-eatin’ day to vegarbarians like muh gurlfriend.  Here’s th’ Thanksgivin’ strip from “Little Tommy Lost: Book One” to help you feel all festive.Instead o’ fightin’ th’ crazy crowds tomorrow to show yer loved ones how much money you saved on their holiday gift baskets, howzabout orderin’ my book online, from th’ privacy of yer own home?  You kin buy it in yer underpants.  You kin order it with one hand shovelin’ food in yer face.  I won’t tell nobody.  Tomorrow’s my birfday, babies—no joke.  Give th’ gift that keeps on keepin’ on.  xoxoAmazon Barnes & Noble Quimby’s Target

Happy turkey-eatin’ day.  Happy tofurkey-eatin’ day to vegarbarians like muh gurlfriend.  Here’s th’ Thanksgivin’ strip from “Little Tommy Lost: Book One” to help you feel all festive.

Instead o’ fightin’ th’ crazy crowds tomorrow to show yer loved ones how much money you saved on their holiday gift baskets, howzabout orderin’ my book online, from th’ privacy of yer own home?  You kin buy it in yer underpants.  You kin order it with one hand shovelin’ food in yer face.  I won’t tell nobody.  Tomorrow’s my birfday, babies—no joke.  Give th’ gift that keeps on keepin’ on.  xoxo

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koyamapress:


Cole Closser’s tale of loss, longing and high adventure, Little Tommy Lost: Book One has been reviewed by the Chicago Tribune.
“Closser’s magnificent book has nobly earned its spot on the shelf next to the revered legends and recently rediscovered masters he’s emulating.” — Jake Austen, Chicago Tribune
Read the whole review here!

Shucks.  Now my heads all swoll up.

koyamapress:

Cole Closser’s tale of loss, longing and high adventure, Little Tommy Lost: Book One has been reviewed by the Chicago Tribune.

“Closser’s magnificent book has nobly earned its spot on the shelf next to the revered legends and recently rediscovered masters he’s emulating.” — Jake Austen, Chicago Tribune

Read the whole review here!

Shucks.  Now my heads all swoll up.

Happy Hallows’, babies.  Here’s th’ only zombie I ever drawed—sketched a coupla years ago while followin’ one o’ Steve Bissette's brush-inking demos in school.  Steve's was scarier.

A page and a random detail from “Bearskin,” my upcomin’ chapbook with Rotland Press—created as part of a series inspired by the “penny dreadfuls.”  It’s s’posed to be cheap and sensational.  I try to live my life in much that same way.  

There’ll be a debut o’ nine books alongside original artwork by lots o’ talented folks in an exhibition this comin’ Friday, the 1st o’ November, at Whitdel Arts in Detroit.  You kin buy my new little book there and see (or buy) some o’ my original pen’n’ink concept scrawlins.  I will be present in spirit only, sendin’ sloppy kisses and hearty handshakes through the nether. xoxo