Cole Closser's Cartoon Cavalcade

Another place to post pitchurs an' pieces
This thang finally comes out t’morrow, babies.  Gitcher pockets pulled out an’ spare yo’ change.  ”Subscription variant” is what they’s callin’ it, I b’lieve.  I’m sure you kin git it some place.  I wonder why they didn’t put them credits over on th’ right side where I left alla that sky?  Who knows?  I reckon it’s kinda peaceful this way, like you kin follow that hat all th’ way to no place at all.  Heck.  I love urrbody.This is my 50th post, by th’ by.  Let’s party, sugar.  I’ll bring th’ moves if you bring yer dancin’ pants.  Whoot.coleclosser.comcoleclosser.tumblr.com

This thang finally comes out t’morrow, babies.  Gitcher pockets pulled out an’ spare yo’ change.  ”Subscription variant” is what they’s callin’ it, I b’lieve.  I’m sure you kin git it some place.  I wonder why they didn’t put them credits over on th’ right side where I left alla that sky?  Who knows?  I reckon it’s kinda peaceful this way, like you kin follow that hat all th’ way to no place at all.  Heck.  I love urrbody.

This is my 50th post, by th’ by.  Let’s party, sugar.  I’ll bring th’ moves if you bring yer dancin’ pants.  Whoot.

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Here’s a little somethin’ I did last year for th’ cover of a Canadian literary mag’s winter issue.  I reckon it’s time to post it now that th’ world’s warmed over and things is thawed.  I’ve included some process stuff to show you the approved thumbnail and (ultimately) rejected final design, complete with hand-letterin’.  Don’t worry, babies—he still paid me th’ promised price.  Stand-up guy.

koyamapress:

Start ‘em young, folks!

This photo made my heart explode.

koyamapress:

Start ‘em young, folks!

This photo made my heart explode.

floattoinkyruin asked: Not an "ask", this is Ant V. from FB , just wanna say I'm glad I found you're Tumblr (it wasn't that hard) and reiterate how much I enjoyed it. You're making something new and vibrant out of an old and moribund genre. And all the mysteries? Did Tommy's parents "lose" him on purpose?What's the real deal with Greaves and Cromwell? Roll on book two!!!

Hey, bud.  Word.  Shucks.  Yes.  Hmmm.  Time will tell!  Hot dang!

For th’ absolute an’ authentic answers to alla Ant V’s arousin’ an’ awe-inspirin’ inquiries, best be sure yer not th’ last little lad, lass, or larkspur on yer busy block to buy a brand-new copy o’ “Little Tommy Lost: Book Two” when it hits a newsstand near you in the as-yet-unannounced-but-no-doubt-near future!  Whoot!

bbraindeadd asked: I love you Regular cover!

That’s not my name.

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!