The Casual Optimist

Books, Design and Culture

September 5, 2017
by Dan

At Least She’s Reading

Another back to school appropriate comic, this time by J.A.K. (AKA Jason Adam Katzenstein) for The New Yorker: 

March 17, 2014
by Dan

Françoise Mouly on TOON Books

At Mutha Magazine, Meg Lemke talks to Françoise Mouly, Art Editor of The New Yorker and co-founder of RAW magazine, about TOON Books, her line of comics for kids: When I go to schools, even in very impoverished school districts, … Continue reading

April 25, 2013
by Dan

Midweek Miscellany

Keeping it Simple — Gilbert Hernandez who has two new books out, Julio’s Day and Marble Season, talks about his work at the LA Times Hero Complex blog: “What I’m really trying to do is streamline my work, to make … Continue reading

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