The Casual Optimist

Books, Design and Culture

August 28, 2017
by Dan
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A Cocoon Over There!

‘A Cocoon Over There!’ is a lovely cartoon about going back to school by Argentinian cartoonist Liniers for the New York Times Book Review: Liniers has a new kids book out this fall from Toon Books called Goodnight, Planet.

March 17, 2014
by Dan
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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

January 2, 2013
by Dan
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Happy New Year

Apologies for two Nancy  posts in a row, but if you’re a parent of small children and you spent the holidays at home, you will probably be able to relate: Normal service will resume shortly (once I’ve dug myself out … Continue reading

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