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

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

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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