HEY! KIDS! COMICS! : Dr. Seuss, Arch Dale, more Opper and “Graphic Novels” courtesy of the New York Times : November 14th, 2008



The New York Times has an overview of most of the “graphic novels” they have featured in their publications so far. I guess that the Times calling these graphic novels should be expected from a paper too clueless to have a comics section for the entire twentieth century. Chris Ware’s comic is notably absent. Although it is a large stretch to refer to these as graphic novels, it is an excellent bunch of comics, including Dan Clowes Mr. Wonderful, Seth’s George Sprott, Rutu Modan’s Murder of the Terminal Patient, Jason’s Low Moon and Megan Kelso’s Watergate Sue.

More Frederick Opper at the Stripper’s Guide here and here.

John Adcock gives us an updated biography of Arch Dale with many illustrations and comics at his Punch in Canada Blog.

Finally, here’s some rare Dr. Seuss courtesy of Mystery Hoard.

Dr. Seuss’ The 5000 Fingers of Dr. T

Here’s another example of Dr. Seuss done right by Hollywood. Here’s the trailer for the great live action Dr. Seuss movie from 1953, The 5000 Fingers of Dr. T. Seuss wrote the story, screenplay and lyrics for the film. Needless to say, it is wonderful.

Read more about the film on Wikipedia.

Read more about the film on the Internet Movie Database.

Here’s a fun image-filled post about the movie at learning2share.blogspot.com.

Here’s a site devoted to the movie.

Horton Hatches an Egg (1942)

After reading a bit about the latest atrocity that Hollywood is perpetrating on the legacy of the great Dr. Seuss, I thought I would point you to one of the times they got it dead right… here’s Horton Hatches an Egg directed by Bob Clampett.

Read more about this cartoon here on the Big Cartoon Database.

Here’s a great, revealing Seuss anecdote from the biography of him, Dr. Seuss and Mr. Geisel, by Judith Morgan.