Friday, September 24, 2010


We interrupt our regularly scheduled tales of screaming bloody horror for-- FANTASTIC FELIX FRIDAY! A one-of-a-kind, groundbreaking internet event where eight bloggers of historical comic material join forces in support of "Felix: The Great Comic Book Tails" (IDW/Yoe! Books), a beautiful hardback, full color, art book that lovingly collects the best of brilliant Felix the Cat comic book stories from the 1940s and 50s. In an enthusiastic, united effort, classic Felix comic stories will be posted on each blog today, Friday September 24th (more details listed below after the story.) Some of the "tails" seen on the blogs are from the new book, and some are from the bloggers personal collections of comics featuring Felix. So fear not THOIA freaks, the Felix story that Karswell has picked for you today still features ghosts, witches, dragons, shotgun blasts, etc.

As mentioned above, each blogger is linking to the other participating blogs, creating a Felix Maelstrom of Mirth throughout the blog-o-sphere! The other participating blogs are as follows:

Craig Yoe edited this amazing book, which is jam-packed with rare Felix art, ephemera, animation insights, and, of course, a plethora of comic book stories by Otto Messmer, Joe Oriolo, and Jim Tyer. And Don Oriolo, the son of Joe Oriolo, and head of Felix the Cat Productions, wrote the heartfelt introduction!

Click HERE to get your copy NOW!

Craig Yoe is an Eisner-winning, Harvey-nominated writer, cartoonist that Vice magazine called "The Indiana Jones of comics historians." Other Yoe! Books include: "Dick Briefer's Frankenstein," "Barney Google: Gambling, Horse Racing, and High-Toned Women," "Dan DeCarlos' Jetta," "The Art of Ditko," "The Golden Collection of Klassic Krazy Kool Kids Komics," "The Complete Milt Gross Comic Books and Life Story," "George Herriman's Krazy & Ignatz in Tiger Tea," "Popeye: The Great Comic Book Tales by Bud Sagendorf," and "The Great Treasury of Christmas Comic Book Story."


Mr. Karswell said...

NOTE: “Felix The Cat: The Great Comic Book Tales” was also recently reviewed at:

Mykal’s The Big Blog of Kids’ Komics here:

and over at Pappy’s Golden Age Comics Blogzine here:

Mykal said...

Great story (perfectly chosen for your scary digs) and great post. I am so glad to see this book getting such great support from premier bloggers like you!

Now let me dash of and read the other posts from the other bloggers!!

Mr. Karswell said...

Yep, if this Felix tail doesn't get you in the mood for Halloween then nothing will! Thanks for the comment Mykal... and thanks again to Craig Yoe for releasing a truly great book, as well as assembling this awesome octo-cross-blogger day for everyone!

Prof. Grewbeard said...

awesome, i didn't know Felix still got so much love!