Just South of Sane: The Cartoons of Bruce Bolinger
by Bruce Bolinger; Foreword by Andrew Simmons
quality trade paperback (softcover); catalogue #08-0643; ISBN
1-4251-7889-8; US$14.75, C$14.75, EUR10.08
collection of over 100 across-the-board cartoons for the general
audience by Bruce Bolinger, "Cracked Magazine's Strangest
Cartoonist." Humorous, outrageous snapshots of the human condition.
The first collection of over 100 black-and-white cartoons by Bruce
Bolinger, veteran cartoonist of Cracked Magazine in its glory. These
well-drafted snapshots of the human condition are smile-out-loud
visuals and comments on subjects that range from talking dogs to
alien encounters. Bruce's view of the world is a glance askew, a
vision through a zircon prism, the subjects seen from a point of view
likened to Don Martin, Jack Davis and the great Larson. An
entertaining and visually interesting style of the cartoon art, not
particularly politically correct, but always funny.
About the Author
In 1976 Bruce and his wife and children moved to a small town near
Johnstown, Pennsylvania to launch Freehold Studio, a successful
freelance art service. Many of his clients over the next 30 years
were publishing companies. He has also contributed artwork to a
couple hundred books, mostly under the one-sided umbrella of 'Work
For Hire' no-recognition contracts. One career highlight included
working for Cracked Magazine for a 12-year period, three years of
which saw Bruce working with the late and great Don Martin as his
'ghost'. Don, at his peak with Mad Magazine, was one of the world's
most recognized cartoonists. Working with a variety of humor writers
on the national scene was a creative dream. Other highlights were
writing/designing greeting cards for the U.S. market and The Paper
House, a UK-based company plus creating his own 3-issue comix series
with Rip Off Press.
Bruce's creative designs and cartoons now appear on scores of
t-shirts, the majority for Just4yucks.com. His cartoons also appear
on websites such as CartoonStock.com and Artizans.com, both of which
supply newspapers like the New York Daily News and various magazines,
including the Washington Monthly, Woodworking Magazine, and Stitches
(the outlet for medical humor).
Bruce's humorous, finely detailed brush, pen and ink originals grace
the walls of bathrooms and dark halls all across this great land and
his signed originals are rapidly becoming highly-prized American
collectibles. He can be seen occasionally in his front yard, chasing
Andrew Simmons is the current senior Humor Editor for an American
icon, the Reader's Digest. Andy has worked with scores of cartoonists
and humorists in his career with Reader's Digest and previously with
Out of Print
Just South of Sane was published in 2008 and
as of March 2015 it is out of print. Autographed
copies are no longer available from the artist,
Bruce Bolinger, at Freehold Studios.
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