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The Comic Book History of Animation

by Fred Van Lente and Ryan Dunlavey

colored by Adam Guzowski

IDW / Penguin Random House, 2021

From Aardman to Zoetrope, Disney to Miyazaki, Hanna-Barbera to Pixar, and everything in between! The Comic Book History of Animation is a comprehensive graphic novel history of the filmmakers and beloved characters of animated film from the past century and a half, and is essential for fans of the medium and “toon newbies” alike.

As a lifelong animation fan who grew up on Looney Tunes and Johnny Quest reruns, this book was a serious passion project - Fred and I funded it through a Kickstarter campaign and then wrote and drew the book during the 2020 COVID-19 lockdowns before bringing it to IDW/Penguin for publication.

FINALIST: 2022 'Ringo Awards "Best Non-Fiction Comics Work"

Excerpts from The comic Book History of Animation:

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