Friday, July 11, 2014

Jim Benton Profiled in Detroit News

If you hit writer's block (or cartoonist's block) and can't think of idea, then don't expect Jim Benton to be able to sympathize. Neal Rubin interviews Mr. Benton in this Detroit News article.

The creator if Happy Bunny (above), the YA series of books Dear Dumb Diary and Franny K. Stein is a busy guy, with a lot of projects.

“The voices in your head are not real,” the bunny says in one cartoon. “But they still have some really great ideas.” 
“Dog Butts and Love,” the greatest hits from the cartoons he posts on, touches on some of his other favorite characters and topics, including aging, Satan, and toying with words. 
For instance, there’s a panel about Edgar Allan Poe and a passive-aggressive bird. Quoth the raven, “Nevermind.”

I just bought his new book Dog Butts and Love. And Stuff like That. And Cats. Some very funny cartoons there!

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