Update #15 – July 22, 2016 – Eisner Award winner !!!

In a ceremony hosted by John Barrowman and others on Friday, June 22, my biography Harvey Kurtzman, The Man Who Created MAD and Revolutionized Humor in America won the Eisner Award for Best Comics-Related Book!  Since I wasn’t able to attend, I gave Fantagraphics publisher Gary Groth a message to read, if I won: “I’ve (…Read More)

Update #13: May 2, 2016 – An Eisner Nomination!!

Recently, the Eisner Award nominations were published, and (happy day!), my book Harvey Kurtzman, the Man Who Created Mad and Revolutionized Humor in America was among them, nominated for Best Comics-Related Book! Mad magazine was a game-changer in American popular culture in the 1950s, and the interest in this book has been tremendous. Those who (…Read More)

Update #12 – February 23, 2016

 I just had the experience that all author’s love: holding a copy of their next book in their hands, and seeing it in final form. A galley copy of Otto Binder: The Life and Work of a Comic Book and Science Fiction Visionary arrived in my mailbox, and I couldn’t be happier with the job (…Read More)

January 1, 2016 – Happy New Year!

Now that the “buzz” over my Harvey Kurtzman bio has died down, and we’re in the “lull” before the Otto Binder biography is re-issued on June 7, 2016, there hasn’t been a lot to write about here at billschelly.net…. but, I certainly don’t want to miss the chance to wish all of you a HAPPY (…Read More)

Update #10 – August 31, 2015 – The reviews are in!

Here are some reviews and reader reactions to my new book Harvey Kurtzman, The Man Who Created Mad and Revolutionized Humor in America. And remember…. October is “Harvey Kurtzman Month,” the anniversary of his 92nd birthday, a day when everyone who loved Mad or his many other sterling works can take a moment to remember (…Read More)

Update #9 – “I survived Comic-Con!”

Actually, I did a lot more than survive Comic-Con. I had a fantastic time, maybe my best time ever at this enormous convention. I’m sure it had a lot to do with having a new book out, and the tremendous reception that my Harvey Kurtzman biography received. The panel was jammed with enthusiastic fans, and (…Read More)