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)

Update #8 – June 22, 2015

I hope to see you at Comic-Con International 2015 in San Diego! I’ll be doing a Harvey Kurtzman panel (with my slide show) on Saturday July 11 at 3:30 pm, followed by a signing at the Fantagraphics Books booth on the convention floor. Also, I’ll be signing books at the same booth on Thursday July 9 from (…Read More)

Update #7 – May 23, 2015

Good news!! I’m happy to announce that a new edition of my long out-of-print biography Words of Wonder: The Life and Times of Otto Binder is definitely going to be published! This is something I’ve been trying to make happen, one way or another, for at least five years. Of all my out-of-print Hamster Press books, I (…Read More)

Update #6: May 1, 2015

Kurtzman fans and readers:  I promised I would post the info on the mass magazines that cover Harvey Kurtzman, The Man Who Created Mad. Here we go: The May issue of Playboy reviewed the book and deemed it their “Book of the Month” for May. The May 7th issue of Rolling Stone published a short (…Read More)

Update #5: April 21, 2015

Harvey Kurtzman, The Man Who Created Mad is out! The pre-orders have been filled, and it’s on the shelves at Barnes and Noble and other fine bookstores. Reaction has been coming in, all positive. It’s very exciting to hear from people (via Facebook, email, etc.) who just received their copy, who are part-way through, and who (…Read More)

Update #4: March 10, 2015

FYI, I’m scheduled (so far) to make three appearances in Seattle to promote Harvey Kurtzman, The Man Who Created Mad. The first is a panel at the Emerald City Comicon, on Saturday March 28 at 4:30 pm. (Room: Hall B, WSCC 602-603). I’ll be doing a slide show and then discussing the book. The panel will (…Read More)

Update #3: February 14, 2015

For an author, there’s nothing quite like holding your new book in your hands. It’s tangible proof that you actually produced something in the “real world.” It’s also the time when you can finally see what it all looks like after it’s been assembled. Therefore, when I got an email from Fantagraphics yesterday telling me (…Read More)

Update #2: January 8, 2015

Finally, my upcoming biography Harvey Kurtzman, The Man Who Created Mad and Revolutionized Humor in America (quite a mouthful) is at the printer! All the creative and editorial work is done, and now it’s just a matter of waiting for it to be released. The publisher tells me it will be out in May. Of (…Read More)

Update #1: December 1, 2014

Bill Schelly, here, with the first “news” entry for www.billschelly.net. I’m excited about having a website again, after a hiatus of a few years. I missed having a place where new readers can get a bit of info about who I am, what drives me, and what my books and articles are all about. I (…Read More)