Here at the Happy Harv’s Homepage, we fulminate about an assortment of topics in the general vicinity of cartooning. Our latest Rancid Raves installment, Opus 393, is a gigantic celebration of completing 20 years of biweekly postings: in addition to the usual casserole of news and reviews of the past month’s editoons, we’re re-running a couple classics—Bob Hall’s stunning comicbook conception and a look at the outlandish life and cartooning art of Shel Silverstein, plus an essay about my 60-year-old dream coming true without my knowing it and a photographic tour of the Rants & Raves galaxy. To help us celebrate, click on the rabbit at the right.
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Robert C. Harvey (to disclose his actual name) has been writing about cartooning for well over a quarter of a century, beginning with a column in the Menomonee Falls Gazette (a weekly newspaper of comic strips) in the fall of 1973. A one-time freelance cartoonist (of the "bush league" variety, he says), Harvey has produced published work in nearly all the cartooning venues--comic strips, editorial cartoons, comic books, and magazine cartoons. He is a member of the National Cartoonist Society (NCS), an associate member of the American Association of Editorial Cartoonists (AAEC), and a member of the Comic Art Professionals Society (CAPS). He has authored several books about cartooning, some of which are alluded to below. If you want the Complete History of the Life and Times of the Happy Harv, click here.
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