Due to intermittent power failures, we were unable to post any new Toy Fair videos yesterday here in PopCult. Rest assured we are placing our nose back to the video grindstone and plan to bring you tons of new video from the 2016 International Toy Fair in New York all weekend long and well into next week.
In the meantime, we’re going to play a little catch-up with our neglected feature, the PopCult Bookshelf.
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It is with a great deal of nostalgic glee that I bring you the news that CARtoons Magazine has returned to newsstands after a twenty-five year absence. CARtoons originally began publication in 1957, created by cartoonist Pete Millar.
The magazine was a mainstay of newsstands and a huge part of people’s childhoods throughout the 1960s, 70s, and into the 80s. Even when you were in a store that didn’t have a comic book rack, you could look at the automotive section of the magazine stand and get your comics fix. CARtoons was a black and white magazine-sized publication, sort of like MAD Magazine, only all about cars and hot rods.
Especially in the 1960s, CARtoons was a haven for budding cartoonists. Underground legends like Gilbert Shelton and Rick Griffin were first published in CARtoons pages. CARtoons Magazine always featured top-notch cartoonists indulging in their gearhead passions.
As magazine publishing began its slow decline, CARtoons disappeared from newsstands in the early 1990s. Now the trademarks to the CARtoons name have been secured by a Canadian fan, Marc Methot, and the magazine is back with a new number one issue featuring a cover by original CARtoons artist George Trosley.