Cartoonist and His Dinosaurs Go On Tour -- "Graphic Novel Godfather" Visits Illinois, Maryland, California, Connecticut

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Cartoonist Phil Yeh brings his new geography-teaching graphic novel, Dinosaurs Across America, onto his 25-year "Cartoonists Across America" tour

Cartoonist Phil Yeh, creator of NBM Publishing's geography-teaching graphic novel Dinosaurs Across America, has released the fall 2007 schedule of his 25-year world tour that uses humor and cartoons to promote literacy and the arts.

In August, NBM released Dinosaurs Across America in a full-color, hardbound format. A black-and-white comic-book version of the book has been reprinted eight times and sold nearly 200,000 copies.

Both Yeh and NBM have long histories in graphic novels. NBM, the first American house to publish graphic novels consistently, is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. Yeh has been in graphic novels for nearly as long. Well before graphic novels became a bookstore staple, Yeh -- the godfather of the modern American graphic novel -- was encouraging his fellow artists to dive into the format.

Yeh and a band of artists, known collectively as Cartoonists Across America, have painted more than 1600 murals since Yeh's tour began in 1985. After its end in 2010, Yeh plans to finish the feature-length documentary Planet Literacy: The Cartoonists Across America. He is featured in the new book Hometown Heroes (HarperCollins), about 50 Americans who are changing the world. And he makes for a lively, funny, and opinionated interview.

You can find Yeh's full schedule ath ttp://http://www.nbmpub.com/news/philnews.html.

For more information:
David Seidman
Online Publicist
NBM Publishing
310-652-4369
http://www.nbmpub.com/comingup/comaugust.html

Linda Adams
909-725-7337
http://www.wingedtiger.com/

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