Bongo Blog

by Sergio Aragonés

Sergio Aragonés continues to dazzle his readers with humorous and heartfelt stories this holiday season. First, he recounts a dangerous moment from his childhood while with his friend Julio. Then, a photographer sets out to document a Native American tribal ritual with severe consequences. Also, a fun-filled assortment of Sergio’s gags and games.



by Sergio Aragonés

 

Along with Sergio’s usual MAD-ness, the consummate cartoonist crafts three enthralling tales: a brilliant pantomime entitled “The Piano; an exploration of the dreaded guillotine; and a recounting of his experiences in Antarctica.



By Sergio Aragonés

 

Sergio tells the classic tale of the kindly old toymaker who, more than anything in the world, wanted a son…and a wife! Sergio will also delight you with the other love of his youth (besides cartooning)… marionettes! Also, there will be plenty of puns and puzzles to please and perplex you!



By Sergio Aragonés

 

Sergio Aragonés, master cartoonist, will delight you with an autobiographical story about his encounter with the preeminent cellist of all time, Pablo Casals, in Acapulco, Mexico in 1960. Add to that a tale about a wandering lion and another about a comic book project from the past, “Sergio’s Inferno.”  Also, there are plenty of guffaws to be had with more of Sergio’s gags and games.



By Sergio Aragonés

 

More autobiographical anecdotes, perplexing puzzles, silly short stories, and hilarious pantomime gags, featuring a return to Skull Island, where Sergio Aragones takes on King Kong, as well as a tale about a beautiful girl with a lifelong desire to become Miss Universe…but on what planet? Then, learn of Sergio’s first money- making scheme (at nine- years old)!



 

Matt Groening, creator of “The Simpsons” and “Futurama” proudly presents an all-new monthly series by the world’s most famous and most honored cartoonist, Sergio Aragonés (MAD Magazine, Groo the Wanderer). Each issue offers an assortment of autobiographical anecdotes, perplexing puzzles, slap-happy short stories, as well as Sergio’s uniquely hilarious pantomime gags. With this new series, the world’s most beloved cartoonist continues to prove that humor is truly a universal language.

 

Mr Aragonés became a regular featured artist and writer in Bart Simpson comics beginning with issue #50. His ongoing strip “Maggie’s Crib” appears every month, and he has contributed to various Bongo titles over the past two years. Now, Sergio Aragonés will provide the entire contents of his own monthly title, featuring the pantomime gags he is most known for along with autobiographical stories based on a lifetime of adventures, including his first paying job as a artist at the age of nine and his on set college antics as an extra in the film production of Daniel Boone.  Sergio has traveled all over the world and has met many historical figures, all of which will provide issue upon issue of warmly told, incredibly funny tales. Every issue includes mind-boggling puzzles and games concocted by the one of the most detail-oriented artists in the history of comics.

 

Sergio Aragonés Funnies #1 will be released on July 20 in direct market comic book stores and at newsstands on August 9th. Sergio Aragonés Funnies is a monthly comic book aimed at readers of all ages.

 

“Sergio is the master of fast and funny,” says Matt Groening, Bongo Comics founder and publisher, “and it’s an honor to work with him.”

 

Sergio Aragonés Funnies #1 is available at the Bongo booth (#2519) and at Sergio Aragonés’ booth (I-07) at Comic-Con!