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The Kerri Edelman Show Presents NYT Bestselling Author & Artist Jim Benton

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Jim Benton is an award winning cartoonist and author that regularly posts new comics across multiple platforms including GoComics, Instagram, Reddit, Imgur, Tumblr, Facebook and his own website. Dav Pilkey, creator of Captain Underpants says: “Jim Benton is a comic genius and a brilliant cartoonist.” And beloved MAD Magazine cartoonist Sergio Aragonés says: “Humor in print has many forms, what is amazing is that Jim Benton excels in all of them!” Jim is the creator of the brand It’s Happy Bunny®, which has sold over three-quarters of a billion dollars at retail. It’s won five top awards from the licensing industry, a NCS divisional award for greeting cards, and The American Librarians Association designated It’s Happy Bunny books as Top Picks for teen readers. His book series, Dear Dumb Diary–is a New York Times Best-seller, and is published in Ok15 languages. The series has over ten million books in print, and was made into a musical Made-For-TV movie, seen on Netflix and The Hallmark channel, which Jim co-wrote and produced. His series, Franny K. Stein, has sold over 5 million copies and is the winner of an Eleanor Cameron Award for kid’s science fiction. His cartoon collection, Dog Butts and Love. And Stuff like That. And Cats. was nominated for an Eisner Award. The sequel, Man, I Hate Cursive from Andrews McMeel was also nominated for an Eisner Award the following year. School Library Journal says that Benton’s 2019 title Clyde has a “sly wit!” and has listed it as a New and Noteworthy Read. And Kirkus Reviews says about his series Catwad from Scholastic “Preteens will be onboard immediately and asking for the next volume…” His newest graphic novel series Fann Club: Batman Squad was released in 2023 with DC Comics. In 2023, Jim accepted The Inkpot Award at the San Diego Comic Con for excellence in Comic Arts. For more information, visit www.jimbenton.com

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