Jim Benton, the author and artist behind "It's Happy Bunny," "Dear Dumb Diary," "Franny K. Stein," "So Totally True" and more, is proud to have his cartoons shared on GoComics. Benton loves to experiment, and his cartoons shift direction from day to day.
People magazine called him "One of the most visible cartoonists in America," and The Wall Street Journal said, "Mr. Benton's intellectual properties ... have made him stand out in an industry dominated by big entertainment companies." Publishers Weekly remarked simply: "Who could resist [Jim Benton]?"
Jim is the author and artist of "Dear Dumb Diary," a New York Times bestselling series published by Scholastic, which has sold more than 10 million books and is printed in 18 languages. He also co-wrote a produced a made-for-TV musical based on the series.
He’s the creator of many licensed properties, including "It’s Happy Bunny," the licensing hit that has generated more than three-quarter billion dollars at retail. The "It’s Happy Bunny" books have been chosen three times by the American Librarians Association as their top picks for teen readers, and "It’s Happy Bunny" programs have taken top awards from the Licensing Industry Merchandising Association five times. Jim’s anti-drug program for middle school kids for The Partnership for a Drug-Free America has won three Addy Awards and a Governor’s Award.
Jim’s series "Franny K. Stein," published by Simon & Schuster, has sold more than a million books, and is in more than 15 languages and Braille.
The National cartoonist Society (NCS) awarded Jim with a Reuben award in the greeting card division.
"The End (Almost)," Benton’s first picture book, was recently awarded a National Parenting Publications Award gold award.
Jim’s newest book (a collection of web cartoons) "Dog Butts and Love. And Stuff Like That. And Cats." published by NBM is receiving critical praise.