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Archives for January, 2011

Video: Rio trailer released

Rio is due out this Easter.

Posted on: Jan 31, 2011,  Section: Animation, Comments: Comments Off on Video: Rio trailer released

Profiled: Joe Heller of Press-Gazette

Press-Gazette profiled their own editorial cartoonist Joe Heller. “I occasionally use a brush to fill in full black in large areas, but mainly I love cross-hatching,” he says. “Cross-hatching is very relaxing to me. There’s a rhythm to it, and I can create different patterns and textures. “I really enjoy that. I don’t think I’d […]

Posted on: Jan 31, 2011,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

‘Jihad Jane’ to plea to guilty

Several news agencies are reporting that Colleen LaRose (AKA “Jihad Jane“) is expected to change her plea to guilty in her alleged plot to kill Swedish cartoonist Lars Vilks. LaRose was arrested by the FBI in October 2009. The case did not become public until March, when the indictment against her was unsealed, following the […]

Posted on: Jan 31, 2011,  Section: Mohammed Cartoon, Comments: Comments Off on ‘Jihad Jane’ to plea to guilty

Video: Rall, Essman release Disposable, episode 1

Ted Rall and David Essman have launched the first episode of their new web-series called “Disposable” about a family trying to survive in the tough economy. Here’s episode one.

Posted on: Jan 28, 2011,  Section: Animation, Comments: 11 Comments

B.C. auction nets $24k for local charities

Sculptures modeled after the late Johnny Hart’s B.C. characters were put on the auction block to raise money for local charities and colleges in the Birmingham NY area. Four sculptures were sold netting $24,000. Several large sculptures are still available. Organizers hoped to have raised more. Correction: The auction took place in Binghamton, NY not […]

Posted on: Jan 27, 2011,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

Apple and News Corp to release The Daily on Feb 2

Loop Sight reports that invitations have been sent out to journalists to cover the announcement of the iPad only newspaper The Daily. The Daily is funded by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. The event and announcement is scheduled for February 2. CEO Rupert Murdoch will join Apple VP Eddy Cue. Earlier reports had Steve Jobs attending […]

Posted on: Jan 27, 2011,  Section: Newspaper industry, Comments: Comments Off on Apple and News Corp to release The Daily on Feb 2

Concept art for Mr. Peabody animation posted

Last week I mentioned Robert Downey Jr. would voice the character Mr. Peabody for an animated film of Mr. Peabody and Sherman slated to be released in 2014. Cartoon brew has images of the first concept art.

Posted on: Jan 27, 2011,  Section: Animation, Comments: 7 Comments

Official: Will Smith to produce Annie musical

Rumors swirled last week that Will Smith wanted to remake the musical Annie and feature his daughter Willow. Turns out the rumors are now confirmed. “The time is right to bring back ‘Annie’ to the big screen. Of course, we’re true believers in Willow’s talent and believe she will be perfect in this role,” Columbia […]

Posted on: Jan 27, 2011,  Section: Comic history, Comments: 6 Comments

Videos: Best Animated Short Film nominees

Earlier this week The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the nominees for their Academy awards. Here is the list of those nominated in the Best Animated Short Film. Day & Night (Walt Disney) A Pixar Animation Studios Production Teddy Newton The Gruffalo A Magic Light Pictures Production Jakob Schuh and Max Lang […]

Posted on: Jan 27, 2011,  Section: Animation, Comments: 2 Comments

Howard Tayler told cease and desist for 7 habits parody

Schlock Mercenary creator Howard Tayler received a cease and desist letter from Franklin Covey telling him he’s infringed on their 7 habits trademark (made popular by Stephen Covey’s “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People”). Howard has a long running parody called “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates,” which Franklin Covey felt infringed on […]

Posted on: Jan 27, 2011,  Section: web comics, Comments: 12 Comments

Video: New Yorker cartoonist Liza Donnelly’s TED talk

Back in December, New Yorker cartoonist Liza Donnelly recently spoke at a TED conference dedicated to women. Her talk was about using cartooning to tackle “global issues with humor, intelligence and sarcasm.” The video wasn’t available back then, but is now. Here it is:

Posted on: Jan 27, 2011,  Section: Speaking Engagements, Comments: 1 Comment

Pixar’s UP! – if made back in 1965

In a word… awesome. Via Mike Lynch.

Posted on: Jan 26, 2011,  Section: Animation, Comments: 2 Comments

Interviewed: Mark Tatulli and how to work faster

Tom Racine continues with his video podcasting. This time he’s interviewed Lio and Heart of the City creator Mark Tatulli. Join me and Mark Tatulli, brilliant writer and artist behind the syndicated strips “Lio” and “Heart of the City.” We talk about his techniques, how blazingly fast he creates his comics (it’ll make you sick), […]

Posted on: Jan 26, 2011,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 29 Comments

Cartoon Movement adds Zunar to roster

Tom Spurgeon points out that Malaysian cartoonist Zunar has joined the cartoon Movement. Tom writes: This is particularly great for those of us selfish enough to want to see more of Zunar’s broader perspectives on international affairs as opposed to some of the caricature-based material he’s done within his own country. Zunar is perhaps best […]

Posted on: Jan 26, 2011,  Section: International, Comments: Comments Off on Cartoon Movement adds Zunar to roster

Tom Toles caption contest nets 2,000 entries

Washington Post editorial cartoonist Tom Toles ran a cartoon caption contest that netted nearly 2,000 entries. What I was looking for was an entry that took some portion of the drawing and teased out from that a thought-provoking caption that seemed to belong in the cartoon. Humor always a big plus. The winning caption seemed, […]

Posted on: Jan 26, 2011,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Tom Toles caption contest nets 2,000 entries