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Archives for March, 2011

Magic Bullet #2 comic commuter paper available

Washington City Paper reports the second edition of a new commuter paper is in circulation in the DC area. The paper, “Magic Bullet,” carries comics and sequential art. This issue features more than a dozen artists, so it’s lot more than “not Archie.” There’s Rafer’s own “Nightmare the Rat” strip, starring a demonic Mickey-esque rodent. […]

Posted on: Mar 31, 2011,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Magic Bullet #2 comic commuter paper available

Monsters, Inc prequel entitled Monsters University

From Hector over at TheAnimationBlog.com: Disney/Pixar has revealed that the 2012 sequel formerly known as Monsters, Inc. 2 will be officially titled Monsters University. No word yet on whether or not Billy Crystal and John Goodman have signed on to reprise their roles, but it is expected they will be back. Hector also reveals the […]

Posted on: Mar 31, 2011,  Section: Animation, Comments: Comments Off on Monsters, Inc prequel entitled Monsters University

Brian Walker publishes “The Comics”

Brian Walker, comic authority and historian is releasing a new book entitled, “The Comics: The Complete Collection.” Looks like a great book. That bit of gone and long ago would not be news to Brian Walker, son of Mort Walker, the cartoonist who created “Beetle Bailey” and “Hi and Lois.” What he doesn’t know about […]

Posted on: Mar 31, 2011,  Section: Comic history, Comments: 6 Comments

Comics Sherpa to do switcheroo on April Fools day

GoComics.com has announced that comics running on their Comics Sherpa comics will do an April Fools Day switcheroo in the same vein as the now infamous Great April Fools’ Day Comics Switcheroonie back in 1997. Visit the Comics Sherpa portion of their site tomorrow to see which artists switched to which strips. The Great April […]

Posted on: Mar 31, 2011,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 6 Comments

14-year-old editorial cartoonist lampooning Brazilian politicians

Interesting story out of The Washington Post about a 14 year old Brazilian boy who is a regular fixture in the Sao Paulo Journal doing editorial cartoons. At Folha de Sao Paulo, or the Sao Paulo Journal, tradition holds that politicians exist to be skewered, whether they are the regional bosses in Brazil?s outback or […]

Posted on: Mar 31, 2011,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on 14-year-old editorial cartoonist lampooning Brazilian politicians

Stan Lee develops Governator animated show, comic book

Stan Lee has teamed up with Arnold Schwarzenegger to create an animated TV show and comic book about the actor’s post-governor life. The animated TV show and comic book, being co-developed by no less a superhero authority than Spider-Man co-creator Stan Lee (pictured, right), won’t be out until next year, but this week EW offers […]

Posted on: Mar 30, 2011,  Section: Animation, Comments: 1 Comment

Diana Huh wins NCS Foundation scholarship

The National Cartoonists Society Foundation (NCSF) has announced the winner of the 2011 Jay Kennedy Memorial Scholarship. Diana Huh, a sophomore at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is this year’s recipient. Diana Huh, is a sophomore at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) where she studies history. Huh was chosen from over 100 […]

Posted on: Mar 30, 2011,  Section: National Cartoonist Society, Comments: 4 Comments

Shannon Wheeler inks 3 book deal

Shannon Wheeler, creator of Too Much Coffee Man, has inked a three-book deal with Boom! Studios and Boom! Town. The three books include a graphic novel written by Simon Max Hill entitled “Grandpa Won’t Wake Up (due out this fall)”, a sequel to his rejected New Yorker cartoons collections (first collection sold out last year), […]

Posted on: Mar 30, 2011,  Section: web comics, Comments: 2 Comments

Tom Tomorrow to become comics editor for Daily Kos

Dan Perkins, best known as Tom Tomorrow, has announced that his strip is leaving Salon.com as of today where it has run since the mid-90s to run his work on the Daily Kos and also serve as that site’s Comic Editor. He notes that as the newspaper industry contracts, there hasn’t been an inverse expansion […]

Posted on: Mar 30, 2011,  Section: Alternative comics, Comments: 3 Comments

Peanuts without the fourth panel = 3eanuts

Remember Garfield Minus Garfield? Daniel Leanard, from Wheaton IL, is attempting a similar thing with Charles Schulz’ Peanuts except he’s removing the fourth panel instead of removing a character. You can see the results on his Tumblr.

Posted on: Mar 30, 2011,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 16 Comments

Pixar releases concept art for “Brave”

Pixar’s feature film “Brave” is slated for next summer release. EW.com has posted the first look at some of the concept art for the project. This is how EW describes the movie: Brave is set in the mystical Scottish Highlands, where Merida is the princess of a kingdom ruled by King Fergus (Billy Connolly) and […]

Posted on: Mar 29, 2011,  Section: Animation, Comments: Comments Off on Pixar releases concept art for “Brave”

Alternate-reality Opus featured on FRINGE

Berkeley Breathed created a tailored made “special alternate-reality OPUS THE PEAHEN strip” for the FOX Network’s Fringe show which recently aired. You can see the full strip on Chris Ryall (IDW Publishing’s Publisher/Editor-in-Chief) blog. Via: Robot 6

Posted on: Mar 29, 2011,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Alternate-reality Opus featured on FRINGE

Scott Adams responds to men’s rights post

Dilbert creator Scott Adams posted yesterday a response to an earlier blog post he wrote about men’s rights. The post inflamed feminists and spread virally through Twitter and blogs. The post was removed. Scott explains why he took it down and the reaction it caused for men and women’s groups. The short answer is that […]

Posted on: Mar 29, 2011,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 11 Comments

Profiled: TIME interviews The Oatmeal’s Matthew Inman

TIME magazine, which added Matthew Inman’s The Oatmeal to their best blogs of 2010, has posted an interview with him about his cartoons, blog and book 5 Very Good Reasons to Punch a Dolphin in the Mouth (And Other Useful Guides). You’ve drawn everything from riding polar bears to navigating awkward phone conversations. How do […]

Posted on: Mar 29, 2011,  Section: web comics, Comments: 1 Comment

Jim Toomey in Bahamas to push for shark protection

Jim Toomey, creator of Sherman’s Lagoon, is in The Bahamas this week to push for increased shark protections. He’ll also speak at various public forums and visit school children in Long Island and Nassau. “The Bahamas has something wonderful in its waters, something very few countries have,” said Toomey. “Because the government banned longline fishing, […]

Posted on: Mar 29, 2011,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment