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Books: I Say, I Say… Son! A Tribute to Legendary Animators Bob, Chuck, and Tom McKimson

Another book that I think would be of interest to those of you who enjoy animation and historical aspects of the craft. “I Say, I Say … Son!”: A Tribute to Legendary Animators Bob, Chuck, and Tom McKimson is a book about Bob McKimson who was the original creator of Foghorn Leghorn, the Tasmanian Devil, […]

Posted on: Dec 21, 2012,  Section: Animation, Books, Comments: 2 Comments

Books: The Art of Tony Auth: To Stir, Inform and Inflame

I’ve known about Tony Auth for years now, but his work never ran in the papers I subscribed to so aside from a few that make the news, I haven’t had the opportunity to explore his work. Camino Books, out of Philadelphia, has published a book “The Art of Tony Auth: To Stir, Inform and […]

Posted on: Dec 20, 2012,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Closing down early for the holidays

I typically take the week between Christmas and New Years off. Things are busy here at the Casa de Gardner and I’ve decided to close down the blog earlier than usual to concentrate on a work and family things. Hope you all are having a wonderful holiday season. Best wishes! Alan

Posted on: Dec 17, 2012,  Section: Daily Cartoonist, Comments: 14 Comments

Books: Dilbert: I Can’t Remember If We’re Cheap or Smart

Andrews McMeel has released another Dilbert collection by Scott Adams’s. “I Can’t Remember If We’re Cheap or Smart (Dilbert Collections)” I admit, I’m not sure what that title means, but regardless, inside the cover is 205 pages of the zany cubicle humor that is Dilbert. The book is a recent release, but the selected strips […]

Posted on: Dec 14, 2012,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Books: Dilbert: I Can’t Remember If We’re Cheap or Smart

Drew Litton drawing Too Many Christmas Cookies

Drew Litton is drawing a 24 part comic entitled “Too Many Christmas Cookies”. He’s already at part 7. Ends on Christmas.

Posted on: Dec 12, 2012,  Section: Comic strips, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Drew Litton drawing Too Many Christmas Cookies

The Onion: Jim Davis and Taylor Swift are “canoodling”

From the venerable fake news source: “Taylor and Jim were first spotted canoodling in a SoHo bar last night, and we were able to confirm today that the two are indeed an item,” Gawker contributor Janice Reynolds wrote of the relationship between the nearly 23-year-old singer-songwriter and the 67-year-old syndicated cartoonist, nicknaming the couple “Tayvis.”

Posted on: Dec 12, 2012,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 3 Comments

Traveling. Blogging to be intermittent this week

I’m traveling this week for business. Blogging to be light and intermittent through Friday. -Alan

Posted on: Dec 11, 2012,  Section: Daily Cartoonist, Comments: Comments Off on Traveling. Blogging to be intermittent this week

Books: Foxtrot collection Jasotron: 2012

I have a couple of other Foxtrot collections on my bookshelf. I’ve always liked Bill Amends work and was sad when it was announced he was dropping the strip to be Sunday only back in 2006. “Jasotron: 2012: A FoxTrot Collection” is a collection of his strips that ran in 2012.

Posted on: Dec 10, 2012,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

Belgium judge rules Tintin in the Congo is not racist

A Belgium judge has ruled that the 1920’s comic book Tintin in the Congo is not racist but “gentle and candid humour.” [The Plaintiff] said the book should be banned in Belgium, which has a history of colonial aggression, exploitation and violence in the Congo, because of the number of damaging black stereotypes. He said […]

Posted on: Dec 7, 2012,  Section: International, Comments: 2 Comments

Montgomery Burns explains the fiscal cliff

A follow up to the Mr. Burns Endorses Mitt Romney video:

Posted on: Dec 7, 2012,  Section: Animation, Comments: Comments Off on Montgomery Burns explains the fiscal cliff

Washington Post considering putting up paywall

From the Washington Post: Long reluctant to charge for online content, the newspaper is close to a decision to introduce digital subscriptions and charge online readers once they surpass a certain number of articles or multimedia features a month, the person said. Access to the home page and section fronts would not be limited. The […]

Posted on: Dec 7, 2012,  Section: Newspaper industry, Comments: 9 Comments

2013 editorial cartoonist convention to be held in Salt Lake City

Next years convention of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists will be held in Salt Lake City, UT. Salt Lake Tribune editorial cartoonist Pat Bagley will be heading up the local logistics of the hosting. I asked him a few questions about the announcement and what we can expect. A: Correct me if I’m wrong, […]

Posted on: Dec 6, 2012,  Section: AAEC, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 13 Comments

Video find: 1937 Dick Tracy serial on Youtube

Somebody has put up all 15 chapters of the 1937 Dick Tracy serial. First chapter is below. The rest can be found on Inkytree’s Youtube page.

Posted on: Dec 6, 2012,  Section: Comic strips, Movies, Comments: 1 Comment

Amazon launches Kindle subscription service for kids

Personally, I’d never had over my iPad (at least not unsupervised) to a toddler or young child, but Amazon is launching a Kindle Fire subscription services geared toward the 3–8 year olds. Kindle FreeTime Unlimited is a $4.99 subscription service that offers thousands of age-appropriate books, movies, TV shows, games and educational apps. The app […]

Posted on: Dec 6, 2012,  Section: Books, Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Dave Brown named Political Cartoonist of the year

The Independent’s Dave Brown has been named Political Cartoonist of the year 2012 by the Political Cartoon Society (UK). He was also the winner in 2003, 2006, 2010.

Posted on: Dec 6, 2012,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Dave Brown named Political Cartoonist of the year