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Archives for July, 2012

Moroccan cartoonist interrogated for caricature that insulted Islam

Moroccan cartoonist Khalid Gueddar was detained by police for over six hours and questioned about a caricature he posted on his website that they allege is a insult to Islam. The cartoon in question is actually a re-published cartoon that he drew last year depicting someone tossing lingerie from a minaret. He was arrested in […]

Posted on: Jul 25, 2012,  Section: International, Comments: Comments Off on Moroccan cartoonist interrogated for caricature that insulted Islam

Ill-timed Broom Hilda strip on movies, gunshots (UPDATED)

Today’s Broom Hilda is another example of ill-timed cartoon in light of the Aurora Colorado shootings. Francesco Marciuliano, writer for Sally Forth, issued an apology for Sunday’s Sally Forth strip that had a far looser connection to the events in Aurora. It kind of raises the question – at what point after a tragedy can […]

Posted on: Jul 25, 2012,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 4 Comments

Toronto Star apologizes for de Adder cartoon

The Toronto Star has issued an apology for a Michael de Adder editorial cartoon that ran last week after a gang related shooting left two dead and over 20 injured – including a toddler. The cartoon depicted a toddler with a captions that read: “Injuries to expect before they are two: Boo boo from high […]

Posted on: Jul 25, 2012,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Toronto Star apologizes for de Adder cartoon

Which drawing apps are ready for Mountain Lion?

For those of you using Apple’s Mac OS, the newest operating system, Mountain Lion, is publicly available today for download through the App Store for $20. Before you download, Roaring Apps has the intel on which versions of different software are ready for the new OS (version 10.8). A quick summary of the more popular […]

Posted on: Jul 25, 2012,  Section: Technology, Comments: 5 Comments

14 years later, The New Yorker runs Seinfeld cartoon

Remember the Seinfeld episode wherein Elaine complains about how non-understandable New Yorker cartoons are and she sets out to “crack the code” using the J Peterman catalog as an excuse to talk to The New Yorker editor “Elinoff”? This week, 14 years after that episode ran, The New Yorker is using Elaine’s cartoon (see last […]

Posted on: Jul 24, 2012,  Section: Magazine cartoons, Comments: 7 Comments

Comic community reactions to Aurora shooting

A few notable mentions as the comic community reacts to the shootings in Aurora CO. The Globe and Mail removed last Friday’s editorial cartoon because it contained a reference to the Batman movie. No information was given about the cartoon, so I’m not sure what exactly it was depicting, but because it was most likely […]

Posted on: Jul 23, 2012,  Section: Comic Books, Movies, Comments: Comments Off on Comic community reactions to Aurora shooting

Al Hirschfeld exhibit opens in St. Louis

In the St. Louis area? Check out the new Al Hirschfeld exhibit set to open September 7. Al is best known for his black and white portraits of celebrities and Broadway stars. The exhibit includes 100 original pieces of drawings, paintings, prints etc. from his career. Al was born in St. Louis.

Posted on: Jul 20, 2012,  Section: Caricature, Comic history, Comments: Comments Off on Al Hirschfeld exhibit opens in St. Louis

Visions of Comic Book Hall of Fame in Cleveland

The Plain Dealer is reporting that a New York man, Roger Rautio, is hoping to build a Comic Book Hall of Fame in Cleveland, OH. Aside from a logo, trademark and a handful of comics, it appears the vision is still very much a hope than on a track to reality. Also, he notes, comic […]

Posted on: Jul 20, 2012,  Section: Comic Books, Comments: 1 Comment

XKCD takes on hypothetical questions of physics

Randall Munroe’s XKCD is a nerd’s webcomic. Randall answering hypothetical questions about physics is taking nerdom to the highest levels – with comics. Something tells me Randall wasn’t the cartoonist that sat at the back of the glass drawing to impress the girls. Here’s the first three questions (and snippet of an answer): What would […]

Posted on: Jul 20, 2012,  Section: web comics, Comments: 4 Comments

Dreamworks bids $150 million for classic comic characters

From the NY Times: DreamWorks Animation is leading the bidding for Classic Media, the closely held owner of characters like Casper the Friendly Ghost and the Lone Ranger, according to a person briefed on the matter. DreamWorks Animation has offered more than $150 million. Like all studios, DreamWorks Animation needs a constant supply of source […]

Posted on: Jul 20, 2012,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 3 Comments

Emmy nominees for animation programming

The Emmy nominations have been announced. The two categories involving animation include Outstanding Short-Format Animated Program and Outstanding Animated Program 2012. The nominees for Outstanding Short-Format Animated Program include: Phineas And Ferb (The Doonkleberry Imperative), Disney Channel MAD (Kitchen Nightmare Before Christmas / How I Met Your Mummy), Cartoon Network Regular Show (Eggscellent), Cartoon Network […]

Posted on: Jul 20, 2012,  Section: Animation, Comments: Comments Off on Emmy nominees for animation programming

Check out Barmy, independent film about crusty cartoonist

I recieved a note from Thaine H. Allison, Jr., an actor in a new movie Barmy. If ever there was someone who should play Lee Salem in a movie it would be Thaine, but I digress. If you’re in the Hollywood area on Sunday August 5th, make plans to see the premiere screening of Barmy […]

Posted on: Jul 19, 2012,  Section: Movies, Comments: 1 Comment

Nemo to wander off. Again

Deadline.com is reporting that Finding Nemo writer/director Andrew Stanton will be producing a sequel to the famed lost fish. I’m told he’s now officially come aboard the Finding Nemo sequel and has a concept the studio loves. Pixar continues to not be helpful on this, as they don’t comment on development. It’s understandable why Disney […]

Posted on: Jul 19, 2012,  Section: Animation, Comments: Comments Off on Nemo to wander off. Again

Tornoe retroactively updates Paterno obit cartoon

Like most cartoonists Rob Tornoe drew an obit cartoon featuring Joe Paterno being welcomed into heaven upon his passing, but with the recent news that Paterno was much more complicit in the Jerry Sandusky abuse cover up, Rob decided to “retroactively updated my obituary cartoon and redrawn it to expel Paterno from paradise” Here’s the […]

Posted on: Jul 19, 2012,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

Harvey: Milt Caniff often in hot water over the women he drew

R.C. Harvey has an interesting write-up over on The Comics Journal about the trouble Milt Caniff would get into with editors over the women he drew – more accurately the plunging necklines he often drew. A little over a year later, Caniff made another foray into the forbidden territory. A woman called Fancy, another version […]

Posted on: Jul 19, 2012,  Section: Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments