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Archives for August, 2012

Avengers, Braves to be re-released Labor Day weekend

Walt Disney Studios announced they were re-releasing two of their films, Avengers and Disney/Pixar’s Brave, again this weekend for some last minute summer movie cash. From LA Times: An end-of-summer push has been attempted before by the studio – last year, “Cars 2,” which first hit theaters in June, expanded from around 200 theaters to […]

Posted on: Aug 31, 2012,  Section: Animation, Movies, Comments: 6 Comments

Zunar Courage in Editorial Cartooning acceptance speech

Last year Zulkifli Anwar Ulhaque, best known as Zunar, was awarded the CRNI’s Award for Courage in Editorial Cartooning. Below is his acceptance speech.

Posted on: Aug 30, 2012,  Section: AAEC, Awards, Comments: Comments Off on Zunar Courage in Editorial Cartooning acceptance speech

Bill LaRocque demos cartooning on an iPad

For those interested in using their iPad for more cartooning (you bought it as a business expense, right?) Bill LaRocque did a demo of how he uses his iPad to do cartooning and talks about the benefits and drawbacks. He notes most of his artwork nowadays is digital.

Posted on: Aug 30, 2012,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 4 Comments

Syracuse NY, Harrisburg PA papers drop to three day print schedule

The Syracuse Post-Standard (NY) and Harrisburg’s The Patriot-News (PA) have announced they are dropping to a three-days-a-week printing schedule in January. Both papers are part of the Advance Publications Inc family. According to a couple of news reports editors cited the economic model for newspapers no longer works and the need to reinvent themselves as […]

Posted on: Aug 30, 2012,  Section: Newspaper industry, Comments: 6 Comments

Syndicate offers focused political content via social media

Using Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest Universal Uclick has created three social media channels for specific liberal and conservative political content for the election season. GoComics, a part of Universal Uclick, has developed new Facebook pages and Twitter accounts where fans of these political leanings can receive focused comics that they are apt to share. These […]

Posted on: Aug 30, 2012,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

Rob Rogers v Scott Stantis at the RNC

PBS videos Rob Rogers (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) and Scott Stantis (Chicago Tribune) engaged in a “draw off.”

Posted on: Aug 29, 2012,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

Learn to Draw with Tom Gammill and Al Jaffee

Another classic Learn to Draw with Tom Gammill. Best line as Tom sits between Al Jaffee and Arnold Roth, “Between the three of us, we have two Reubens.”

Posted on: Aug 29, 2012,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 3 Comments

Andy Marlette, Rob Rogers are covering the RNC (Updated!)

At least two editorial cartoonists are covering the Republican National Convention in Tampa, FL. The local cartoonist at the convention is Andy Marlette of the Pensacola News Journal. Flying in from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is Rob Rogers. From Andy’s coverage: The halls are filled with star-shirted delegates from Texas, camouflaged-capped NRA members, at least one […]

Posted on: Aug 29, 2012,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Andy Marlette, Rob Rogers are covering the RNC (Updated!)

Stephan Pastis to release book to make people hate puppies. And rainbows.

Pearls Before Swine creator Stephan Pastis continues to roll out books – the latest isn’t even a comic book. Here’s what he wrote on his blog: If you’ve ever walked into a bookstore and taken a glance at the gift book section, it’s enough to make you cry. Not in an emotional, “I feel kinda […]

Posted on: Aug 29, 2012,  Section: Books, Comments: 7 Comments

Controversial cartoon of Jesus causing ruckus in Germany

A cartoon by on display at the caricature museum in the German city of Kassel is raising a ruckus. The cartoon depicts Jesus hanging on the cross and words coming down from heaven, “Hey, you. I f—– your mother.” Religious officials have called it offensive and have asked the museum to remove it to which […]

Posted on: Aug 28, 2012,  Section: Caricature, Cartoons, International, Comments: 4 Comments

Louisiana teacher dismissed over anti-Obama cartoon

Robert Duncan, a Jr. High teacher, was dismissed earlier this month after six months of paid administrative leave after a parent took cell phone photos of two disturbing posters. One of the posters was a cartoon depicting Daffy Duck, Bugs Bunny and a caricature of Mitt Romney standing next to a poster stating “Obama Season” […]

Posted on: Aug 28, 2012,  Section: Controversies, Comments: 10 Comments

Jack Kirby would have turned 95 years old

Today would have been Jack Kirby’s 95th birthday. Tom Spurgeon has two excellent posts to commemorate the day: Jack Kirby, The King Of Comics, Would Have Been 95 Today: A sample of Kirby artwork Random Jack Kirby Links And News Round Up: Links to several notable articles, posts and interviews related to Kirby.

Posted on: Aug 28, 2012,  Section: Comic Books, Comments: Comments Off on Jack Kirby would have turned 95 years old

Cartoon Museum throws farewell party for MAD exhibit

The Cartoon Art Musuem in San Francisco is wrapping up its “What, Me Worry?” 60 Years of MAD Magazine exhibit in a couple of weeks. Giving it an appropriate send off. We’re celebrating and saying farewell to one of our most popular exhibits, “What, Me Worry?” 60 Years of MAD Magazine which ends September 16th. […]

Posted on: Aug 27, 2012,  Section: Exhibits, Museums, Comments: 2 Comments

Matthew Inman helps raise $1 million+ for Tesla museum

The Oatmeal’s Matthew Inman is fundraising again. This time he’s thrown his weight behind an effort to purchase Nikola Tesla’s old laboratory and turn it into a museum. Here’s how The Christian Science Monitor describes how Matthew got involved: Then this summer Alcorn learned that Matthew Inman, a cartoonist who runs theoatmeal.com, posted a tribute […]

Posted on: Aug 27, 2012,  Section: web comics, Comments: 1 Comment

Help Cartoon Art Museum fund Sketchtravel exhibit

What a great project. Hope the Cartoon Art Museum can raise what it needs to make the exhibit possible.

Posted on: Aug 24, 2012,  Section: Animation, Cartoons, Comic strips, Exhibits, Comments: 1 Comment