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Archives for June, 2013

Monsters U Easter Eggs

The Upcoming Pixar blog gives away a few Easter Eggs discovered in the new Monsters U feature film. Here’s one: Pizza Planet Truck: Since its prominent role in the first Toy Story, the Pizza Planet delivery truck has shown up in every Pixar movie barring The Incredibles. In Monsters University, it can be seen next […]

Posted on: Jun 28, 2013,  Section: Animation, Comments: Comments Off on Monsters U Easter Eggs

Frank Cho blocked from Facebook. Again

Liberty Meadows creator and comic book artist Frank Cho reports that for three days he was suspended from Facebook for the second time after he posted a sketch of a topless “Jungle Queen hanging onto a flying Pterodacty”. From his blog: Well, it happened again. Facebook lowered the boom on me. They censored my art […]

Posted on: Jun 28, 2013,  Section: Comic Books, Comments: 15 Comments

Happy birthday to Tom’s MAD blog

Congratulations to Tom Richmond whose blog, Tom’s MAD blog which turns seven this week. Well?belated birthday. This blog began seven years ago yesterday (I would have posted then, but it was ?Sketch o?the Week? Day!). Over 5.7 million page views (best day ever- 22,199 views), 2,570 total posts, over 9,300 comments, 343 Sunday Mailbag questions […]

Posted on: Jun 28, 2013,  Section: Magazine Cartoonist Bloggers, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 1 Comment

I’ll be covering the AAEC Convention in Salt Lake City

I’ll be attending the AAEC convention here in Salt Lake City and live tweeting the official events. If you don’t follow me on twitter, head over and follow.

Posted on: Jun 27, 2013,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on I’ll be covering the AAEC Convention in Salt Lake City

Amazon posts best comics and graphic novels of year

Amazon has posted their “Best Books of the Year So Far 2013: Comics & Graphic Novels” for the first six months of the year. Here’s their list: Hawkeye, Vol. 1: My Life as a Weapon, by Matt Fraction, David Aja, Javier Pulido and others (Marvel) Solo: The Deluxe Edition, by various (DC Comics) Thor: God […]

Posted on: Jun 25, 2013,  Section: comic, Graphic Novels, Comments: Comments Off on Amazon posts best comics and graphic novels of year

Monsters University tops weekend. Scares away zombies

Pixar’s Monsters University took home an estimated $82 million beating out Brad Pitt’s World War Z ($66 million). The Guardian reports that this is the second largest weekend opening for a Pixar film. I don’t think I’m going to see this one in theaters. Did any of you see it? Is it worth the price […]

Posted on: Jun 24, 2013,  Section: Animation, Movies, Comments: 5 Comments

Listen to Bagley, KAL, Ohman, Wuerker talk shop

This week is the annual Association of American Editorial Cartoonists big convention. There are a few media interviews, book signings etc. in the days leading up to the convention (Thursday through Saturday). Today you can listen to Pat Bagley, Kevin “KAL” Kallaugher, Jack Ohman and Matt Wuerker talk shop on a live video chat on […]

Posted on: Jun 24, 2013,  Section: AAEC, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Listen to Bagley, KAL, Ohman, Wuerker talk shop

Maria Scrivan is guest Rhymes with Orange cartoonist

This week, Rhymes with Orange cartoonist Hilary Price is turning over her strip to five guest cartoonists. Suzy Becker, Rina Piccolo, Maria Scrivan, Jen Sorensen, and Mo Willems. If your paper doesn’t carry Rhymes with Orange, you can check out the guest strips on Hilary’s website: Today’s guest cartoonist is Maria. Correction: Maria is the […]

Posted on: Jun 24, 2013,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Off topic movie trailer: The LEGO movie

Warner Bros is making a movie with LEGOs. It features big Hollywood names like: Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Nick Offerman, Alison Brie, Liam Neeson and Morgan Freeman. This trailer screams “wait for DVD”, but it had my 11 year old laughing, so we may have see it before it goes to […]

Posted on: Jun 21, 2013,  Section: Animation, Movies, Comments: 3 Comments

Jack Ohman live blogs cartooning process

Sacramento Bee editorial cartoonist Jack Ohman live blogs how he came up with a recent cartoon: 11:56:30: Decide to go with an idea, as yet completely unformed, about the NSA. 11:58: Determined to do very elaborate parodies of NSA and other intelligence agency logos that will be really cool. 12:08: After looking at all the […]

Posted on: Jun 21, 2013,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Molly Crabapple sketches Gitmo pre-trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed

From Vice.com: Molly Crabapple secured access and traveled down there for an upcoming issue of VICE, and she sent us these sketchbook drawings of yesterday?s pretrial hearings, which were mostly about how the defense can?t properly represent their client because they don?t have access to classified evidence that will be brought against him and that […]

Posted on: Jun 21, 2013,  Section: Cartoons, Comments: 1 Comment

Are there any editorial cartoonists defending the NSA?

Michael Miner of the Chicago Reader examines why no editorial cartoonist of any political persuasion is defending the NSA: Yet the president made a pretty good point, and I bet a lot of these cartoonists don’t disagree with it. So why didn’t any of them say so? Let me propose an answer. A cartoon attacking […]

Posted on: Jun 21, 2013,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 6 Comments

First teaser trailer for Free Birds

Looks interesting, but I’ll be honest, my brain kept expecting to see Lightning McQueen when I hear Owen Wilson’s voice.

Posted on: Jun 20, 2013,  Section: Animation, Comments: Comments Off on First teaser trailer for Free Birds

Nashville architect has been drawing comics on his daughters lunch bag for 6 years

A great story about a Nashville, TN architect named Mike W. Smith who started a tradition of drawing a full-color comic on his daughter’s brown lunch bag. Six years later, he’s still doing it. In the deal they worked out, Mike would scale back to one drawing per week. But these would be full-color, with […]

Posted on: Jun 20, 2013,  Section: Cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Nashville architect has been drawing comics on his daughters lunch bag for 6 years

I hope you haven’t missed as many episodes of Tall Tale Radio as I have

I’ve been busy with work and family for the last six months (hence the lack of regular posting here on the blog) and I’ve missed a lot of great episodes of Tom Racine’s Tall Tale Radio Podcast. I was thinking I missed out on two or three, but when I checked his guest list of […]

Posted on: Jun 20, 2013,  Section: Comic strips, Podcasts, Comments: 1 Comment