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Archives for October, 2013

Watch the entire The Schulz American Masters documentary online

Posted on: Oct 31, 2013,  Section: Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Watch the entire The Schulz American Masters documentary online

What caricature can teach computers about facial recognition

Wired magazine has an interesting article on the limits of facial recognition and what the art of caricature could teach those trying to make computer recognition possible. Ben Austen talks to caricature artists Stephen Silver, Jason Seiler, Roger Hurtado, and Court Jones. ?I don?t care how many wrinkles there are around the eye or if […]

Posted on: Oct 31, 2013,  Section: Caricature, Technology, Comments: Comments Off on What caricature can teach computers about facial recognition

My annual fundraiser is now live, head over to Indiegogo to support The Daily Cartoonist

Last week I announced major changes for The Daily Cartoonist in the coming year. With that announcement was a mention that I’d be using Indiegogo to run my mostly-annual fund-drive. I launched that campaign today. You can head over there now to see the awesome incentives that have been provided by friends of the blog. […]

Posted on: Oct 30, 2013,  Section: Daily Cartoonist, Comments: 1 Comment

NYT Profiled: Art Spiegelman and the new retrospective exhibit in NYC

Charles Mcgrath of The New York Times profiles Art Spiegelman about his new exhibit “Art Spiegelman?s Co-Mix: A Retrospective” in the Jewish Museum in New York City. The show, ?Art Spiegelman?s Co-Mix: A Retrospective,? is actually the fourth retrospective of his work in less than a year. ?You?ve heard of the Great Depression?? Mr. Spiegelman […]

Posted on: Oct 30, 2013,  Section: Graphic Novels, Comments: Comments Off on NYT Profiled: Art Spiegelman and the new retrospective exhibit in NYC

Check this out: Sergio Aragones designs guided tour through MAD’s history

Entertainment Weekly has a fantastic cartoon by Sergio Aragones to guide readers through MAD Magazine’s history. It so detailed, they had to provide the digital equivalent of a magnifying glass. Fantastic stuff. Be sure to check out out.

Posted on: Oct 30, 2013,  Section: Magazine cartoons, Comments: 5 Comments

Walt Handelsman Leaves Newsday for Louisiana

The New Orleans Advocate has announced that it has hired editorial cartoonist Walt Handelsman away from Newsday. Here’s Walt talking about his decision to return to Louisiana, where he used to work for the Times-Picayune prior to moving to New York. ?A few years ago at a Tulane art fair, I purchased a brass skeleton […]

Posted on: Oct 30, 2013,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 8 Comments

Bitstrips promises to clog your Facebook with crappy cartoons

I haven’t seen this pop up on my wall yet – mostly because I have classy friends. International Business Times touts that its popularity is on the uptick. Cool, isn’t it? This Bitstrips app is a Facebook mobile app that is lending its Facebook users a cool sketched avatar. It allows the users to turn […]

Posted on: Oct 30, 2013,  Section: Technology, Comments: 11 Comments

DC Comics leaving New York for California

Comic Book Resources is reporting that DC Comics is leaving New York City for Burbank, California: In a letter to employees from DC Entertainment president Diane Nelson provided to CBR by DC, the executive writes, “I can confirm that plans are in the works to centralize DCE?s operations in 2015. Next week, the Exec Team […]

Posted on: Oct 29, 2013,  Section: Comic Books, Comments: 4 Comments

DreamWorks to make Captain Underpants movie

The children’s book that is number one target of banning in America is going to be a feature animation film by DreamWorks Animation. Hollywood Reporter reports DreamWorks Animation has signed Rob Letterman to direct a film adaptation of the children’s book Captain Underpants. Nicholas Stoller was tapped to write the script for Captain Underpants. Rob […]

Posted on: Oct 29, 2013,  Section: Animation, Comments: 1 Comment

Trailer: Official X-Men: Days Of Future Past

The latest X-Men movie opens May 23rd in the US.

Posted on: Oct 29, 2013,  Section: Comic Books, Movies, Comments: Comments Off on Trailer: Official X-Men: Days Of Future Past

Johnny Depp to host documentary about Ralph Steadman

Actor Johhny Depp is slated to host a documentary about legendary artist Ralph Steadman. The film is entitled For No Good Reason. From the synopsis: Johnny Depp pays a call on his friend and hero RALPH STEADMAN and we take off on a high-spirited, lyrical, raging and soulful journey discovering the life and works of […]

Posted on: Oct 28, 2013,  Section: Books, Caricature, Cartoons, International, Comments: Comments Off on Johnny Depp to host documentary about Ralph Steadman

Tim Kreider: “Don?t give it away”

Writer, cartoonist Tim Kreider pleads to those in the creative fields to just say no to requests to give away their work for free in exchange for exposure. So I?m writing this not only in the hope that everyone will cross me off the list of writers to hit up for free content but, more […]

Posted on: Oct 28, 2013,  Section: Cartoons, Comments: 4 Comments

Anton Emdin honored as ACA 2013 Cartoonist of the Year (and two other categories)

The Australian Cartoonists Association held their annual Stanley Awards over the weekend. The big prize of “Cartoonist of the Year” went to illustrator Anton Emdin. Anton also took top honors in the Illustrator of the Year and Comic Book Cartoonist categories. Speaking of the other categories, Gary Clark was honored in the Comic Strip category […]

Posted on: Oct 28, 2013,  Section: Awards, Comments: 3 Comments

Video: Al Jaffee donates life’s work to Columbia University

Posted on: Oct 25, 2013,  Section: Cartoons, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 3 Comments

Interview: Keith Knight interviewed in Totally Biased

Posted on: Oct 25, 2013,  Section: Comic strips, Interviews, Comments: 9 Comments