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Rachel Dukes tracks unaccredited cartoon theft

Shaenon Garrity has a great article in The Comics Journal about the recent experience of Rachel Dukes, whose cartoon went viral through various social media sites. The disturbing thing was how many times her signature and URL were scrubbed from the cartoon before being posted. With a little detective work, Dukes determined that the strip […]

Posted on: Dec 13, 2013,  Section: Cartoons, Comments: 9 Comments

Cool skeletal sketches of famous cartoon characters

I’ve seen something like this before, but it’s always fun to see. Via LaughingSquid

Posted on: Dec 11, 2013,  Section: Cartoons, Comments: 7 Comments

Tablets are a boon for comic publishers

Ethan Gach writing at Forbes: Unlike when Apple debuted the original iPad for $499 in 2010, the market is now saturated with models at every price point, including a range economy tablets like the Nexus 7, Kindle Fire HD, and iPad Mini. As the technology has become cheaper, it?s also become more widespread, with tablet […]

Posted on: Dec 11, 2013,  Section: Cartoons, Comic strips, Technology, Comments: 1 Comment

In time for Christmas – National Cartoonists Society T-shirts!!

The National Cartoonists Society is selling T-shirts. These shirts were designed by Sergio Aragones, Patrick McDonnell, Matt Groening and Graham Nolan for San Diego Comic-Con. You can buy them off their website. Proceeds from the sales go to NCS Art Student Scholarships. Prices start at $25.

Posted on: Dec 11, 2013,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartoons, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 5 Comments

Steve Breen’s yet-to-be-published book optioned for movie

Exciting news for editorial cartoonist Steve Breen. Hollywood bidding wars usually involve high-profile names and entities like J.K. Rowling or Voltron robots. But the most recent battle over film rights happened over the U-T?s own political cartoonist, Steve Breen. On Friday, Universal Pictures won a bidding war to produce a comedy based on Breen?s upcoming […]

Posted on: Dec 10, 2013,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

MonoPrice tablet monitor a viable Wacom Cintiq competitor?

After reading this review of the Monoprice Tablet Monitor, I’m intrigued as a viable replacement for the Wacom Cintiq. Has anyone used this tablet? Looks like it’s sold out on the store. Wacom has long held the crown as the top maker of graphics tablet hardware, but they have not iterated upon the technology in […]

Posted on: Dec 10, 2013,  Section: Technology, Comments: 7 Comments

King Features launches Comics Kingdom

Yesterday, King Features Syndicate rolled out their new Comics Kingdom portal. The new site has 65 comic strips, 25 vintage comics, 9 editorial cartoonists and 16 puzzle features. Part of the roll-out is a promise to add more vintage comics and for paying subscribers the archives extend back to 1995. A few impressions as I […]

Posted on: Dec 10, 2013,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 4 Comments

The most amazing photo-realistic drawing of Morgan Freeman drawn on an iPad

I have an iPad. I use the ProCreate app. I draw stick figures compared to this:

Posted on: Dec 5, 2013,  Section: Technology, Comments: 12 Comments

Video: Watch the first Amazing Spider-Man 2 trailer

Looks to be inline with comic book movies of late – lots of explosions, crunching cars and general mayhem.

Posted on: Dec 5, 2013,  Section: Comic Books, Movies, Comments: 1 Comment

NPR names their top comics and graphic novels

NPR has released their top great reads in a dozen or so categories. In the comics and graphic novel category Battling Boy by Paul Pope Boxers & Saints by Gene Luen Yang Captain Marvel Vol. 1: In Pursuit Of Flight by Kelly Sue Deconnick, Dexter Soy, Emma Rios Gris Grimly’s Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, Gris […]

Posted on: Dec 5, 2013,  Section: Graphic Novels, Comments: Comments Off on NPR names their top comics and graphic novels

Iron Man director courted for live-action Jungle Book remake

Disney wants to make a live-action version of the classic tale “Jungle Book.” Deadline Hollywood reports that the studio wants Iron Man director Jon Favreau to helm the project. Disney made an animated feature film of the story back in 1967. While Favreau’s recent work is with comics book and graphic novels adaptations (Iron Man, […]

Posted on: Dec 5, 2013,  Section: Children's Books, Comic Books, Graphic Novels, Movies, Comments: Comments Off on Iron Man director courted for live-action Jungle Book remake

Teaser: BoxTrolls coming to theaters in September

This looks like it has potential. The Boxtrolls is a 3D stop-motion and CG hybrid featuring voice talents from Ben Kingsley, Isaac Hempstead-Wright, Elle Fanning, Jared Harris, Toni Collette and Tracy Morgan. Official Teaser Here’s a promotional video showing some of the intricacies of doing stop animation. Due out in September of 2014

Posted on: Dec 4, 2013,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Teaser: BoxTrolls coming to theaters in September

Video: Garry Trudeau talks about his TV show Alpha House

Great to see Doonesbury creator Garry Trudeau talking about Alpha House himself. H/T: Mike Lynch

Posted on: Dec 4, 2013,  Section: Comic strips, Television, Comments: 1 Comment

Annie Awards nominees announced

The 41st annual Annie Awards nominees have been announced. The Annie is the equivalent of an Oscar in the animation industry. Best Animated Feature A Letter to Momo – GKIDS Despicable Me 2 – Illumination Entertainment/Universal Pictures Ernest & Celestine – GKIDS Frozen – Walt Disney Animation Studios Monsters University – Pixar Animation Studios The […]

Posted on: Dec 4, 2013,  Section: Animation, Comments: Comments Off on Annie Awards nominees announced

Profiled: Association of Canadian Editorial Cartoonists remembers Roy Peterson

Roy Peterson passed away in September of this year. He was an amazing talent. The Association of Canadian Editorial Cartoonists has posted a remembrance of his life and work. By the end of his career, Peterson had won seven National Newspaper Awards, produced several books, co-founded the ACEC and was one of only two Canadian […]

Posted on: Dec 4, 2013,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Profiled: Association of Canadian Editorial Cartoonists remembers Roy Peterson