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Archives for September, 2014

New York Times: New Yorker?s Magazine Covers Shift From Polite to Provocative

Interesting article from The New York times on the changing cover of The New Yorker. At The New Yorker?s Midtown offices, a wall of covers arranged in chronological order shows a distinct change in tone. Today, the magazine?s covers, which have been drawn or painted by artists each week since its founding in 1925, frequently […]

Posted on: Sep 30, 2014,  Section: Cartoons, Magazines, Comments: Comments Off on New York Times: New Yorker?s Magazine Covers Shift From Polite to Provocative

Mark Anderson reviews Kenosha Festival of Cartooning

Andertoons Mark Anderson attended last weekend’s Kenosha Festival of Cartooning and has posted his photos and thoughts. It was an amazing weekend put together by John & Anne Morse Hambrock. I can?t imagine all the time and work (and cake baking) that went into this. And apparently there?s a lot of pent up demand for […]

Posted on: Sep 30, 2014,  Section: Cartoons, Conventions, Comments: Comments Off on Mark Anderson reviews Kenosha Festival of Cartooning

Video: Phil Hands and Leigh Rubin together for mashup

Tonight, in Madison WI, editorial cartoonist Phil Hands will “mashup” with Rubes creator Leigh Rubin. The event is described as an “evening of absurdity” as this “odd couple will riff off each others cartoons, and show how the twisted minds of two very different cartoonists work.” If you’re in Madison, Madison Central Library at 7:00 […]

Posted on: Sep 30, 2014,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Video: Phil Hands and Leigh Rubin together for mashup

Check out this music video animation that plays across dozen devices

This is cool music video for Brunettes Shoot Blondes for their song Knock Knock. Essentially an animation that plays in sync across several devices. Brunettes Shoot Blondes – Knock Knock (Official Video) from Brunettes Shoot Blondes on Vimeo. From a technical standpoint, the animation is fairly simple. Syncing it all together seems like the harder […]

Posted on: Sep 29, 2014,  Section: Animation, Comments: Comments Off on Check out this music video animation that plays across dozen devices

From the archives: Mike Peters interviews Tony Auth

If you read Mike Peters’s touching tribute to the late Tony Auth, you know they had a deep friendship. Late last week, Mike posted a two part interview he did with Tony for the program “The World of Cartooning.” Part 1 Part 2

Posted on: Sep 29, 2014,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on From the archives: Mike Peters interviews Tony Auth

The Simpsons make good on threat to kill off character

Producers of The Simpsons hinted last fall that they would be killing off a character. Last night on the season premiere they made good on that promise. Krusty’s father, Rabbi Hyman Krustofski died while “Krusty was seeking validation from his father.” From The Daily Mail: Krusty, whose real name is Herschel Krustofski, later sought out […]

Posted on: Sep 29, 2014,  Section: Animation, Comments: Comments Off on The Simpsons make good on threat to kill off character

AAEC extends registration deadline for Satire Fest

The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists is putting word out that they’re extending out the registration deadline for their Satire Fest convention in two weeks. By registering now instead of at the door, attendees are assured free drink tickets, food and goodie bags. Also announced is the inclusion of The Simpsons director David Silverman who […]

Posted on: Sep 26, 2014,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on AAEC extends registration deadline for Satire Fest

Marvel and Kirby family strike last-minute deal before case goes to Supreme Court consideration

From Deadline Hollywood comes news that just days before the US Supreme Court was to take into consideration the legal case between Jack Kirby heirs and Marvel, the two parties have struck “amicably resolved their legal disputes.” Dominic Patten writing for Deadline: All things considered, and with the billions that Marvel/Disney have made off the […]

Posted on: Sep 26, 2014,  Section: Comic Books, Legal, Comments: 1 Comment

Woman sues Disney claiming “Frozen” is based on her book, not Hans Christian Andersen

Almost like clockwork, someone is suing a major movie studio claiming plagiarism. This time Isabella Tanikumi claims Disney based Frozen on her book Yearnings Of The Heart and not the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tell. Here’s how Tanikumi’s book is described by Entertainment Wise: “This is a compelling, introspective account of the life of Isabella […]

Posted on: Sep 26, 2014,  Section: Animation, Comments: 1 Comment

Follow the fun of the Kenosha Festival of Cartooning

For those of us who are attending the Kenosha Festival of Cartooning vicariously, here are sources to watch: The official blog. Mike Peterson has a great post about the cartoonists gathering for the Kenosha Festival of Cartooning. Attending cartoonist Twitter accounts (some are more verbose than others): Mike Cope John Hambrock Rick Stromoski Terri Libenson […]

Posted on: Sep 26, 2014,  Section: Cartoons, Comic strips, Conventions, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Follow the fun of the Kenosha Festival of Cartooning

Check out Peanuts Studio blog

I didn’t know this existed until today, but I’m adding it to my feed reader. Very cool insight into the Peanuts Studio that oversees all licensing, art and editorial content for all Peanuts products worldwide. I?ve always said that the Peanuts Studio (Charles M. Schulz?s studio) is one of the best-kept cartooning secrets because no […]

Posted on: Sep 26, 2014,  Section: Cartoons, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Check out Peanuts Studio blog

Video: Alison Bechdel on cartooning, MacArthur Fellow

Short interview with Alison Bechdel on cartooning, her work and being a MacArthur Fellow recipient. Also something I’ve never seen before – she writes and “draws” as she goes along using what looks like Photoshop. The drawings, during the writing process, are nothing more than images grabbed off the Internet as placeholders until she draws […]

Posted on: Sep 26, 2014,  Section: Awards, Cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Video: Alison Bechdel on cartooning, MacArthur Fellow

Salt Lake and San Diego comic cons to talk about settling lawsuit out of courts

The legal fight between San Diego Comic-Con and Salt Lake Comic Con took another step forward – and hints at a possible settlement. The Salt Lake Tribune reports that the Salt Lake Comic Con filed their official response to San Diego’s lawsuit asserting that “comic con” (no dash) is generic term and used by several […]

Posted on: Sep 26, 2014,  Section: Controversies, Conventions, Legal, Comments: Comments Off on Salt Lake and San Diego comic cons to talk about settling lawsuit out of courts

Final hours in Kenosha Cartooning festival charity fundraiser

Another reminder that we’re in the last hours of the National Cartoonists Society Foundation Fundraiser for Children’s Charities in Kenosha WI. The goal was to raise $2,000 and by “auctioning” off several original cartoons, the Indiegogo campaign has raised $6,600. From the Indiegogo site: The National Cartoonists Society Foundation and the Kenosha Festival of Cartooning […]

Posted on: Sep 25, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Final hours in Kenosha Cartooning festival charity fundraiser

Reminder: we’re days away from InkTober challenge

Just a reminder (or notice if this is new information), Jake Parker’s InkTober challenge starts on October 1. The challenge is boils down to doing one ink drawing a day during the month of October. From Jake’s website: Every October, artists all over the world take on the InkTober drawing challenge by doing one ink […]

Posted on: Sep 25, 2014,  Section: Cartoons, Comments: 3 Comments