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Charlie Hebdo cartoonists says he won’t draw Prophet Muhammad again

From the New York Times: The French cartoonist Luz, who drew Charlie Hebdo’s cover picture of the Prophet Mohammad after the Islamist killings at the satirical weekly in January, has said he will no longer draw the Prophet. “He no longer interests me,” he told Les Inrockuptibles in an interview published on its website on […]

Posted on: Apr 30, 2015,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartoons, Editorial cartooning, International, Mohammed Cartoon, Comments: Comments Off on Charlie Hebdo cartoonists says he won’t draw Prophet Muhammad again

Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home Broadway adaptation nominated for 12 Tony Awards

Fun Home, the Off-Broadway adaptation of Alison Bechdel’s Off biographical graphic novel, has been nominated for 12 Tony Awards. From CBS News: “An American in Paris” and “Fun Home” topped this year’s Tony Awards nominees with 12 nods each, followed by “Something Rotten!” with 10 and “The King and I” with nine. The best musical […]

Posted on: Apr 30, 2015,  Section: Graphic Novels, Comments: Comments Off on Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home Broadway adaptation nominated for 12 Tony Awards

Podcast: Episode 214 ? Bill Plympton

Tom Racine’s latest Tall Tale Radio podcast episode is now available. Head over to Tall Tale Radio and give it a listen. In this episode: Don’t get to say the word “legendary” all that often, but truly legendary animator Bill Plympton joins me to talk about his latest film, “Revengeance,” that he’s doing with animator […]

Posted on: Apr 30, 2015,  Section: podcast, Comments: 1 Comment

Check out these Threadless Peanuts t-shirts

If found these t-shirt designs through the Peanuts Studio blog. Threads, a t-shirt printing company, has teamed up with the Peanuts studio to run a Peanuts design challenge for the best design. You can vote for the best design over on Threadless. There’s a couple of designs I’d like to purchase for myself. Here’s Peanuts […]

Posted on: Apr 29, 2015,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Check out these Threadless Peanuts t-shirts

Video: Herblock – History, Cartoons, Civil Rights, McCarthyism, Nixon

From the miracle of Youtube – a 1993 interview with the great Herblock.

Posted on: Apr 28, 2015,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Video: Herblock – History, Cartoons, Civil Rights, McCarthyism, Nixon

National Cartoonists Society Foundation awards 2015 scholarship to Derek Desierto

The National Cartoonists Society Foundation has announced that this year’s recipient of the 2015 Jay Kennedy Memorial Scholarship is Derek Desierto of Sheridan College in Ontario where he studies animation. Derek will receive a $5,000 scholarship and a trip to The National Cartoonists Society’s Reuben Award Weekend in Washington DC in May. From the NCSF: […]

Posted on: Apr 28, 2015,  Section: Animation, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: Comments Off on National Cartoonists Society Foundation awards 2015 scholarship to Derek Desierto

Signe Wilkinson and Ann Telnaes to speak at Library of Congress

Pulitzer Prize winning editorial cartoonists Signe Wilkinson and Ann Telnaes will speak at a panel at the Library of Congress this Thursday on the topic of “Cartooning in a Charlie Hebdo World”. Wilkinson and Telnaes will address several topics that currently affect a political cartoonist?s approach to his or her work. The panel will be […]

Posted on: Apr 28, 2015,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Signe Wilkinson and Ann Telnaes to speak at Library of Congress

Jihadis calls for Charlie Hebdo style attack on American and Australian cartoonists (UPDATED)

If you’ve drawn the Prophet Muhammad, you might soon be targeted by Islamic Jihadis. Or at least that’s the conclusion ForeignPolicy.com reports after two Jihadi Twitter users called for a Charlie Hebdo style attack on cartoonists in the U.S. and Australia (subscription required). One of the Jihadis targeted a specific Aussie, Larry Pickering, who is […]

Posted on: Apr 28, 2015,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Jihadis calls for Charlie Hebdo style attack on American and Australian cartoonists (UPDATED)

Russian bookstores remove “Maus” in advance of Victory Day

From The New York Times: The government?s plan was simple enough: Rid Moscow of swastikas or any other symbol of Nazism before Victory Day, the celebration of the Soviet Union?s defeat of Germany and the most important political holiday in Russia. But in the frenzy to comply, bookstores aiming to please the censor found an […]

Posted on: Apr 28, 2015,  Section: Books, Graphic Novels, Comments: Comments Off on Russian bookstores remove “Maus” in advance of Victory Day

2015-16 Kenosha Festival Of Cartooning fundraising kicks off

The 2015-16 Kenosha Festival Of Cartooning fundraising has started. Anne Morse Hambrock, the festival founder, has a great event lined up. Mark Tatulli of Lio, Heart of the City, Desmond Puckett Bill Morrison ? Art Director: Futurama, Co-Founder of Bongo Comics, Simpsons and Disney Illustrator, Roswell Little Green Man Jan Eliot – Stone Soup Darrin […]

Posted on: Apr 27, 2015,  Section: Animation, Books, Cartoons, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on 2015-16 Kenosha Festival Of Cartooning fundraising kicks off

Garry Trudeau interviewed on Meet the Press to talk Charlie Hebdo, Alpha House, Doonesbury

Photo © NBC Doonesbury and Alpha House creator Garry Trudeau was featured on yesterday’s Meet the Press to discuss his comments made regarding the Charlie Hebdo cartoonists. Garry’s speech has been interpreted as opining that the French cartoonists brought the terrorist attack upon themselves because they didn’t censor themselves when it comes to Islam. Garry […]

Posted on: Apr 27, 2015,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 5 Comments

Chad Carpenter’s Moose: The Movie debuts in Alaska

Here’s the official trailer for Chad Carpenter’s Moose: The Movie. It debuted in Alaska last night. I didn’t realize Tom Gammill starred in it. You can read the review at the Alaska Dispatch News.

Posted on: Apr 25, 2015,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

Buffalo City mayor declared April 23rd, Adam Zyglis Day

On Monday, Buffalo News editorial cartoonist Adam Zyglis was awarded the Pulitzer Prize. By Thursday, Mayor Byron Brown had declared April 23rd “Adam Zyglis Day in the city of Buffalo.” And who says government moves slowly?

Posted on: Apr 24, 2015,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Buffalo City mayor declared April 23rd, Adam Zyglis Day

The LEGO Movie directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller taking on Spider-Man animated movie

From Comingsoon.net: On July 20, 2018, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the directors of The LEGO Movie, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, and 21 and 22 Jump Street, are taking Spider-Man back to his graphic roots with the first-of-its-kind animated Spider-Man feature, it was announced today at CinemaCon by Tom Rothman, chairman of the […]

Posted on: Apr 24, 2015,  Section: Animation, Comic Books, Comments: Comments Off on The LEGO Movie directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller taking on Spider-Man animated movie

Daryl Cagle on free speech, cartooning, Garry Trudeau

Bob Andelman (AKA Mr. Media) talks with editorial cartoonist Daryl Cagle on a variety of topics including the boundaries of free speech, the speech given by Doonesbury cartoonist Garry Trudeau. © Daryl Cagle

Posted on: Apr 24, 2015,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 5 Comments