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Archives for June, 2015

Stan Lee rushed to hospital; still attends Ant-Man premier

From Comicbook.com: Sources for TMZ say the 92-year-old was “taken from his Hollywood Hills home to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center” yesterday. As of now, the reason for the emergency call to 911 isn’t clear. Lee was feeling well enough to be interviewed at the premiere, showing no signs of being under the weather. Actually, he was […]

Posted on: Jun 30, 2015,  Section: Comic Books, Comments: 1 Comment

Inside Out loses box office top honors for second weekend in row

The coveted number one movie of the weekend honors was once again denied to Disney/Pixar’s Inside Out which came in second to Jurassic World. Again. Of course, if you can’t win at the game, redefine the rules. So hurray, Inside Out is the highest grossing ORIGINAL film (not franchise film, ahem, Jurassic Park, I mean […]

Posted on: Jun 30, 2015,  Section: Animation, Comments: 1 Comment

Editorial cartoonist Daniel Saad recognized as Communicator of the Year

From the The News Herald: Longtime editorial cartoonist Daniel Saad was named the International Association of Business Communicators Detroit chapter ?Communicator of the Year,? at the annual Renaissance Awards ceremony held June 24 in South Lyon. Saad, had been the editorial cartoonist for The News-Herald Newspapers for more than 27 years, and has done cartons […]

Posted on: Jun 30, 2015,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comments: Comments Off on Editorial cartoonist Daniel Saad recognized as Communicator of the Year

Video: Jimmy Margulies discusses poking fun of New Jersey politics

The video below of editorial cartoonist Jimmy Margulies was posted yesterday. I suspect the actual air date might have been much earlier. Either way… here’s… Jimmy!

Posted on: Jun 30, 2015,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Video: Jimmy Margulies discusses poking fun of New Jersey politics

Southern Poverty Law Center apologizes for posting plagiarized Englehart cartoon

The Southern Poverty Law Center has issued an apology to Hartford Courant editorial cartoonist Bob Englehart for reposting a plagiarized cartoon that they found on Twitter. Bob’s original cartoon (below) was drawn in reaction to calls to remove the Confederate Flag. Below is the cartoon someone swiped and heavily altered including removing his signature and […]

Posted on: Jun 30, 2015,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 4 Comments

AAEC issues call for apology from Maine’s Governor over threatening comments to cartoonist

The Association of American Editorial Cartoonist has issued a call for a public apology by Maine Gov. Paul Le Page, who speaking at a youth leadership event stated that he’d like to shoot Bangor Daily News cartoonist George Danby. George’s son Nick was one of the youth leaders in attendance that night. Here’s the statement […]

Posted on: Jun 30, 2015,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

ABC7 looks at Sentinel plagiarism cartoons

ABC7, an ABC affiliate for the greater Washington DC area, recently looked into the cartoon plagiarism of the Montgomery Sentinel. The report was mostly reporting the paper’s position that they’ve taken corrective action and are moving past the issue and Councilman Tom Moore, who exposed the paper. Here’s the report: At this point, it’s clear […]

Posted on: Jun 29, 2015,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Marvel to diversify Spider-man; Stan Lee says Spidey should stay white and straight

Marvel Comics is diversifying several of their characters. NPR has a report on the upcoming new Spider-Man and alter ego Miles Morales, a half-African-American, half-Latino character. From NPR: As far as its comics go, Marvel has had a string of diversity shifts recently, with changes to Captain America, Ms. Marvel and Thor. Bendis tells NPR’s […]

Posted on: Jun 29, 2015,  Section: Comic Books, Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Pete Docter bought crow-quill pens hoping to draw like Richard Thompson

Disney/Pixar’s Peter Docter was featured in the New York Times on Sunday during which he revealed that he was inspired by Cul de Sac creator Richard Thompson. Here’s the snippet: DRAWING I just bought a pile of crow-quill pen nibs. You know, the kind you dip in ink before you draw. Richard Thompson, the author […]

Posted on: Jun 29, 2015,  Section: Animation, Comic strips, Comments: 3 Comments

Gary Varvel to be inducted into Indiana Journalism Hall of Fame

Congratulations to The Indianapolis Star editorial cartoonist Gary Varvel who will be inducted into the Indiana Journalism Hall of Fame. From the The Indianapolis Star: Nationally syndicated through Creators Syndicate, Varvel counts graphic-novel projects “Path to Hope” (2010) and “The Father Factor” (2012) among his career highlights at The Star. The former addressed child poverty, […]

Posted on: Jun 29, 2015,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Gary Varvel to be inducted into Indiana Journalism Hall of Fame

Maine Governor jokes he’d like to shoot editorial cartoonist

From the Huffington Post: Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) said Wednesday that he’d like to shoot the cartoonist for the Bangor Daily News, a joke that fell flat in light of the January shooting that killed five Charlie Hebdo cartoonists in France. LePage made his comments about cartoonist George Danby on Wednesday in front of […]

Posted on: Jun 26, 2015,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 4 Comments

NCS Foundation announces Celebrity Cartoonist Caribbean Cruise

So a really cool thing is in the works – not just in the works, it is happening this January. National Cartoonists Society Foundation President Steve McGarry has organized a week-long Caribbean Cartoonist Celebrity Cruise. These aren’t just B-rated or has-been cartoonist “celebrities”, we’re talking four Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonists (two of which have been […]

Posted on: Jun 26, 2015,  Section: Awards, Cartoons, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 8 Comments

Podcast: Episode 221 ? Jim Lujan

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: Animator Jim Lujan joins me to talk about his cool and edgy animated shorts, as well as the hugely amazing project he’s working on with legendary animator Bill Plympton, “Revengeance!”   […]

Posted on: Jun 25, 2015,  Section: podcast, Comments: Comments Off on Podcast: Episode 221 ? Jim Lujan

Watch the newly released Kung Fu Panda 3 trailer

I’m not sure a third movie in a sequel series is ever good, but I like the comedic timing in the teaser.

Posted on: Jun 25, 2015,  Section: Animation, Comments: Comments Off on Watch the newly released Kung Fu Panda 3 trailer

You, yes you, can influence what comics people in San Diego read in their newspaper

The San Diego Union-Tribune has kicked off a comic poll. Yes, the bane of every cartoonist’s existence wherein a newspaper editor (who may or may not have a sense of humor or appreciate for comics) kicks the responsibilities of determining what should appear in their newspaper to most 65 year-olds (who may or may not […]

Posted on: Jun 25, 2015,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment