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Cartoonists on Parade

Hitpig © Aniventure Hitpig Limited Berkeley Breathed‘s newest project moves closer to production. Animation Magazine: Aniventure has revealed the voice cast for its new animated feature, HITPIG!, along with a first look at the Berkeley Breathed project’s concept art and details of the porky plot… Set in a futuristic cyberpunk world, HITPIG! is a riotous […]

Posted on: Oct 24, 2020,  Section: Animation, Awards, Books, Cartoonist, Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

A (Belated) Happy 90th to R. O. Blechman

R. O. (Bob) Blechman, a master of animation and illustration, celebrated his 90th birthday on October 1, 2020. Whether on animation cels or as ink on paper Blechmans lines are instantly recognizable (and much imitated). Steven Heller, at Print, joins in the celebration of his friend.   above: covers for The New Yorker and Story […]

Posted on: Oct 12, 2020,  Section: Animation, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Illustration, Comments: 0 Comments

The 100 Sequences That Shaped Animation

Vulture presents one hundred animation sequences chosen by a knowledgeable group that deemed these worthy of showcasing the magic of animation. “[A]nimation is the art of manipulating the invisible interstices between frames.” Animated cartoons fool the brain into believing that static images can move; characters are “brought to life” by putting pen to paper or […]

Posted on: Oct 5, 2020,  Section: Animation, Comments: 1 Comment

Dueling Centennials – Winkle and Ward

September 20, 1920 saw two debuts. Winnie Winkle by Martin Branner first appeared on this date in 1920.Tom Heintjes and the HoganMag Twitter are showing the first daily strips here and here. So here’s the first Winnie Winkle Sunday (April 2, 1922) featuring new cast member Perry. Below is the last Winnie Winkle strip from […]

Posted on: Sep 20, 2020,  Section: Animation, Anniversaries, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Dueling Centennials – Winkle and Ward

Tales From Cartooning

Joe Kubert is an acknowledged master of the comic arts,but here Mark Avila appreciates him as the greatest teacher of the comic arts.   The Society of Illustrators has organized ways for you to enjoy the Museum and our programming online! This includes exhibits, panels, podcasts, and children’s activities. Explore our #MuseumFromHome through our new […]

Posted on: Sep 17, 2020,  Section: Animation, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Cartoons, Comic history, Comic strips, Exhibits, Comments: Comments Off on Tales From Cartooning

74th Annual Reuben Awards/2020 NCSFest Lineup

The National Cartoonist Society has released its schedule for the September 12, 2020 NCSFest and Reuben Awards.   Streaming broadcast begins at10am Saturday, September 12 at NCSFest.com   Official Welcome to NCSFest 2020 from NCS President & thank you’s.   From Panels to Publishing  (90 mins) Guests: Mark Tatulli, Terri Libenson, Maria Scrivan, and Rob […]

Posted on: Sep 1, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Animation, Awards, Books, Cartooning, Comic Books, Comic strips, Conventions, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Novels, Greeting Cards, Illustration, Interviews, Magazine cartoons, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, web comics, Comments: 2 Comments

Spaceman Spiff – The Movie Trailer (fan art)

The opening voice over quotes Calvin from the November 8, 1989 comic strip. From Calvin and Hobbes fan Joseph Conover: My fan-made interpretation of Spaceman Spiff from Calvin and Hobbes! This is not canon, not part of any series, not for profit, 100% unofficial, and only for exhibition. This is merely fan art and NOT […]

Posted on: Aug 23, 2020,  Section: Animation, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Spaceman Spiff – The Movie Trailer (fan art)

At 90 Betty Boop Becomes a Senior Stripper

Betty Boop debuted 90 years ago with the August 9, 1930 release of Dirty Dizzy Dishes. Animation Magazine has a slight overview of Betty Boop at 90. The Forward has a look at creator Max Fleischer. Via YouTube is that introductory Dirty Dishes: After the Hayes Code toned down Betty’s scandalous behavior her popularity never […]

Posted on: Aug 8, 2020,  Section: Animation, Anniversaries, Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

What’s Up USPS? Bugs Bunny Stamps!

On Monday the United States Postal Service issued a set of ‘Forever’ stamps paying tribute to Bugs Bunny on the occasion of his 80th (82nd?) anniversary. Not the first time Bugs was so honored. In 1997 Bugs was the first of a five year project putting Warner Bros. cartoon characters on United States postage stamps. […]

Posted on: Jul 29, 2020,  Section: Animation, Comic strips, Fund Raisers, Comments: 4 Comments

Animated Antics

Let’s begin by wishing Disney animation veteran Ruthie Tompson a Happy 110th Birthday!   She first joined the Ink and Paint Department. During the next four decades, Tompson worked in various capacities, including reviewing animation cels before they were filmed and scene planning on films such as Fantasia, Dumbo, Sleeping Beauty and Mary Poppins. More […]

Posted on: Jul 22, 2020,  Section: Animation, Comments: 1 Comment

A Hostile Life In The Boondocks

In 1999 Aaron McGruder shook up the comics pages in America’s newspapers. In 1997, not long after Aaron McGruder pulled The Boondocks from his college newspaper, he submitted his strip to syndicates, companies that provide comics, puzzles, and advice columns to hundreds of newspapers…The rejections piled on, with the syndicates feeling that The Boondocks was […]

Posted on: Jul 9, 2020,  Section: Animation, Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on A Hostile Life In The Boondocks

No White Privilege for Scott Adams

Cartoonist and social media maven (he’s been retweeted by President Trump) Scott Adams has created a twitterstorm in responding to a tweet and claiming reverse racism. “I lost my TV show for being white when UPN decided it would focus on an African-American audience. That was the third job I lost for being white. The […]

Posted on: Jun 29, 2020,  Section: Animation, Comic strips, Controversies, Television, Comments: 2 Comments

This Is Jeopardy – Bugs Bunny Category

Today’s Jeopardy was a rerun from February 12, 2019.   Answer: This appeared December 29, 1990Question: What is the last Bugs Bunny daily comic strip.

Posted on: Jun 26, 2020,  Section: Animation, Television, Comments: Comments Off on This Is Jeopardy – Bugs Bunny Category

Dan Danglo – RIP

Animation and gag cartoonist Dan Danglo has passed away. Daniel R. (Dan) Danglo March 1, 1925 – June 6, 2020 (There is also a Dan A. Danglo, and a March 26, 1925 birthdate. I hope to get that cleared up.) animation, comic books, gag cartoonist An autobiography from Dan’s website: Dan Danglo was born in […]

Posted on: Jun 12, 2020,  Section: Animation, Cartooning, Comic Books, Obituary, Comments: 1 Comment

HBO Max Releases Full Episode Looney Tunes

The New Looney Tunes Cartoons will be released with the premiere of HBO Max on May 27. HBO Max has released a full episode prior to the debut. From SlashFilm: A full episode of Looney Tunes cartoons runs somewhere between 11-12 minutes long, comprised of two shorts that run between four and seven minutes, as […]

Posted on: May 26, 2020,  Section: Animation, Comments: Comments Off on HBO Max Releases Full Episode Looney Tunes