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Ken Fuson – RIP (off topic)

Newspaper reporter Ken Fuson has passed away. Ken Fuson, born June 23, 1956, died Jan. 3, 2020 at Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, of liver cirrhosis, and is stunned to learn that the world is somehow able to go on without him. Journalist Ken Fuson wrote his own (wonderful) obituary. In lieu of flowers, Ken […]

Posted on: Jan 12, 2020,  Section: Newspaper industry, Obituary, Off topic, Comments: Comments Off on Ken Fuson – RIP (off topic)

Name Popeye’s Favorite Food

  On Canada’s Family Feud, a contestant botched the final question—costing her family $10,000—because the fast food chain was clearly the first thing to come to mind when she heard the word “Popeye’s.” The goof went viral and reached the fast food chicken’s upper management. Fernando Machado, global CMO of Popeyes and sister brand Burger […]

Posted on: Jan 10, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Off topic, Comments: 3 Comments

Buy Ranan Lurie’s Home

As Mansion Global says: Ranan Lurie couldn’t have drawn a more perfect view from his 63rd-floor Manhattan apartment, which serves as his office and studio. Now the political cartoonist is about to put the two-bedroom, two-and-a-half bathroom apartment at Time Warner Center on the market for just under $5 million. The listing is set to […]

Posted on: Dec 13, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Off topic, Comments: Comments Off on Buy Ranan Lurie’s Home

Edgar Rice Burroughs Authorized Library – Tarzan

As long as I’m going off-topic of my self-imposed rules… The Edgar Rice Burroughs Authorized Library For the first time, the Edgar Rice Burroughs Authorized Library presents the complete literary works of the Master of Adventure in uniform hardcover editions. Published by the company founded by Mr. Burroughs in 1923, each volume of the Authorized […]

Posted on: Nov 29, 2019,  Section: Books, Off topic, Comments: Comments Off on Edgar Rice Burroughs Authorized Library – Tarzan

Que pasa New York?…Que pasa New York?

The New York Post reports: Cartoonist Stan Mack and his writer/editor wife Susan Champlin have just listed their West Village home for $1.72 million. Mack, who’s owned this unit for some 30 years, is best known for his “Stan Mack’s Real Life Funnies” series that appeared in the Village Voice for more than two decades. […]

Posted on: Sep 18, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartoonist, Off topic, The Water Cooler, Comments: Comments Off on Que pasa New York?…Que pasa New York?

Scott Adams Uses Shooting to Promote App

    Dilbert creator Scott Adams has sparked outrage by using yesterday’s Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting to promote his WhenHub app. The app allows regular citizens to become “video advisors” offering advice on any topic, for a fee, which will be paid in WHEN coins (currently valued at just over one cent). When anyone provides […]

Posted on: Jul 29, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Controversies, Off topic, Comments: Comments Off on Scott Adams Uses Shooting to Promote App

Spinning the Cartoon Wheel Again

Whhhiirrrrr…clik…clik…clik…clak   Awards The Slate Book Review and the Center for Cartoon Studies are proud to announce the nominees for the seventh annual Cartoonist Studio Prize. The winner in each of our categories will be announced April 12. Each winner will receive $1,000 and eternal glory. On the shortlist of nominees for Best Web Comic […]

Posted on: Mar 12, 2019,  Section: Animation, Auctions, Awards, Cartooning, Comic strips, Legal, Newspaper industry, Off topic, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Spinning the Cartoon Wheel Again

Who Was Rick Stein? – updated

updated October 10: It seems the unusual obituary of Rick Stein, featuring the Baron Munchausen-like (Major Hoople-like?) achievements and adventures of the deceased has gained some notoriety across the internet. People have found it as entertaining and intriguing a read as I have. (I found it enjoyable enough to post here, though it is off-topic.) […]

Posted on: Oct 10, 2018,  Section: Obituary, Off topic, Comments: 1 Comment

Amazing street art from around the world

Slightly off-topic, but I think of interest. Buzzfeed has a post of the 50 amazing examples of street art from around the world. Here’s one in San Diego by Os Gemeos

Posted on: May 8, 2013,  Section: Off topic, Comments: Comments Off on Amazing street art from around the world

We’re exposed to equivalent of 174 newspapers a day

Fascinating story over in the Telegraph about how much information we consume and produce. The growth in the internet, 24-hour television and mobile phones means that we now receive five times as much information every day as we did in 1986. But that pales into insignificance compared with the growth in the amount of information […]

Posted on: Feb 14, 2011,  Section: Off topic, Comments: 2 Comments

Off topic: Anyone know the history of this newspaper?

Anyone know why this same newspaper has shown up in so many different TV shows?

Posted on: Jun 8, 2010,  Section: Off topic, Comments: 4 Comments

Big project done. Check it out

Apologies up front for departing from the normal cartooning topics. For the last several months I’ve been busy working on a major web project that has consumed much of my “blogging time” – especially in the last couple of months. Yesterday we launched several websites (more on that later) and I anticipate returning to a […]

Posted on: Jun 9, 2009,  Section: Off topic, Comments: 11 Comments

Yum. Calvin and Hobbes bento

A friend emailed me a link to a blog dedicated to bento (a japanese single portion box/package meal) proving once again, there’s a blog for every niche no matter how small. This particular blog post was a dedicated bento box to Calvin and Hobbes. See photo below. The blog has many more photos, plus the […]

Posted on: Mar 3, 2009,  Section: Off topic, Comments: 4 Comments

Advice for a young man needing some direction

This is a bit off-topic for the usual TDC fair, but I thought it might be a good opportunity to offer advice to a young man who appears to have some skill but lacks a direction or outlet. If you think you’ve got some good advice, leave it in the comments or it to me […]

Posted on: Jul 25, 2008,  Section: Off topic, Comments: 33 Comments

Happy 70th Birthday, Mom!

Rarely do I diverge from the hard news of the cartoon industry, but I’d like to take a personal moment to wish my Mom a happy birthday today. I think turning 70 is a milestone that should be celebrated, but she doesn’t seem to think so. She’s a bit self-conscience about things like that. Because […]

Posted on: May 28, 2008,  Section: Off topic, Comments: 9 Comments