News Briefs for February 26, 2008

» Former Times of Northwest Indiana editorial cartoonist Stacy Curtis has made a new career in illustration and according to the Three Men in a Tub blog (which Stacy contributes) Stacy has recently won an illustration contest sponsored by the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators! You can see his drawing here.

» A couple of readers have sent me the link to the Garfield Minus Garfield blog which takes a Garfield comic, removes Garfield (and any associated dialog). The results are often a bit silly and some I dare say funny. It would be interesting to see how other strips would fair after such treatment.

» I mentioned earlier that the Dick Tracy Museum was closing down. The Chicago Tribune has more details regarding its demise.

» And lastly, there is an interesting story regarding a Norwegian museum director who claims to have found three cartoons drawn by Adolf Hitler. The cartoons were found hidden in a painting believed to be painted by Hitler. The three cartoons were drawings of Disney’s Snow White film and of Pinocchio
. For those following my Twitter feed, my first reaction to the news was: “Among his crimes, we can now add plagiarist.”

3 thoughts on “News Briefs for February 26, 2008

  1. That Garfield blog…hilarious. ‘Garfield’ is minimalist anyway, who would have thought you could strip it down even more?

    “There’s something wrong with my pants.”

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