» Politico has an article about the difficulty cartoonist will have skewering President Obama. Let’s see… no, this isn’t a re-print of an earlier article that we’ve talked about before (see here and here). Can we be officially done on this topic yet? Or better still, can editorial cartoonists, when asked this question, say emphatically, “Obama is not the re-incarnated Christ. He’s a politician with a lanky body and big ears. He’s going to be no harder to skewer than any others” and then be done with it.
» The comics have finally come to The Louve in Paris France. The exhibit that opens Thursday is entitled “Small Design: The Louvre Invites Comics” and displays cartoons from five cartoonist whose work includes images of The Louve. The curator says the exhibit isn’t so much about the comics.
Curator Fabrice Douar says the initiative is not about “modernizing” the Louvre, nor about “validating” comic strips as an art, nor about engaging with the youth.
“We wanted to present this art with the goal of showing its … aesthetic quality, but also its quality in the sense of the confrontation between the world of the Louvre and this alternate universe, which is that of comics,” he says.
» Dilbert creator Scott Adams, who has raised some eyebrows lately for using his comic strip to promote a business venture defends his actions with E&P.
This is the sort of thing that kind of divides the world into those who see things in black and white and those who can see things in nuance,” he told E&P Friday, referring to comic purists who will not bend. “People who see the world in black and white will not appreciate it. But those who look at different shades of grey will.
» Frank McLaughlin who has drawn the Batman for comic strip and comic books is teaching art to adults. The 73-year-old has also taught children’s art classes as well.