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Archives for July, 2010

Hogan’s Alley #17 is now available

The latest edition of Hogan’s Alley (#17) is now available. This edition has nearly two dozen artists, writers, voice actors, executives, producers, directors sharing their insights and reminiscences about SpongeBob SquarePants. Also an examination of the Marvel-Disney merger and its implications for the industry and the art form. They also interview four cartoonists who are […]

Posted on: Jul 30, 2010,  Section: Cartoons, Comic strips, Magazines, Comments: Comments Off on Hogan’s Alley #17 is now available

Interactive comic book stars Estrada, Ferrigno

Ever play, “where are they now?” and wonder what happened to “CHiPS” Erik Estrada and “The Hulk’s” Lou Ferrigno? Wonder no more. They’re starring in an interactive comic book… defending Butterfinger candy bars! The Butterfinger Defense League is brought to you by Butterfinger of course. I should mention that the comic book also stars Charisma […]

Posted on: Jul 30, 2010,  Section: Comic Books, Comments: 1 Comment

Diary of Wimpy Kid 5 is coming as is box set

Jeff Kinney’s “Diary of a Wimpy Kid 5: The Ugly Truth” is due out in November. Also announced Amulet Books is producing a box set of all five. Here’s the press release: Amulet Books, an imprint of Abrams, reveals today in a major press announcement the title, first-printing quantity, and cover of the fifth Diary […]

Posted on: Jul 29, 2010,  Section: Books, Comments: 1 Comment

Bleeker: The Rechargeable Dog turns 4

A small shout-out to Jonathan Mahood who’s webcomic Bleeker: The Rechargeable Dog hit its four year mark yesterday. In dog years it would be 28 years old, but since Bleeker is a robot – I believe it’s still 4 years. Congrats Jonathan.

Posted on: Jul 29, 2010,  Section: Anniversaries, Comic strips, web comics, Comments: 4 Comments

MAD Magazine rejection letter to Tom Richmond

MAD magazine cartoonist Tom Richmond has posted a rejection letter he received from MAD Magazine back in the early 1990s. There’s something to be learned in how to reject somebody from that letter.

Posted on: Jul 29, 2010,  Section: Magazine cartoons, Comments: 14 Comments

The value of a hometown cartoonist

Michael Cavna writes about the value of the hometown cartoonist. Whether you are Portland mourning John Callahan in recent days, or Cleveland missing Harvey Pekar far more than LeBron James in recent weeks, the regional embrace of these two nationally famed cartoonists reminds how much having a cartoonist who has deep local roots and visibility […]

Posted on: Jul 29, 2010,  Section: Cartoons, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 45 Comments

Yogi Bear 3D movie hitting theaters in December

A Yogi Bear movie is slated to be released this December voiced by Justin Timberlake and Dan Aykroyd. Aykroyd voices Yogi and Timberlake voices Boo Boo. Yogi Bear is based on the 1960’s Hanna-Barbera cartoon. Here’s the trailer that’s been released.

Posted on: Jul 29, 2010,  Section: Animation, Comments: 8 Comments

Ticonderoga Cartoon Museum donates art to ToonSeum

The ToonSeum in Pittsburgh, PA has announced that it has acquired over 700 pieces of cartoon art from the Ticonderoga Cartoon Museum which will be closing in September. From the press release: The ToonSeum is delighted to announce the addition of more than 700 pieces of cartoon art to its permanent collection. This generous donation […]

Posted on: Jul 28, 2010,  Section: Museums, Comments: 5 Comments

Sita Sang The Blues event cancelled

A while ago I reported that Sita Sang The Blues creator Nina Paley would appear at on open reception for her exhibit at the Cartoon Art Museum in San Franciso. While the exhibit will still run through it’s scheduled dates, the opening reception has been cancelled. A new date will be announced.

Posted on: Jul 28, 2010,  Section: Exhibits, Museums, Speaking Engagements, Comments: 2 Comments

Harvey Pekar talks about comics, Crumb

Interesting interview with Harvey Pekar that was filmed for the Jeff Smith documentary “The Cartoonist”. According to Mike Lynch, this interview below is the full interview now released in its entirety for the first time.

Posted on: Jul 28, 2010,  Section: Graphic Novels, Interviews, Comments: 4 Comments

Girl Genius moves to new print formats

Comic Book Resources reports that Girl Genius creators Phil and Kaja Foglio have announced that their creation would be coming out in several more different formats. The publishing and merchandising deals include: Night Shade Books will publish a series of Girl Genius prose novels Brilliance Audio will adapt these novels into audiobooks Tor will launch […]

Posted on: Jul 28, 2010,  Section: Graphic Novels, web comics, Comments: 2 Comments

David Rees starts new venture sharpening pencils

Get Your War On clip-art cartoonist David Rees has launched a new venture: sharpening pencils. From The National Post: The business plan is simple: just send him a No. 2 pencil in need of a good sharpening, and for the low, low price of $12.50 he?ll sharpen it, mail it back to you, and include […]

Posted on: Jul 27, 2010,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 11 Comments

Jimmy Johnson’s Arlo and Janis turns 25

This Thursday, Jimmy Johnson’s Arlo and Janis will celebrate 25 in syndication. From E&P: “I really wanted to do a comic strip about a society of talking dogs, called ‘Baskerville,’ but talking-animal strips were out of favor with newspaper editors at the time, and young families were all the rage,” Johnson wrote on his site […]

Posted on: Jul 27, 2010,  Section: Anniversaries, Comic strips, Comments: 3 Comments

Ariail joins Spartanburg Herald-Journal (UPDATED)

Former The State editorial cartoonist Robert Ariail has joined with the The Spartanburg Herald-Journal to do local editorial cartoons. From, Ariail says, “Of course, South Carolina is a gold mine for cartooning. It’s one of the reasons I didn’t want to leave the state, and a reason I’m so excited about working with the […]

Posted on: Jul 27, 2010,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 15 Comments

Fantagraphics to release complete Mickey Mouse comics

Another piece of news from last weekend’s Comic-Con: Fantagraphics Books announced that it has partnered with Disney and will publish the complete Mickey Mouse comic strips by Floyd Gottfredson in May of 2011.

Posted on: Jul 26, 2010,  Section: Books, Comic history, Comments: 1 Comment