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Archives for July, 2010

Breathed talks about Pete & Pickles animated series

Michael Cavna interviewed Berkeley Breathed at last week’s Comic-Con regarding his animated series based on Pete & Pickle’s children’s book. MC: What’s your own role in the TV project? Are you the guiding “hand”? And are you providing your own “static” drawings for the Technicolor team to animate? BB: It’ll be “Created by” me. Like […]

Posted on: Jul 26, 2010,  Section: Animation, Books, Comments: 3 Comments

Murder trial defendant asks for Garfield to return to comic page

I couldn’t resist posting this as it happened a couple of towns over from where I live and involves my local paper. Jeremy Lee Valdes who is on trial for two counts of aggravated murder wrote a letter to the editor to The Standard Examiner questioning the credibility of his ex-girlfriend and the police officer […]

Posted on: Jul 26, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, Legal, Comments: 9 Comments

2010 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards Winners

From last weekend, The Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards were announced. Here they are: Best Short Story “Urgent Request,” by Gene Luen Yang and Derek Kirk Kim, in The Eternal Smile (First Second) Best Single Issue (or One-Shot) Captain America #601: “Red, White, and Blue-Blood,” by Ed Brubaker and Gene Colan (Marvel) Best Continuing Series […]

Posted on: Jul 26, 2010,  Section: Awards, Comic Books, Comments: Comments Off on 2010 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards Winners

Portland Oregon’s John Callahan passes at 59

John Callahan, a local cartoonist, children’s book author in Portland, OR, has passed away at the age of 59. He lived in Northwest Portland and was a fixture in the community. He could often be easily spotted by his bright red hair as he piloted his powered wheelchair through the area. Callahan had been a […]

Posted on: Jul 26, 2010,  Section: Cartoons, Obituary, Comments: 6 Comments

Stabbing at Comic-Con Universal panel

One San Diego Comic-Con attendee was taken away in a stretcher after being stabbed near the eye by another attendee . The alleged dispute was over a saved seat in the “Resident Evil” panel. Police were able to subdue and arrest the attacker who reportedly stated that he was only defending himself. Comic Book Resources […]

Posted on: Jul 26, 2010,  Section: Gatherings, Comments: 13 Comments

One Fine Day exhibit opens next week

John Read, publisher of “Stay Tooned!” magazine is opening his traveling exhibit of cartoon art next week in Jackson, Mississippi. The exhibit features 135 Sunday comics that were published on April 11 of this year. The exhibit will then travel to Missouri for Disney Toonfest then to Omaha, Nebraska and also north into Canada in […]

Posted on: Jul 26, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, Exhibits, Comments: 13 Comments

Garry Trudeau Talks About 40 years of Doonesbury

Doonesbury creator Garry Trudeau talks about past, present and future of Doonesbury in this promotional video for his upcoming book “40”. “40” is due out in October of this year. It’s a massive collection on par with The Complete Calvin and Hobbes and The Complete Far Side. almost 700 pages and will cost you $100. […]

Posted on: Jul 22, 2010,  Section: Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: 10 Comments

Anti-South Park blogger charged with terrorism

Zachary Adam Chesser, who allegedly threatened South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone with a fate similar to Theo Van Gogh for ?insulting? the prophet Mohammad during it?s 200th episode, has been arrested on charges of providing material support to a Somali extremist group tied to al-Qaeda. From the Christian Science Monitor: According to […]

Posted on: Jul 22, 2010,  Section: Legal, Mohammed Cartoon, Comments: 1 Comment

Steve Breen inks critical BP cartoons with BP oil

San Diego Union-Tribune editorial cartoonist Steve Breen wanted to create a series of cartoons on the topic of the BP gulf oil spill. To take the art to a higher level,

Posted on: Jul 22, 2010,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 5 Comments

Ratatouille to be released in 3D

This news item is coming from Pixar Planet – an official Pixar blog – so I’m going to take this item out of the rumor category and put it in the “probably true” category. Pixar is working on releasing a 3D version of Ratatouille. No date is given, but it’s reported that Pixar 3D Supervisor, […]

Posted on: Jul 21, 2010,  Section: Animation, Movies, Comments: 3 Comments

The Goon movie heading to theaters in 2011

Eric Powell’s The Goon series is heading to the big screen. The Goon was a self-published cult comic before Dark Horse Comics found it in 2003. The moie is being produced by David Fincher. More information is being released this weekend at the San Diego Comic Con. You can see the trailer below. Movie Trailers […]

Posted on: Jul 21, 2010,  Section: Animation, Movies, Comments: 3 Comments

Check out Prizewinning Political Cartoons in color

I received an email from Dean Turnbloom explaining that he was sending me his 2008 and 2010 editorial cartooning collections for comparison. I’ve seen, even collected some of the other best of books – do I really need another? Dean’s books are entitled, “Prizewinning Political Cartoons” and as the title suggests these are the national […]

Posted on: Jul 21, 2010,  Section: Books, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Ariail depicts gubernatorial candidate in burqa

Perhaps a bit too soon to know if there will be a dust-up, but Robert Ariail posted a cartoon on his website last Tuesday depicting South Carolina Republican gubernatorial candidate Nikki Haley wearing a burqa. The first frame reads, ?Nikki Haley: What She Promises.? The picture shows Haley dressed as a beauty queen with the […]

Posted on: Jul 21, 2010,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Ariail depicts gubernatorial candidate in burqa

Dawson: Limits and moral copyright responsibility

A good read from Ted Dawson as he questions the limits of protection, respect, and moral responsibility of copyright. While many countries still permit Work for Hire, which removes a writer or artist’s authorship, other countries enforce what they call Moral Rights. Moral rights protect the creator’s right of attribution to and integrity of her […]

Posted on: Jul 20, 2010,  Section: Comic history, Comic strips, Legal, Comments: Comments Off on Dawson: Limits and moral copyright responsibility

Alcaraz, Huber and Baker on Tall Tales Radio

I must be getting lazy this summer. Its been a while since I plugged the latest guests on the Tall Tale Radio podcast. In case you missed it, Tom Racine interviewed Lalo Alcaraz, creator of La Cucaracha, and Adam Huber, creator of the webcomic Bug. I started following Bug a mont or so ago and […]

Posted on: Jul 20, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, Interviews, Podcasts, web comics, Comments: 5 Comments