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Archives for October, 2010

Happy Halloween!

To commemorate Halloween, I’m posting this 1953 animation of The Tell-Tale Heart based on Edgar Allan Poe’s short-story of the same title.

Posted on: Oct 31, 2010,  Section: Daily Cartoonist, Comments: 3 Comments

Foxtrot retrospective collection due in November

It’s a good year for retrospectives. Due out this November is Bill Amend’s The Best of FoxTrot – a near 300 pages of the best strips from the last 20 years. Available for pre-order at Amazon. Correction: As pointed out in the comments by Bill Amend, the collection is a two book collection – each […]

Posted on: Oct 29, 2010,  Section: Books, Comic strips, Comments: 7 Comments

Mark Fiore on life after a Pulitzer win

Michael Cavna catches up to Mark Fiore while Mark was in D.C. for the Cartoons and Cocktails event. Michael talk to Mark about how the Pulitzer has changed his life. MC: You’ve had roughly a half-year to see the wonders of a Pulitzer win transform your life. So: How has it transformed your life — […]

Posted on: Oct 29, 2010,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Mark Fiore on life after a Pulitzer win

LA Times drops 2 comics for more ads

Media Bistro is reporting that the L.A. Times has dropped Home and Away and Brewser Rocket and used the space for more advertising. The LAT Reader?s Representative put a positive spin on things, letting readers know that the Newspaper?s website now features an assortment of comics previously only available in the print edition. So if […]

Posted on: Oct 29, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 10 Comments

Sergio Aragones celebrates 50 years of cartooning

MAD Magazine cartoonist Sergio Aragones is celebrating 50 years of cartooning. To commemorate he has a new book out entitled “MAD’s Greatest Artists: Sergio Aragones: Five Decades of His Finest Works.” Sammy Perlmutter, writing on the Huffington Post has posted an interview with the famed cartoonist about the new book. What’s your working process like? […]

Posted on: Oct 28, 2010,  Section: Books, Cartoons, Interviews, Comments: 6 Comments

Scott Stantis on NPR’s On Point

Chicago Tribune editorial cartoonist Scott Stantis was a featured guest on NPR’s On Point this morning (9:00 a.m. CST). Scott will talk about political humor and if it’s possible that a conservative just might be funny. There’s a couple of ways to listen to it. There is a show archive of streaming audio or you […]

Posted on: Oct 28, 2010,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

Rolling Stone interviews Garry Trudeau

Chip Kidd of Rolling Stone Magazine has interviewed Doonesbury creator Garry Trudeau to mark the 40th anniversary of the strip. Rolling Stone has also posted 10 Doonesbury strips picked by Garry as his favorites. It also includes Garry’s narrative as to why he selected that cartoon. A selection of the interview: How did Doonesbury come […]

Posted on: Oct 28, 2010,  Section: Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Rolling Stone interviews Garry Trudeau

40: A Doonesbury Retrospective on sale @ Amazon

I’m in a quandary. The 40: A Doonesbury Retrospective has been steeply discounted on Amazon ($58.50 compared to $100 normally). I like to buy the complete collections when they come out. I enjoy reading them all in one sitting rather than in the newspaper and I have to wait until the next day to get […]

Posted on: Oct 27, 2010,  Section: Books, Comic strips, Comments: 3 Comments

Danny DeVito to bring The Lorax to life

The Lorax, the book by Dr. Seuss, is being made into a 3D movie featuring Danny DeVito voicing The Lorax according to USA Today. “Danny has this wonderful ability to be acerbic and grouchy but at the same time absolutely lovable,” Meledandri says. “It’s almost like Walter Matthau had. His comedic edge was very sharp, […]

Posted on: Oct 27, 2010,  Section: Animation, Movies, Comments: 7 Comments

Cars 2 teaser posted

Your thoughts?

Posted on: Oct 27, 2010,  Section: Animation, Movies, Comments: 13 Comments

Nick Galifianakis exhibit opens tomorrow

Washington D.C. based illustrator Nick Galifianakis has an exhibit of his work opening tomorrow night and runs through Nov 14. Nick, who provides cartoons for the Carolyn Hax advice column in the Washington Post, also has a new book due out entitled, “If You Loved Me, You’d Think This Was Cute: Uncomfortably True Cartoons About […]

Posted on: Oct 27, 2010,  Section: Books, Cartoons, Exhibits, Comments: 2 Comments

More Doonesbury: 200 Greatest Moments

Slate has posted what they view as the 200 Greatest Moments of Garry Trudeau’s Doonesbury. In celebration of the 40th anniversary of G.B. Trudeau’s Doonesbury, Slate and Doonesbury.com invite you to enter the feature’s 14,600-strip archive and wander to your heart’s content. For the next two weeks this vast labyrinth of storytelling and interconnected lives, […]

Posted on: Oct 27, 2010,  Section: Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on More Doonesbury: 200 Greatest Moments

New Yorker cartoonist Leo Cullum passes at age 68

New Yorker cartoonist Leo Cullum has passed away last Saturday in Los Angeles. He was 68. The New York Times’ obituary notes that for most of his career, Leo was a TWA pilot but he will be remembered for his cartoons – some 819 of them. The magazine rejected his early submissions but bought some […]

Posted on: Oct 27, 2010,  Section: Magazine cartoons, Comments: 6 Comments

Bill O’Reilly e-mail bombs Mike Thompson

Last Sunday’s editorial cartoon by Mike Thompson stirred the ire of Fox News pundit Bill O’Reilly. Mike’s cartoon was in response to NPR firing long-time analyst Juan Williams for comments he made on the Fox Network about fearing Muslims. The cartoon depicted several Fox News personalities in various garb – O’Reilly in a “Obama=Hitler” shirt, […]

Posted on: Oct 26, 2010,  Section: Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 36 Comments

Slate interview with Doonebury creator Garry Trudeau

With today’s anniversary of Garry Trudeau’s Doonebury, I’ll be posting items that I think are of interest. Doonebury is hitting an impressive milestone and it is my opinion that he’s been remarkably good at keeping the strip fresh after so many years. Here is a sample from a Slate.com interview with Garry. Visit the full […]

Posted on: Oct 26, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 8 Comments