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Archives for August, 2011

Classic Video of Chicago Tribune Cartoonists in 1931

I swear I posted this before, but can’t find it in the archives. Interesting collection of film featuring the cartoonist who worked for the Chicago Tribune. Here’s the description of the film as posted by Hugo. An edited excerpt from the silent 1931 promotional documentary, “From Trees to Tribunes,” focusing on the Tribune company’s stable […]

Posted on: Aug 23, 2011,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 6 Comments

Tatulli volleys with memories of video of Pastis

After Pearls Before Swine creator Stephan Pastis created a remembrance video of Mark Tatulli, Mark has finally fired back with his own video remembering Stephan. To ge this all in chronological order: First there was Lynn Johnston talking about her memories of Charles Schulz: Then Stephan posted a video about his memories of Mark. Then […]

Posted on: Aug 22, 2011,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 6 Comments

Steve Skelton announced 2 Cows and a Chicken on hiatus

Steve Skelton has announced that he has decided to hang up his 2 Cows and a Chicken feature that has been running on GoComics. Steve tells me his goal with the strip has always been to land a syndicate contract, but despite some interest by a syndicate, he can no longer dedicate the 25 hours […]

Posted on: Aug 22, 2011,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 17 Comments

Pixar announces two new movies about brains and dinosaurs

Pixar has unveiled plots for two new films in the works for release in 2013 and 2014. The first “Untitled Pixar Movie About Dinosaurs” will be directed by Bob Peterson and the story centers around the idea that the dinosaurs never went extinct and co-exist with humans. The second “Untitled Pixar Movie That Lets You […]

Posted on: Aug 22, 2011,  Section: Animation, Comments: 1 Comment

Pittsburgh’s ToonSeum to triple in size

Great news from Joe Wos, founder and Executive Director of Pittsburgh’s ToonSeum. The little museum has announced that it will triple its size to allow for additional exhibits, a permanent collection display, reading rooms and expanded office space and storage. The ToonSeum was founded in 2007 and moved to the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh to […]

Posted on: Aug 22, 2011,  Section: Cartoons, Comments: 1 Comment

Profiled: Chad Carpenter’s success with Tundra

The Bluefield Daily Telegraph in WV has added Chad Carpenter’s Tundra to their line up and posts an interview about Chad and his strip.

Posted on: Aug 22, 2011,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Profiled: Chad Carpenter’s success with Tundra

Trudeau takes best comic strip in Harvey Awards

This last weekend was the Baltimore Comic-Con! and with it the announcing of the Harvey Award winners. Doonesbury creator Garry Trudeau beat out Ruben Bolling, Patrick McDonnell, Wiley Miller and Richard Thompson in the Best Syndicated Strip or Panel category. HARK! A VAGRANT creator Kate Beaton took the best online comic artist. The rest of […]

Posted on: Aug 22, 2011,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Trudeau takes best comic strip in Harvey Awards

Chuck Jones exhibit opens in Las Vegas

A new interactive exhibit at Circus Circus Las Vegas is opening up based on the animation work of Chuck Jones. Chuck is best remembered as the creator of Wile E. Coyote, Road Runner and many other Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies animations. The exhibit opens mid-October and allows visitors to learn and create animation. A […]

Posted on: Aug 19, 2011,  Section: Animation, Comments: 12 Comments

Rare access to early Superman comic strips

Sid Friedfertig has posted a treasury of rare Superman comic strips that ran between 1959 and 1966. As he explains, Superman first appeared as a daily comic strip in 1939 and ran through 1966 but most of the strips from about 1944 have not been reprinted. DC Comics and nostalgia publications have reprinted the first […]

Posted on: Aug 19, 2011,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 3 Comments

Hollywood to revive Hong Kong Phooey

Eddie Murphy has signed on to voice a revival of the short-lived Hanna-Barbera cartoon Hong Kong Phooey . The 1970’s TV show is based on a dog named Penry who is a “kung-fu fighting superhero who doubles as a janitor at a police station”. According to the IMDB, Murphy is the only talent cast so […]

Posted on: Aug 18, 2011,  Section: Animation, Comments: 8 Comments

Terri Libenson publishes first Pajama Diaries collection

Terri Libenson’s The Pajama Diaries is now found in book form. This is the first collection of the strip that debuted in 1996. Entitled The Pajama Diaries: Deja To-Do!, the book is a collection of Terri’s favorite daily and Sunday strips.

Posted on: Aug 18, 2011,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 4 Comments

Mark Buford offering signed pre-ordered Scary Gary books

If you’re a Scary Gary fan, you may know that Mark Buford has a book coming out. The book is entitled, “A Good Severed Head Is Hard to Find.” What you may not know is that right now Mark is taking pre-orders and Mark will be signing every copy that’s pre-ordered before September 1. Every. […]

Posted on: Aug 17, 2011,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 7 Comments

Stephan Pastis talks about his memories of Mark Tatulli

Apparently not to be outdone by Lynn Johnston’s video I posted this morning about her memories of Charles Schulz (or ‘cuz writing profanity filled comics is less time consuming than coming up with something witty), Stephan Pastis has taken the time to post his own video remembering Lio creator Mark Tatulli.

Posted on: Aug 17, 2011,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 4 Comments

Lynn Johnston talks about her memories of Charles Schulz

Via Mike Lynch

Posted on: Aug 17, 2011,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 6 Comments

Remembering Pogo

Jon Carroll writing for the San Francisco Chronicle writes his fond memories of the great Pogo strip. Pogo had it all: love, fear, friendship, ambivalence, pails of water, morality, plus a love of high-flown language and, not incidentally, wonderful draftsmanship. Kelly was a master of getting a lot of stuff in one small panel. … […]

Posted on: Aug 17, 2011,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 12 Comments