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Archives for November, 2011

Fantagraphics offers rarities with book purchases

From Fantagraphics Books: We are always grateful to readers who buy books directly from us, so we are pleased to offer a new series of mini-comics featuring fascinating, previously-unpublished (or at least way out of print) sketches, drawings and even full stories, which are available for FREE with the purchase of their matching tie-in books, […]

Posted on: Nov 23, 2011,  Section: Books, Comments: 1 Comment

Comic Riffs taking votes for best comics

Michael Cavna is taking votes for the best Comic Strip Of 2011 and best Webcomic of the Year. Head over to his blog to find his handy email address and send him your votes.

Posted on: Nov 23, 2011,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 3 Comments

New exhibit: Black and White and Read All Over

The Cartoon Art Museum will begin exhibiting “Black and White and Read All Over: Comics of the New Millennium” starting in December. The exhibit is a showcase featuring nine comic strips introduced between the years 2000 and 2010. From talking animals to beleaguered cartoonists, childhood fears to childhood nightmares, the perils of adulthood to the […]

Posted on: Nov 23, 2011,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Dinosaur named after British cartoonist

How about your name attached to a newly discovered dinosaur? The pterosaur identified by Dr David Martill at the university’s school of earth and environmental studies, is named Cuspicephalus scarfi – after Gerald Scarfe, the political cartoonist who depicted Mrs Thatcher as a pointy-nosed ‘Torydactyl’.

Posted on: Nov 22, 2011,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

The extremes one will go to keep their favorite pen flowing

Stephanie Piro has an interesting post about the adventure she’s had and is embarking on to keep a favorite (discontinued) pen flowing. I was down to just a couple of working pens… even after Friend of Friends Steve bought me a couple for my birthday (!) on ebay! I have written about my search for […]

Posted on: Nov 22, 2011,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on The extremes one will go to keep their favorite pen flowing

Check out: Gag cartoons from Saturday Evening Post

Mike Lynch purchased an antique Saturday Evening Post and has posted scans of the cartoons from the June 30-July 7, 1962 edition. Check out all 16.

Posted on: Nov 22, 2011,  Section: Magazine cartoons, Comments: 2 Comments

Tunisia’s new freedom may not extend to art

Persepolis is an animated film adaptation of Marjane Satrapi’s graphic novel about growing up in Iran’s 1979 Islamic Revolution. It contains a scene showing a character representing God and that has cause outrage in Tunisia where it was broadcast. The television station was sued and another uproar was had when the scene was played in […]

Posted on: Nov 22, 2011,  Section: Mohammed Cartoon, Comments: Comments Off on Tunisia’s new freedom may not extend to art

A beginners guide to Tintin

I took the family to see Puss in Boots Sunday (go ahead and skip it or wait for DVD) and saw the Tintin trailer during the previews. I whispered to my wife just how big Tintin is in Europe. She’d not heard of Tintin before and I suspect most in the audience hadn’t either. The […]

Posted on: Nov 22, 2011,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

Galifianakis: Richard Thompson is Ronald Searle heir

The Team Cul de Sac has added few more additions to the collection. I think the deadline has officially passed, but Sergio Aragones submits something, I think it’s accepted. Visit the TCdS site to see the Serio addition. Nick Galifianakis has also donated a drawing along with high praise: “The Searleing of Richard Thompson,” or, […]

Posted on: Nov 22, 2011,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

The Atlantic: digital advertising revenue exceeds print

Good news for those of us watching print media struggle to gain sufficient advertising revenue as they transition to digital. The Atlantic magazine’s online advertising revenue has overtaken its print revenue for the first time. The Atlantic, which expects to make about $18.6 million from advertising this year, or slightly more than half of its […]

Posted on: Nov 21, 2011,  Section: Magazines, Comments: Comments Off on The Atlantic: digital advertising revenue exceeds print

Harvey Pekar library statue fully funded

The Kickstarter project to fund a Harvey Pekar Library Statue has raised the $30,000 required and still has 13 more days. So far 667 people have donated.

Posted on: Nov 21, 2011,  Section: Fund Raisers, Comments: Comments Off on Harvey Pekar library statue fully funded

Cartoonist sues BBC for £2 million

The guardian reports cartoonist Michael Mitchell is suing the BBC after seeing the program Kerwhizz and saw similarities between a proposal package he pitched them in 2007. Mitchell claims the Kerwhizz character “Ninki” was derived from a combination of his two characters Simrita and Jomo, that “Twist” was copied from his character Charlie and that […]

Posted on: Nov 18, 2011,  Section: Animation, Comments: 2 Comments

David Horsey shares exhibit with his mom

Pulitzer Prize winner David Horsey is exhibiting his work along side his mother’s paintings. From King 5 News: “I got it from him!” claims Jeanne, on who started drawing first. It wasn’t until 16 years ago, after raising her kids and burying her husband that Jeanne picked up a pencil and started creating. David jokes […]

Posted on: Nov 18, 2011,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on David Horsey shares exhibit with his mom

Lichtenstein piece sold for $43M, comic that inspired it? $431

Last week I posted news about a Roy Lichtenstein painting had sold at auction for $43 million. Jeff Darcy (in the comments) noted the original comic art upon which the Pop Art painting was based was recently sold on eBay for “a few hundred bucks.” Turns out it was $431 to be exact. Here’s a […]

Posted on: Nov 18, 2011,  Section: Auctions, Comments: 11 Comments

Scott Adams announces candidacy for President

From Scott Adam’s blog: Today I’m declaring my candidacy for President of the United States. I’ll be running as an Independent. Getting on the ballot in every state won’t be a problem, thanks to Americaselect.org. … You might have some concern about the fact that I have no moral center, no relevant experience, a history […]

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