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Archives for January, 2014

Justin Moyer: Google should stop Google Doodles

Justin Moyer makes the argument that Google should stop Google Doodles: Since Google began Doodling in 1998, it?s aligned its brand with some of the greatest human beings who ever walked the Earth, borrowing the pixie dust of Gandhi, MLK and others. In a role once reserved for the U.S. Postal Service and its stamps, […]

Posted on: Jan 21, 2014,  Section: Technology, Comments: 2 Comments

Bill Amend releases math Foxtrot app

Bill Amend, the creator of Foxtrot, has coded and released a math quiz app called “The Jason Fox Math Quizzer“. The motivation for the app is rekindling a rusty skill – programming. Bill writes on his blog: One evening last January I decided that my 2013 New Year?s resolution would be to reawaken that happy […]

Posted on: Jan 21, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Technology, Comments: 2 Comments

Zunar to visit, lecture in US

Malaysian editorial cartoonist Zulkiflee Anwar Haque, better known simply as Zunar will be visiting and lecturing at the Center for Asian Democracy at the University of Louisville. Zunar has been a target of Malaysian government censorship since 2009. In 2010 he was arrested and charged with sedition. Registration and attendee.

Posted on: Jan 21, 2014,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Zunar to visit, lecture in US

Check out King Features Syndicate’s new Comics Kingdom

This week’s sponsor is King Features Syndicate. King Features just launched a complete revamp of their DailyInk comic portal under their Comics Kingdom branding. It’s a great improvement. You can read all of their comics for free or if you sign up for their Royal subscription plan, you get an ad-free experience, comics delivered via […]

Posted on: Jan 20, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Thank you to Chris Eliopoulos!

Thank you Chris Eliopoulos for sponsoring this week’s Daily Cartoonist. If you haven’t clicked over to see his latest project – illustrating a six book series on non-fiction heroes who are noted for their resolve and example of individual potential. The books are written by bestselling author and TV host Brad Meltzer. Look for I […]

Posted on: Jan 17, 2014,  Section: Books, Comments: 2 Comments

New Despicable Me and How the Grinch Stole Christmas coming in 2017

Universal Studios has announced that they will release a Despicable Me 3 in the summer of 2017 and a remake of the animated Dr. Suess’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Despicable Me, I can handle. Another remake of How the Grinch Stole Christmas? Bahumbug!

Posted on: Jan 17, 2014,  Section: Animation, Comments: 4 Comments

The drafting table is going the way of the Dodo bird

The drawing desk of Jim Borgman. The fine folks over at King Features posted photos of some of their talent’s studios. I love photos like these. What stands out to me is the lack of the drafting tables. You know, the old tilted tables where you’d also dip a brush into an ink bottle and […]

Posted on: Jan 17, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 23 Comments

Podcast: Episode 194 ? Todd Clark

Tom Racine’s latest Tall Tale Radio podcast episode is now available. Head over to GoComics and give it a listen. In this episode: Todd Clark of “Lola” fame is on the show to talk about his long and wonderfully varied career in comics! Todd has collaborated with many of the biggest names in the biz […]

Posted on: Jan 17, 2014,  Section: podcast, Comments: Comments Off on Podcast: Episode 194 ? Todd Clark

Frozen, Despicable Me 2 tie for two Oscar nominations

Earlier this week I posted a link over to Goldderby.com which speculated the odds of this year’s crop of animated features winning Oscar awards. As predicted, no animation feature was nominated for best picture. AND as calculated, Frozen was nominated in two categories – Original song and Animated feature film (that last category wasn’t exactly […]

Posted on: Jan 16, 2014,  Section: Animation, Comments: Comments Off on Frozen, Despicable Me 2 tie for two Oscar nominations

NCS announces Russ Heath to receive Milton Caniff Lifetime Achievement Award

The National Cartoonists Society has announced that Russ Heath will receive The Milton Caniff Lifetime Achievement Award at this years Rueben awards. Russ Heath may be best known for his stunningly authentic work in DC Comics? war titles such as G.I. Combat, Our Army at War, and Star Spangled War Stories, but the versatile artist […]

Posted on: Jan 15, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 4 Comments

Tom Richmond on parody and right of publicity

MAD Magazine cartoonist Tom Richmond writes an informative piece on creating art with someone’s likeness without infringing on copyright or the person’s right of publicity. He writes: Doing a piece of caricature art of a famous individual or a cast of a TV show or movie and then attempting to sell reproductions of that art […]

Posted on: Jan 15, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Tom Richmond on parody and right of publicity

Frozen odds favorite for Oscar wins

Goldderby.com looks at the competition for animated features vying for an Oscar this year. No animated feature has won more than two categories and never best picture. This year, the feature with the best odds: Frozen. Frozen has a good shot at tying the record of two category wins in Best Animated Feature and Best […]

Posted on: Jan 15, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Frozen odds favorite for Oscar wins

Cal Grondahl let go from Standard-Examiner

I’m disappointed anytime an editorial cartoonist loses their staff job, but this weekend the news was extra sensitive. Pat Bagley texted me on Friday alerting me that Ogden’s Standard-Examiner had let go their editorial cartoonist Cal Grondahl. Cal is an institution not just for the Ogden daily, but Utah as well. I’ve known Cal since […]

Posted on: Jan 13, 2014,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

Frozen wins Golden Globe; Despicable Me 2 wins Peoples Choice Award

We’re well into the big awards season. Last night was the Golden Globes. The People’s Choice awards were last Wednesday. In the category of Animated Film, Disney’s Frozen was the Golden Globe winner beating out The Croods and Despicable Me 2. I saw Frozen in the theater over the holidays. It’s a great film. One […]

Posted on: Jan 13, 2014,  Section: Animation, Comments: Comments Off on Frozen wins Golden Globe; Despicable Me 2 wins Peoples Choice Award

Check out Chris Eliopoulos’s new ‘Ordinary People Change the World’ books

This week’s sponsor is Chris Eliopoulos. I’ve been a fan of Chris’s work for, well… the first time I saw his stuff. His book Cow Boy is gorgeous. His latest project is illustrating a six book series on non-fiction heroes who were noted for demonstrating the resolve and powerful potential of individuals. The books were […]

Posted on: Jan 13, 2014,  Section: Children's Books, Illustration, Comments: Comments Off on Check out Chris Eliopoulos’s new ‘Ordinary People Change the World’ books