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Archives for February, 2014

LEGO movie sequel slated for 2017

Hollywood Reporter reports that after the surprise success of The LEGO Movie, a sequel is already in the works for a Memorial Day release in 2017. The announced date is significant. February is typically a month for not-your-blockbuster movies which I think is why The LEGO Movie proved to be so successful – nobody was […]

Posted on: Feb 27, 2014,  Section: Animation, Comments: Comments Off on LEGO movie sequel slated for 2017

Miller, Pastis, Price, Tatulli nominated for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year

The National Cartoonists Society has announced the nominees for the Reuben Award for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year. The nominees this year go to Wiley Miller, (Non Sequitur), Stephan Pastis (Pearls Before Swine, and the Timmy Failure series), Hilary Price (Rhymes With Orange,) and Mark Tatulli (Heart of the City, Lio). I won’t be disappointed […]

Posted on: Feb 27, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on Miller, Pastis, Price, Tatulli nominated for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year

Very first Wolverine artwork, not known to exist, surfaces for auction

Break out the credit card! The original artwork featuring the first ever appearance of Wolverine, by artist Herb Trimpe, on the final page of The Incredible Hulk #180 (1974) has surfaced from the private hands where it has resided for more than three decades. It’s going to be auctioned on May 16. The backstory of […]

Posted on: Feb 27, 2014,  Section: Comic Books, Comments: 1 Comment

Podcast: Episode 197 ? Stephan Pastis World Tour 2014

Tom Racine’s latest Tall Tale Radio podcast episode is now available. Head over to GoComics and give it a listen. In this episode: “Pearls Before Swine” mastermind Stephan Pastis is off on another world tour to give talks, meet the fans, and to sign the new “Pearls” book “Pearls Falls Fast,” and his latest Timmy […]

Posted on: Feb 27, 2014,  Section: podcast, Comments: 1 Comment

Bill Watterson provides poster art for Stripped documentary

The upcoming release of Dave Kellett and Fred Schroeder’s documentary Stripped got a big win when Bill Watterson provided artwork for the poster. From The New York Times Arts Beat: “In the right hands, a comic strip attains a beauty and an elegance that really I would put against any other art,” Mr. Watterson says […]

Posted on: Feb 26, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 8 Comments

Santa Monica votes to keep Paul Conrad’s Chain Reaction sculpture

Fantastic news from Santa Monica where the city council voted 6-1 to keep Pulitzer Prize winning editorial cartoonist Paul Conrad’s Chain Reaction sculpture near the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. Proponents of the sculpture raised over $100,000 in an effort to save the art work after the city said it would not provide funds necessary for […]

Posted on: Feb 26, 2014,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Please support The Kenosha Festival of Cartooning

The awesome Anne Morse Hambrock is gearing up for another fantastic Kenosha Festival of Cartooning this year. If you haven’t heard about the festival or know a lot about it, it’s a small (but growing) festival in Wisconsin that is a three-day love affair of all things comic art. Fans get meet their favorite cartoonists, […]

Posted on: Feb 26, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 8 Comments

German cartoonist apologizes for Zuckerberg cartoon

German cartoonist Burkhard Mohr has apologized for drawing Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg as a hooked-nose octopus in a cartoon related to the recent Facebook acquisition of Whatsapp. The cartoon generated controversy because it was viewed as a anti-Semitic and bore a close likeness to 1930 Nazi anti-Jew propaganda. According to Silicon Republic, the apology said, […]

Posted on: Feb 26, 2014,  Section: Controversies, International, Comments: 1 Comment

Podcast: Episode 196 ? Greg Johnson

Tom Racine’s latest Tall Tale Radio podcast episode is now available. Head over to GoComics and give it a listen. In this episode: Greg Johnson, who was awesome enough to help out “The Daily Cartoonist” Kickstarter by purchasing some time on Tall Tale Radio, is here to talk about the development of his first attempt […]

Posted on: Feb 25, 2014,  Section: podcast, Comments: Comments Off on Podcast: Episode 196 ? Greg Johnson

Did you know these actors did voice work for animation?

Interesting post over at Mental Floss about 21 notable actors who did voice work for various animated series and movies. I didn’t know John Ritter voiced Clifford the Big Red Dog.

Posted on: Feb 25, 2014,  Section: Animation, Comments: Comments Off on Did you know these actors did voice work for animation?

They replaced Cal Grondahl with a children’s illustrator??

I’m a bit surly this morning after reading the news that my one-time local paper The Standard Examiner hired a freelance cartoonist to do local cartoons once drawn by the genius cartoonist (and personal friend) Cal Grondahl. The Examiner laid Cal off last month a couple years shy of his retirement. Now I learn the […]

Posted on: Feb 24, 2014,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 15 Comments

Disney to judge: End Stan Lee Media for good

Hollywood Reporter has a good update on the latest court case involving Stan Lee Media’s attempt to assert it’s ownership of Marvel characters. I wrote about the recent case in Pennsylvania last week. Disney is using that case to get a judge to resolve once and for all Stan Lee’s claims and future litigation. According […]

Posted on: Feb 21, 2014,  Section: Comic Books, Comments: 2 Comments

What the hidden Bizarro symbols mean

I’ve known of the hidden symbols in Dan Piraro’s Bizarro strip for years, but didn’t know each one had a specific meaning. The The News-Democrat explains it all: About 10 years after he started the strip, Piraro began adding “secret symbols” to his panels. “I started on a whim in 1995 — just to entertain […]

Posted on: Feb 21, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 3 Comments

Stephan Pastis kicking off Falling Down tour

Timmy Failure author and Pearls Before Swine comic creator Stephan Pastis is heading out on two book tours – one for the second book in his Timmy Failure series and the other for his latest Pearls Before Swine book (Pearls Falls Fast). In all he’s hitting 15 or so different venues. To see if he’s […]

Posted on: Feb 21, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Graphic Novels, Comments: Comments Off on Stephan Pastis kicking off Falling Down tour

“Pastis” getting divorce? Pastis is NOT getting a divorce

Michael Cavna notes that recent story-lines in Pearls Before Swine in which the Stephan Pastis character is having marital problems is generating inquiries into real-life marriage status of Stephan Pastis who maintains he and his wife are NOT going through a divorce. From Comic Riffs blog: Pastis admits that he, of course, brings this all […]

Posted on: Feb 20, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 3 Comments