See All Topics

Archives for March, 2014

Watterson, Thompson exhibit opened last weekend

The much anticipated Bill Watterson, Richard Thompson twin exhibit opened last weekend at the Billy Ireland Library at Ohio State University. Curated by Jenny Robb and Caitlin McGurk, by all reports, it surpassed all expectations. The best play by play of the event came from Chris Sparks’s Facebook account. Since it’s not open to public, […]

Posted on: Mar 25, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Exhibits, Comments: 4 Comments

Lee Salem officially enters retirement today

Lee Salem, perhaps one of the most influential individuals in newspaper comics in the last 30 years, officially enters retirement today. He stepped down as Universal Uclick president last year taking the title of president emeritus and editorial director. Some of the talent that Lee discovered and fostered include the biggest names in comics: Garry […]

Posted on: Mar 25, 2014,  Section: Cartoons, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

Watch the 60 Minutes segments on New Yorker Cartoons

Sunday, Morley Safer took 60 Minutes to the New Yorker to see how the cartoons were selected. The 13 minute segment is below along with other web extras. So you want to see your cartoon In The New Yorker? Extra: Morley Safer’s favorite New Yorker cartoons: Extra: Bob Mankoff as a cartoon Extra: Twenty-five years […]

Posted on: Mar 24, 2014,  Section: Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Watch the 60 Minutes segments on New Yorker Cartoons

60 Minutes to do segment on New Yorker cartoons

This Sunday Morley Safer talks with New Yorker editor David Remnick about the cartoon selection process. Expect to see Bob Mankoff, the cartoon editor. Here’s the preview/teaser: Oops… here it is for real.

Posted on: Mar 21, 2014,  Section: Magazine cartoons, Comments: 6 Comments

Zunar comes under fire for cartoon on Washington Post

Malaysian authorities aren’t happy with an editorial cartoonist by Zulkiflee Anwar Ulhaque, AKA Zunar, drew a cartoon that was posted on Michael Cavna’s Comic Riffs blog. The cartoon is critical to the Malaysian government’s slow response to the missing airline. From the Jakarta Post: Head of politics, security, and international affairs cluster, Professor Dr. Mohamed […]

Posted on: Mar 20, 2014,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: Comments Off on Zunar comes under fire for cartoon on Washington Post

Go see Stripped premiere and win exclusive Watterson poster

Just a reminder that next Wednesday is the premiere of the long awaited debut of documentary Stripped in Hollywood, CA (see details below). If you are attending that night, your ticket also serves as a raffle ticket with a chance to win one of ten exclusive Bill Watterson posters. You can still buy tickets. The […]

Posted on: Mar 20, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Go see Stripped premiere and win exclusive Watterson poster

Hilary Price: women in male dominated fields

In a series on GCTV celebrating Women’s History Month, Rhymes with Orange creator Hilary Price talks about how she got into the male-dominate field of cartooning.

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

Bill Watterson, Richard Thompson talk cartooning, influences, exhibit

This weekend is the opening of the Bill Watterson and Richard Thompson exhibit at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum. Head curator Jenny Robb talks to Bill and curator Caitlin McGurk interviewed Richard about their art, influences, and the current state of comics. Excerpts below. Be sure to read the full interviews. And by […]

Posted on: Mar 20, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Exhibits, Comments: Comments Off on Bill Watterson, Richard Thompson talk cartooning, influences, exhibit

Sandra Bell-Lundy writes about her experience at The Kenosha Festival of Cartooning

Between Friends creator Sandra Bell-Lundy writes: If you live anywhere near Kenosha, Wisconsin, there is an amazing comics festival coming up in September…”The Kenosha Festival of Cartooning”. There are a MULTITUDE of cartoonists giving presentations PLUS two?count ?em?TWO gallery shows of original cartoon art. And even better?the events are all free to the public?so all […]

Posted on: Mar 20, 2014,  Section: Cartoons, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Sandra Bell-Lundy writes about her experience at The Kenosha Festival of Cartooning

Live New Yorker Cartoons: An Exploration of Love, Death and People on Desert Islands

A Late Night skit from Seth Meyers wherein actors act out New Yorker cartoons. Props to the show for A. citing the cartoonists who drew the original gag and B. keeping the sets true to the original cartoon.

Posted on: Mar 19, 2014,  Section: Magazine cartoons, Comments: 1 Comment

Congrats to ‘On the Fastrack’ which celebrates 30th anniversary today

Bill Holbrook’s On the Fastrack turns 30 years old today. That’s a nice accomplishment – even more so when you consider that he also does the comic strips Safe Havens and Kevin and Kell. Congratulations, Bill!

Posted on: Mar 19, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

Applying Schulz’s hand drawn style to CG animation

Film Divider took a frame by frame look at how the CG artists are applying a more traditional line-art style to 3D animation. One of the inherent problems comes from Schulz?s character design. In CG, the underlying premise is that each character is represented, with very few exceptions, by a single, three dimensional model. This […]

Posted on: Mar 19, 2014,  Section: Animation, Comic strips, Comments: 5 Comments

Disney/Pixar announces Cars and The Incredibles sequels

Variety reports that Disney plans to release a third Cars feature film and a sequel to The Incredibles. The announcement was made during a shareholders meeting. Quite frankly, I’m excited for The Incredibles sequel. It’s one of my favorite Pixar films and I’ve read that writer/director Brad Bird has resisted moving forward with a sequel […]

Posted on: Mar 18, 2014,  Section: Animation, Comments: 4 Comments

Fantagraphics to release softcover complete Peanuts collection

Speaking of Peanuts, Fantagraphics Books has announced it’s going to release a softcover edition of The Complete Peanuts. That’s good for someone like me who would love to have it in the collection but can’t justify the cost of buying so many hardcover volumes at $50 each. From Fantagraphics Books: If there’s anyone out there […]

Posted on: Mar 18, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 3 Comments

Check out teaser for Peanuts 3D movie

I’ve been dreading this moment since it was announced a Peanuts movie was in the works. I have a complex view of “legacy” strips or related projects. In an ideal world, the creator’s work should end with the death or retirement of the original creator. But we don’t live in that world, so I give […]

Posted on: Mar 18, 2014,  Section: Animation, Comic strips, Comments: 9 Comments