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Archives for July, 2014

Nina Paley’s This Land Is Mine is viral. Again. And again. And again

Nearly 2 years after it hit the web, Nina Paley’s “This Land Is Mine“ is viral. Honestly I’m not sure if it hasn’t already been viral. Given the topic of the Middle East, it has capacity to go viral every 18 months. Sigh. This Land Is Mine from Nina Paley on Vimeo. Her original blog […]

Posted on: Jul 11, 2014,  Section: Animation, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 4 Comments

Check out Jerry Scott’s studio

Zits co-creator Jerry Scott has posted a peak at his studio. Always interesting to see. Click through the photo below to see all his photos and commentary. Jim Borgman, the other co-creator, posted his studio in Colorado back in May.

Posted on: Jul 9, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

Comic Riffs celebrates 6 years

Congratulations to Michael Cavna on six years behind Comic Riffs. To commemorate, he’s posted “60 Telling Quotes About Comics and Cartooning from the past six years of ?Riffs”.

Posted on: Jul 9, 2014,  Section: Animation, Cartoons, Comic strips, Comments: 3 Comments

Video: Unboxing Peanuts Artist edition

I’ve been anxious to see this book since it was announced. Nat Gertler unboxes the Peanuts Artist’s Edition.

Posted on: Jul 9, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Video: Unboxing Peanuts Artist edition

Disney working on live-action Dumbo sequel

Just when I think Disney couldn’t possibly demonstrate more that it has no soul. This. Hollywood Reporter reports a live-action Dumbo movie is in the works. Ehren Kruger (Transformers) is writing the script, Justin Springer (Tron: Legacy, Oblivion) will produce. The new take involves the adaptation of the original movie while adding a unique family […]

Posted on: Jul 9, 2014,  Section: Animation, Comments: 1 Comment

Profiled: Xavier Bonilla against Ecuadorian state censorship

Interesting piece Committee to Protect Journalists regarding Xavier Bonilla, better known as Bonil and his struggles with a state sponsored media review commission. Called to testify before a government media oversight commission, editorial cartoonist Xavier Bonilla–known by his penname Bonil–showed up with a pair of four-foot-long mock pencils. But rather than having a small eraser […]

Posted on: Jul 8, 2014,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Profiled: Xavier Bonilla against Ecuadorian state censorship

Ed Koren is a long-time volunteer fireman?

Regarding New Yorker cartoonist and newly appointed State Cartoonist Laureate of Vermont, Seven Days writes: But few beyond Koren’s neighbors know that, for the past 26 years, he has been a volunteer with the Brookfield Volunteer Fire Department. Koren calls his other, less public job a “tonic,” in that it allows him to connect with […]

Posted on: Jul 8, 2014,  Section: Magazine cartoons, Comments: 1 Comment

David Reddick launches Intelligent Life comic

Today marks the launch of David Reddick’s comic strip Intelligent Life via King Features. Comics Kingdom describes the strip as following “the ups and downs of the geek life, through the eyes of Skip, Gwen, Mike, and Barry, four employees at Finch Marketing– all equally geeky in their own unique way. Skip’s a lovable dork […]

Posted on: Jul 7, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, New Launches, Comments: 4 Comments

PlanetPOV sucking up the cartooning internets

If you’re an editorial cartoonist, you may want to check out PlanetPOV to see if your work is being used without permission. The site has been posting several scores of cartoons by a variety of cartoons each Sunday and not in any fair-use way – unless fair-use is being defined as “it’s on the internet, […]

Posted on: Jul 7, 2014,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 4 Comments

Stone Soup travels to South Africa

Stone Soup creator Jan Eliot lived in South Africa for three months last year. Jan weaved her experience into a story-line that ran in late May and into June using the Grandmother Evie character to voice her impressions of the country. The Cape Argus, a Cape Town newspaper, picked up on the story-line and profiles […]

Posted on: Jul 7, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Stone Soup travels to South Africa

Blondie cartoonist Frank Cummings passes

Frank Cummings, cartoonist on Blondie, has passed away. He was 55 years old. Not a lot has been published surrounding his death. From the Blondie Facebook page: It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our dear friend and colleague Frank Cummings. Frank has been a working commercial artist for over 30 […]

Posted on: Jul 7, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 6 Comments

Interviewed: Mick Stevens on drawing for The New Yorker

Aaron Alexander interviews New Yorker cartoonist Mick Stevens: AA: When you and I talked via email a few weeks ago, you mentioned that you believe a cartoonist?s style is one of the most important things as far as getting noticed, and that style is not just drawing, but the way you think. Can you expand […]

Posted on: Jul 3, 2014,  Section: Magazine cartoons, Comments: 3 Comments

Video: Glen Keane’s ‘Duet’

Wonderfully done.

Posted on: Jul 3, 2014,  Section: Animation, Comments: 2 Comments

Kanika Mishra: Championing India’s First Cartoon Everywoman

Cartoonists Rights Network International writes about Kanika Mishra, an Indian women who was appalled at the response to the Delhi 2012 gang rape and the placement of blame on the woman afterward, who began drawing cartoons and sending them out through social media. ?I thought that if a minor girl who was allegedly raped by […]

Posted on: Jul 3, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Kanika Mishra: Championing India’s First Cartoon Everywoman

Is drawing fan art at conventions violating copyright?

Lora Innes writes for Paperwings: Easily half the artists exhibiting at any mainstream Comic Con or Anime Show make and sell fan art. And by ?fan art? I mean merchandise featuring characters the artist does not own: prints, buttons, tee shirts, key chains, hats, tote bags?I even saw Captain American mittens at the last show […]

Posted on: Jul 2, 2014,  Section: Cartoons, Conventions, Comments: 4 Comments