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Archives for August, 2014

When Hilary Price visits Mort Walker

Rhymes with Orange creator Hilary Price posts a few photos and impressions after a visit with legendary cartoonist Mort Walker’s studio?

Posted on: Aug 14, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 5 Comments

LA Register posts illustrated history of classic comic strips

The link of the day goes to Charles Apple of the Los Angeles Register who created “A quick illustrated look at the history of classic newspaper comic strips“. The graphic above is a small piece of it. The timeline starts in 1895 with The Yellow Kid and continues to 1997 with the launch of Zits. […]

Posted on: Aug 14, 2014,  Section: Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: 5 Comments

Simon Cowell making a Betty Boop Movie

From the Variety: The project has been in the works for several months with Fleischer Studios, owner of the Betty Boop charater, partnering with Syco Entertainment and Animal Logic ? which performed the animation for ?The Lego Movie? ? on a music-driven hybrid animated comedy. Producers are Zareh Nalbandian and Jason Lust from Animal Logic […]

Posted on: Aug 14, 2014,  Section: Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Journal Gazette editorial cartoonist Dan Lynch passes at age 67

Former Journal Gazette (Ft. Wayne, IN) editorial cartoonist Dan Lynch has passed away at the age of 67. According to his paper, he suffered a stroke in 2001 that took away his ability to draw and write. He would have been about 53 at the time. From the Journal Gazette: ?Dan had (what I thought […]

Posted on: Aug 13, 2014,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

Video: Robin Williams presenting award to legendary animator Walter Lantz

A lot of tributes have been posted regarding Robin Williams. I found this one of Robin presenting an Oscar to legendary animator Walter Lantz.

Posted on: Aug 13, 2014,  Section: Animation, Comments: Comments Off on Video: Robin Williams presenting award to legendary animator Walter Lantz

Video: Steve Benson caricatures the public

Most staff editorial cartoonists churn out several editorial cartoons a week. Depending on the paper, they might have other tasks – draw/judge a caption contest, produce an animation, community speaking engagements, graphic journalism, etc. It’s always interesting to see the unique ways the paper uses the cartoonist outside of the normal 5 cartoons a week. […]

Posted on: Aug 11, 2014,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

Trailer: The Book of Life

I hadn’t heard of the film until this morning, but the imagery and style of the animation has me intrigued to seer he movie.

Posted on: Aug 11, 2014,  Section: Animation, Comments: Comments Off on Trailer: The Book of Life

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles beats Guardians of the Galaxy; sequel announced

This weekend box office numbers are in and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles knocked out Guardians of the Galaxy for the top grossing film (domestically $65 million). That was good enough for producer Michael Bay who announced he’ll make a sequel for a 2016 release date according to Hollywood reporter. From Hollywood reporter: Heading into the […]

Posted on: Aug 11, 2014,  Section: Movies, Comments: 1 Comment

Daryl Cagle compares reaction to two cartoons on Israel/Gaza issue

Interesting post by Daryl Cagle wherein he essentially draws the same cartoon twice – once during the Israeli blockade of Gaza (2010) and recently regarding the Israel-Gaza conflict. Only subtle changes were made in the cartoon depicting Israel, but the latter one is getting much more attention: Here’s the one drawn a few years ago: […]

Posted on: Aug 11, 2014,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

Rob Rogers makes the mistake of expressing an opinion on Israel and Gaza

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette editorial cartoonist Rob Rogers is taking some heat from Jewish groups around the US for a cartoon he drew depicting Gaza in a jail, surrounded by missiles and Israeli soldiers with one of the soldiers asking “Why do they hate us so much.” Andrew Kidd, editorial page coordinator for The Oakland Press wraps […]

Posted on: Aug 11, 2014,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 7 Comments

Forget my earlier post. Pastis, Watterson strips auction off for $74k!!

LAST night was the final day of the Stephan Pastis, Bill Watterson Pearls Before Swine strips auction. The final numbers are pleasantly high. Combined the three strips raised $74,000 for Parkinson’s Disease research. Here’s the final numbers for each strip: $35,850 $21,510 $16,730 A big thanks to Bill, Stephan, Chris Sparks and all the behind […]

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

San Diego Comic-Con files suit against Salt Lake Comic Con

Salt Lake Comic Con organizers essentially shrugged off the cease and desist letter from San Diego Comic-Con and so SDCC has filed a suit against the fledgling comic con. At issue is the use of the phrase “comic con” with no hyphen. SDCC owns the trademark for “comic-con” and believes Salt Lake Comic Con is […]

Posted on: Aug 9, 2014,  Section: Animation, Books, Cartoons, Comic strips, Conventions, Comments: 2 Comments

AAEC convention program announced; Another must-attend

The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists annual convention will be held in San Francisco October 9–11. The event is being called “Satire Fest” – using the same acronym as San Francisco. For those interested in attending (or won’t miss it for the world), the program line-up has been posted. Subjects hit on a variety of […]

Posted on: Aug 8, 2014,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on AAEC convention program announced; Another must-attend

Pastis, Watterson Pearls Before Swine strips raise $41K in auction (UPDATED)

The three Pearls Before Swine strips that ran earlier in June that set off an internet wide speculation whether famed Calvin and Hobbes creator Bill Watterson was contributing artwork (he was!) were auctioned off last night. The combined value for all three strips was $41,000. Below is the break down of each strip. $11k $19k […]

Posted on: Aug 8, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

One Million Moms mount campaign against Aaron MacGruder’s Black Jesus

From the One Million Moms 1MM will defend our Savior because He is Holy! Adult Swim is obviously not a family network, and this program is set to air later in the evening when children should be asleep, but that is no excuse. Adult Swim has crossed the line by belittling the Christian religion with […]

Posted on: Aug 7, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Television, Comments: 4 Comments