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Archives for September, 2014

Recreated photographs of famous portraits with John Malkovich is funny, but the ones with Mr. Bean are hilarious

It’s hit my Facebook wall a couple of times now. Photographer Sandro Miller recreated some of the most iconic photographs with actor John Malkovich. They’re interesting to say the least. But what I have found to be much more funny is this collection by caricaturist Rodney Pike who Photoshopped Mr. Bean into some of the […]

Posted on: Sep 24, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Recreated photographs of famous portraits with John Malkovich is funny, but the ones with Mr. Bean are hilarious

Captain Underpants is #1 banned book in America. Again

Dav Pilkey’s Captain Underpants has topped the list of books that were banned or challenged in 2013 according to the Office for Intellectual Freedom. The reasons cited include “offensive language, unsuited for age group, violence.” Also making the list this year – as far as other comic/cartoon related books are concerned: Jeff Smith’s Bone series […]

Posted on: Sep 24, 2014,  Section: Books, Cartoons, Comments: 2 Comments

Letter to Editor: Hagar the Horrible is contributing to rape culture

A recent Hagar the Horrible offended one Washington Post reader after reading this strip below: She writes: I was stunned to see a rape joke in the Sept. 13 ?Hagar the Horrible.? This strip stopped being funny years ago and, even though aimed at kids, consistently relies on sexist humor and jokes about drunkenness. This […]

Posted on: Sep 23, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Letter to Editor: Hagar the Horrible is contributing to rape culture

Virginia Beach man cuts out Pearls Before Swine from paper so granddaughter doesn’t see it

I admit Pearls Before Swine creator Stephan Pastis gets away with things most other features can’t, but this letter to the editor revealing the extent one reader goes to hide the “offensive” strip from his granddaughter is unbelievable. The comic strip ‘Pearls Before Swine’ ranges from just plain stupid to downright offensive. My granddaughters regularly […]

Posted on: Sep 23, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 3 Comments

Greg Evan’s grandson takes over Luann art for week

I linked to a story last year in The San Diego Union-Tribune regarding Luann creator Greg Evan turning writing responsibilities over to his daughter Karen Evans. At the end of the story is a line about how Greg would like to turn the artwork over to his grandson. This week, the strip is being guest […]

Posted on: Sep 23, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

GoComics is the largest comic portal (newspaper AND webcomics) in the world. And other fun facts.

This week’s sponsor are the wonderful people over at Universal Uclick. As you know, Universal runs GoComics – the largest comics portal in the world. They provide the digital home to the largest number of newspaper comics and a growing number of the most popular web comics on the web. With such a variety of […]

Posted on: Sep 22, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 4 Comments

Passenger pulled off airline after doodling about unfounded fears of terrorism

From The Age (Australia): Oliver Buckworth, 28, claims he was removed from a Gold Coast-bound flight after a fellow passenger saw the contents of his notebook over his shoulder and informed Tiger staff. “The irony is I was writing a sentence about the absurdity of the fearmongering when we live in such a happy country […]

Posted on: Sep 22, 2014,  Section: International, Comments: Comments Off on Passenger pulled off airline after doodling about unfounded fears of terrorism

Video: Watch Matt Davies ink and water color his latest cartoon

Check out Newsday cartoonist Matt Davies ink and color his cartoon. Always in awe of those who color by hand.

Posted on: Sep 19, 2014,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Thank you to Universal Uclick/GoComics!

A big thanks goes out to Universal Uclick for sponsoring the blog this week. Universal is the owner of GoComics, the largest comics portal in the world with some of the most recognized and famous comics (and webcomics). The portal itself has over a billion (with a B) page views a year. That?s a lot […]

Posted on: Sep 19, 2014,  Section: Cartoons, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Thank you to Universal Uclick/GoComics!

Podcast: Episode 200 ? Tall Tale Features Reunion

Tom Racine’s latest Tall Tale Radio podcast episode is now available. Head over to Tall Tale Radio and give it a listen. In this episode: Oh, the overwhelming Tall Tale Features-ness of this episode is staggering!  6 years ago, I started Tall Tale Radio, and now have reached 200 episodes!  The podcast started because Mike […]

Posted on: Sep 19, 2014,  Section: podcast, Comments: Comments Off on Podcast: Episode 200 ? Tall Tale Features Reunion

Video: Cam Cardow demos Duoshade effect in Photoshop

Ottawa Citizen editorial cartoonist Cam Cardow has posted a video showing how he creates the Duoshade effect in Photoshop. Doushade was a paper that when a special chemical was applied, a diagonal shading line appeared under the pen and ink drawings creating a shading effect. The paper was discontinued in 2009. Here’s Cam’s video:

Posted on: Sep 19, 2014,  Section: Art Supplies, Comments: 14 Comments

Kickstarter: Mark Stokes launches Zombie Boy Comics collection

Daily Cartoonist regular reader Mark Stokes has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the publishing of his first ever collection Zombie Boy Comics Volume 1: Some Kind of Horrible. From his description: Zombie Boy Comics follows the afterlife and times of “living challenged” Morgan McCorkindale, a.k.a. Zombie Boy, and his pals Duncan, Beatrice, Claustria, Boog […]

Posted on: Sep 19, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 4 Comments

Cue “sexy and I know it” music: Nick Anderson vies for Hottest Bachelor in Houston contest

Nick Anderson with other contestants vying for Hottest Bachelor in Houston. Click for larger, shirtless (and tan line) magic. When an editorial cartoonist wins the Pulitzer, they’re assured their obituary’s first line will mention it. But if voting goes well for Houston Chronicle editorial cartoonist Nick Anderson, perhaps he’ll be better known as Hottest Bachelor […]

Posted on: Sep 18, 2014,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Cue “sexy and I know it” music: Nick Anderson vies for Hottest Bachelor in Houston contest

Video: Sony Pictures releases POPEYE Animation Test

This is cool. Animation director Genndy Tartakovsky has been working on a Popeye animated feature film for Sony Pictures Animation. Today they released an “animation test” – not the real voice talent or even scenes from the movie in production. But it’s cool nonetheless. Check it out:

Posted on: Sep 18, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Video: Sony Pictures releases POPEYE Animation Test

Graphic Novel sales up 10% this year

From Publisher’s Weekly: According to Nielsen Bookscan?s numbers, the graphic novel category is up 10% this year over 2013. As of September 14, graphic novels have sold 5,618,000 copies in 2014, up from 5,116,000 in 2013. The number matches up with the most recent figures from Diamond Comics Distributors, which showed graphic novels up 3.81% […]

Posted on: Sep 18, 2014,  Section: Books, Graphic Novels, Comments: Comments Off on Graphic Novel sales up 10% this year