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Archives for July, 2015

Never been seen before Dr. Seuss book published

Brainpickings.org reports that previously unpublished Dr. Seuss book has been found and now published. In the spring of 1957, almost two decades after his little-known ?adult? book of nudes, it was an animal book ? The Cat in the Hat ? that led critics to declare Dr. Seuss an overnight success, despite the fact that […]

Posted on: Jul 31, 2015,  Section: Children's Books, Comments: 5 Comments

Alison Bechdel appears on Seth Meyers

Fun Home, Dykes to Watch Out For creator Alison Bechdel was on Late Night with Seth Meyer’s on Wednesday. Her segment comes in at about minute 28. Also part of the segment includes actors performing a scene from the Broadway play Fun Home based on her graphic novel.

Posted on: Jul 31, 2015,  Section: Graphic Novels, Comments: Comments Off on Alison Bechdel appears on Seth Meyers

LA Times fires Ted Rall on questions of integrity; Rall stands by story

The LA Times has run a notice to readers that they will not run any more work by editorial cartoonist and columnist Ted Rall after the LA Police Department releases an audio recording rebutting claims of an interaction between Ted and a police officer over a jay walking ticket in which Ted claims he was […]

Posted on: Jul 29, 2015,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 27 Comments

Bugs Bunny turned 75 on Monday; watch the first “what’s up doc” video

From 1940, the first Bugs Bunny animation wherein he delivers his famous line, “what’s up doc?’ Merrie Melodies – A Wild Hare (1940)

Posted on: Jul 28, 2015,  Section: Animation, Comments: Comments Off on Bugs Bunny turned 75 on Monday; watch the first “what’s up doc” video

Washington Times cartoonist Bill Garner passes at 79

Longtime Washington Times editorial cartoonist Bill Garner has passed away. From his paper: Bill Garner stopped drawing political cartoons for The Washington Times six years ago, but he never stopped being an artist. He had several showings of his paintings at an Annapolis gallery. He would sketch passers-by as his wife Patricia Garner did mall-walking. […]

Posted on: Jul 27, 2015,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

Exhibit explores evolving Ginger Meggs strip to stay current with Aussie society

From Australian Broadcasting Corporation: A new exhibition at the Museum of Sydney highlights how important Ginger Meggs has been in charting the changing nature of childhood and Australian society over the past 90 years. It contains examples of strips drawn by the five artists who have worked on Ginger over the years as well as […]

Posted on: Jul 27, 2015,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Video: J.D. Crowe on Donald Trump as a cartoonist’s dream

J.D. Crowe explains why Donald Trump is a brilliant candidate for U.S. president.

Posted on: Jul 27, 2015,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Video: J.D. Crowe on Donald Trump as a cartoonist’s dream

Podcast: Episode 224 ? The Sunday Comics

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: Marc Goldner and Rachel Korsen are here to talk to Justin Thompson and I about their very cool and ambitious project, The Sunday Comics!  They’re putting together a newspaper-style publication […]

Posted on: Jul 23, 2015,  Section: podcast, Comments: 2 Comments

Chip Dunham celebrates 25 years with Overboard

Chip Dunham is celebrating 25 years writing and drawing his comic strip Overboard. The strip launched on July 22, 1990. To commemorate the milestone, Gocomics has posted 25 of Chip’s favorite strips with commentary as well as a give-away of an archive-quality print of one of these comics. Details on the give-away are here. Here’s […]

Posted on: Jul 23, 2015,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Chip Dunham celebrates 25 years with Overboard

Video: David Horsey tries to explain his approach to caricature

David Horsey, political cartoonist for the Los Angeles Times talks about his approach to the art of caricature.

Posted on: Jul 20, 2015,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Video: David Horsey tries to explain his approach to caricature

Charlie Hebdo editor: we’re done drawing Muhammad

From the Washington Post: “We have drawn Muhammad to defend the principle that one can draw whatever one wants,” said Laurent Sourisseau, in an interview this week with Stern, a German magazine. But Sourisseau, who goes by the cartoonist nickname “Riss,” said that it was not Charlie Hebdo’s intent to be “possessed” by its critique […]

Posted on: Jul 20, 2015,  Section: AAEC-feed, Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Mohammed Cartoon, Comments: 26 Comments

Nick Anderson honored with Art in Service of Environment Award

From the Houston Chronicle: Nick Anderson, Houston Chronicle editorial cartoonist, will receive the Art in Service of the Environment Award from the Lone Star Chapter of the Sierra Club on Saturday, July 18, 2015 in Addison, TX. This award is given to an individual or group for an outstanding work of art in any medium […]

Posted on: Jul 17, 2015,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Newspaper sends cartoonist to Foo Fighter concert due to restrictive photography rules

You heard it here first. Rock stars often have strict photography rules for journalists attending concerts they’re reporting on. A Quebec newspaper decided to send their cartoonist instead of a photographer. PetaPixel reports: The Washington City Paper recently decided to boycott the Foo Fighters? restrictive concert photo contract by buying photos from fans instead. Now […]

Posted on: Jul 16, 2015,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Adrian Raeside laid off from Victoria Times Colonist

Editorial cartoonist Adrian Raeside posted on Facebook that due to budget cuts, his position was eliminated at the Victoria Times Colonist. He writes: Sad news. After 36 years of drawing editorial cartoons for the Victoria Times Colonist, I was terminated on Friday, a victim of budget cuts. I will miss the many loyal TC readers […]

Posted on: Jul 16, 2015,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Adrian Raeside laid off from Victoria Times Colonist

Matt Bors leaves Medium; starting new Nib

Editorial cartoonist Matt Bors has been heading up The Nib at Medium has announced that he’s walking away and taking The Nib with him. Medium gave me a great opportunity to build something huge and a freedom to operate that you don?t see very often in online media, especially when it comes to comics. I […]

Posted on: Jul 16, 2015,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Matt Bors leaves Medium; starting new Nib