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Archives for August, 2015

Toy Story 4 plot revealed: it’s a love story between Woody and Bo Peep

From CNBC: Disney Chief Creative Officer John Lasseter confirmed on Friday what fans have speculated about for the better part of a year: “Toy Story 4” will revolve around a romance between the blockbuster’s main character, a toy cowboy voiced by Tom Hanks, and a nursery rhyme doll. “It’s a love story with Woody and?and […]

Posted on: Aug 14, 2015,  Section: Animation, Comments: 1 Comment

Podcast: Episode 225 ? Lonnie Millsap

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: More single-panel cartoon greatness appears on Tall Tale Radio! The very funny Lonnie Millsap is here to talk about his long road through middle management to his cartooning career, what […]

Posted on: Aug 14, 2015,  Section: podcast, Comments: 1 Comment

Memorial service for Randy Glasbergen to be held tomorrow

From Mike Lynch: A Memorial Celebration will be held at 10am Saturday, August 15, 2015 at the First United Methodist Church, Chapel Street, Sherburne, NY, followed by internment in West Hill Cemetery, also in Sherburne. There’s also a viewing as well as a celebration of his life planned. Everyone is encouraged to attend if possible. […]

Posted on: Aug 14, 2015,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Memorial service for Randy Glasbergen to be held tomorrow

Video: 1993 Herblock interview on C-SPAN2 on his work and career

Great interview from 1993 with the legendary Herbert Block (Herblock) regarding his career and his work.

Posted on: Aug 13, 2015,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Video: 1993 Herblock interview on C-SPAN2 on his work and career

Check out Calvin and Hobbes reimagined as other sidekick duos

Illustrator Mike Miller has created a series of posters casting Calvin and Hobbes as other sidekick duos from comic books and the big screen. Think Rocket and Groot, Batman and Robin, Walter White and Jesse Pinkman. Below are a couple of my favorites. He created 25 of them in total which you can see in […]

Posted on: Aug 13, 2015,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 8 Comments

Jeff Koterba exhibit opens on September 11

Jeff Koterba, the editorial cartoonist for Omaha World Herald, has an exhibit of his work that opens September 11 and runs through October 10. The exhibit is entitled “Drawing Many Sides: Cartoons by Jeff Koterba“. If you’re in the Ohama area, the exhibit is at Gallery 72.

Posted on: Aug 12, 2015,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Jeff Koterba exhibit opens on September 11

Herblock Foundation sponsors editorial cartooning award and scholarship

The Herblock Foundation is sponsoring a new category in The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers’s annual Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Three $1000 scholarships will be awarded to teens for their “outstanding drawings, illustrations, or animated short films offering commentary on current events or political topics.” From the press release: The Alliance for Young […]

Posted on: Aug 12, 2015,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Herblock Foundation sponsors editorial cartooning award and scholarship

Courage in Cartooning award given to Atena Farghadani

Cartoonists Rights Network International has bestowed its 2015 Courage in Cartooning award to Iranian artist, activist Atena Farghadani. From CRNI: CRNI?s 2015 Courage in Cartooning award is being given to Iranian artist-activist Atena Farghadani. Ms. Farghadani was jailed in Tehran in August of 2014 after publishing a cartoon in protest of proposed legislation that would […]

Posted on: Aug 12, 2015,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Courage in Cartooning award given to Atena Farghadani

Randy Glasbergen, one of the most prolific cartoonists ever, passes at age 58 (UPDATED)

Randy Glasbergen, who is perhaps one of the most prolific cartoonists in America, has passed away at the age of 58. During his career he was the cartoonist for The Better Half which he took over in 1982 and just retired last year to concentrate on his cartoon licensing operation Glasbergen Cartoon Service. He also […]

Posted on: Aug 11, 2015,  Section: Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: 62 Comments

Check out the 1980’s Fantistic Funnies tv show with your fav newspaper comics

Charles Brubaker has posted a fascinating piece over at Cartoon Research about the 1980’s ?The Fantastic Funnies? television show wherein actress Loni Anderson, best known for WKRP in Cincinnati, introduces and talks to cartoon characters from newspaper comics of the day. Here’s the intro video. Charles has posted seven other YouTube videos from that program […]

Posted on: Aug 11, 2015,  Section: Animation, Cartoons, Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

Garfield fan creates Garfield, Metallic mash-up called ‘Hetfield’

From Loudwire: Are you a fan of the ?Garfield? comic strip, but always thought it needed a few Metallica references? Well, here?s a treat for you. Since May of this year, a cartoonist has been churning out a comic strip called ?Hetfield,? which clearly spoofs the popular ?Garfield? comic while cleverly throwing in some fun […]

Posted on: Aug 11, 2015,  Section: Comic strips, web comics, Comments: 1 Comment

Steve Sicula brings Home and Away to an end

Steve Sicula’s Home and Away is going away. On GoComics Steve confirmed the end by stating: Thank you all for the kind words. Yes, unfortunately the strip has ended but Go Comics will be rerunning from very close to the beginning. Just working out some details. Thanks again, it was a fun ride. The last […]

Posted on: Aug 11, 2015,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Steve Sicula brings Home and Away to an end

AAEC calls for independent investigation into LAPD tape used to fire Rall

The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists (AAEC) has released a statement calling for an independent investigation of the audio tape that the LAPD provided to the LA Times that resulted in the newspaper’s decision to end its relationship with columnist and cartoonist Ted Rall. Here’s the full statement: The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists board […]

Posted on: Aug 11, 2015,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

HBO acquires rights to run “Very Semi-Serious” documentary

From Real Screen HBO Documentary Films has acquired the U.S. rights to Leah Wolchok?s Very Semi-Serious: A Partially Thorough Portrait of New Yorker Cartoonists (pictured). Directed and produced by Wolchok, the film takes a look behind the scenes of the iconic American magazine and follows cartoon editor Bob Mankoff as he reviews piles of weekly […]

Posted on: Aug 5, 2015,  Section: Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on HBO acquires rights to run “Very Semi-Serious” documentary

Video: Zapiro talks about his cartoons in South Africa

Posted on: Aug 5, 2015,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment