Weekend Quick Hits – July 8

From Snow White to Bugs Bunny to Punkinhead

Celebrating a cabin built 100 years ago in Manitoba gives reason to profile Charles Thorson, who spent his childhood in said cabin.

Charles Thorson moved to Hollywood in 1934 and became a cartoonist who created prototypes for Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and the Flintstones

And linking to the MSN/CBC article gives me reason to showcase some wonderful art.



The Art of Rube Goldberg – Traveling Exhibition

The Art of Rube Goldberg exhibition in San Francisco is the reason for this profile of Rube. Unfortunately it comes as the exhibit is closing and moving on, so residents in the Bay Area who missed it have missed it.

Fortunately fans near Portland, Maine have something to look forward to.

Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA
March 15, 2018 through July 8, 2018
Portland Public Library, Portland, ME
August 3, 2018 through September 22, 2018
National Museum of American Jewish History, Philadelphia, PA
October 12, 2018 through January 21, 2019



The Art of Swimming, featuring 20th Century Sports Cartoonists

The July 2018 issue of Swimming World has an article about cartoonists.
Arrgghhh! I was in Barnes and Noble earlier today and didn’t know about this.



The Future is Closer Than We Think

The Gizmodo website has a Closer Than We Think page.

One of the entries tells the history of the futuristic comic by Arthur Radebaugh.



Shout Out to Jerry Craft

In today’s Sally Forth comic strip, artist Jim Keefe gives a hat tip of sorts to former King Features bullpen companion cartoonist Jerry Craft.

Pictures and art and reminiscing by Jim about Jerry at Jim’s blog.

In other Starlee and the Moonbeams news, Sally Forth writer Francesco Marciuliano (I don’t think I’ll ever learn to spell that name without checking) gives a rundown of other cameo cosplayers in that same strip at Ces’ place.

Other Cameos in Today’s Sunday Funnies

Barney and Clyde

Ripley’s Believe It or Not




In 1954 Milton Caniff honored journalists who had given their lives
to protect people from “the slave-chains of ignorance.”