Mark Fiore, David Fitzsimmons, AAEC Awards listing.
For the most part I’ve been frustrated because I see an image in my head that I could draw the old-fashioned way, but I can’t make the robot do what I want it to do.
While I’m frustrated now, I already see the huge time-saving potential for fast turnaround animation like I do.
I think the easier lift is teaching AI to generate static backgrounds for my animation, it’s much harder to train it to create characters, let alone actual animated characters that look like my work.
The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists has released its annual Awards links and deadlines list.
Early 2024 deadlines (January and February) are for Awards from National Newspaper Awards, Overseas Press Club, The Herblock Prize, the National Cartoonists Society, The Pulitzer Prize, Sigma Delta Chi, Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, and the National Headliner Award. AAEC information, with links, here.
The Final Old Pueblo Holiday Radio Show. And David Fitzsimmons‘ Farewell to Public Life.
Fitz describes his last performance at the Rialto and provides a partial transcript of the show (and links to video of the entire production).
“As you know, this will be my last public appearance.” This somber utterance drew gentle protests from the audience.
“And the last performance of the Old Pueblo Holiday Radio show.” At this point the Cadillacs and Sly began to play an over-the-top tea jerker melody best suited to soap opera melodrama that made me laugh.
Before the curtain dropped Fitz was surprised by a Declaration by The City of Tucson:
And whereas Fitz is a Pulitzer Prize finalist, not to be confused with the Pulitzer Prize winner;
And whereas Fitz’ cartoons have been syndicated internationally, and they have been featured in the Washington Post, the New York Times, and are among the debris often cleaned up from Tucson homeless encampments …
feature image by Fitz