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Andrews McMeel Entertainment presents Marmaduke

So far this century Marvel Entertainment has ruled the comics inspired film world, that is about to change as Andrews McMeel Entertainment begins its challenge for supremacy. Until now I didn’t realize there was an Andrews McMeel film division. From Cartoon Brew: Originally set to release in 2020 but delayed by COVID-19 setbacks, the new […]

Posted on: Apr 10, 2022,  Section: Animation, Comic strips, Movies, Comments: Comments Off on Andrews McMeel Entertainment presents Marmaduke

Cartoonists in the News

Bill Suddick, Chuck Asay, Kate Beaton, Roy Thomas, Edward Sorel, and Jackie Ormes. Beach Metro Community News cartoonist, illustrator and educator Bill Suddick will be the guest speaker at the Tuesday, March 22, online event hosted by The Beach and East Toronto Historical Society. The free Zoom presentation will feature Suddick talking about the stories […]

Posted on: Mar 19, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Animation, Books, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, Profiles, Comments: Comments Off on Cartoonists in the News

Sketching the Disneyverse

Disney Sketchbook Disney+’s new six-part original Series Sketchbook will give “an insider’s look into the animation process” as studio artists teach viewers how to draw Disney characters like Kuzco (Emperor’s New Groove), Olaf (Frozen), Genie (Aladdin), Captain Hook (Peter Pan), Mirabel (Encanto), and Simba (The Lion King). Disney describes it as “an intimate instructional documentary […]

Posted on: Mar 17, 2022,  Section: Animation, Cartooning, Television, Comments: Comments Off on Sketching the Disneyverse

Mustering of Cartoon and Comic Announcements

After mentioning The Reubens and CXC lets talk MoCCA. The Society is thrilled to welcome you back to the 2022 MoCCA Arts Festival! Please join us in celebrating a selection of top comic, cartoon and illustration artists from around the world! Featuring work by over 500 creators the weekend will also include live lectures, panels, […]

Posted on: Mar 11, 2022,  Section: Animation, Books, Cartooning, Comic strips, Events, Gatherings, Comments: Comments Off on Mustering of Cartoon and Comic Announcements

Lincoln Peirce Interview as Big Nate Debuts on TV

Big Nate gets involved in new shenanigans as an animated tv star today. The beloved comic strip Big Nate by cartoonist Lincoln Peirce has evolved quite a bit from a newspaper comic strip  first debuted in 1991 to a full-blown media franchise that includes illustrated novels and even a stage musical. After more than three […]

Posted on: Feb 17, 2022,  Section: Animation, Comic strips, Television, Comments: Comments Off on Lincoln Peirce Interview as Big Nate Debuts on TV

Bloom County to Return as Animated Series

Berkeley Breathed’s Bloom County comic strip is in development as an animated television series with the creator as co-writer and executive producer. From Variety: Ack! Bill the Cat, Opus and the rest of Berkeley Breathed’s “Bloom County” universe are heading to Fox. The comic strip, created and written by Berkeley Breathed, is being developed as […]

Posted on: Feb 16, 2022,  Section: Animation, Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

This ‘n’ That East of The Mississippi

February 8 is Okefenokee Swamp Day in Georgia One of Georgia’s seven natural wonders, Okefenokee Swamp has inspired everything from comic strips to rides at Six Flags Over Georgia and has long been one of the state’s leading tourist attractions, but on Feb. 8, the 428,000-acre blackwater wetland will finally get its dues at Georgia’s […]

Posted on: Feb 8, 2022,  Section: Animation, Cartooning, Comic strips, Events, Exhibits, Greeting Cards, Comments: 1 Comment

Roundups and Updates

A reminder that the deadline for entries to the National Cartoonists Society’s Divisional Reuben Awards ends in three days – February 2, 2022. The NCS has put up a video describing the selection/election process of the Reuben Awards. (As much as I love the procedural explanation I love the various interpretations of the NCS logo.) […]

Posted on: Jan 30, 2022,  Section: Animation, Cartooning, Children's Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Illustration, National Cartoonist Society, Obituary, Reuben, sports cartoons, Comments: 1 Comment

The New Funnyworld* of Warner Bros. and Disney

* Some new animation this season featuring classic cartoon characters. More Mickey Mouse content will be making its way to Disney+ real soon. © Disney Today, Disney+ announced the premiere date and released the trailer and key art for The Wonderful Winter of Mickey Mouse, launching its second season. The second installment consists of four […]

Posted on: Jan 22, 2022,  Section: Animation, Comments: Comments Off on The New Funnyworld* of Warner Bros. and Disney

A Little of This, A Bit of That

  Cartoon Exhibit [E]ditorial cartoons [will be] exhibited at the University of Tennessee’s Downtown Gallery beginning Wednesday, January 26 through Saturday, February 26. The Downtown Gallery exhibit is called Point of View: Regional Editorial Cartoons. This exhibition is in conjunction with A Serious Look at the Funnies, an exhibition at the Ewing Gallery of Art […]

Posted on: Jan 18, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Animation, Books, Cartooning, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Illustration, Interviews, Magazines, Comments: Comments Off on A Little of This, A Bit of That

Big Nate Talks, And So Does Creator Lincoln Peirce

The animated TV series “Big Nate,” based on the long-running comic strip by Lincoln Peirce of Portland, will debut Feb. 17 on Paramount Plus, the streaming service announced Tuesday. A sneak peek of the show will air Sunday on the Nickelodeon cable network during halftime of the NFL playoff football game between the Dallas Cowboys […]

Posted on: Jan 11, 2022,  Section: Animation, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Big Nate Talks, And So Does Creator Lincoln Peirce

Listing Toward the End of the Year

Lists and Best-Ofs will be coming fast and furious. Here’s a few before the rush. Instagram’s Favorite New Yorker Cartoons of 2021 Do you use Instagram? Or does Instagram use you? Whatever the answer is, let’s hope that it results in personal gain for Mark Zuckerberg—he’s had a tough time recently and really deserves a […]

Posted on: Dec 21, 2021,  Section: Animation, Awards, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, International, Magazine cartoons, Movies, Television, Comments: 3 Comments

Animation 2021 – In Memoriam

Cartoon Brew remembers those from the animation industry who passed away in 2021. In a year already saturated with tragedy, news of yet another passing in the animation world was often the last thing we wanted to hear. Yet we covered more deaths in 2021 than in any previous year: 35 in all. This isn’t […]

Posted on: Dec 17, 2021,  Section: Animation, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Animation 2021 – In Memoriam

Just Another Whatnot Wednesday

The misadventures of Big Nate are coming to Paramount+. The all-new animated series from Nickelodeon Animation Studio is based on the best-selling children’s books and comic strip written and drawn by acclaimed author and cartoonist Lincoln Peirce. Big Nate © Lincoln Peirce The show will feature a brand new story set in the ‘Big Nate’ […]

Posted on: Dec 15, 2021,  Section: Animation, Comic strips, Licensing, Television, video, Comments: Comments Off on Just Another Whatnot Wednesday

Throwin’ It At the Wall Thursday

The L. A. Times gets letters about 9 Chickweed Lane © Brooke McEldowney The Los Angeles Times received hundreds of letters from fans of their comics page about dropping the 9 Chickweed Lane strip, and printed a few of them. They prefaced the letters with further explanation for the drop. To our readers: We gave […]

Posted on: Dec 9, 2021,  Section: Animation, Comic strips, Exhibits, Movies, Museums, Newspaper industry, Comments: 1 Comment