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Swipe File – Calvin Peeing

Twenty years ago the bootlegged decal was ubiquitous, and illegal (still is). First things first—Calvin and Hobbes creator Bill Watterson says he has nothing to do with the lewd caricature of his beloved Calvin. Watterson was vehemently against licensing his creation for merchandising, and that includes the stickers that “cheapened and corrupted” the comics. Watterson never […]

Posted on: Feb 5, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Controversies, Crime, Legal, Comments: 1 Comment

Do You Recognize This Caricature of a Man?

From ABC7: It’s not your average suspect sketch, but Riverside police are hoping a drawing will help them find a man who is suspected of robbing a caricature artist. Police say the suspect approached the victim at the Festival of Lights event in downtown Riverside on Dec. 5 and asked him for a portrait of […]

Posted on: Dec 20, 2019,  Section: Caricature, Cartoonist, Crime, Comments: Comments Off on Do You Recognize This Caricature of a Man?

Cartoonist Milton Knight Assaulted

  Milton Knight has relayed on his Facebook page that he was a victim of a hate crime: I was beaten up today. To make a long story short, was waiting for the bus, and a guy was using a one-sided conversation with people to shout NIGGER every two seconds. Went on for 15 minutes. […]

Posted on: Mar 1, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist, Crime, Comments: 1 Comment

“The Doodler”: Cartoonist as Serial Killer

  San Francisco police released a new sketch Wednesday [February 6, 2019] showing what a serial killer who targeted gay men in the 1970s could look like now in hopes of getting a break in the cold case. The killer was dubbed the ‘Doodler’ after he told a person who later became a victim and […]

Posted on: Feb 7, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist, Crime, news, Comments: Comments Off on “The Doodler”: Cartoonist as Serial Killer