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The First Weekend Whatnots of Summer

Real Estate Listing: Terry Manor For Sale Location: Bronxville, New York – Price: $5.995 million  Originally built in 1935, Terry Manor is a fully restored and renovated Tudor-style home set on nearly an acre of park-like property in Lawrence Park West, a tree-lined neighborhood in Westchester County.  The period home was built by Charles Lewis […]

Posted on: Jun 25, 2022,  Section: Animation, Books, Comic Books, Comic strips, Events, Gatherings, Legal, Television, Comments: Comments Off on The First Weekend Whatnots of Summer

Robb Armstrong’s JumpStart Goes Hollywood

Deadline breaks the news: CBS has put in development JumpStart, a multi-camera comedy based on Robb Armstrong’s long-running comic strip. Wayne Conley (The Best Man) will pen the TV adaptation, which hails from Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment and CBS Studios. Based on the popular comic strip that debuted in 1989, JumpStart is set in Philadelphia […]

Posted on: Jun 15, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Licensing, Television, Comments: Comments Off on Robb Armstrong’s JumpStart Goes Hollywood

The Knight Life’s Little Victories

Keith Knight went home last week. Cartoonist and Malden native Keith Knight, whose semi-autobiographical series, “Woke,” is airing its second season on Hulu, has been tapped to deliver the graduation address at his alma mater, Salem State University on May 19. Knight has authored and illustrated 19 books and cut three albums with the hip-hop […]

Posted on: May 23, 2022,  Section: Cartoonist, Comic strips, Events, Interviews, Television, Comments: 2 Comments

Updates: Alcaraz, Green, Knight, Sack

Lalo Alcaraz – First Latino to Win Editorial Cartooning Herblock Prize   Los Angeles-based political cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz is the first Latino to be awarded the prestigious Herblock Prize, a $15,000 award named after the late Washington Post syndicated editorial cartoonist Herb Block.   ©Lalo Alcaraz One of Alcaraz’s most popular depictions is called “Lil’ […]

Posted on: Apr 28, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Awards, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Obituary, Television, Comments: Comments Off on Updates: Alcaraz, Green, Knight, Sack

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

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

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

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

Calvin & Hobbes Tops Poll for Next Musical

© TCA Multiversity Comics asked its readers to take a poll: Last night saw NBC air Annie Live!, a new version of the classic musical Annie, based off of the classic comic strip “Little Orphan Annie.”  [But] we got to thinking: what other comic strip should get a musical? Now, we already have You’re a […]

Posted on: Dec 6, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Television, Comments: 1 Comment

75th Annual NCS Divisional Award Nominees part 2

The National Cartoonists Society has announced the second round of nominees for their 75th Annual Divisional Reuben Awards for work in 2020. (Earlier nominees announced here.) MAGAZINE/NEWSPAPER ILLUSTRATION: Tom Chitty; Peter Kuper; Bob Lizarraga ADVERTISING/PRODUCT ILLUSTRATION: Chad Frye; Pat Higgins; Luke McGarry;                                                                   Patrick Merrell; Dave Whammond COMIC BOOKS: Brahm Revel; Stan Sakai; Walter Simonson […]

Posted on: Aug 6, 2021,  Section: Animation, Awards, Books, Comic Books, Graphic Novels, Greeting Cards, Illustration, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, Television, Comments: 2 Comments

South Park Creators Sign $900 Million Deal

Bloomberg breaks the story: The creators of “South Park” have signed a new deal with ViacomCBS Inc. that will pay them more than $900 million over the next six years, one of the richest deals in TV history. Trey Parker and Matt Stone will use the money to make new episodes of “South Park” for […]

Posted on: Aug 5, 2021,  Section: Animation, Television, Comments: Comments Off on South Park Creators Sign $900 Million Deal

Charles Schulz and Charlie Brown in the News

Sparky and Peanuts seems to be in the news a lot these days. Most of it is because of the June 25 debut of a new Schulz documentary. From the Tales Buzz review: Apple TV+ is now the home of all-things-“Peanuts” — so it’s the logical place home for a new documentary about Charles Schulz, […]

Posted on: Jun 21, 2021,  Section: Books, Comic strips, Television, Comments: 2 Comments

“The Comics” – a June 16, 2021 Jeopardy Category

$200 $400 $600 $800 “A 1930s comic strip starring a woman named Fritzi Ritz introduced this 8-year-old girl” $1000 Watch the show on YouTube. (Once The Comics is picked at 2:50 minutes in, they run the category.)

Posted on: Jun 16, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Television, Comments: 1 Comment

Charles Schulz Documentary June 25

Apple TV+ today revealed the trailer and premiere date for its upcoming documentary special, “Who Are You, Charlie Brown?,” set to make its global debut on Friday, June 25 on Apple TV+. Honoring the “everyman” creator, Charles “Sparky” Schulz, “Who Are You, Charlie Brown?” celebrates the significance and global multi-generational popularity of the comic strip […]

Posted on: Jun 8, 2021,  Section: Comic history, Comic strips, Television, Comments: 1 Comment

Joe Wos’ Cartoon Academy

Comics and cartoons are finding new life outside of the Sunday funnies. As the art form becomes more accessible from artists posting their work online, offering artistic and creative breaks in people’s feeds, Pittsburgh cartoon artist Joe Wos wants to teach anyone, regardless of age, how to get started drawing, too. Cartoonist Joe Wos will […]

Posted on: Feb 9, 2021,  Section: Cartooning, Comic strips, Events, How-to, Television, Comments: Comments Off on Joe Wos’ Cartoon Academy