Thursday, August 30, 2012

New Yorker Cartoonist Arnie Levin

Arnie Levin is one of the many New Yorker cartoonists and cover artists whose style probably isn’t immediately identifiable to readers, but whose constant presence since 1974 has contributed incalculably to the magazine’s identity and success.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Steve Brodner's Liveblog of the GOP Convention (2)

The liveblog can be found here.

Some favourites:

Cartoon of the week (15)

Viewed 185 times on Twitpic.

While the Liberals are mired in corruption and the PQ plans more restrictive language laws, the CAQ (Coalition Avenir Québec) promises to cut thousands of government jobs and abolish school-boards in the province.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Neil Armstrong

I thought I had a good idea to commemorate the passing of Neil Armstrong...

...but I suspected I wouldn't be alone:

Monday, August 27, 2012

On Richard Thompson and Cul de Sac

R.C. Harvey in The Comics Journal.

Richard Thompson, the creator of Cul de Sac, is reluctantly retiring from daily comic stripping, effective in September. The last Cul de Sac will be published on Sunday, September 23. Lee Salem, speaking for Thompson’s syndicate, Universal Uclick, explained in a letter to subscribing newspapers:

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Steve Brodner's Liveblog of the GOP Convention (1)

From The Nation.

I’ve covered many political conventions over the years. They are hard to forget, but sometimes I think it would be a good idea.
Today, conventions seem to be about very little. They mostly exist as a fancy feast for fat cats and the creatures of the media-industrial complex.

Friday, August 24, 2012

The Animated St. Trinian's

Ward Jenkins posted the following in Drawn.

Uli Meyer & his crew have been working on an official animated feature featuring the girls of St. Trinian’s. Official in the sense that Ron Searle himself had given Uli his permission to create the film before he passed away. The wonderful thing about this film is the fact that it’s 100% hand-drawn animation AND hand-inked on frosted cels. No Cintiqs to be found on this production. The tests I’ve seen so far are simply amazing.

Be sure to check out the production Blog for Animated St. Trinian’s.

ST TRINIAN’S (by UliMeyerAnimation)

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Mort Drucker

Posted by Charley Parker in lines and colors.

Mort Drucker is one of the finest caricaturists and cartoonists of our age. He is often overlooked for a couple of reasons. One reason is that he is overshadowed by the attention paid to people like Al Hirschfeld and David Levine, along with editorial cartoonists and other caricaturists who work in more literary and cultural venues. The other is that Drucker’s main venue, aside from occasional Time and TV Guide covers, has been Mad magazine, and you don’t get much more culturally disrespected than that.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

End of the line for "Cul de Sac"

Richard Thompson announced yesterday on his blog that he would no longer be drawing "Cul de Sac".

After the fold, a tribute by David Apatoff and an interview by Michael Cavna:

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Friday, August 17, 2012

Drawing the line

Vancouver-based writer and cartoonist Geoff Olson examines the present state of editorial cartooning in the August issue of Common Ground.

Dave Rosen knows a thing or two about humour. In 2011, the Montreal-based satirist released The Stephen Harper Colouring & Activity Book. For five years, he wrote and produced a weekly comedy spot for CBC Radio called What Happened? For nine years, he was the regular editorial cartoonist for the English alt-weekly the Montreal Mirror. His last cartoon for the publication was of Quebec premier Jean Charest on the beach, holding a seashell to his ear and hearing the clang of pots and pans.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Mœbius Drawing

From the Muddy Colors blog.

In preparation for his then upcoming retrospective Transe Forme, Fondation Cartier recorded Moebius doing a series of digital drawings. Recorded in late 2010, these are some of, if not, the last recordings of Moebius drawing that we are likely to see. Since his death this past March, it's a rare treat to discover anything new from the Artist. Enjoy!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Far Out Isn't Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story.

Steven Heller in The Atlantic.

Tomi Ungerer got famous from his children's books in the '60s, but then fell into scandal. A new documentary finds out what happened when he left the spotlight.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Le Canard enchaîné (4)

From The New York Time's Saturday Profile.

Photo: Valerio Mezzanotti for The New York Times

Claude Angeli had his little black book on the table — a real little black book, leather bound and yellowing pages. No BlackBerry. No iPhone. No computer in sight.

Mr. Angeli is the 79-year-old executive editor of Le Canard Enchaîné, a weekly satirical newspaper. He writes his articles longhand.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

The New Yorker iPhone App

Posted by The New Yorker.

Wonderful news! We’ve finally figured out how to take the weekly print edition of The New Yorker and fold it down to a three-inch size that fits inside your iPhone. Our new app has every story, every cartoon, every em dash, every illustration, and the new issue is available each Monday. Plus, there are special audio and video features previously found only in the tablet edition. Poets reading their poems. Music clips. TV commentary. Slide shows. Excerpts. Infographics. Links to source materials and pieces from the archive.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Friday, August 3, 2012

Olympic Rings Infography

From Fubiz.

Excellent infography concept with “The Olympic Rings” based on the rings of the Olympic Games, representing the different continents of the planet. The work was created by Gustavo Sousa with statistical data based on these colours: (Oceania, Europe, America, Africa, Asia).

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Cardow’s Rejected Olympics Cartoon “Too Cynical”

From Daryl Cagle's Cartoon Blog.

Brilliant Canadian cartoonist Cam Cardow, the staff cartoonist for the Ottawa Citizen, had the cartoon below rejected for being too cynical and unfair. “I think it’s fair comment,” Cam wrote on his Facebook page, “but I’ll accept the cynical tag.”

Cam expanded his thoughts behind the rejected cartoon: