Going to see Bruce tonight with noted cartoonist Bill Amend and noted editor Greg Melvin. I expect to rock or roll (not both on a Monday). I'm wearing a pair of absolutely rockstar khakis and an over-the-top anti-establishment navy long sleeve polo! Take that, you fat cat politicos in city hall!
You backstratching smallminded bureaucrats can try, but you'll never stop the rock 'n' roll!! Never!
At least until midnight, due to local ordinance, people got to get up in the morning for work.
Today, Ruben "Tom the Dancing Bug" Bolling shows us how important for cartoonists it is to capture the precise moments when the characters are actually setting up and delivering the punch line. Otherwise, things can be quite confusing to the reader.
Of course, here we see the all the Baldo guys, but who on Earth is on the computer monitor? Why it is Yunni from Yenny.
Which is not to be confused with Mork from Ork; which was a delightful 1970s sitcom about an alien in Boulder, Colorado and his strange ways.
I think we all learned a lot about ourselves from Mork, I acquired my love of my trademark outfit of rainbow suspenders and striped shirts. And certainly I wouldn't be feathering my hair the way I do if I'd never seen how Pam Dawber wore hers.
Most of you cartoonists are good artists, right? Why not contribute? I'm going to and I couldn't draw a cat if you gave me the C and the T. I'm doing either Mr. Oswaldo Twee or Ms. Fermat, the Scamp-bound Bargain-Mart greeter.
We've been getting great feedback from fans about In the Sticks, the new comic strip by Nathan Cooper that made its debut October 12 on GoComics.com.
Those who've been following the strip daily know that In the Sticks is not being released in typical fashion. Beginning with the special Sunday edition that ran on October 11, Universal Uclick is offering a rare behind-the-scenes glimpse at the editorial processes involved in the development of a new syndicated comic strip. Over its first three weeks, the strip will alternate between character designs from Cooper's sketchbook, rough strip sketches with editorial notes, and finished art.
"We're doing something special with the launch of In the Sticks, something we've never done before when introducing a new comic strip," said Universal Uclick vice president John Glynn. "We're offering the audience an inside look at the work that goes into the creation of a new feature - how the cartoonist comes up with ideas, how the characters evolve, how the stories take shape, and so on. It's a fascinating process, and it's one that visitors to the site are really going to enjoy."
In Cooper, Universal Uclick found a cartoonist who was eager to share his stories, and his strip's story, with new readers.
"Having created In the Sticks and experienced this evolution firsthand, I'm really excited to let fans see how the strip grew from an idea to a finished concept," said Cooper. "It's a been an incredibly rewarding experience, and the payoff is a strip that I'm proud to call my own."
In the Sticks is the story of an ex-pro golfer named Del who buys the golf course once owned by his great-grandfather in the hopes of restoring it to its past glory. While Del tends to the greens at the Blooming Dogleg Country Club, he's kept company by Cosmo, the poetry-writing blue jay, Dewey, the lovable bear who sometimes caddies for the club's members, and Flip, the misanthropic beaver.
The daily strip will make its debut in newspapers across the country in early 2010.
This is the LOL back cover of the latest Lio book. Worth the purchase alone, until you realize that Mark gives this kind of insider-look into the profession and the creative process throughout the book.
No, this isn't your father's comic collection, this is YOUR generation's comics collection -- aka comics collection 2.0 or maybe even 2.2 which coincidentally was my GPA that year I got a staph infection in HS!
It's like watching a movie with the director's commentary on ... which I don't recommend for Penny Marshall movies (ANNOYING! right?).
It's on sale now for less than $10 and it truly is one of the best comic collection packages (the front cover alone is gorgeous) I've ever read. Bravo, MT!
Sixty years of Peanuts, generations of fans, a gang of beloved characters, but only one creator: the legend, Charles M. Schulz.
Andrews McMeel is proud to showcase the exclusive Celebrating Peanuts: 60 Years. It is packed with commentary from throughout Schulz's career, making this book not only a heartwarming tribute but also a true collector's item.
This special 60th anniversary tribute is arranged by decade, to spotlight the highlights and development of this world favorite classic.
Well I'm back from a long weekend in Vegas. One thing that struck me on this trip was the sheer amount of vile phrases and sentiments people will wear on a t-shirt. And hey, I'm no prude, I've been to a cartoonist convention so I've seen humanity at its most base, but what could these people be thinking? For example: