Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Admiration for Al (Mostly OT)

Y'know, I'm really trying to figure out how to make this on topic for this very serious cartoonist blog. Lessee, Ken has often said good cartooning is mostly WRITING. And Weird AL writes seriously funny lyrics! (and lots of his videos have cartoons in them, and he did run a Sat. a.m. kiddie show for awhile...) ** OH! He also is friends and has collaborated with award winning Sandra Boynton.

I'm just giddy because Mr. Yankovic be within driving distance. He'll be in Sioux City, IA on July 29th. This'll be 4th show for the hubby, 5th for me. We got to meet Al last year at the Corn Palace. If you like to laugh and be entertained, you won't be disappointed. Tickets go on sale this Sat., unless you are a "Close and Personal Pal of Al", in which case advanced tickets go on sale today -- after I buy mine. ;-)

Monday, May 26, 2008

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Caricature/Cartoon Weasels

Tom Richmond writes about his spotting his work out and about. Only problem is others claiming it is theirs.
Weasels. It's unethical and it's ripping off a fellow cartoonist.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Mad Magazine Cartoonist - Will Elder RIP

Any fan of Mad Magazine has Will Elder to thank for some of the wonderful "chicken fat" added in panels -- keeping viewers entertained for hours beyond stories and panels with all sorts of extras. Anyone reading Playboy up to '88 would recall "Little Annie Fannie" -- also done by Will Elder.

Here's a link with more info.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Defend Science With Your Art (Attention Editorial Cartoonists!!!)

Science Idol contest -- and what a worthwhile contest it is.

I'm forwarding these links to my editorial-minded pals and the bonus is that Kal (Kevin Kallaugher) is a celebrity judge and one prize is one of his books - signed. Some of us local cartoonists have been admirers and in awe of Kal's work for awhile -- especially after doing some research on him.

Submission Form Link

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Inspirational Thursday

This is a high stress couple weeks job wise and blogging will be very light on my end until grading, tests, and wrapping up of a school year take place.

Fortunately, my friend Sony sent a link to a site that can keep you off task and laughing for hours. This is on topic with the old comic books ... bad ones.

... but, through traveling back in time with this site and the "Gallery of Regrettable Food" section, I've discovered why in my youth I was a scrawny kid and thought grown up food was outright gross. Because, back then, it WAS. I have cookbooks of my Mom's from this era ... and remember things like cottage cheese/Jello/carrots, raisins, celery type salads served up by the perky women wearing the frilly aprons.

(This plate full of molded stuff is from a "Cooking With Dr. Pepper" cookbook.)

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Cartoon Catfight

Once in awhile, it's fun to find out how people get here. Lots of searches for the "Katz and Jammer Kids" (why that search leads here, I don't know!), another frequent search is "Johnny Hart", but the best of all is "Cartoon Catfight".

I think this should be a theme for a forthcoming cartoon jam session.