Wednesday, June 03, 2020
Alexandra Bowman emailed me that she's got some interviews online - Satire Can Save Us All and The Hilltop Show (i.e. me wearing two hats) sat down yesterday with Chelsea Saunders, an animator, African-American activist, and political cartoonist for The Nib, to talk about her view of the current political cartooning world, particularly in light of the events of the past week.
Tuesday, June 02, 2020
Monday, June 01, 2020
Bringing up the coffee and morning paper last Sunday morning, I caught about 15 seconds of MSNBC on the bedroom TV. Some "contributing analyst" on the morning show was discussing the nationwide uprising against police terrorism and yammering about how we needed to unite "street politics" with electoral politics — which made me want to bring up my coffee again, if you know what I mean.
Cripes, what a stupid twunt. Didn't she realize that the reason we're in the streets right now is because electoral politics is a failure? I and millions of others in this country have realized that electoralism is a big, hot sloppy bucket of fail, and that it's time to get our yellow vests on and vote in the streets.
Never mind how many times I've heard rag-chewing Liberal talking heads on cable TV news flapping their cakeholes about "peaceful" protest — jeezus, I could play a drinking game with the number of times I've heard some knob on TV talking about being "peaceful". F'crissake, man — I can't think of a single time in my life when any meaningful change was brought about by people being "peaceful". Hell, the State and Capital aren't being peaceful right now; why should the People feel obligated to be peaceful? Screw "peaceful".
Comics will salute essential workers by hiding symbols in their Sunday strips
Cheburashka was the beloved misfit of Soviet animation. It's now a missing treasure for Russia. [Russia tries to reclaim treasured Soviet cartoon from Japanese studio].
Washington Post May 31, 2020 , p. A19
Saturday, May 30, 2020
Regarding the May 15 "Wumo" comic strip:
'Dancing' around 'Shavuot'
Andrew Schotz, Hagerstown, Md.
Washington Post May 29 2020
Friday, May 29, 2020
"George Floyd, Everywhere"
It wasn't just one cop who murdered George Floyd; it was America — the same America whose knee is crushing the throat of Iran, Venezuela, and dozens of other nations around the world.
How To Make A Mini-Zine About Life During The Pandemic
May 28, 2020
Iyanu - Child of Wonder Volume One
A teenage orphan girl with no recollection of her past suddenly discovers that she has abilities that rival the ancient gods!
Iyanu chronicles the journey of a teenage orphan girl with no recollection of her past, who suddenly discovers that she has abilities that rival the ancient deities of her people. It is these abilities that are the key to bringing back the age of wonders and saving a world on the brink of destruction at the hands of The Corrupt — Cursed Wildlife and Divine Beasts desperate to destroy humanity.
Thursday, May 28, 2020
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Cartoons are skewering Trump's golfing against the backdrop of covid-19 deaths
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Sunday, May 24, 2020
The #SnyderCut of 'Justice League' was an Internet joke. Cinephiles should root for it.
The coronavirus has made the waking world into a dreamscape [in print as The virus has turned our waking lives into a dreamscape]
Our masks make us look like superheroes. So why do we still feel so helpless?
People aren't exotic
Today Joe Rubinstein drops by the paper prison to check out his wares and discovers the Comics Prisoner squatting in one of his pages. We have a nice talk and learn a lot. Drop by and enjoy! While ...
Friday, May 22, 2020
COMIC: A Lost Boy, A Snake Bite, A Lesson In Resilience
Thursday, May 21, 2020
Right now, I love it when somebody else breaks up their collection at estate time, and I get to buy it and sell or keep it. I didn't want my own collection to be something that I've spent my whole life building to be just dismantled, sold off in pieces, and have no identity.
So when I sat down and started doing my estate planning, I knew that my kids were going to be protected financially. Even if they have an interest or didn't have an interest in my collection for posterity, they're not going to live forever, just like I'm not going to live forever. So for the sake of the industry, if I might be so presumptuous, or for the sake of the collections themselves, knowing how rare they are, knowing how hard they are to get, I wanted to have arrangement where they would live on in perpetuity through an institution that in theory will live on in perpetuity. The idea was I'll donate a big chunk of my collection (keep in mind, I have plans to donate even more as times goes on to the Library of Congress) so there will be a place 100 years from now, 200 years from now, whatever, we don't know the future, where other people will look back on our industry and be happy to say, "God, I'm glad somebody preserved that."
In addition to that, what it does for the Library of Congress, they have stuff that nobody knows they have that just sits in a basement, in an archive, waiting for the big flood or fire to destroy it. They are so thrilled, the people particularly who work in the archives, that this is not only going to give them a place to put my stuff, but their stuff will also be part of the rotating exhibits, and the traveling exhibits.
There's an example of me looking past my lifetime.
Key March Decisions: Shutting Down and Delaying Payments
Posted by Milton Griepp on May 21, 2020
Diamond and DC Comics
Handling Product in the Pipeline, Diamonds New Competitive Landscape
Handling Rolling Shutdowns Going Forward, Plans for Free Comic Book Day
GFE's Restructuring and Rebranding, Future Plans for the Companies and Ownership
Meet artist, conservationist, and NOAA friend Jim Toomey, creator of Sherman's Lagoon
DreamWorks creator of 'Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts' hosts virtual GW event
WTOP May 21, 2020
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
A Librarian in Conversation with Third Eye Comics
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USAF F-16 "Fighting Falcon" as used by "Thunderbirds" aerobatic team: Unit cost: $US29.1m; operational cost $US8k/hour
US War Budget FY 2021: $US934bn
US Total Deaths from COVID-19 (as of 05.19.2020): 90,340
"25 Most Expensive Fighter Jets" Military Machine, 01.01.2020
"The Hourly Cost of Operating the US Military's Fighter Fleet", Forbes 08.16.2016
"US Military Budget, Its Components, Challenges and Growth", The Balance, 03.03.2020
"Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), Cases in the US", Centers for Disease Control, 05.20.2020
Tuesday, May 19, 2020