Showing posts with label Muppets. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Muppets. Show all posts

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Weldon on Langridge's Muppets

Nice review here. I bought the individual issues and the collection because 1. Roger's a buddy of mine, and 2. he's good. I also buy original art from him whenever he's in the States.

Weldon, Glen. 2010.
How Good Is The New 'Muppet Show' Comic, On a Scale of Swit to Moreno?
National Public Radio's Monkey See blog (January 13):

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Comic bits in the NY Times

There are two good pieces in today's NY Times. Superhero fan Lethem returns from media purgatory in Maine and maps The Dark Knight onto American Politics in - "Art of Darkness," By JONATHAN LETHEM, New York Times September 21, 2008.

In a story that ties in locally, the Muppets are featured in the paper (much as they are in the Smithsonian for another month) in
"Fuzzy Renaissance,"
By BROOKS BARNES, New York Times September 21, 2008. I'm sure Barnes' story about Disney attempting to rejuvenate the characters is tied into the traveling exhibit - many of the video clips on the Times' website are the same ones running in the Smithsonian exhibit - and we're talking fifty year old commercials.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Jim Henson exhibit at Smithsonian

I've been lax on posting about this, even though DC blogger and work buddy Master Ibid recommended it to me. I've never really considered Henson a cartoonist, but the show opens with gag and strip cartoons he did. Also when you look at some of the early concept sketches for his puppets, he appears to have been influenced by Searle. You can get details and a podcast on the Smithsonian's traveling exhibits site. The exhibit is up through October 5th and is in the Ripley center under the Haupt garden, behind the Castle.