Friday, December 23, 2011

Weldon's 2011 best comics

The Best Comics of 2011. Yep.
by Glen Weldon
National Public Radio's Monkey See blog (December 22, 2011)

and a bonus list -

Kois, Dan.  2011.
Best Books Of 2011: Six Graphic Novels That Will Draw You In. (December 21):

Wimpy Kid lawsuit wire article in yesterday's Post

'Wimpy Kid' Battles Trademark-Eating Zombies in Court

By Tim Kenneally at TheWrap

Reuters Dec 21, 2011

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Truitt on Batman and Memorial

The Court of Owls takes wing vs. the Dark Knight in 'Batman'
By Brian Truitt, USA TODAY December 19 2011

Chris Roberson builds a fantasy world for IDW's 'Memorial'
By Brian Truitt, USA TODAY December 21 2011

Post on GE's 1950s science comics

Teaching STEM: The GE Comics series
General Electric faced the challenge of getting young people interested in the sciences back in 1953. Its solution? Comic books.

Magic Bullet #3 reviewed

Here at Panel Patter.

Carla McNeil's artwork on Dark Horse Christmas card

See it here.

Local papers on Tintin movie

'Tintin' character has a head full of it
By: Kelly Jane Torrance  Washington Examiner December 21 2011

So-So 'Tintin': Spielberg film's charm is all on the surface.
By Ann Hornaday
Washington Post Dec 21, 2011,1161918/critic-review.html

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

KAL profile online

Kal [Cartoonist]
Malibu Magazine December 15, 2011

Jiminy Cricket poster in National Library of Medicine

I found this tonight while looking up safety posters for another reason. The National Library of Medicine, just north of the city in Bethesda, has a massive poster collection with a lot of cartoons and cartoonists represented, but I haven't seen this one before.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Publishers Weekly on Buzz Boy

New Buzz Boy Graphic Novel Out in Print, the Web, on iPad
By Calvin Reid
Dec 18, 2011

Franklin Booth bookplate

Illustrator Franklin Booth's bookplate "This Book Is A Part Of The Library Of =" printed in "Textbook of General Zoology", 3rd ed. by Curtis And Guthrie, New York: John Wiley, 1938.

Somewhat off-topic, but I ran across a book with a bookplate by the great American illustrator Franklin Booth, a favorite artist of Joel at Big Planet Comics, so I threw it on the scanner. You can find a high-resolution color image here and a b&w one here if you'd like to print them out for use in your own books.

Cable ad campaign becomes a comic strip

This week's Washington City Paper had a surprising two-page comics insert. It's an ad for Comcasts xfinity service done in comic strip format, and based on their Slowskys turtle tv campaign. Here's the strip - the back was just advertising verbiage.

Truitt on Batgirl

Batgirl rebounds from controversy to newfound popularity
By Brian Truitt, USA TODAY December 12 2011

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Friday, December 16, 2011

Post on Mo Willems play

'Bunny' audience doesn't hold back
By Stephanie Merry
Washington Post Dec. 16, 2011,1220015/critic-review.html

Mo Willems is a children's book author in this case, but he's also a cartoonist.

Comic Riffs on Eduardo Barreto's death and Anderson's Berryman Award

EDUARDO BARRETO, RIP: Remembering the beauty and boldness of the great 'Teen Titans' & 'Judge Parker' artist
By Michael Cavna
Washington Post Comic Riffs blog December 16 2011

2011 BERRYMAN AWARD: Houston Chronicle's Nick Anderson 'humbled' by win
By Michael Cavna
Washington Post Comic Riffs blog December 16 2011

Tintin merchandising invasion begins

Here's 3 pictures from the Bailey's Crossroads' World Market. I was hoping for more traditional Tintin stuff.

The Hill talks to political cartoonists about Presidential candidates

Political cartoonists rooting for Gingrich

By Judy Kurtz - 12/15/11