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Archive >> February 2009

Budweiser Owes M. Kupperman Some Superbowl Scratch
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Michael Kupperman 6 Feb 2009 10:00 AM

PShaw tipped me off to this and I think he's right on. Read this, paying close attention to the name of the robot -- 4-Playo 3000 -- and the general design of the robot, especially the head. And then as well the concept -- a marriage saving robot:

For extra credit, here's another. Again, check the name -- Spankio 3000 --and design:  

  

Now, watch this Bud Light commerical created (but not aired) for the 2009 Superbowl:

Both comics are taken from Michael Kupperman's Tales Designed to Thrizzle #2, published in 2006 by Fantagraphics. 

This might not be the last you hear from us, Budweiser. 

Goodin Show
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Robert Goodin 5 Feb 2009 6:08 AM

  

Secret Headquarters Presents:

THE MONSTER SHOW
New works by
ROBERT GOODIN

THIS FRIDAY the 6th at 8pm

SECRET HEADQUARTERS
3817 w. Sunset blvd
Los Angeles, California 90026



Nono Kadáver Art Blog
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under misc 4 Feb 2009 10:03 AM

Worth a bookmark.

 

Ralph Bakshi on Gene Deitch
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Gene Deitch 4 Feb 2009 6:30 AM

Go listen here for a Ralph Bakshi podcast reminiscing about his days with Gene Deitch at Terrytoons.  

Quote of the Day
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Jeremy Eaton 3 Feb 2009 9:04 PM
"I encountered him one afternoon, sitting on the living room couch of my parent's home, the Sunday paper sprawled across his lap. Open before him was the color comics section, specifically the fan art portion of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles feature. He was regarding it like some unrecognizable weed taken root in his vegetable patch."
Parille's Peanuts
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Peanuts 3 Feb 2009 12:52 PM
I could read a whole book of Ken Parille's essays on Peanuts. 
Yes, we have no NYCC
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Paul KarasikEsther Pearl Watson 3 Feb 2009 6:58 AM

A lot of folks keep asking me if we'll have a presence at the New York Comic-Con this weekend. We won't. It's a ridiculously expensive show to exhibit at and travel to, even in the best economy. It's a lousy time of year to travel cross-country, weather-wise. So we're staying home and throwing a great party for Esther Pearl Watson this weekend instead.

But if you are at NYCC, we've designated Paul Karasik our official representative and you should go say hi to him: 

Sunday, 1:30pm, Panel Room 6 (1A18):
Comics and the Language of Visual Symbolism
Comics are able to communicate dense layers of narrative, emotion, and action in a manner that no other media is able. This panel will explore the way the cartoonists use pictures to tell their stories in a way that is unique to comics. Through the interrelation of art and text, comics makes a unique kind of storytelling possible. Four creators examine their own visual storytelling styles and discuss how their art influences the text of their work. Panelists: MoCCA Director Karl Erickson, Paul Karasik, Danica Novgorodoff, and Alex Robinson.

 

Carre at MCA tomorrow
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Lilli Carréevents 2 Feb 2009 10:46 AM

Tomorrow, February 3rd, Alexander Stewart and Lilli Carré will get to use the lobby at the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art as a studio for 8 hours, from 11am till 7pm! They will have a multi-plane animation stand set up, and will be doing stop-motion animation for a new film as well as working on other things. They will also have a bunch of drawings and animation artifacts to look at. If you are in Chicago, stop on by!

Museum of Contemporary Art

220 East Chicago Avenue,
Chicago, IL 60611

While there, check out Carré's new graphic novel, The Lagoon, at the MCA Store.

CCS Goes Pogo
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Walt Kellyevents 2 Feb 2009 8:36 AM

"In my opinion, Walt Kelly had only two peers in the pantheon department, Winsor McKay and George Herriman." - Garry Trudeau

Walt Kelly's Pogo
Original Strips 1948-1972

Friday, February 6, 5-8pm
Exhibition reception in conjunction with White River Junction's First Friday

CCS is proud to exhibit work by one of the greatest cartoonists of the 20th century. With Pogo, Walt Kelly (1913-1973) combined unparalleled brushwork, honed from years as a Disney animator, with superb storytelling acted out by an endearing cast of characters. Borrowing from various dialectical sources and his own fertile imagination, Kelly invented a unique and charming backwoods-patois to fit his cartoon swampland. Although Pogo stands on its own as a superbly-realized cartoon strip for the ages, it was perhaps Kelly's interjection of political and social satire into the work that was its greatest pioneering accomplishment - such commentary was simply not done in the genre of dailies in Kelly's time.

Many thanks to Garry Trudeau for his generous support for this exhibition and to The Herb Block Foundation.

The Center for Cartoon Studies
94 South Main Street, White River Junction, Vermont


Listen: Crumb talks to Pekar
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Robert Crumb 2 Feb 2009 8:20 AM
NPR Music has the story: Harvey Pekar Makes His Opera Debut. Scroll down on the left to hear a must-hear interview with Harv by R. Crumb...

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