Sarah McIntyre, the author and illustrator of popular children's books including Jampires, There's A Shark In The Bath, and You Can't Eat A Princess, has presented an inspiring response to the massacre at the offices of Charlie Hebdo earlier this week. On her Twitter account she declared, "Let 2015 be the year more people from around the world take up cartooning/comics to tell their stories."
Cartoonists responded to the deaths at Charlie Hebdo -- which included the deaths of five of their peers -- with cartoons that encouraged defiance and free expression. McIntyre took the idea one step further, encouraging people who have never expressed themselves through cartoons to see this as a moment to stand up and tell their stories. On her Livejournal she offers advice on how to get started.
While the investment hobby of collecting baseball cards turned out to be about as profitable as... well... collecting '90s comic books, Baseball Card Vandals (Warning: Link includes some hilarious NSFW drawings) has pioneered a fantastic use of all those worthless cards: turning them into gloriously juvenile and pun-filled works of art on Tumblr. Thanks to blend of equally crude and deft cartooning from the site's curators and users
The power of cartooning stems from its ability to distill visual information until it becomes almost purely iconic -- all killer, no filler, essentially. But what happens when the icons themselves change? How do cartoonists respond to evolving visual language? As pointed out by artist Tom Pappalardo, when it comes to a lot of modern technology, keeping up can be a challenge
Film-maker Fred Schroeder and webcomic creator Dave Kellett (Sheldon, Drive) of Big Fish Studios have completed more than 230 (and counting) hours of interviews with prominent cartoonists spanning several generations and two mediums for their planned documentary, Stripped. All the duo needs now is money to push the
Cartoonist Bob Eckstein mourns the death of his cartooning career at Salon, and links out to this totally absurd story about copyright infringement. Admittedly, a lot of people on the web often have a laissez-faire attitude about using other people's images, but this take
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