What does it take to get your cartoon published in the New Yorker? Box Brown, creator of the webcomics Bellen! and Everything Dies, has been trying to crack the code. Last summer, after Hark! A Vagrant cartoonist Kate Beaton became the first
Film critic Robert Ebert is best known for his Pulitzer Prize-winning and occasionally brutal reviews of movies, but despite his acclaim in the world of criticism, we have learned today that Ebert is still a man much like the rest of us, a man who puts his pants on one leg at a time, a man who just wants to win a cartoon caption contest, dammit.
Ebert has been submitting to The New Yorker caption contest for years now, to no avail; in 2009 he even wrote a blog post lamenting tha
This Wednesday marks a full three weeks without reports of anyone being cut, scraped, bruised, broken or otherwise maimed on the set of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, the injury-prone Broadway musical based on the Marvel Comics superhero. In honor of the occasion
Because science has determined that no more than 23% of New Yorker cartoons are comprehensible to humans, the good people at The Monkeys You Ordered have repurposed that unexplainable material into something more helpfu
Lots of Chris Ware everywhere: The indie artist drew the cover of the most recent "New Yorker," along with a typically melancholy Halloween feature. Boing Boing also reminded us of an episode of "This American Life" (below) that Ware animated for Showtime about a fad at an elementary school where kids started making cardboard cameras and pretended to film the events around them as news -- and how that very quickly altered the way they treated each other.
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