This looks like it has potential. The Boxtrolls is a 3D stop-motion and CG hybrid featuring voice talents from Ben Kingsley, Isaac Hempstead-Wright, Elle Fanning, Jared Harris, Toni Collette and Tracy Morgan. Official Teaser Here’s a promotional video showing some of the intricacies of doing stop animation. Due out in September of 2014
Great to see Doonesbury creator Garry Trudeau talking about Alpha House himself. H/T: Mike Lynch
Interesting look at the collaboration between Baby Blues co-creators Jerry Scott and Rick Kirkman.
TrackingBoard.com is reporting that Warner Bros has picked up a biopic script by Dan Dollar about Bill Watterson. The script is called A Boy and His Tiger and chronicles the early Watterson struggles to become a cartoonist, dealing with the popularity and then his fight with the syndicate. The film will be produced by Leonardo […]
Norm Feuti’s Gil will exit out of syndication on December 29 after a two year run. Norm writes on his blog that the reason is due to lack of newspapers to make it profitable. This is sad news for me as a Gil fan. I always thought the strip was clever and original. I asked […]
As I teased earlier today, King Features Syndicate is launching a new comic portal called Comics Kingdom. The go-live date is tomorrow. The new portal will replace their DailyInk comic subscription service. Paying Comic Kingdom subscribers will enjoy an ad-free experience, deeper archives not available to non-subscribers. Non-subscribers will still be able to read their […]
King Features Syndicate has announced that they are launching a new public comic portal called Comics Kingdom this week. This new site will replace their DailyInk website and service and include a deeper archive, more puzzles and expanded vintage comic offerings. You will also be able to search for specific comics or comics related to […]
MAD Magazine cartoonist Tom Richmond continues to roll out new versions of this great caricature book The Mad Art of Caricature!: A Serious Guide to Drawing Funny Faces. The new release is an eBook version for tablet devices and is priced at a $9.99. He writes on his blog that he’s set aside fears of […]
Nick Galifianakis is reporting on Facebook that Cul de Sac creator Richard Thompson took a tumble yesterday and broke his hip. He’s going into surgery later today. From Nick: Hello cartoon and comic fans. I’m trying to generate a tsunami of good thoughts for the only actual genius I know (I’m apologize to whoever else […]
The National Cartoonists Society announced that Bunny Hoest and John Reiner will be honored with the Gold Key Award at next year’s Reuben Award Weekend and thus becoming inducted into the NCS Hall of Fame. From the announcement: Bunny Hoest is the writer of several cartoon series, including The Lockhorns, Laugh Parade and Howard Huge, […]
Comic historian Brian Walker talks about his exhibit of cartoon art at Ohio State University’s Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum and growing up surrounded by professional cartoonists. Looks like the video is shot with a mobile phone, so audio isn’t fantastic, but audible. Via Mike Lynch
Archie cartoonist Stan Goldberg and his wife Pauline are recovering in the hospital after being injured in a car accident on their way home from the OSU Festival of Cartoon Art. According to Comics Beat, Pauline suffered two broken arms and a broken leg while Stan has a fractured vertebrae. Flowers, cards and well-wishing can […]
Al Plastino, best known for his work with DC Comics and the Superman comic, has passed away at the age of 91. Mark Evanier breaks the news and writes the first obit. Al was a diverse artist who also worked on the comic strip Nancy and there’s a story that he was the artist in […]
Buried in a story about Gasoline Alley cartoonist Jim Scancarelli contributing to an anti-bullying comic book is news that yesterday, November 24, the comic strip turned 95 years old. Legacy-strip haters are going to hate, but 95 years is an accomplishment.