True Classics has a lovely retrospective of vaudevillian, cartoonist and animator, Winsor McCay. “McCay got his start in entertainment doing “chalk talks” on the vaudeville circuit. Much like J. Stuart Blackton, a groundbreaking figure in early animation in his own right, McCay drew figures on a chalkboard and altered […]
Cartoonist Bil Keane has passed away. He was most famous for his long-running comic strip, The Family Circus. Lynda Barry movingly remembers Keane. The AV Club has an overview of Keane’s career. The Belated Nerd has posted panels from Keane’s less well-known Channel Chuckles gag strip.
James Sturm spent three months dallying with gag cartoons. “I spent no more than an hour with any one cartoon, and many took far less time than that. For the first two weeks I was feeling my oats. I already had a half-dozen keepers and was confident there […]