Tag: cartoonists

Pioneers of Animation: Winsor McCay

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 […]

RIP, Bil Keane

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.