“Reaching the inaccessible”–Book View Cafe has Ursula Le Guin’s Cat T’ai Chi cartoons.
oh, hai! Jay Dixit ponders the humanity in lolcats (and talks to The New Yorker’s cartoons editor about them): “By articulating profound feelings through cats and marine mammals speaking garbled English, we’re able to shroud genuine emotions in pseudo-irony — which means those animals can evoke deeper emotions […]
Opus the penguin goes to his final rest (last panel here). Berkeley Breathed explains why Opus needs to go. “Satire we’ll have. Rather, the real dearth in our world will be sweetness, comfort, thoughtfulness and civility.”
Peer deep inside the anatomy of cartoon characters, right to the bone, with Dia de los Muertos Looney Toons at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Michael Paulus’ osteological Hello Kitty and Peanuts drawings and Hyungkoo Lee’s rascally, Animatus sculpture. (via Boing Boing)
To the converted, the guest list at this weekend’s Canadian National Comic Book Expo is stupendous. The star attraction: the famously ovular Patrick Stewart — though the Star Trek skipper only slightly outshines the comics brethren sidling in his corona, like Asiophile David Mack and Marvel Ed-in-Chief Joe […]
The following Q&A first appeared, in condensed form, in my column The Panelist for Toronto’s Eye Weekly. Here’s a special, extended version of the conversation. Collecting every Peanuts strip Charles Schulz ever drew, The Complete Peanuts will take a whopping 25 volumes and more than 12 years to […]