Monday, August 24, 2015

Banksy's "Dismaland Bemusement Park"

From Fany Blog.

Banksy, the elusive British artist has once again surprised everyone. After days of speculation about what was taking place in an area of ​​over one hectare on the beach in Weston-super-Mare, we have finally discovered the 'secret'.

'Dismaland', a place dedicated to installations where Disney's world is turned upside down opened on August 22. Amongst the 58 contemporary artists who participated in the project, we can find Damien Hirst, Jenny Holzer and Jimmy Cauty.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Cincy Comicon poster pays homage to old comic book ads

From Boing Boing.

Cartoonist Tony Moore (co-creator of The Walking Dead comic book series) designed this very fun poster for the Cincy Comicon (September 12-13), which pays homages to the old comic book ads for novelties and practical jokes. He did such a good job that I asked him to write a bit about it.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

"The State" Hires Back Robert Ariail

From The Daily Cartoonist.

The State (Columbia, SC) has rehired full-time its long-time editorial cartoonist Robert Ariail. Robert resigned from the paper in 2009 when his position was cut to part-time. He had been at the paper since 1984. The paper made the announcement in July as part of “an ongoing initiative to strengthen print and digital coverage.”

With his staff position restored, Robert is back to drawing 5-6 cartoons a week. Half of which will be of national/international in topic, the other half will be local to South Carolina.

Monday, August 17, 2015

The fall of the Fantastic Four

Jaime J. Weinman in Maclean's.

Can the Fantastic Four ever be popular again? Even the studio that’s making their $122-million movie doesn’t act as if it thinks so. The publicity for the reboot of the Marvel superhero team, their first film since 2007, has been half-hearted. “They don’t know how to market it,” says Sarah Marrs, who writes about film for Lainey Gossip. “Every trailer has emphasized a different angle. They’ve changed the key art a couple of times, and it’s like maybe they don’t know what they have.”  Scott Mendelson of Forbes noted that the first trailer “promised sci-fi horror,” while the second trailer made it look like “a generic, dark and gritty remake.” 

Saturday, August 15, 2015

"Bloom County" is back after 25 years

Jaime J. Weinman in Maclean's.

The biggest news in cartooning this month is something that hasn’t been big news for a long time: a daily comic strip. When Berkeley Breathed, creator of the satirical strip Bloom County, announced that he would revive the strip on his Facebook page, it got coverage in outlets like the Washington Post and NPR that wouldn’t normally cover your local newspaper comics page. 

Friday, August 14, 2015

Why @HarpersGotaGo GotaGo

From Graeme MacKay's website.

From Montréal Simon

It’s election time in Canada and with it comes a golden period of time when satirists are busy skewering the very folks begging for our votes. Social media websites and apps has enabled anyone with a political sense the ability to satirize and join a realm once dominated mostly by newspaper columnists and editorial cartoonists.

One doesn’t have to search far on the world wide web to find altered zinger photos of well known celebrities or politicians meant to mock them. Some are hilarious, some not so much. In almost every case these funnies often have no source and there is never any credit given to the author or photographer whose work was used in the humor.