World Encyclopedia of Cartoons D-G

WORLD ENCYCLOPEDIA OF CARTOONS D-G Gus Dirks, 1901 Boris Drucker, Saturday Evening Post. Dr. Seuss before becoming a children’s book author, doing a cover for Judge. John B. Gruelle, Judge Rose O’Neill, The Kewpie Korner Kukrynisky, The Big Three Will Tie the Enemy in Knots. The top was cut off like that. Albert Levering, Christmas page for Puck Sandro Lodolo Jacques Faizant André François, Punch Joseph Farris Rube Goldberg,…

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SAW space-to-be

We finalized our space and signed off on this great space, a former wood-shop behind the fabulous Civic Media Center, behind a Citizen’s Food co-op (with free coffee), next to the Display Gallery and across from the wild Church of the Holy Colors performance/art space. It’s currently RAW RAW RAW, but will make a great one-room school house, with enough room for our library, tools, a publishing station and…

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Finishing Unterzakhn

Finalizing Unterzakhn, getting the book into InDesign Finalizing some grey tones This is the book that broke the scanner. Crashed it. I mean the scanner fell off the shelf and crashed to the floor. All the remaining scans are coming out all shudderry: Viva la scanner. Viva la Unterzakhn!

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Fest 10 Flea

We’ll be at the Fest 10 Flea Market this Friday 12-8 giving out fliers, postcards, brochures, student samplers and selling our zine Seriously Comics for $1. Read about here: http://thefestfl.com/fest10/fleamarket

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On Not Shooting the Outline, Part 2

I wrote about not shooting the outline, last year, here on my teaching blog. Here’s a great example in progress as Leela finishes Unterzakhn. I noted while going through the manuscript that it needed a bridge before (beware the spoilers!) Minna throws Esther out of the house when she finds out Esther has been working in a brothel. This indignity had to be attached to Minna’s reputation somehow. You…

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Finishing Unterzakhn 2

Still working on finishing Unterzakhn. Reordering, deleting, cutting, pasting, Leela is busy drawing new panels and pages, Some screen shots: Great dry brush on this vomiting woman. Lee felt the characters needed to be split apart in this panel. Note the profile in the negative space of the last panel. Pretty sure she’s got to draw something there now. Leela inking some hair. I love watching her ink hair.

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World Encyclopedia of Cartoons B-D

Albert Blashfieldin 1908 Jean Bosc MoreBo Brown Design for Destination Magoo by Pete Burness Orlando Busino Giampolo Cheis for Editoriale Corno Again, according to the World Encyclopedia (keep in mind it was written in 1980): GIAMPOLO CHIES (b. 1947) Italian cartoonist born in Bologna, Italy. Giampolo decided to go into cartooning after finishing his high school studies. He started his career in 1966, drawing Virus Psik, a comic strip…

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Unterzakhn in Progress

Leela has been hard at work finishing Unterzakhn since we relocated to Gainesville. She’s been busy with productions, adding tones, rewrites, re-draws and I’ve been editing, compiling, serving as Walter Murch to her Francis Ford Coppola. This is an accurate analogy. Leela has approached this project very organically, with high degrees of “rehearsal” and improvisation of scenes, until they’ve been right. Some scenes from years ago have been rewritten,…

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Afternoon with Derek Ballard

Leela took a mini-break from Unterzakhn and Tom took a break from you-don’t-want-to-know-what, and we spent the afternoon with Gainesville’s Derek Ballard, (aka The Line Tamer) and looked at his book-in-progress, whose title I forget but the layout comes from those little Peanuts hardcovers you’d get in the 70s. Anyway. His super stylized way of drawing is fascinating. A contrast of angular and cold lines and shapes with robotic/sci-fi…

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World Encyclopedia of Cartoons III

A. B. Frost in 1883. Peter Arno was one of the few people in the mainstream media to acknowledge non-marital sex, as seen in this cartoon for the New Yorker. 1922 cartoon by Karl Arnold for Simplicissimus, Frank Beard for Judge . Year unknown. Cyril Keith Bird a/k/a Fougasse. Miguel Covarrubias, the Al Hirschfeld of Mexico, or maybe it was the other way around, in Life. Gus Dirks in…

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