posts about or somewhat related to ‘cartoons’

Drones

By Matt Bors, via @KenRoth. Select to embiggen.

Personally, I like paper and ink better than glowing pixels, but to each his own. Obviously the role of comics is changing very fast. On the one hand, I don’t think comics have ever been more widely accepted or taken as seriously as they are now. On the other hand, the mass media is disintegrating, and audiences are atomizing. I suspect comics will have less widespread cultural impact and make a lot less money. I’m old enough to find all this unsettling, but the world moves on. All the new media will inevitably change the look, function, and maybe even the purpose of comics, but comics are vibrant and versatile, so I think they’ll continue to find relevance one way or another. But they definitely won’t be the same as what I grew up with.

— Bill Watterson, creator, Calvin and Hobbes, in an interview with Mental Floss.

The Cartoon Color Wheel
Slate, Red Skull Is Red, Smurfette Is Blue.

The Cartoon Color Wheel

Slate, Red Skull Is Red, Smurfette Is Blue.

Coded Cat Videos
Via Dan Wasserman.

Coded Cat Videos

Via Dan Wasserman.

Spongebob Learns a Lesson in Journalism Ethics
Well this might be the best episode of Spongebob Squarepants ever. You can watch the whole thing here.
If you don’t, here’s the spoiler version:
Mr. Krabs starts his own newspaper, The Krabby Kronicle, and makes Spongebob a reporter. But Mr. Krabs wants some embellishment in the stories. He says:

SpongeBob, what’s the meaning of this? ‘LOCAL RESIDENT WATCHES POLE’? No one’s going to pay to read this malarky. When you write these stories, you’ve got to use a little imagination, boy. Maybe instead of “Man Watches Pole,” you could say something like, “Man Marries Pole.” Then you could alter the photo a little to fit the headline…

After which Spongebob’s readers get angry at his yellow journalism and he ends up teaching his publisher a lesson.
Image: Screenshot from the episode.
H/T: Romenesko for the find.

Spongebob Learns a Lesson in Journalism Ethics

Well this might be the best episode of Spongebob Squarepants ever. You can watch the whole thing here.

If you don’t, here’s the spoiler version:

Mr. Krabs starts his own newspaper, The Krabby Kronicle, and makes Spongebob a reporter. But Mr. Krabs wants some embellishment in the stories. He says:

SpongeBob, what’s the meaning of this? ‘LOCAL RESIDENT WATCHES POLE’? No one’s going to pay to read this malarky. When you write these stories, you’ve got to use a little imagination, boy. Maybe instead of “Man Watches Pole,” you could say something like, “Man Marries Pole.” Then you could alter the photo a little to fit the headline…

After which Spongebob’s readers get angry at his yellow journalism and he ends up teaching his publisher a lesson.

Image: Screenshot from the episode.

H/T: Romenesko for the find.

Calvin and Hobbes Nursery Complete with Fort for Sleeping
Via Reddit

Calvin and Hobbes Nursery Complete with Fort for Sleeping

Via Reddit

canisfamiliaris:

Discipline. Doggy Style.

FJP: Wait until everyone has their Google Glasses.

canisfamiliaris:

Discipline. Doggy Style.

FJP: Wait until everyone has their Google Glasses.

See? Someone Won!
FJP friend Jonathan Roy (he designed our logo) has started an editorial cartoon Tumblr.
Welcome him aboard by giving him a follow.

See? Someone Won!

FJP friend Jonathan Roy (he designed our logo) has started an editorial cartoon Tumblr.

Welcome him aboard by giving him a follow.

Indian Cartoonist Arrested on Sedition Charges
Via the Wall Street Journal:

Cartoonist and free speech activist Aseem Trivedi was set to pick up an award for his hard-hitting cartoons in Washington D.C. this week. But his trip was abruptly canceled after a Mumbai court found the same cartoons “offensive” and issued a warrant for his detention.
“My cartoons did nothing but tell the truth,” Mr. Trivedi told India Real Time on Friday after he heard of the court order. He voluntarily surrendered to police on Saturday and has been unreachable since.
A local court accused Mr. Trivedi of sedition over cartoons that appear to mock the Indian state. The cartoons were on display at an anti-corruption rally last December in Mumbai.

Indian Cartoonist Arrested on Sedition Charges

Via the Wall Street Journal:

Cartoonist and free speech activist Aseem Trivedi was set to pick up an award for his hard-hitting cartoons in Washington D.C. this week. But his trip was abruptly canceled after a Mumbai court found the same cartoons “offensive” and issued a warrant for his detention.

“My cartoons did nothing but tell the truth,” Mr. Trivedi told India Real Time on Friday after he heard of the court order. He voluntarily surrendered to police on Saturday and has been unreachable since.

A local court accused Mr. Trivedi of sedition over cartoons that appear to mock the Indian state. The cartoons were on display at an anti-corruption rally last December in Mumbai.

Wanted
In an interview with Cartoon Movement, Robert Russell, director of Cartoonists Rights Network International, a nonprofit that advocates for the rights of cartoonists around the world, discusses the history of the organization and why laughter is so threatening to authoritarian regimes:

[B]ack then most human rights organizations didn’t even know what box to put editorial cartoonists in.  Are they artists, or, are they journalists?  As a result, these cartoon journalists frequently slipped through the cracks, especially since many of them were working as freelancers…  
…While we remain the only organization exclusively dedicated to the human rights and free speech rights of editorial cartoonists, we have seen a welcome increase in civil society organizations that have become aware of the importance of editorial cartoonists and the threats to these cartoon journalists.  Many of these organizations like Reporters Without Borders, Article 19, Freedom House, and others have even opened up editorial cartoon pages on their websites where they keep their readers aware of the censoring of editorial cartoons throughout the world…
…Very often when journalists escape a deadly future in their own country, they find themselves as refugees in a strange land.  The trauma of this experience can easily become too much for them. The common image is that of the journalist who finds himself in a new country suddenly having to drive a taxi to put bread on the table.  We are proud to be able to help cartoonists transition through this incredibly traumatic experience and come out the other end as productive as they were when the problems began.  Each survivor becomes an incredible asset in his or her new country.

Cartoon Movement, The Impact of Laughter.

Wanted

In an interview with Cartoon Movement, Robert Russell, director of Cartoonists Rights Network International, a nonprofit that advocates for the rights of cartoonists around the world, discusses the history of the organization and why laughter is so threatening to authoritarian regimes:

[B]ack then most human rights organizations didn’t even know what box to put editorial cartoonists in.  Are they artists, or, are they journalists?  As a result, these cartoon journalists frequently slipped through the cracks, especially since many of them were working as freelancers…  

…While we remain the only organization exclusively dedicated to the human rights and free speech rights of editorial cartoonists, we have seen a welcome increase in civil society organizations that have become aware of the importance of editorial cartoonists and the threats to these cartoon journalists.  Many of these organizations like Reporters Without Borders, Article 19, Freedom House, and others have even opened up editorial cartoon pages on their websites where they keep their readers aware of the censoring of editorial cartoons throughout the world…

…Very often when journalists escape a deadly future in their own country, they find themselves as refugees in a strange land.  The trauma of this experience can easily become too much for them. The common image is that of the journalist who finds himself in a new country suddenly having to drive a taxi to put bread on the table.  We are proud to be able to help cartoonists transition through this incredibly traumatic experience and come out the other end as productive as they were when the problems began.  Each survivor becomes an incredible asset in his or her new country.

Cartoon Movement, The Impact of Laughter.

jcstearns:

Visual Storytelling on Steroids
This is one slide from an incredible example of how graphic journalists are mashing up audio, photography and illustration to tell complex and in-depth stories.
This piece from Luke Radl focuses on the NATO protests in Chicago last month. Matt Bors of Cartoon Movement notes in an email that this may be the first cartoon in which all the text is in HTML, therefore search engine friendly.
Click through the entire piece, listen to the audio and check out the photos here: http://www.cartoonmovement.com/icomic/38 
P.S. For more great graphics journalism see Susie Cagle’s Tumblr.

jcstearns:

Visual Storytelling on Steroids

This is one slide from an incredible example of how graphic journalists are mashing up audio, photography and illustration to tell complex and in-depth stories.

This piece from Luke Radl focuses on the NATO protests in Chicago last month. Matt Bors of Cartoon Movement notes in an email that this may be the first cartoon in which all the text is in HTML, therefore search engine friendly.

Click through the entire piece, listen to the audio and check out the photos here: http://www.cartoonmovement.com/icomic/38 

P.S. For more great graphics journalism see Susie Cagle’s Tumblr.

Silly Season Stories

Selected panels from Brian McFadden’s The Strip. New York Times.

Bonus: Read Jihii’s post on why slow news cycles lead to hyped scandals.

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Before anyone can even pose the j-school essay question of whether comics can be journalism, Joe Sacco has your answer. — Slate, Why cartoonist Joe Sacco is one of the best war correspondents in the world.
Don’t know Joe Sacco or his work? His books, such as Palestine about his experiences on the West Bank, and Safe Area Goražde about the Bosnian War, have reimagined what comics and journalism can be.
Here’s a good profile from the Guardian, and here’s a Daily Beast article by Sacco and Chris Hedges about Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt, their recent collaboration on the effects of coal mining in West Virginia.
Sacco’s new book, Journalism is now available from Metropolitan Books and contains a collection of his short form reportage from around the world.
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Before anyone can even pose the j-school essay question of whether comics can be journalism, Joe Sacco has your answer. — Slate, Why cartoonist Joe Sacco is one of the best war correspondents in the world.

Don’t know Joe Sacco or his work? His books, such as Palestine about his experiences on the West Bank, and Safe Area Goražde about the Bosnian War, have reimagined what comics and journalism can be.

Here’s a good profile from the Guardian, and here’s a Daily Beast article by Sacco and Chris Hedges about Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt, their recent collaboration on the effects of coal mining in West Virginia.

Sacco’s new book, Journalism is now available from Metropolitan Books and contains a collection of his short form reportage from around the world.

Select image to embiggen.

Oh, God! We may NEVER KNOW!
Via the New Yorker.

Oh, God! We may NEVER KNOW!

Via the New Yorker.