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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

On A Positive Note - Tuesday Toon Up!

Here's Yes playing 'Roundabout' from their reunion tour.  Enjoy!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Happy Birthday, Ted Rall!

Today is the birthday of political cartoonist and graphic novelist, Ted Rall.  He's written for the Village Voice and the New York Times as well as Mad magazine.  Currently, he is the president of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists.  

Ralls' controversial and entertaining career is outlined here.

Jay Kennedy Scholarship Fund

The deadline for the Jay Kennedy Scholarship Fund is Dec 15th.  If you're a college student and you're interested in a career in comics, click here.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Happy Birthday, Pogo!

Today is the birthday of Walt Kelly, creator of Pogo.  Pogo was a very influencial cartoon in it's day, inspiring such greats as Bill Watterson of Calvin & Hobbes.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Tuesday Toon UP - Turning Japanese

A manic pop song from my younger days.  Enjoy!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Happy Birthday, Nancy!!!

Today is the birthday of Ernie Bushmiller, the creator of the comic strip, 'Nancy.'
Nancy is somewhat controversial for being completely noncontroversial.  The strip is very bland in it's humor, but beautifully drawn.  Started by Bushmiller in 1933, the strip is still produced by Guy Gilchrist.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Happy Birthday to Krazy Kat!!!


Today is the birthday of George Herriman, the creator of Krazy Kat!  Herriman's wonderful cartoon is one of the most influential newspaper cartoons, second only to Peanuts.  I found this video on You Tube.  Enjoy!!!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Happy Birthday Prince Valiant

Today marks the birthday of Hal Foster, creator of Prince Valiant!  Hail to the prince!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Tuesday Toon Up - Little Feat

Today's toon is dedicated to Richie Hayward, the drummer for Little Feat.  Hayward passed away last week from stomach cancer.  Little Feat was one of the soundtrack bands of my youth and I loved this song in particular.  Enjoy.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Cathy Calls It Quits

Cathy Guisewite, creator of the iconic cartoon 'Cathy,' announces she is retiring the strip on October 2.  Click scoop for the full scoop.

Happy Birthday to Dik Browne

I'd like to recognize the birthday of Dik Browne, creator of Hagar the Horrible and Hi and Lois.  
 
Hagar lives on by way of Chris Browne, Dik Browne's son.  His other son, Chance, draws Hi and Lois.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Tuesday Toon Up

The first video to appear on MTV on August 1st, 1981.  The Buggles would go on to numerous musical ventures outlined in more detail here.  Enjoy!