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The Art of cartoonists

 
 
msolga
 
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Reply Fri 1 Oct, 2004 01:09 am
Sounds like a very good move, aldistar! Very Happy
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msolga
 
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Reply Fri 1 Oct, 2004 06:07 pm
http://www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/imagedata/0,1658,384285,00.jpg
On this day
1950: Comic strip Peanuts, created by Charles M Schulz, is first published.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, PEANUTS!
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nimh
 
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Reply Tue 5 Oct, 2004 05:43 pm
Gaiman and McKean are really famous for this kinda gothic fantasy thing or something ... but they're also really good. I bought their Signal To Noise and I swear, its a work of brilliance, both graphic and in the ways of recounting stories ... complicated, but very impressive.

Anyway, they also did two kids' books. One is The Day I Swapped My Dad for 2 Goldfish.

It is sooooo cute!

The drawings are playful and cutesy yet really beautiful, and full of all kinds of little things, and the whole story is - like, you actually just suddenly remember like, damn, thats what it was like being nine! (Or something).

Its really thin, but its the funniest surreal little story and the prettiest book ...

http://members.shaw.ca/jldesigned/goldfish1.jpg
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nimh
 
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Reply Tue 5 Oct, 2004 05:54 pm
Hey, talking about Peanuts, what about Mutts?

I love Mutts, I got five volumes of 'em or something - used to buy one whenever I felt like crawling up with the covers somewhere. These cartoons are so sweet, in such a pleasant low-key kinda way - so kind and funny - really a comfort read. Wish my newspaper carried a daily Mutts or something - something to smile about every day!

http://www.schulzmuseum.org/store/books/mutts-2.jpg
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nimh
 
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Reply Tue 5 Oct, 2004 06:02 pm
My favourite in the Mutts cast is Sid, the goldfish ... and this is my all-time favourite Mutts cartoon:

http://muttscomics.com/cast/images/strips/sid/si_041299.gif
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nimh
 
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Reply Tue 5 Oct, 2004 06:38 pm
I've thought about using that as my business card ...

There's also this one:

http://www.systerhood.org/blogimgs/mutts-0104.jpg (too wide for this forum)

And here's some more:

(But don't just look at these cartoons I pilfered from there, go look at the website!)

http://muttscomics.com/cast/images/strips/mooch/m_011303.gif

http://muttscomics.com/cast/images/strips/mooch/m_010303.gif

http://muttscomics.com/cast/images/strips/squirrels/sq_MUT01006.gif

http://muttscomics.com/cast/images/strips/crabby/c_072403.gif

http://muttscomics.com/cast/images/strips/shtinky/s_20708.gif

http://muttscomics.com/cast/images/strips/squirrels/sq_MUT01002.gif

http://muttscomics.com/cast/images/strips/sourpuss/sp_01127.gif

http://muttscomics.com/cast/images/strips/sid/si_091703.gif

http://muttscomics.com/cast/images/strips/philippe/p_1.gif

and ...

http://muttscomics.com/cast/images/strips/squirrels/sq_121303.gif
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Vivien
 
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Reply Wed 6 Oct, 2004 02:35 am
Laughing
love them nimh
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Vivien
 
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Reply Wed 6 Oct, 2004 02:40 am
http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/2004/ga041006.gif

I'm rather fond of Garfield - the self centredness is a little like some furry horror not too far away ...
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Vivien
 
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Reply Wed 6 Oct, 2004 02:46 am
http://portico.bl.uk/whatson/exhibitions/magicpencil/images/briggs_large.jpg

I've found a site with the illustrations for Ethel & Ernest, Raymond Briggs lovely book about his parents (it makes you cry at the end - be warned)

http://portico.bl.uk/whatson/exhibitions/magicpencil/images/briggs220.jpg
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Noddy24
 
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Reply Thu 28 Oct, 2004 11:31 am
An "every single cartoon that ever appeared in The New Yorker is out in a $34 paperback.
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panzade
 
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Reply Thu 28 Oct, 2004 11:33 am
and on 2 cd's
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benconservato
 
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Reply Mon 8 Nov, 2004 09:49 am
Just wanted to say firstly GO ALDISTAR!
I am not working either and am working away at my own work (illustration type work/painting etc) and it is hard to keep your mind on it sometimes - as I reach the third month... (need to get a job! Bet I won't be saying such nice things after a few weeks working...)
Love this leunig cartoon - I am sure everyone does this, I get little care parcels from Australia to keep me sane...
http://www.benconservato.com/img/leunig.jpg

Then I have a friend who is crazy, she hasn't sent me anything recently and in typical cartoonist form, doesn't have a website, so I post a taste and ferret around the house to find one of her actual social commentaries.
http://www.benconservato.com/img/ord.jpg

She is trying very hard to get published too... it is not easy. She is prolific though!
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Odd Socks
 
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Reply Mon 8 Nov, 2004 10:10 am
I love Leunig!

That second cartoon was written by a friend of yours? WoW! I love that piece + have seen it around.
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benconservato
 
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Reply Mon 8 Nov, 2004 10:19 am
It was the name of an exhibition in South Australia (touring) called The Dark Woods. Her name is Mandy Ord... she is a funny creature. I guess that is what makes her comics interesting, and I don't just say that because I am an old friend of hers.
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benconservato
 
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Reply Mon 8 Nov, 2004 10:28 am
found something of hers - not too long, not too gruesome
http://www.benconservato.com/img/ord-pickup/pickup1.jpg
http://www.benconservato.com/img/ord-pickup/pickup2.jpg
http://www.benconservato.com/img/ord-pickup/pickup3.jpg
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Vivien
 
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Reply Mon 8 Nov, 2004 04:09 pm
I really like both of those - Leunig and your friend.
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msolga
 
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Reply Tue 9 Nov, 2004 05:14 am
benconservato wrote:
It was the name of an exhibition in South Australia (touring) called The Dark Woods. Her name is Mandy Ord... she is a funny creature. I guess that is what makes her comics interesting, and I don't just say that because I am an old friend of hers.


Your friend, Mandy Ord, is very talented. Only a matter of time before she finds a publishing avenue, I'm sure.
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benconservato
 
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Reply Tue 9 Nov, 2004 05:36 am
I hope so - she works so hard!
I wonder where the little slacker is?
I fear one day that I am going to read something of hers and see some hideous characture of myself doing something dumb - but she tends to just laugh at herself. Or with herself as the case may be.
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msolga
 
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Reply Tue 9 Nov, 2004 05:39 am
By the way, benconservato, welcome to A2K! Very Happy

And greetings from Melbourne!
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benconservato
 
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Reply Tue 9 Nov, 2004 05:45 am
thank you!
I miss Australia.
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