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“..Michael Leunig: The heart of the matter..”

“..Cartoonists speak ‘for the other lot’ – says Michael Leunig – - a living treasure and equal-opportunity pain in the arse..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Michael Leunig: The heart of the matter – Auckland Writers Festival – The Listener.

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“..The Medieval Information Roadway..” (comic..)

“..In which the merry Kingdom doth require a faster Information Roadway – - for the Troll’s more Worthy customers..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> TOM THE DANCING BUG: The Medieval Information Roadway – Boing Boing.

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“..A Short History of Game Panics..”

“..Do you know where your child is? Watch out: they might be in an arcade! ..video gaming’s juiciest moral panics..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> A Short History of Game Panics – Boing Boing.

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“..The Rise of Nintendo: A Story in 8 Bits..”

“..An account of Nintendo’s rise from a playing card manufacturer in 1889 – - to a video game industry giant in the ’80s and ’90s..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> The Rise of Nintendo: A Story in 8 Bits «.

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“..Kim Jong Un gets his own video game..”

“..North Korea’s Kim Jong Un has become the star of his own video game – - in which he fights astride a unicorn – - and with Denis Rodman..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Kim Jong Un gets his own video … Continue reading

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“..Mario Kart 8 review round-up..”

“..Reviews are in – and they’re deliriously positive. Could the best title in the series since the 1992 original – - save the Wii U?..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Mario Kart 8 review round-up – Nintendo’s Wii U saviour? | … Continue reading

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budget cartoon..

‘..coma..’ (cont..) go to source/story>>> Cartoon: Budget 2014 coma – National – NZ Herald News.

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“..First look at Ben Affleck as Batman – plus his Batmobile..”

“..the first glimpse of Ben Affleck in his new Batman v Superman film – – which still doesn’t have a title – - but does have a car..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> First look at Ben Affleck as Batman – … Continue reading

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“..How the Father of Claymation Lost His Company..”

“..On a rainy autumn afternoon in 2002 – - Will Vinton sat alone in a board room – - reviewing his severance package. His desk – now barren – had once displayed the emblems of a storied career: – an … Continue reading

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“..Mark Fiore Animation: When It Comes to the Death Penalty – America Is #1 for Creative Execution Techniques..”

“..I would still be opposed to the death penalty if we executed prisoners by tickling them to death. Now thanks to Oklahoma’s governor rushing an execution – - more people now know that ‘lethal injection’ is not as neat and … Continue reading

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kiwi cartooning..

“..The comic and illustration scene in New Zealand is in a healthy state..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Outline of a generation – Life & Style – NZ Herald News.

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“..The 12 basic principles of Disney animation magic..”

“..Disney’s animation tricks-of-the-trade come to the Web- – in a video take of the classic book ‘The Illusion of Life’..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Watch: The 12 basic principles of Disney animation magic – Salon.com.

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collins as a rip-off taxi-driver..?..(cartoon..)

(ed:..heh..!..) (cont..) go to source/story>>> Cartoon: Collins will take you – National – NZ Herald News.

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“..Dharma Punks: Kiwi comic classic kickstarted back into life..”

“..A classic New Zealand comic book series which has been unavailable for a decade is coming back into print through crowd funding. The Dharma Punks – the story of a group of anarchist punks in Auckland in the 1990s – … Continue reading

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“..AlterNet Comics: Tom Tomorrow on Our Smart Phone Addiction..”

(ed:..heh..!..) (cont..) go to source/story>>> AlterNet Comics: Tom Tomorrow on Our Smart Phone Addiction | Alternet.

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“..Comic books: A freakish kind of writing..”

“..From Punch to V for Vendetta – - comics have a rich heritage – - but have always antagonised the literary establishment. The curator of a new British Library exhibition wonders why?..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Comic books: A freakish … Continue reading

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“..Homer Simpson Is ‘El Chapo’ – In Prophetic Drug War Art Series..”

“..It’s Homer – like you’ve never seen him before. Italian artist aleXandro Palombo transforms the clueless Simpson’s character into some of history’s most ruthless drug lords. In his ‘Stop The Drug War’ art series – he reflects on the thousands … Continue reading

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“..Cartoon: Maurice in the lions’ den..”

(ed:..if williamson had to go.. ..surely collins can’t be very far behind him..?..) (cont..) go to source/story>>> Cartoon: Maurice in the lions’ den – Opinion – NZ Herald News.

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“..RIP Al Feldstein – EC Comics and MAD editor..”

“..Squa tront! Spa Fon! The great Al Feldstein passed away today..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> RIP Al Feldstein – EC Comics and MAD editor – Boing Boing.

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“..Simpsons death ‘a bigger deal’ than Thrones’ Purple Wedding..”

“..Fans of The Simpsons should start preparing themselves for the imminent death of a ‘terrific character’. Teasers so far suggest the character might not be who people are expecting – - but it is known that the actor who plays … Continue reading

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“..Cartoon: KiwiSaver plan..”

(ed:..heh..!..i quite like how key/national have been left so flatfooted after this announcement from parker/labour..) (cont..) go to source/story>>> Cartoon: KiwiSaver plan – National – NZ Herald News.

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“..Drawing the battle lines: Comics come to the British Library..”

“..Ahead of a new exhibition of British comic books – - Nicholas Barber pays tribute to their seditious spirit..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Drawing the battle lines: Comics come to the British Library – Features – Books – The Independent.

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“..Batman: the Caped Crusader at 75 – in pictures..”

“..the ever-shifting psychology of a cultural icon..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Batman: the Caped Crusader at 75 – in pictures | Culture | The Guardian.

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“..AlterNet Comics: Tom Tomorrow on Rancher Bundy and His Cows..”

“..The cows had this to say: ‘Moo’..” (cont..) go to source/story>> AlterNet Comics: Tom Tomorrow on Rancher Bundy and His Cows | Alternet.

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“..What The Simpsons teaches us about Rob Ford – and other mayoral mysteries..” (+ comment:..and who is ‘our’ quimby..?..is it brown or banks..?..or both..?..)

“..There’s only one way to explain the baffling fact that the crack-smoking mayor of Toronto stands a chance of re-election – - look to Springfield’s tax-cheating – pot-smoking – spendocrat – - Quimby..” (cont..) (ed:..heh..!..i often think of our local … Continue reading

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“..Interview: Hayao Miyazaki..”

“..Hayao Miyazaki’s hand-crafted fables have made him Japan’s most successful film-maker. In a rare interview – he talks to Xan Brooks..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Interview: Hayao Miyazaki | Culture | The Guardian.

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“..AlterNet Comics: Tom Tomorrow on Democracy’s Mysterious Disappearance..”

“..Rich and poor are equally free to purchase power!..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> AlterNet Comics: Tom Tomorrow on Democracy’s Mysterious Disappearance | Alternet.

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“..The Amazing Spider-Man 2 review – appealing leads – and zappy scraps – but a sense of deja vu..”

“..The webslinger and his conspicuously male adversaries – - have some zappy scraps in this reboot sequel – - but the most intriguing clashes here are between Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> The Amazing Spider-Man 2 … Continue reading

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original whoar-cartoon:..john key – money-trader..

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“..Cartoon: Letting the Collins slip..”

(ed:..collins’ other left-foot.. ..how is she able to walk..? ..wot with her right-foot jammed in that oravida plastic milk bottle..? .will she come into parliament this aft on crutches/in a wheel-chair..?..) (cont..) go to source/story>>> Cartoon: Letting the Collins slip … Continue reading

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“..Cartoon: Northern Club fundraiser..”

(ed:..aren’t the maori party looking tattier and tattier..?..” ..totally owned by key/the tories.. ..helping to prop up a govt that has just made life for maori/the poor worse/harder..) (cont..) go to source/story>>> Cartoon: Northern Club fundraiser – Opinion – NZ … Continue reading

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“..Amazon Buys Digital Comics Company..”

“..Well – there goes the digital neighborhood. ComiXology – the leading digital comics platform – - responsible for the sale of more than 4 billion pages of comics in 2013 alone – – has been purchased by Amazon..” (cont..) go … Continue reading

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the great con-job:..from slavery – to freedom.. (animation..)

(ed: this is a recommended-watch..) (cont..) go to source/story>>> The Jones Plantation.

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“..Cartoon: 50 shades of Don Brash..”

(ed:..heh..!..) (cont..) go to source/story>>> Cartoon: 50 shades of Don Brash – National – NZ Herald News.

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“..Animation: Johnny Cash on gospel music..”

“..’I just hope and pray I can die with my boots on’. The Man In Black talks about gospel music – - in this PBS Blank On Blank animation of a 1996 interview..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Animation: Johnny Cash … Continue reading

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“..Enormous collection of ’50s-’70s counterculture books – comix – and ephemera – up for auction..”

“..The last of three PBA Galleries auctions featuring books from Rick Synchef’s encyclopedic collection of counter/drug-culture literature – -will be held this Thursday April 10 2014 – at 11am. The crown jewel is a complete set of all 17 volumes … Continue reading

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“..Colin Hogg: Simpsons at 25 still pushing limits..”

“..It’s odd to consider that the ever-young – ever-popular- – Simpsons cartoon television series – - has been with us for a quarter of a century. In TV terms – it’s almost as much a dinosaur as Coronation Street..” (cont..) … Continue reading

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original whoar-cartoon:..russel norman passes the dutchie on the right-hand side..

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original-whoar-cartoon:..why the mana party..and the internet party..should coalesce…

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“…1930′s stop-motion movie of a metal-eating bird..”

“..Excerpt from a bizarre early stop-motion animation piece- – featuring Charley Bowers – and a metal-eating bird. The creature devours junk from an auto scrapyard – - then lays an egg that hatches and grows into a brand new car! … Continue reading

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