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Category Archives: comics
“..It’s not often New Zealand video games try to raise funds through crowd-sourcing initiatives – but an Auckland game development studio and artist Tanja Jade – “Misery” – are doing just that – - hoping to raise $50,000 through crowd-sourcing … Continue reading
(ed:..the drawing is a lot cruder.. ..and the language is salty.. ..but it is also very funny..) (and..) “..The 150th episode was aired six weeks after the death of Australian crocodile hunter Steve Irwin – who is featured turning up … Continue reading
“..When sugary drinks pose a bigger health threat than marijuana..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> AlterNet Comics: Jen Sorensen on ‘High Fructose Times’ | Alternet.
“..The war on drugs is responsible for keeping America’s prisons full of black and brown people. For a visual explainer – check out this incredible infographic from the ACLU:..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Everything You Need to Know About Drug … Continue reading
“..How did humans die in the 20th century? And which were the worst killers?..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Information is Beautiful on how we die | News | guardian.co.uk.
“..Mr. Blasty: “I’ve been busy abroad for years – - killing thousands.” (cont..) go to source/story>>> WATCH: Mr. Blasty the Drone Goes to Washington [Fiore Cartoon] | Mother Jones.
“..Artist Drew Friedman has assembled a nice gallery of airbrush illustrator extraordinaire Robert Grossman’s work. I became familiar with Grossman’s illustrations by reading National Lampoon (Thank goodness the Boulder Public Library subscribed to it so I could read it when … Continue reading
todays’ musical-treat:..”..psychadelic afternoon: ryuichi sakamoto – david byrne – anime video by urumadelvi – as japan quake charity fundraiser..”
(ed:..this is one very cool animation.. ..enjoy..!..) go to source/story>>> Psychadelic Afternoon: Ry?ichi Sakamoto, David Byrne; anime video by UrumaDelvi as Japan quake charity fundraiser – Boing Boing.
“..In the map below – click on a plant to see what caused it to have a brush with meltdown in 2012:..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> MAP: Is the Next Fukushima in Your Backyard? | Mother Jones.
“..Cartography can be an incredible form of escapism – - as maps act as proxies for experiences..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> A Map of the World According to Illustrators and Storytellers | Brain Pickings.
“..Having already tried my hand at transforming vintage anatomical charts into animated GIFs – - I decided to give this vintage gem the same GIF treatment..” (cont..) (ed:..cool..but also kinda weird/unsettling..) go to source/story>>> Vintage anatomical charts of the male … Continue reading
“..Conservatism can’t fail – - it can only be failed..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> AlterNet Comics: Tom Tomorrow on Republican Rebranding | Alternet.
“..A flow chart for debating with denialists..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Climate change flow chart: How to win any global warming argument. – Slate Magazine.
“..The breathtaking beauty and destruction of the cosmos – animated..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Stardust: A beautiful short film about the Voyager 1 and the wonder of the universe | Brain Pickings.
“..Here’s to the best graphic novel and Web comic of 2012..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Chris Ware’s Building Stories and Noelle Stevenson’s Nimona win the Cartoonist Studio Prize. – Slate Magazine.
“..A harsh – politically aware – comic from the late artist David Wojnarowicz returns..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> 7 Miles a Second: The graphic novel by David Wojnarowicz, reviewed. – Slate Magazine.
“..The death of a longstanding character is just the latest change in the comic-book universe..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Robin, Batman’s sidekick, to die – Salon.com.
“..“I think Harvey’s MAD was more important than pot and LSD in shaping the generation that protested the Vietnam War.= – - Kurtzman was the single most significant influence on a couple of generations of comics artists.” — Art Spiegelman … Continue reading
(ed:..this links to a series of comics showing the rise/history of hip-hop..) go to source/story>>> Brain Rot: Hip Hop Family Tree, Wild Style Pt. 4 – Boing Boing.
“..With the Pope resigning and scandals festering – - the Catholic Church is in crisis..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> WATCH: Hurry to the Conclave! It’s Time to Pick a Pope [Fiore Cartoon] | Mother Jones.
“..By blending high and low art – Roy Lichtenstein tested the contradictions at the heart of our ideas about art. He was labelled a heretic – - but half a century later – we get the joke..” (cont..) go to … Continue reading
“..The godfather of British animation – celebrated for his short films and the children’s TV series Roobarb – - has died aged 91..” go to source/story>>> Bob Godfrey – a career in clips | Television & radio | guardian.co.uk.
“..Thank God for responsible gun owners – - America’s ‘last line of defense’..” go to source/story>>> AlterNet Comics: Tom Tomorrow on Gun Nuts | Alternet.
“..New Zealand:.. The latest data available – 2010 – – shows that 74.2% of females – - and 73.9% of males – - were estimated to be overweight or obese..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Obesity worldwide: the map of the … Continue reading
“..What sentencing people to death costs California taxpayers:..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Charts: The Staggering Cost of Death Row for California Taxpayers | Mother Jones.
(what to do (financially) – at different stages/milestones in the life..) (cont..) go to source/story>>> Zurich Life Navigator | Money | guardian.co.uk.
“..The evolution of the father of evolution – illustrated..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Happy birthday, Darwin! A graphic biography | Brain Pickings.
“..”In short – it is very – very – legal!”..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> AlterNet Comic: Tomorrow on the Legality of Drones | Alternet.
“..A new collection of twisted – offensive – and/or hilarious rejects – - from cartoon editor Robert Mankoff’s wastebasket…” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Slideshow: The Best (Rejected) New Yorker Cartoons | Mother Jones.
“..A filmmaker has reached his funding goals – - thanks to fan donations on Kickstarter..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> A Mad magazine documentary is in the works – Salon.com.
“..Is Britain’s benefit bill really out of control? Is it really skivers v strivers – and how does what we spend in the UK compare with other countries. As the government’s welfare reforms are fiercely debated in parliament who will … Continue reading
“..Not guns – but video games!..” (cont..) (ed:..heh..!..) go to source/story>>> AlterNet Comics: Matt Bors on NRA Insanity | Alternet.
“..“When correctly harnessed – radio can be as emotional – as funny – and as satisfying- – as the best motion pictures or television shows.” (cont..) go to source/story>>> How to make great radio: An illustrated guide starring Ira Glass … Continue reading
“..The 10 graphic novels and 10 Web comics competing for Slate’s new comics prize…” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Chris Ware, Jillian Tamaki, Julia Wertz: Cartoonist Studio Prize shortlists from Slate and the Center for Cartoon Studies. – Slate Magazine.
“..Bang – bang – we all fall down..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> AlterNet Comics: Tom Tomorrow on NRA Propaganda | Alternet.
“..Now you can get an advanced look at Disney’s much-hyped romantic 2-D six-minute entry – on YouTube..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Watch “Paperman”: The Oscar-nominated animated short film – Salon.com.
“..Ahead of a public talk the artists discuss the enduring appeal of visual satire – how to draw Mickey Mouse – – and why George Osborne has a ‘comprehensively loathsome face’..” go to source/story>>> Martin Rowson and Phill Jupitus: ‘Cartoons … Continue reading
ed:..must-look-at..!..this is an infographic detailing the exposure that nine american banks have to the deriviatives-market..
(ed:..scroll own.. ..and then prepare for your brain to start fizzing/popping..) go to source/story>>> Derivatives – The Unregulated Global Casino for Banks.
“..When it comes to trashing the planet – Americans are ready for change – - and the ever-growing popularity of biking and buying organic aren’t the only evidence. Across the political spectrum people agree on ending subsidies that encourage environmental … Continue reading
“..The game itself looks like a Ghibli film come to life – with vibrant in-game graphics. Sprinkled throughout the adventure are 2-D animated scenes crafted by Ghibli – looking every bit like the visuals in its popular films. And it’s … Continue reading