“Maus” creator Art Spiegelman’s new book “In the Shadow of No Towers” is due out soon and there’s a great article about it in the August 30, 2004 issue of Newsweek.
A definite must read for cartoonists!
Here’s a short excerpt from Malcolm Jones’ article:
“His first book-length work for adults since “Maus,” it is otherwise utterly unlike the earlier book. Starting out as individual comics pages done for various newspapers, mostly in Europe, the strips comprise what he calls a “fragments-and-shards” diary of what it felt like to see the towers fallâ€”Spiegelman lives only a few blocks from Ground Zeroâ€”of his mounting rage at the Bush administration and what he calls “the hijacking of America built on the hijacking of the planes.” Mark Twain and Thomas Nast would recognize that old incendiary American cocktail of humor and rage.”
It’s that time again! This week’s contestant is Bob the Squirrel‘s Frank Page!
1) If you were to cast a movie entirely with cartoon characters, what movie would it be and who would star in it?
If I were to cast a movie entirely with cartoon characters it would definitely be Martin Scorsese’s “Goodfellas” (a personal obsession of mine which I have to watch at least once a month whether I need to or not). The main characters would be re-cast as follows:
Robert De Niro (Jimmy Conway) – Yosemite Sam (because he has a dark side)
Ray Liotta (Henry Hill) – Aquaman (because he just needs a meaty part – I mean most bad stuff happens on land )
Joe Pesci (Tommy DeVito) – Hong Kong Fuey (just because he’s got that short thing going for him)
Lorraine Bracco (Karen Hill) – Betty Rubble (because she had me at hello)
Paul Sorvino (Paul Cicero) – Homer Simpson (I don’t care what anyone says – I think Homer has some Italian in him)
2) You’re a syndicate editor launching a new comic strip. What’s the worst possible title you can think of?
The WORST possible title I can think of is not rated PG-13 – but if I had to give an answer I would say: “I DRAW HORSIES”
3) A light bulb over a cartoon’s head signifies an idea, while a string of random characters denotes swearing. Invent a new cartooning icon and what it means.
I would draw George W. Bush’s head in a thought cloud – placed over a cartoon characters’s head it would signify that the character has absolutely no idea what he/she is talking about OR that the character is essentially clueless.
Thanks a bunch to cartoonist Frank Page for his wonderful responses! Now I can’t stop thinking of Hong Kong Fuey saying “Funny how?!”
Check out Bob the Squirrel! It also runs daily at uComics.com! Great stuff! Don’t miss it!
One of my stranger cartoons (acutally, both cartoons in Funny Times this month are sorta strange!) is in the September 2004 issue of Funny Times!
It took me a while to find another poetry related cartoon, but I actually have one! Emjoy!
One of my cat cartoons is in the September 2004 issue of Funny Times!
Here’s a bonus cat cartoon for you too! Enjoy!
We here at Andertoons.com are very excited to announce our newest partner, Renaissance Cards!
Renaissance Cards is one of the world’s leading greeting cards publishers with over 2200 designs sold worldwide.
They’ve chosen two of our cartoons for their 2005 line of cards:
One of our dog cartoons
And an alien cartoon
Both will be birthday cards with messages inside.
We’re looking forward to seeing the cards reach stores next summer, and continuing to build a business relationship with a leader in the industry!