Therapeutic Computer Cartoons

Considering what a crazy week it’s been here, I thought I’d share some of my computer cartoons. (For those of you just ‘tooning’ in, my hard drive went belly up earlier this week and we’ve been struggling to get things back to some semblance of order ever since.)

Here’s a computer cartoon that normally wouldn’t resonate with me so much (technology and I usually get along), but this week I’d have loved nothing more than to clobber that hard drive! If fact, if the data recovery goes well and everything gets transferred successfully to the new drive, I’m thinking of going ‘Office Space’ on the bad one! (I wonder if the IRS will allow a baseball bat as a write-off…)

This computer cartoon pretty much sums up my wife and her relationship with technology. Don’t get me wrong, she’s an incredibly intelligent woman, but I seem to have inherited a stronger tech gene.

Maybe I need to buy the software in this computer cartoon!

Anyway, keep your fingers crossed that I can recover that data. Otherwise I’m looking at recreating about two weeks of work. Ugh!

Oh! One more thing! Be sure to check in on Monday when our ‘Inside the Cartoonist’s Studio’ guest will be “Zippy the Pinhead”’s Bill Griffith!

Cartoon Network in the Boondocks

Aaron McGruder’s “Boondocks” will soon be appearing in Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim line-up of animation.

OK, sometimes McGruder’s strip is a little angry, but it’s one of a select few that I read with any sort of regularity. The art is good, although I’d like to see him stretch the comic strip form a bit, and the writing is exceptional. I’m very curious to see how the strip will translate over to animation.

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What a Week!

Man oh man! It’s been just crazy here at our humble little cartoon website for the last week or so.

The hard drive on the ol’ laptop here went kablooey and I’ve been stealing computer time at the local library and the in-laws to try to keep the cartoons and blog entries flowing.

Lemme tell ya, it’s been more than a little hairy, and we’ll still not sure the data recovery on the offending drive will be successful. The good news is I’d backed up everything relatively recently and should only have to scan back in about 2 weeks of cartoons. Whew!

Anyway… Sorry about the late posts and we’ll try to get back to a normal schedule here ASAP!

New Yorker Festival’s Cartoon Corner

Some of the New Yorker’s finest cartoonists will be participating in the fifth annual New Yorker Festival.

The festival is described as being “an eclectic lineup of readings, talks, discussions, and excursions with some of today’s most gifted and provocative writers, artists, filmmakers, actors, comedians, cartoonists, gourmands, journalists, and statesmen.”

Pretty much I’m just interested in the cartoonists! Such New Yorker notables as Bob Mankoff, Roz Chast and Charles Barsotti will be signing books and discussing their cartoons at the festival’s Cartoon Corner.

If anyone is going, put in a good word for me with Mankoff!

Corey Pandolph – Inside the Cartoonist’s Studio

This week’s Inside the Cartoonist’s Studio features Corey Pandolph of the comic strip “Barkeater Lake”!

Let’s do this thing…

1) If you were to cast a movie entirely with cartoon characters, what movie would it be and who would star in it?

Escape from Alcatraz. I’d have Calvin play Morris (Clint Eastwood) Opus could be the warden and Krazy
Kat could be one of the guards.

2) You’re a syndicate editor launching a new comic strip. What’s the worst possible title you can think of?

Lung Cancer

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.

How about a license plate that says “outta state” on it…it would be a symbol for “idiot”

Thanks a bunch Corey, but unfortunately we’re “outta time”! Make sure you check out Corey’s “Barkeater Lake” and his freelance site!

Tune in next week for Bill Griffith’s zippy answers!