Mar

22

22

Laugh-Out-Loud Cats Sell Out"The Laugh-Out-Loud Cats Sell Out" is a painstaking reproduction of the previously unknown 1967 compendium of collected comics originally published in newspapers dating back to 1912-1914. The collection captures the genius and magic of Adam "Ape Lad" Koford as presented in his series of Laugh-Out-Loud Cats comic (or Adam's uncanny ability to cash in on the hard work of his great-grandfather, Aloysious Koford).

As mentioned at Hobotopia, the home for all things hobocat, you can get yourself a signed bookplate FOR FREE to attach to your book, car, favorite blender, or eldest child, so get the getting while the getting's not all got (the book and the bookplate)!


Feb

28

28

Sita Sings the Blues“Sita Sings the Blues” is a beautifully vivid retelling of the Indian epic Ramayana with the 1920’s jazz vocals of Annette Hanshaw as it's soundtrack. The full version of the film is available for viewing over at Reel 13. The story unfolds in a variety of fun styles and narratives.


Feb

20

20

This is turning out to be quite an exciting year for Terry Pratchett, er, Sir Terry Pratchett. It started with his novel "Nation" winning a Printz Honor award for literary excellence in young adult literature and an Odyssey Honor Award for Excellence in Audiobook Production. Now everybody's favorite Discworld author has been knighted by the Queen of England. It's about damn time!


Feb

19

19

Rachel Tiep-Daniels and Margaret Wuller have been working on wrangling up line and colored art from a number of talented artists for a coloring book that will benefit orphaned children in Ghana, Africa and Tijuana, Mexico. The submissions look like a whole lot of fun. Copies of the coloring books will be given to the children with proceeds of sales being donated to the Corazon de Vida Foundation.

Their blog has many (if not all) of the submissions for the book and general updates on it's progress. There's a facebook page you can join to follow it's progress as well.


Feb

18

18

Here's a music video for a song from the French band Oldelaf and Mr Dm from their LP L'album de la maturité. Who knew coffee and animation went together so well and could also be so dangerous?

Grab your cup of coffee, sit back, and enjoy.


Feb

01

01

The 2009 ALSC Award Winners were announced in January. The Newbery Medal went to "The Graveyard Book" written by Neil Gaiman and illustrated by Dave McKean. "Nation" written by Terry Pratchett won a Printz Honor award for literary excellence in young adult literature ("Whooo!") while the audiobook narrated by Stephen Briggs was awarded an Odyssey Honor Award for Excellence in Audiobook Production. The full list of winners can be found at the ALA website.


Aug

22

22

Cory Doctorow over at BoingBoing has brought to light the publication of "Little Sammy Sneeze", Winsor McCay's precursor to the fantastical "Little Nemo in Slumberland." Edited by Peter Maresca, this edition of Little Sammy follows in the footsteps of it's over sized hardcover predecessor and presents the Sunday Comics in all their 11"x16" glory.


Aug

15

15

Astrobase Go, home to the creators of The Venture Bros., have started a shirt of the week club that follows the current season of the cartoon. Each week, following the premiere of an episode from season three, a new shirt is created and available for purchase. The shirt is available for that week only, so you'll have to visit their site every week to make sure you don't miss one.


Jul

30

30

LA Times posted an article highlighting their best and worst of Comic-Con 2008. Item five, "Comic-Con is outgrowing San Diego...it has been taken over by Hollywood flacks and star gazers," highlights a growing "problem" with Comic-Con. Can't they just rename it "Holly-Con" and move all the studios up to LA Convention Center?

There are some great highlights here that may have made it worth all the standing around and waiting in lines. Maybe. Link.


Jul

23

23

For those fans of Insanely Twisted Rabbits and Rex creator Michel Gagné you might have had a strange (or maybe not so strange) affinity for Pixar's Ratatouille. Well, maybe part of the attraction is attributed to Michel's involvement with the movie. Brad Bird apparently contacted Mr. Gagné in 2006 for the animations to "illustrate potential ideas of how the taste could be visualized in an abstract way".


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