October 28, 2012 in General, Links, News
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Fastcocreate.com looks back at the 60-year history of MAD, the subversive comic magazine, in this in-depth article and slideshow. For even more on the subject, MAD’s editors have put together an exhaustive new book.
In a short video, BBC News talks to the US cartoonists Pat Bagley and Nick Anderson about lampooning Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. Watch it here.
Martin Rowson draws our attention to the announcement that a former Daily Mirror showbiz reporter, 93-year-old Donald Zec, has won The Oldie’s first art award. See Donald’s winning portrait, and the other shortlisted pictures, here.
Is it a bird? A plane? Or yet more evidence of the decline of the newspaper industry? Clark Kent has quit his job at the Daily Planet (thanks to Pete Dredge for spotting the report).
December 2, 2011 in Links
Bloghorn is sad to report that caricaturist and political cartoonist Richard Willson has died. Willson enjoyed a long career that included a 31-year stint at The Times, and the paper has paid tribute to him here (payment required). His passing has also been noted in touching obituaries by two of his other regular clients, The Ecologist and The Tablet.
Ronald Searle has been interviewed on his favourite books by The Daily Mail (thanks to the Searle tribute blog Perpetua for drawing this to our attention).
A copy of the first issue of Action Comics — which famously features the debut appearance of Superman — has been sold for more than $2 million.
Staying on a superhero theme, artist Kerry Callen has had some fun animating iconic American comic-book covers. Check out the results at Callen’s blog.
Finally, an animated short by Walt Disney that pre-dates Mickey Mouse has been found in a British archive, and will be auctioned off this month. Reuters has more here.