This is awesome! Jim Woodring, cartoon master of the universe, has built a giant pen nib and used it in public!
I found a set of Flicker pics via The Comics Reporter and Bart Beaty. I don’t know if the photos of this event will be as wonderful to watch for you as they are to me, but I used a pen nib to ink with for years before I switched to a brush – - and I couldn’t stop smiling while he pulled on that giant pen!
You did it, Woodring! I don’t know why you did it, but I’m glad you did.
The Flicker pictures of the event are here. I stole the image up top from The Seattle Post Intelligencer’s blog page, where you can read about the event.
I’ve been sorting through some photos to include in our 20th Anniversary BONE project, The Full Color BONE One Volume Edition, and I came across these two fun shots. The top one was taken in Chicago at the ComiCon in 1994. Frank Miller, Don Simpson, Colleen Doran, Larry Marder, and me (the one with the mullet!).
This one was taken just a few months ago in Columbus, Ohio during The 2010 Festival of Cartoon Art. Front row, Francoise Mouly, Art Spiegelman, and Matt Groening. Back row, me and restraurant owner Kevin Bertschi at Alana’s Food & Wine.
By the way, if you’re in Columbus, Alana’s was named Best Restaurant of 2010 by Columbus Underground!
Stumbled acrosss the image above this morning on a website called Brave and Bold: The Lost Issues.
Looks great! Then I started looking around the site, and he has done hundreds of these, all mixing different characters, blending art styles. I laughed at a bunch of them. Good one, Ross!
But first, waste some time with these links!
Check out the Reading Pile with the fabulous Brigid Alverson
Check out this Flicker pic. I love it!
The Shazam/Captain Marvel Oral History continues over at Newsarama. I’ve been enjoying this a lot:
The Fawcett Years: 1940-1954, Part One
The Fawcett Years: 1940-1954, Part Two
The Fawcett Years: 1940-1954, Part Three
The Lost Years: 1954-1973, Part One
The Lost Years: 1954-1973, Part Two
The Lost Years: 1954-1973, Part Three
And now, moving into the modern era, The Shazam Years, Part one
All the articles have illustrations like these by Wheeler and Wilson. Wheeler is one of the funniest, best cartoonists around, and a pal. And look at that drawing by Wilson! Shazam! The whole project is fun and interesting all around!
Super Librarian gives a nice review of The Cartoonist: Jeff Smith, BONE, and The Changing Face of Comics.
And just in case you’re still not ready to start working, here are some RASL links:
Greg McElhatton’s Ten Great Comic Books in 2010,
The Malaysia Star,
Mania’s Top Ten of 2010.
Get Graphic, New Year’s Books to Read