Thursday, August 27, 2009
I got the idea for this one after reading some old cartoon collections from the 1940s. I narrowed it down to six from about 20 re-occurring themes I saw including someone being held up on a street corner, lemmings jumping off a cliff and an optometrist in front of an eye chart. It's odd how these situations became so iconoclastic but apparently you can't use them anymore unless you're being ironic. I wonder who makes those rules. I suspect in twenty years people will groan and grimace at the cutting edge humor of today.
Posted by J. Lemon at 9:58 PM
As much as I hate re-blogging, I thoroughly enjoyed this article over at the Daily Mail site. It all seems so gratuitous although how anyone can be so upset by this that they became "distressed" and "had to sit down in the car park" makes me wonder about the state of the world.
Posted by J. Lemon at 11:15 AM
Thursday, August 13, 2009
The Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco is currently showing an excellent Monsters of Webcomics exhibit. In addition to the ten featured artists (including original art from Cat & Girl, Perry Bible Fellowship and Achewood) they also have a virtual gallery featuring one hundred additional websomics (watch long enough and you'll see three Rabbits Against Magic strips!). If you go be sure to check out the amazing Ron Dias Roger Rabbit Toontown backgrounds.
Posted by J. Lemon at 10:16 AM