Art Spiegelman Reflects on ‘Maus’

Known for his Pulitzer Prize-winning comic book, “Maus,” the author has had a busy year, after the book was banned and jump-started a fresh debate about the sanitization of history. Frankly, he’s ready to get back to work.

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George Booth, New Yorker Cartoonist of Sublime Zaniness, Dies at 96

He depicted a quirky cast of people and pets — notably his mad-as-a-hatter bull terrier, which became a reader favorite and the magazine’s unofficial mascot.

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R. Crumb Means Some Offense

Even from his refuge in France, the comics artist still makes America’s pulse race.

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Lily Renée Phillips, Pioneering Comic Book Artist, Dies at 101

A refugee from Nazi-annexed Austria, she started a new life in New York drawing powerful, glamorous heroines and broke barriers in a male-dominated field.

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The Cartoonist Kate Beaton Found Humor, and Humanity, in Canada’s Oil Fields

Kate Beaton headed to the tar sand fields of Alberta saddled with loans and in need of cash. She found a job — and the book she “was always going to make.”

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Diane Noomin, Who Helped Bring Feminism to Underground Comics, Dies at 75

Her best-known creation was a sendup of a certain kind of female stock character. But Ms. Noomin rendered her with compassion, and used her to tell important stories.

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Comics That Read Top to Bottom Are Bringing in New Readers

The explosion of web comics has been driven by tapping into an audience the industry had long overlooked: young, female readers.

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Drawn and Caricatured: French Cartoonists on the Campaign Trail

Cartoonists play a high-profile role in France’s political discourse, and they have been busy drawing the presidential candidates as the race approaches its end.

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Is Slang as Swell as It Used to Be? Yas!

But these days it’s easier to preserve it on the record.

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A New York City Childhood Leads to Anxiety and Jokes in ‘What’s So Funny?’

David Sipress, a cartoonist who regularly contributes to The New Yorker, remembers growing up in a city simultaneously grimier and more glamorous.

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Overlooked No More: Barbara Shermund, Flapper-Era Cartoonist

For two decades, she drew almost 600 cartoons for The New Yorker with female characters that commented on life with wit, intelligence and irony.

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‘The Proud Family’ Returns, Now Even Louder and Prouder

“The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder,” on Disney+, revives a beloved animated series for a new generation.

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Peter Robbins, Original Voice of Charlie Brown, Dies at 65

Mr. Robbins, who first gave voice to the “Peanuts” character in a 1965 Christmas special, had struggled with mental illness and addiction in recent years.

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The Meaning of Gosar’s AOC Anime Video

Dissecting the visual aspects of the violent video circulated by Representative Paul Gosar.

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Zestworld Will Give Comic Book Creators a Greater Stake

Zestworld, which counts Alexis Ohanian as a supporter, will allow comic book writers and artists to present new work and reap the benefits.

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The ‘Profusely Illustrated’ Life of Edward Sorel

The legendary illustrator has written a memoir, which tells the story of his Bronx youth through a varied career at the center of the New York media world.

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Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Milestones and Mishaps

Here is a closer look at the milestones and mishaps involving the helium-filled characters that populate the holiday parade.

#balloons-toys, #cartoons-and-cartoonists, #macys-inc, #manhattan-nyc, #parades, #thanksgiving-day

Ruthie Tompson Dies at 111; Breathed Animated Life Into Disney Films

One of a cadre of women who worked behind the scenes, she did indispensable but anonymous work on classics like “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” and “Pinocchio.”

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He Read All 27,000 Marvel Comic Books and Lived to Tell the Tale

In “All of the Marvels,” Douglas Wolk went down a very deep rabbit hole to find the essence of what he calls the “epic of epics.”

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Lars Vilks, Known for Muhammad Caricature, Dies in Crash in Sweden

The artist, Lars Vilks, had been under police protection since 2010, after his sketch prompted widespread condemnation from Muslims. He was killed along with two bodyguards in a crash that the police said was an accident.

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Disney Sues to Keep Complete Rights to Marvel Characters

The company filed several lawsuits seeking to invalidate copyright-termination notices served by artists and illustrators involved with creating superheroes like Spider-Man and Thor.

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Adult Swim: How an Animation Experiment Conquered Late-Night TV

Cartoon Network’s nighttime adult programming block, which turns 20 this week, was built on lo-fi animation techniques that were as much a no-budget necessity as an aesthetic choice.

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Kurt Westergaard, 86, Dies; His Muhammad Cartoon Sparked Outrage

A caricature that many Muslims considered blasphemous prompted a debate over free speech and a massacre at the offices of a Paris magazine.

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Danny Shanahan, Cartoonist With an Absurd Touch, Dies at 64

He drew about 1,000 cartoons for The New Yorker, populated by clowns, snowmen, cats, dogs, Elvis and more. But his career with the magazine ended under a cloud.

#cartoons-and-cartoonists, #comedy-and-humor, #deaths-obituaries, #magazines, #new-yorker, #shanahan-danny-1956-2021

As Yang’s New York Ties Are Questioned, He Cites Anti-Asian Bias

Mr. Yang, who is seeking to make history as the city’s first Asian American mayor, says anti-Asian sentiment has crept into the campaign.

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Coco, rescapée de Charlie Hebdo, conjure son épreuve par le dessin

Rescapée de l’attaque contre Charlie Hebdo en 2015, la dessinatrice Corinne Rey a conçu un roman graphique qui s’est attiré la reconnaissance nationale d’un milieu essentiellement masculin

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Coco’s Choice: A Charlie Hebdo Cartoonist’s Road Back From Hell

Since surviving the 2015 attack on the French satirical magazine’s office, Corinne Rey has created a graphic novel and won national recognition in a man’s world.

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How One Graphic Novel Looks at Anti-Asian Hate

In “Cyclopedia Exotica,” the artist and writer Aminder Dhaliwal created a fictitious community facing xenophobia, fetishization and media misrepresentation. It’s resonating with her thousands of Instagram followers.

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The Strange, Lovely ‘Infinity Train’ Reaches the End of the Line

The fantastical animated series is part surreal adventure and part spiritual parable. Its fourth and final season arrives Thursday on HBO Max.

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Gary Panter’s Jagged, Shape-Shifting Antihero Was Made for Our Moment

In his Graphic Content column, Ed Park looks at the work of Panter, a living legend for comics fans, and his singular creation, the character Jimbo.

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‘Invincible’ Arrives on Amazon Prime With a Young Hero for Mature Audiences

The animated version of the comic book series cocreated by Robert Kirkman — with mayhem, destruction and gore — is now on Amazon Prime Video.

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The ‘Solar Opposites’ Creators Apologize for Their Clairvoyance

Who knew an animated series about misanthropic space aliens could feel so relevant? Mike McMahan and Justin Roiland explained ahead of Season 2 why it isn’t their fault.

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For Political Cartoonists, the Irony Was That Facebook Didn’t Recognize Irony

As Facebook has become more active at moderating political speech, it has had trouble dealing with satire.

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Comfort Viewing: 3 Reasons I Love ‘Courage the Cowardly Dog’

The bizarre animated series creatively blended the beautiful with the grotesque, pop culture with pathos.

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Dr. Seuss Books Are Pulled, and a ‘Cancel Culture’ Controversy Erupts

The beloved author’s most famous books, like “Green Eggs and Ham,” were untouched, but his estate’s decision nevertheless prompted a backlash and raised questions about what should be preserved as part of the cultural record.

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6 Dr. Seuss Books Will No Longer Be Published Over Offensive Images

The company that oversees the children’s author’s estate said that the titles contained depictions of groups that were “hurtful and wrong.”

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Lucky Luke, the Comic Book Cowboy, Discovers Race, Belatedly

For the first time in the Franco-Belgian comic book classic, Black characters have full-fledged roles and are drawn without the racist depictions that marred the genre.

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‘Ted Lasso,’ ‘The Great North’ and the Art of Nice

A genre of sitcom argues that being kind doesn’t make you a chump.

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Beyond ‘Black Panther’: Afrofuturism Is Booming in Comics

A bumper crop of graphic novels and comic books melds African culture and science fiction, with influences as wide-ranging as space travel, Caribbean folklore and Janelle Monáe.

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It’s an Obscure Special, Charlie Brown

Everyone knows the Great Pumpkin, but there actually have been more than 50 “Peanuts” TV specials. With “The Snoopy Show” arriving Friday on Apple TV+, here are some you might not remember.

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Forever Is Never

A third grader reflects on the miserable year of 2020.

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Animation’s Early Days: Artists, Hucksters, Talking Mice and Pigs

Reid Mitenbuler’s “Wild Minds” details wild times, when cartoonists pictured sex and death as well as cute animals.

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‘Bloom County’ at 40: Cartoonist Berkeley Breathed Looks Back

Berkeley Breathed, the cartoonist behind the strip, talks about its past, its future and his problem with deadlines.

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This Time, a Cartoon Depiction of Naomi Osaka Is More True to Life

Last year, the tennis champion was shown with light skin in an instant noodle ad. Now, she’ll be portrayed as a manga character, and illustrators insisted on getting details right.

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Ken Spears, Partner in an Animation Powerhouse, Dies at 82

Mr. Spears and Joe Ruby were best known for “Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!,” perhaps the most spun-off series in the history of television.

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‘Animaniacs’ Is Back, Still Zany and Totally Insane-y

The antic cartoon satire of the 1990s returns on Hulu with new episodes, original cast members and steep expectations to fulfill.

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The Stars of ‘Animaniacs’ Speak for Themselves

Meet the voice-over actors who have played Yakko, Wakko, Dot and Pinky and the Brain for nearly 30 years.

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They Are Also 2 Wild and Crazy Guys

Steve Martin wanted to make cartoons, but he can only draw stick figures. He teamed up with the illustrator Harry Bliss, and the result is their new book, “A Wealth of Pigeons.”

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In the Netherlands, a Cartoon in School Leads to Online Threats and an Arrest

Threats against a high school teacher who displayed a political cartoon that supported the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo have alarmed Dutch officials.

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