Harlan Ellison says Pay the Writer

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By Gerry Mak in New Trends, Video on Saturday 13 March 2010

This vitriolic rant by author and screenwriter Harlan Ellison (from the upcoming documentary about him called Dreams With Sharp Teeth) really hit a nerve with me. As someone who works in creative fields, I’ve encountered countless people/employers who think because I enjoy art and writing, I will be happy to do it for free.

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Peat Duggins

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By Gerry Mak in New Illustration on Saturday 20 February 2010

Peat Duggins’ serenely post-apocalyptic imagery depicts a world in which humans are extinct and a new cartoony intelligence quietly rebuilds a civilization in harmony with the natural world.

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The Real Simpsons House

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By Zolton in New Design on Thursday 11 February 2010

First there was the real rife spoof of the classic Simpsons intro, now comes a real life version of the iconic Simpsons homestead. Situated in Henderson, Nevada, the house is a shrine to everything off-beat, off-colour, off-the-planet cartoon-y.

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The Simpsons opening titles gets a real life make-over

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By Zolton in Video on Thursday 14 January 2010

Yup, some people just have way too much time on their hands. But thank god they do. This real life version of the always captivating Simpsons intro is about as clever — and accurate — as it gets.

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More boy band cartoons? Oh boy, indeed

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By The Uncool Hunter in New Trends on Friday 11 December 2009

First there was the Beatles cartoon series, now there’s this. Boy band, juvenile hysteria, eruptive hormones like a volcano in spring time. If we talk about tearing magazines and designing collages in folders and wardrobes, we talk about the fanaticism and crying of a young female fan. New Kids On The Block were one of the forerunners of this manufactured phenomenon.

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Bogleech

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By Gerry Mak in New Trends on Saturday 31 October 2009

Maryland-based cartoonist Jonathan Wojcik’s obsession with insects, monsters, and anything related to Halloween comes through hilariously clearly in his web comic, Bogleech. Check out the rest of his site for various projects and his Etsy shop.

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Roman Klonek

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By Ilana Kohn in New Illustration on Monday 19 October 2009

German illustrator Roman Klonek sucks you right into his topsy-turvy world of smiling cartoons and graphic woodcuts. I particularly enjoy his use of type to create images reminiscent of vintage eastern European ads.

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David Paleo’s mangled cartoon characters

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By Gerry Mak in New Trends on Tuesday 8 September 2009

David Paleo takes Spumco-style grossness to another level rendering feverishly delirious, horrifying drawings of twisted, mangled, demented cartoon characters from the pit of Sponge Bob’s worst nightmare.

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Beatles cartoons for lazy 80s kids

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By Zolton in Video on Monday 26 January 2009

This cartoon brings back so many memories of camping out in front of the tele as a music obsessed kid, listening intently to the Liverpudian accents of the animated Fab Four and singing along a little too loudly to their many timeless hits. Back then it was all about undercooked pancakes and sweet, sweet Popper […]

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Robot Chicken Series 3

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By Xavier Toby in New Film on Saturday 24 January 2009

If slapstick, violence and sex get you off, you’re going to love this. It’s not so much a social critique as social terrorism, with every viewpoint and ideology attacked. Highlights are plentiful and spoofs of old cartoon series’, like He-Man, the Smurfs and Voltron, are standouts. Also watch for when Saved by the Bell is […]

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Things Bears Love

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By Gerry Mak in Cool Websites on Wednesday 17 December 2008

Just in case you’re planning a camping trip, here’s a website that has a list of things that bears love, so you can avoid them or attract them, depending on your mood.

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Adam Bartlett

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By Zolton in New Illustration on Sunday 7 December 2008

Adam Bartlett’s illustrations take me back to a time when Saturday mornings were all Coco Pops and soft drinks, a soft, lazy pillow and a well-worn position in front of the TV. When the funny faces, sounds, and storylines of the bright-eyed cartoons somehow seemed more real than the scattered world around me. On this cold, windswept Brooklyn morning, it’s a wonderfully sharp burst of mid-80s nostalgia.

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Brandt Peters

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By Jo Spurling in New Art on Friday 14 November 2008

Trapped in a time warp between then and now, the work of Brandt Peters combines an old school aesthetic with a modernity bordering on futuristic fantasy, with a touch of morbid fascination thrown in for good measure. In other words, he creates wonderful imagery combining cartoon-like pin-ups with sometimes freakish attributes (large skulled beings, for […]

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Steve Bell’s cartoons

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By Francis Andrews in New Illustration on Friday 31 October 2008

Guardian newspaper cartoonist Steve Bell is a bit of a household treasure in England: a very astute political observer who picks up so well on the little nuances in speech and image that are key to good cartoonists. His work is nothing short of hilarious. So he must have felt like a present landed on […]

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The Fart Party

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By Gerry Mak in Cool Websites on Sunday 21 September 2008

I’ve been reading Julia Wertz’s web comic, The Fart Party, which is simply a first person account of her every day life. The artwork is pretty rudimentary, but that works to the comic’s advantage, making it rather accessible and earnest seeming. Updated every few days, it’s not hard to keep up, and you never have […]

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