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Mark Evanier, • Wed 2017 Nov 1, 8:20pm

…Brazilian animator Ivanildo Soares decided this cartoon should be remade. The soundtrack remained exactly the same but he handed its scenes out to a bevy of South American animators…

Video 6:46. See article for Mark Evanier's extended explanation of the inexplicable.
Meagan Damore, • Thu 2016 Dec 15, 8:25pm

When “Riverdale” arrives on The CW next month, K.J. Apa’s Archie Andrews and his friends will bring life to the beloved cast of Archie Comics characters.…

Innocence not just lost, but deeply buried and cemented over. (See poster.)
James Delingpole, Breitbart • Mon 2016 Sep 26, 4:17pm

…join Jo Nova and William Briggs in humiliating the author of this utterly misleading cartoon so as to prick his bubble of pompous, ignorant, self-regarding, passive-aggressive, pontificating greenery.…

I like XKCD, generally, but had to wonder about this one. So, glad to see a response.
Pamela Geller, Atlas Shrugs • Thu 2016 Sep 1, 5:59pm

Former Muslim and Muhammad cartoon art contest winner Bosch Fawstin spoke at the AFA conference I spoke at last weekend.

Listen to his powerful presentation. He discusses something few know about: how mainstream, comic books, in particular Marvel and DC Comics, have become propaganda tools for Islam.…

Mark Evanier, NewsFromME • Tue 2016 Jun 14, 9:46pm

Janet Waldo, whose career in entertainment stretched from motion pictures to radio to television to the world of cartoons, died this morning. The cause was a brain tumor and her age… well, no one's quite sure how old Janet was but she sure never looked or sounded it. … She appeared in more than two dozen movies but established herself in radio, mostly notably as the star of Meet Corliss Archer. Her most memorable role in television was probably the episode of I Love Lucy in which she played Peggy, a teenager with a crush on Ricky Ricardo.

In 1962, she spoke for Judy Jetson in the animated series, The Jetsons. It was her first cartoon but it launched an entire new career in that area, mainly working for Hanna-Barbera. She was Josie in Josie and the Pussycats, Penelope Pitstop in Wacky Races and The Perils of Penelope Pitstop, Granny Sweet in the Precious Pup cartoons and was heard in hundreds of other roles.… And as I said, I don't know how old she was. But I can tell you that well into her nineties, she could still sound like the teenage Judy Jetson. I think I'll just assume she was always that age.

Mark Evanier can always be counted on for an insightful article on such celebrities.
Sarah Cascone, ArtNet • Fri 2015 Oct 9, 7:41am

Reports now confirm that political cartoonist Akram Raslan died at the hands of Syrian police after vanishing in October 2012… had not been heard of since he was abducted from his office. "[Raslan's] works were known for being very direct in opposing the Syrian regime," Palestinian cartoonist Fadi Abou Hassan wrote on Cartoon Movement. "Raslan drew more than 300 cartoons that accompanied the early developments of the Syrian revolution."…

Russ Burlingame, ComicBook • Thu 2015 Oct 8, 10:59am
This story is best described by a commenter:

After you chop off your finger in a lawnmower, and your pregnant wife has to drive you to the hospital, and then your car catches fire, I think getting saved by someone in a Spider-Man costume probably seemed like the obvious next step... • Fri 2011 Aug 26, 9:49amA renowned political cartoonist whose drawings expressed Syrians' frustrated hopes for change was grabbed after he left his studio early Thursday and beaten by masked gunmen who broke his hands and dumped him on a road outside Damascus. One of Syria's most famous artists, Ali Ferzat, 60, earned international recognition and the respect of many Arabs with stinging caricatures that infuriated dictators including Iraq's Saddam Hussein, Libya's Moammar Gadhafi and, particularly in recent months, Syria's autocratic Assad family. He lay badly bruised in a hospital bed Thursday evening with his hands swathed in bandages, a stark reminder that no Syrian remains immune to a brutal crackdown on a five-month anti-government uprising. Ferzat remembers the gunmen telling him that "this is just a warning," • Fri 2009 Jun 5, 3:13pm

ScreamOKLAHOMA CITY -- A political cartoon featuring Judge Sonia Sotomayor that was published in the Oklahoman is getting national attention from the Latino community... The cartoonist also said that to say he's insensitive is part of his job, like telling basketball players that they're tall.... [Oh, sure, that explains it perfectly.] • Fri 2009 Jun 5, 3:11pm

The Oklahoman newspaper -- which in 1999 was named 'The Worst Newspaper in America' by the Columbia Journalism Review -- is coming under fire for publishing a syndicated cartoon this week depicting Sonia Sotomayor strung up as a piñata in a tree. • Fri 2009 Jun 5, 2:42pm

Women's groups and others are upset at an editorial cartoon that ran this week in The Oklahoman. The cartoon (below) shows U.S. Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor hanging from a tree like a piñata. Nearby, President Barack Obama, in a sombrero, is handing out bats to elephants (Republican senators?), saying, "Now, who wants to be first?" [WHAT editor approved this awful mess?]