If you work really hard and are kind, amazing things will happen. -Conan O’Brien
The fat on bacon, some facts you might not know about bacon by doghousediaries.
Happy 88th birthday to Brad Anderson! Brad Anderson? He is better known for his creation Marmaduke. His canine creation has been around since 1954. Brad Anderson’s success pales in comparison to the likes of Charles M. Schulz and Hank Ketcham. You either like Marmaduke or hate him. The one panel strip has been criticized by many newspaper comic strip readers for being one of the worst strips ever. The old school strip has stayed true to the original formulated humor. Brad Anderson is still involved with the strip. With less newspapers around, the strip is less prevalent as it was before but still has an audience.
In his satirical analysis at The Comic Strip Doctor, David Malki of Wondermark ranked Marmaduke among “the worst newspaper comic strips” alongside Heathcliff, Family Circus and Dennis the Menace.
A playful metaphor that reinterprets a classic desk typology. “Kastor” is poised and ready to gnaw on the tip of the pencil. The design has been studied in great detail: eyes, teeth, paws and tail all contribute to defining the animal’s form. It is practical and easy to use: by placing the pencil in the beaver’s mouth, you can sharpen it with extreme ease thanks to the sharpener located inside. Thanks to the Sharpener’s solid construction, it also makes an ideal paperweight.
Peter Robbins, the original voice of Charlie Brown got some grief from a judge in California. Robbins was sentenced to a year in jail for threatening his ex-girlfriend and stalking her plastic surgeon. In a booyah moment, the Charlie Brown actor had his moment of life imitating art. The judge called him a blockhead.
“If I can borrow a line from Peanuts, sir, I’m going to grant [you] probation. If you adhere to those terms, you won’t go to prison. So, don’t be a blockhead.”
Now you can now own exclusively on your iPad the whole collection of Tintin. So far they are available only in French. For 49,99 € (65.00) you can have the whole collection. Considering you can buy them for about 6.00 a single book, it is a great bargain getting the 20 books. That’s almost half price for each book. Lets hope the English versions will have the same offer.
Brazilian graffiti artist Narcelio Grud does not use spray paint when he creates graffiti on walls. He strictly uses only rotten fruits and vegetables. Art can just be made from about anything.
“An original is a creation motivated by desire. Any reproduction of an originals motivated be necessity. It is marvelous that we are the only species that creates gratuitous forms. To create is divine, to reproduce is human.” -Man Ray
I am trying to get away from using a pencil and paper for my art projects. There are many tools for the artist out there like the iPad, Surface and Dell XPS 18. Now along comes the Adobe “Project Mighty” connected pen. This pen might just revolutionize the way we jot down our ideas and expand upon them. The future is not quite here, we will have to wait a bit more. I will get in line for one of these pens. I will miss my pencil sharpener.
iFontMaker is the first font editor exclusive for iPad. With iPad touch interface, your 100% original hand typeface can be done in 5 minutes. You can email the typography or convert it into a TTF file available in all applications such as Adobe CreativeSuite, Microsoft Office for Mac and Windows, and also in your web site as a web font!
iFontMaker has a superb free-hand editor. It allows you to be able to make your font in 5 minutes.
A good time to be a Moomin. The amazing comeback of Finland’s favorite creatures.
Chet Philips brilliantly illustrates the world of Big Bang Theory with words and images. Chet’s series of illustrations feature iconic quotes, objects, and a featured character from either a film or a TV show. You can buy prints such as Big Bang Theory or other nerdy themed shows at his Etsy store. Well done sir!
Don Cherry feels that women have no place in male dressing rooms in sports. Walt Disney felt women had no place in animating movies. Here is a 1938 rejection letter sent to Mary V. Ford from the studio who just put out Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. It is ironic that an animated film with a strong female cast had no place for an female animator.
Women do not do any of the creative work in connection with preparing the cartoons for the screen, as that work is performed entirely by young men. For this reason girls are not considered for the training school.
The only work open to women consists of tracing the characters on clear celluloid sheets with India ink and filling in the tracings on the reverse side with paint according to directions.
It would not be advisable to come to Hollywood with the above specifically in view, as there are really very few openings in comparison with the number of girls who apply.