Posts Tagged: cartoons

The Saturday Rumpus Essay: Wanting To Dance

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It just felt so comfortable to slide back into singing, “She Loves You,” and know for that moment, everything was the same.

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The Saturday Rumpus Review: Little Minnie at the Movies

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Being a teenager sucks. It’s not pretty or nice or sweet or kind.

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Drawing While the Hand Trembles

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When Egyptian cartoonists offer condolences to their Parisian counterparts, they are doing so with an appreciation of the daily risks of the art form — making a joke about the assassinations remains difficult or superficial. Foreign Policy looks at the response of Muslim cartoonists to the attack at Charlie Hebdo and the risks they face […]

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The Stick-Figure Antics of Hemingway’s Wartime Pals

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What comes to mind when you think of Ernest Hemingway? Simple declarative sentences, the banal horror of war, endless rounds of booze, and…whimsical schoolboy-style doodles? Hemingway’s fellow ambulance drivers drew him some cartoons to cheer him up while he was in the hospital, and Slate has posted them in all their goofy glory. Don’t worry—they […]

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Trouble In Nipple Paradise

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The New Yorker recently posted a cartoon which features a naked, and post-coital, Adam and Eve to their Facebook page. What resulted was a kerfuffle between the magazine and social media site over their nudity regulation policies. Specifically, Facebook took issue with Eve’s cartoon nipples, leading to the magazine’s Facebook page being temporarily shut down. Facebook’s […]

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Flannery O’Connor, Cartoonist and Chicken Trainer Extraordinaire

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Apparently, as a college student, O’Connor developed a taste for making linoleum cuts, which appeared in the college’s newspaper along with awesomely quipy captions directed at the pompousness of student life and the faculty. Barry Moser, who is writing the introduction to the upcoming book on O’Connor’s early art, likens her linoleum technique and general […]

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The Cartoon Grind

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New Yorker cartoon space is highly coveted. Those illustrated laughs that punctuate essays are the ones that made it through the slough of rejection. It’s tough times for the gag cartoonist. Graphic novelist, James Sturn, walks us through the low expectations, rejection, illustration-block and extracting cartoons from the daily grind. Also islands and gorillas. When […]

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