Archive for February, 2009

Bearman Cartoon: Guest Toonist on Unemployed Dad

Posted in BearToons with tags , , , , , , on February 28, 2009 by bearmancartoons

In a previous post, I talked about the web cartoon Unemployed Dad.  Michael graciously allowed me to be a guest cartoonist and do my typical editorial cartoon take on his characters.

I’ll post it here tomorrow but for now you can see it here.

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I have been sufficiently ragged on at the UD website so now I can post it here.

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My teachers were wrong to punish me.

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on February 28, 2009 by bearmancartoons

I was one of those kids that constantly doodled all around my notebook in class when I was listening to the teacher’s daily boring lesson.  They would always get on me because they thought it was disrespectful as if I wasn’t listening.  They couldn’t understand that it actually helped me retain the information more.

Well now researchers in the UK have proven me right

To all those who taught me in the past, an apology is due as once again I have proven you wrong.

Liz Lomax creates cool Caricature Sculptures

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on February 27, 2009 by bearmancartoons

While perusing www.drawn.ca, I came across an entry about Liz Lomax.  Rather than the tradition pen and paper caricature, Liz uses clay figures placed against backgrounds that she adjusts in photoshop for the finished product.    Pretty amazing stuff.    Couldn’t get the video to embed her but you can see a video of her creating Oasis singer Noel Gallagher at:

 
The Making of Noel Gallagher from Liz Lomax on Vimeo.  or

http://drawn.ca/2009/02/17/watch-liz-lomax-sculpt/

and you can check out her website with more samples of her work.

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Didn’t realize Liz had a blog as well so here it is.

Spiderman the Musical?

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on February 25, 2009 by bearmancartoons

Looks like superhero movies are yesterday.  The start date for Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark on Broadway is set for Feb 18, 2010.  Music and Lyric by none other than Bono and The Edge of U2.  Hey it worked for Elton John so why not Bono.  Besides Disney found new life for its characters on Broadway, so will it be too long before we Superman Cirque Du Soleil?

More on the story here 

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Jerry Dowling Published Book on Pete Rose

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 24, 2009 by bearmancartoons

When you think about Cincinnati cartoonists, most people think of recently retired Jim Borgman.  But for those of us who have a Jerry Dowling  original hanging in our house or eat at Arthurs on occassion, Jerry also is a Cincinnati cartooning icon.

For years he worked at the Cincinnati Enquirer and has focused mainly on single panel sports cartoons.  In the past several years, his work can still be seen weekly in the local indie paper City Beat.  He has pulled together his years of doing Pete Rose cartoons – from the Big Red Machine to the Big Ugly Banishment – and put them in a book with baseball writer Hal McCoy called Drawing Pete.   You can read an article about it from co-author Hal McCoy by following this link.

I know you can get it at Amazon (click picture) or at local Cincinnati book retailers.

Taztee.com

Posted in News with tags , , , , on February 18, 2009 by bearmancartoons

Another site to check out while I am vacationing from cartooning is Taztee.com.

It’s a free software program that allows you to use your voice to accomplish many functions on your computer.

Got itunes running and want it to pause so you can answer the phone.  Don’t fumble for your mouse.  Just program Taztee to pause when you say “pause”.

Bunch of different techy crap you can do with Facebook, Google, Myspace etc.

The Daily Elephant Blog

Posted in News with tags , , , , on February 16, 2009 by bearmancartoons

Going to be away from the computer this week so no cartoons. Decided to give another shout out to a blog that I have come to enjoy. I found it as part of the blog roll at unemployeddad cartoon website.  Its called the Daily Elephant and it is written by a Chicagoan named Brit (may be short for Britney, Brittany, Britain, Encyclopedia Britannica…not sure).

Honestly, I am not sure what her blog is about…and apparently she doesn’t either (this blog really has no clear point or agenda”).  But that’s the fun in it.  From What Not to Buy for Valentines Day to talking up some “friend” of hers named Kenny, which we are all waiting for that day when she posts that she slept with Kenny in a senseless state of drunkenness.

Anyway…check it out (the four of you who come by my blog).