Archive for January, 2010

Come on Over to My iPad

Posted in BearToons with tags , , , , , , , , on January 29, 2010 by bearmancartoons

1 29 10 Bearman Cartoon Apple Ipad Sanitary Napkin

With all the talk about iPad, Apple’s new tablet, there have been those who are disappointed with the final result.  Cartoonists like myself bemoan not being able to actually draw our stuff on it.  Others wonder if it is advertised to show movies, then why no DVD player (answer I tend to hear is battery power).  Do you care?  You getting one?  I know all the reasons people don’t want one.  What are the reasons you do want one?

BTW…looks like Stalebacon cartoons also was thinking along the same lines as I was that calling it an  iPad just sends a confusing message.

 
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Free Political Characters Icon Set

Posted in Cool Stuff with tags , , , , , on January 27, 2010 by bearmancartoons

I was going to name this post “Funny you don’t look Il” but I figured there is only one person that would appreciate it. 

Hongkiat has worked out a deal with IconShock to give away a free set of eight different Political Characters including the above Kim Jong-il, President Obama, Hugo Chavez among others.  Click on the pic above or here to go directly to Hongkiat to download.

So Kim Jong fans and political junkies have at it.

Oral Sex Banned from School…Dictionaries

Posted in BearToons with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 26, 2010 by bearmancartoons

1 26 10 Bearman Cartoon Webster Dictionary Oral Sex

Thanks to the Friggin Loon for the heads up on this story.  It seems a California School has decided to yank the dictionaries out of a K-8 school because they found out that the definition of the word “oral sex” was contained within.  Oh my!!!! 

Actually I remember as a kid skimming through the dictionary with my friends to find the most offensive words we could.  And good or bad, these days kids are far less naive than we were.  Parents don’t control what their kids watch or see on the internet.  And trust me, even if 99% of them did, a kid will befriend the one kid in town whose parents don’t.

And before you ask…no I didn’t do internet porn research.  I don’t even know if BigBoobieGirls.com is a real website.  Someone whose other half isn’t staring intently over their shoulder as they post this particular cartoon might want to check and report back.

Speaking of being naive…I can remember in 7th grade a girl in my class coming up and asking me “are you a virgin?”.  To which I replied…”NO!  I am a Cancer!!!”

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NBC Rehires Conan for Tonight Show

Posted in BearToons with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 24, 2010 by bearmancartoons

1 24 10 Bearman Cartoon Conan O'Brien

It seems the finale of the Tonight Show with Conan O’brien was a ratings success.   He almost tripled Letterman’s ratings for the night.  Given the decisions the NBC executives have made the last several seasons, I wouldn’t be surprised at the above outcome.

On a similar note, the Team Conan t-shirts are way out pacing the Team Leno ones.  Get yours by clicking the image below while you can.

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Help the Hodges Charity Auction

Posted in News with tags , , , on January 23, 2010 by bearmancartoons

Thanks to Tom Richmond for the heads up on this.  The National Cartoonists Society has banded together to support one of its own – Tim Hodge.  Tim’s son Matthew was in an auto accident five months ago and has since been in a coma.  As with most of us, we can handle short term illness but the financial toll of long term care is very harsh. 

So they set up a website HELP THE HODGES and have gathered some great things to auction off on ebay to support the Hodges.  The auction includes some great looking items including:

  • All the pencil drawings for an entire Cinderella children’s book story (70 pieces of art)
  • Space Ace poster signed by Don Bluth
  • Dragon’s Lair poster signed by Don Bluth
  • Princess & the Frog poster signed by animators, directors, producer and John Lasseter
  • Charles Schulz drawing
  • Original Mutts comic strip art
  • Original Zits comic strip art
  • Original Nancy comic strip art
  • Original Baby Blues comic strip art
  • Dumbo comic strip art
  • Paul Coker, Jr. Frosty the Snowman
  • Ren & Stimpy painting signed by Rosie O’Donnell
  • Group drawing by 21 famous cartoonists
  • Rocketeer artist proof sculpture

Check out auction and bid if you can.

The Power of StumbleUpon and Twitter

Posted in BearToons with tags , , , , on January 21, 2010 by bearmancartoons

George this one is for you. I wrote an article for WebcomicPlanet on using StumbleUpon and Twitter and being able to post to both using one tool – Su.pr. Check it out here.

At Hope Kids – Editorial Cartoon

Posted in BearToons with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 19, 2010 by bearmancartoons

1 19 10 Bearman Cartoon At Hope Kids

It used to be that kids without money were “poor”, then they became “disadvantaged” and then most recently “at-risk”.  Well now a well intentioned state senator from California wants to call them “at hope” kids.  “Democratic State Sen. Rosa Franklin says negative labels are hurting kids’ chances for success…”

Now I get the intent and I am all for raising the self esteem of all kids, especially those who aren’t born with the same advantages as others.  However, I think this label does nothing more than to sugar coat the problems.  Kids are  NOT considered “at-risk” so they have a descriptor of themselves.  They are “at-risk” as a wake up call for the rest of us to get involved to make sure they continue down the right path and get the tools they need to be successful.  Changing the name IMO to “at hope” doesn’t change anything but make some people feel good about their word choices.

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