Archive for Addanac City

Addanac City Christmas Cartoon

Posted in Cool Stuff with tags , , , , on December 23, 2009 by bearmancartoons

So my friend George over at Addanac City Cartoon has been doing a story arc about Christmas. He promised on Christmas Day to have a “gigantic” 24 panel cartoon and even posted a teaser. 

Here was our back and forth on his blog:

Bearman:  I have now successfully blown up your Christmas Day cartoon and posted it early on my site. HA HA HA..  I feel like the guy that sells DVDs of movies that haven’t even come out yet. 
George: You bootleggers and your fancy contraptions. You got a free visit from me just checking to see if you did so. 😀 .  You sneaky sonuvagun. 🙂
Bearman:  I don’t want to get missed in your rounds so I need to be sneaky that way. 
George: Actually, that was pretty ingenious of you. 😀 

Well to really screw with George, I thought, why not just go ahead and do it.

Below you will see the image that George posted.  Click on the smaller image to see the Addanac City Christmas spectacular enlarged in all its glory a day earlier than what you will see on his site.

Addanac City – Hank at 100

Posted in Guest Cartoon with tags , , , , , on August 31, 2009 by bearmancartoons


George Ford of Addanac City was one of the first Webcomic artists to find me on the internet and actually comment on my stuff.  Addanac City is all about Hank Addanac and the loons that surround him.  George describes Hank as “one kid who can’t seem to stay out of trouble. Nearly every day, you can find Hank in hot water with his family, friends, and school officials.  Hank has no respect for authority whatsoever. He’s that kid you love to hate and hate to love.”

Some tend to compare Hank to Calvin from Calvin and Hobbes but I tend to think he is more like Dennis the Menace because he is oblivious to the mayhem he causes.  However Hank is Dennis with some actual Cojones.  You can follow George via Twitter as well.

Thanks for the funny George!

Hank Addanac at 100

AC at 100 final

Come back in 2 days for another new guest cartoon from Spilled Ink!!   You can also keep up with me via Twitter. (just not now, I am busy I told you)

Guest Editorial Cartoon: Agent_X

Posted in Guest Cartoon with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 24, 2009 by bearmancartoons

So just this week I announce that I am looking for webcomics creators to draw what their characters will look like at age 100 and already I have entries from George and Byron (be careful when going to their sites as these guys tend to like to draw protruding nipples).  Remember those interested get to me by August 15.

I also put out an ongoing call to anyone who wanted to submit an editorial/pop culture cartoon and I got my first submission from Agent-X Comics.  This site is full of single panel  gag cartoons that tend to poke fun at social media sites (facebook, twitter, etc) and their users. He is probably most known for this hilarious toon:

So without further ado along the lines of what he is known for with an editorial bent, I give you the first guest editorial cartoon.

Agent_X Guest Cartoon 7 24 09

Follow me via TWITTER updates. or you can…(click on the image below to tweet this post)

Tweet This Blog Post!

I am a thief!

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

Bear with me as I bare my bareless soul in this confession.  It will be a long post but I guarantee both informative and entertaining.

A few days ago in my post about my guest cartoon at CockNBull Webcomic, I lamented that I unbeknowingly stole the  the idea.  Here is what I said:

Tonight or tomorrow, I will tell the story of shame that I have for not realizing until I looked at it again last week, that I had lifted the idea from someone who is bright, talented, good looking, and a hero to us all.  I will put up my apology then.

Bonus points if you know who and what cartoon.

Well no one gathered to make a guess.  Oh, I know George Ford (of Addanac City fame) was all aglow as he clicked on the link to the comic at CockNBull thinking he was the unfortunate soul who was robbed of his intellectual property.  But of course he was wrong and never came back.  It would not have been the first time Mr Ford has called me out because just a week ago after posting this cartoon:

7 7 09 Bearman Cartoon Enquirer copy

He sent me the following email (I deleted all the nice things he wrote for effect):

Unh-huh. Plagiarism, scandal, and libel! I see how you roll, Mr. Man. 
I was reading your cartoon on the newspaper industry and it reminded me of this:
But you will be getting an email from my lawyer. 🙂

To which I responded:

Then again, I looked at the link and there were no comments.  Now you might say you lost all your comments when you switched over to hosting on comicpress but I say if a cartoonists draws something and noone comments does it count?

Some have said that George has been rehashing jokes that were written as far back as the pyramids of Egypt.  Don’t believe me, check out his site today (then check it out tomorrow, and again for about 200 days after that).  Oh and make sure you leave a comment on the site….he really hates when people do that.

Anyway, I am digressing more than Brit at Blunt Delivery in trying to tell this story.

Comic Strip and editorial cartoonists have been doing the same bits as each other for decades.  Bill of Comics I don’t Understand refers to two comic strip cartoonists doing the same gag in the same day as “Synchronicity”   Daryl Cagle uses the term “Yahtzee” to refer to times when five or more editorial cartoonists draw the same gag.  In this article he says:

Sometimes the symbols of current events are so obvious that a number of editorial cartoonists end up drawing roughly the same cartoon, Cagle said. For instance, in the wake of 9/11 many cartoonists drew the Statue of Liberty weeping. Several drew police and firemen raising an American flag on the smoldering pile of World Trade Center wreckage, with a profile evoking the Iwo Jima Memorial. Another gaggle of strikingly similar cartoons depicted a policeman and a fireman standing side by side as the “real twin towers of New York City.”

The similarities of “Yahtzee” cartoons also stem from the fact that “most cartoonists are liberal, 50-year-old white males,” said Cagle, noting that the newspaper industry hasn’t created any new cartoonist jobs in the past 20 years.

 Thankfully I am a moderate not close to 50 so I don’t fall into that group.  But as I started out my post, I have been both a culprit and a victim of gag theft.  WHAT, you say?  Yes, I stole the idea for my gag, FROM ME.  When I drew the guest cartoon for CockNBull, I thought it was a funny original idea that played well with the characters.  Here it is:

 6 26 09 Bearman Cartoon CockNBull copy

Last week Arnie at asked me to reemail my guest cartoon because he misplaced it. Right after I did, I got a sinking feeling because it dawned on me that I had recently done almost the same exact gag for my Fallen Princesses post.

6 16 09 Bearman Cartoon Fallen Princesses

The really sad part is that I drew these two cartoons exactly 10 days apart…right down to the innocent eye roll of both Bull and Fiona. I am blaming early onset Alzheimers.

Follow me via TWITTER updates. or you can…

Tweet This Blog Post!
Add to Digg

Add to FacebookAdd to DiggAdd to Del.icio.usAdd to StumbleuponAdd to RedditAdd to BlinklistAdd to TwitterAdd to TechnoratiAdd to FurlAdd to Newsvine

Guest Cartoon Addanac City

Posted in BearToons with tags , , , , , on June 23, 2009 by bearmancartoons

Speaking of Guest Cartoons, my guest cartoon for George Ford at Addanac City is up today. Go check it out.

Bookmark and Share