Daily Bruin: UCLA Library receives donation of political cartoon collection dating back to 1690. “The collection, donated by Michael and Susan Kahn, contains more than one million political cartoons and caricatures originating between 1690 and 2022. The donation from the family also includes additional funding for classes and workshops focused on political cartoons…. The political cartoon collection contains works from 59 countries and in 30 languages, according to the UCLA Library. It will be available digitally during the 2024-2025 academic year through the UCLA Library Special Collections.”
The Nib: The Nib magazines are free to download! . “The Nib is wrapping up ten years of publishing and closing down at the end of August. But before we go, we are making all 15 issues of our Eisner and Ignatz award-winning magazine available for anyone to download for free. That’s more than 1,600 pages of comics, including our out of print Secrets, Nature, Food, and Color issues.”
University of Nebraska-Lincoln: Graham archiving the prolific work of Nebraska’s Oz Black. “Oswald Ragan ‘Oz’ Black studied art at the University of Nebraska from 1918 to 1923. He went on to document local news 365 days a year for nearly four decades, first at the Lincoln Star from 1921 to 1927, and then for the Nebraska State Journal from 1930 to 1940. Following his work in Nebraska, Black went to the Minneapolis Tribune, before moving to Denver, where he worked in public relations and as an instructor in cartooning and caricature at the University of Colorado Institute of Adult Learning.”
Cartoon Brew: Some Of The Weirdest And Most Stylish Cartoons Ever Made Are Now Free To View On Youtube
Cartoon Brew: Some Of The Weirdest And Most Stylish Cartoons Ever Made Are Now Free To View On Youtube. “Zagreb Film produced some of the wildest, most eclectic animated shorts of the 20th century, but their work has been exceptionally difficult to view — until now.”
Engadget: Zoom’s avatars now let you appear as a cartoon version of yourself. “Zoom announced human avatars today for its video meeting app. Like Apple’s Memoji or the humanoid cartoons Mark Zuckerberg wants us to use in the metaverse, the customizable virtual characters mirror your movements and facial expressions. The idea is to inject zaniness into less formal meetings, letting you be present without appearing on camera as your (flesh and blood) self.”
Crunchyroll: The World’s Largest Japanese Anime Database “Anime Taizen” Opens to The Public Today. “As of the end of July 2022, Anime Taizen has approximately 15,000 registered titles, mainly Japanese commercial anime works released from 1917 to the present. In addition to title name searches, the database has search functions for chronology, Japanese syllabary, keywords, etc. As a result of the research to date, the number of episodes amounts to approximately 180,000.” Apparently the site is somewhat slow at this writing due to demand.
KATC: Group gets word out about COVID best practices in Latino community through cartoons, illustrations
KATC: Group gets word out about COVID best practices in Latino community through cartoons, illustrations. “A group is hoping cartoons and illustrations can help spread factual information about COVID-19. Covid Latino teamed up with artists and cartoonists to highlight the importance of getting vaccinated. The group was launched in the spring of 2020 to reach immigrant farming communities. They try to craft information in a way that’s easy to understand and culturally relevant.”
XKCD: Rapid Test Results . This is a cartoon, and moreover it’s an XKCD cartoon so there’s no way I can do it justice. Just click on it. Of course, if you’re reading this on the Web and I’m not trying to keep a plain text newsletter plain text, I can just put the cartoon here. You’ll still have to hit the link for the Alt text, though.
Patch Chicago: Pritzker Military Museum & Library Launches Virtual Exhibition. “On Monday, December 13, the Pritzker Military Museum & Library (PMML) launched a virtual experience of its popular Museum exhibit: ‘Drawn to Combat: Bill Mauldin and the Art of War.’ The extraordinary live exhibit, currently on display at the PMML through April 2022, features nearly 150 of the Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist’s original drawings and published cartoons, as well as personal material from Bill Mauldin’s exceptional career.” This exhibit does have a modest admission fee ($7 for PMML non-members.)
Daily Cartoonist: Comic Chronicles: According To Doyle. “Penn State University Libraries’ Eberly Family Special Collections is hosting a new digital exhibition titled ‘The World According to Doyle: Editorial Cartoons from The Jerry Doyle Papers at Penn State.’”
Women Love Tech: Ada Twist, Scientist Encourages Kids to Enjoy Science with Netflix. “Netflix has released Ada Twist, Scientist with the goal of making science fun and accessible for everyone. The animated show follows 8-year-old Ada, a small scientist with a big sense of curiosity. She explores science to discover the truth about everything from chain reactions to evaporation. The series encourages children to be curious about their surroundings and take an active interest in why things happen and how things work.”
Mike Shouts: The Transformers G1 Cartoon Series From The 80s Is Free To Stream On YouTube!. “As you may have already known, this year marks the 35 years since the release of the first Transformers movie, The Transformers: The Movie. In addition to celebrating the animated movie’s 35th anniversary with theatrical screenings and releasing the movie in 4K UHD, Hasbro will stream all seasons of the 1984 original cartoon series on Hasbro Pulse YouTube channel.”