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There are times when our private lives need 100% of our attention. This is one of those times.I will be back shortly with some great cartoons of the past. For now, I wish you all the best. -- Mike
Here are some of my favorite things from the past year. As with all my previous year-end lists: (1) these are my personal favorite things, not “the best,” and (2) they’re things I enjoyed in 2017, not necessarily things
The forecast for Bedrockrain or snow. At least, thats the variety we get in the Flintstones weekend comics 50 years ago this month. Richard Holliss supplied the colour versions; apparently there were some comics in the paper he clipped that were in a
Checkitout Eric’s new thumpin single from his new record, GOOFBALLS! You know we already love those letterforms here at Meathaus. I scanned the Meathaus letters off of a plastic bag I found in the village in like 1999 or something. Checkito
Esteemed 32 Year-Old Institution Now In Heart of SFs Tourism District After a two-year hiatus, the Cartoon Art Museum reopens to the public this Saturday, October 28, 2017, at its new location (781 Beach Street) in San Franciscos Fishermans Wharf. Th
After a long time in development, cartoonist John Callahan's autobiography is adapted to the big screen in DON'T WORRY, HE WON'T GET FAR ON FOOT.Many years ago this was a project near and dear to the late Robin Williams, who, if I remember correctly,
As is a yearly tradition here on The Cartoon Cave, April 7th is dedicated to my favourite actor, Jim Garner. Unfortunately, due to time constraints I had to go with a less ambitious illustration than I had originally planned to do. So I fell back on
I don’t usually review books–mainly because for any given comic there’re probably several reviews out there by actual comics critics, who have far more of an idea what they’re doing than I do. In this case, tho
Here are some more of Ted Shearer's gorgeous QUINCY comic strips. Part one is here.Above: a 4 panel gag sequence with an opening establishing angle of the interior of Quincy's home, a close up of angry granny, a medium close shot of Quincy's reaction
Produced and Directed by Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera.Credits: Animation Art Davis, Layout Tony Rivera, Backgrounds Vera Hanson, Written by Mike Maltese, Story Director Alex Lovy, Titles Art Goble, Production Supervision Howard Hanson.Voice Cast: Snagg
I recently had the good fortune to visit Qubec City to see the massive retrospective on Herg (Georges Remi), the cartoonist known for creating the iconic character Tintin and crafting the twenty-three volumes of his adventures. This exhibition began
Check it out. The super neat tumblr stash of Strawberry Tabasco has a set of Ian Miller drawings of various creepy dudes. Also everything else here is fantastic, and much of it appears to be curated from their own collection. For a similar fantasy fl
Well, I heard the sad news today that we lost "Mr. Warmth", the brilliantly acerbic comedian, Don Rickles, at the age of 90. Those of us who came of age in the 60s and 70s will always fondly remember Rickles for his appearances on The Tonight Show an
Ted Shearer's comic strip QUINCY ran from 1970 until he retired the strip, 16 years later. Ted was a cartoonist with a wonderfully grounded knowledge of illustration. QUINCY deserves more than a quick look, it deserves to be remembered.The cartoons r
There was, and I suppose still is, more to cartoons on TV than just watching them. Many kids wanted to carry on with their enjoyment of their favourite characters after the set was turned off. And cartoon studios were ready for you. And hoped your pa
Here’s the skinny on the 2017 HeroesCon Mega-Panel. It’s Saturday at 2:30 in room 209. Full HeroesCon programming is available on their website. EISNER AND KIRBY AT 100 Which centenary to celebrate, Will Eisners or Jack Kirbys? Be
Check it out, dig into Juni Ba’s illustrations and comics over at Artstation and Tumblr. Check it out, dig into Juni Ba’s illustrations and comics over at Artstation and Tumblr.
I've written at length about ol' Jerry Reed in this previous post. Back in the 70s and 80s, Jerry was my favourite male country music star, as he was such an entertaining and manic personality in addition to being an incredible guitar talent. I remem
My friend Rina Piccolo is hosting a week-long #AskMeAnything session over at the #AMAFeed. This is a chance to ask a cartoonist whatever you would like. She will be popping in to answer during the week. Rina is a well known syndicated cartoonist, as
Produced and Directed by Joe Barbera and Bill Hanna.Credits: Animation Bob Carr, Layout Jack Huber, Backgrounds Art Lozzi, Written by Mike Maltese, Story Director Paul Sommer, Titles Art Goble, Production Supervision Howard Hanson.Voice Cast: Chopper
Over the past spring break, my family and I took a trip to London and then to Paris. Since it was ourfamily vacation I mostly managed to kept my comics-centric interests in check during the trip, but I couldn’t help but makea couple of deto
Stopping by the Meathaus just to say check out this short film Deer Flower by Kangmin Kim. Stopping by the Meathaus just to say check out this short film Deer Flower by Kangmin Kim.
This week we lost a bonafide TV legend with the passing of Mary Tyler Moore at age 80. Were at a point in time now where many of our favourite TV stars from the 1960s and 70s are starting to disappear, and that saddens me greatly when I think back to
ONION SOUP is a collection of short, illustrated fables by R.O. Blechman. It was published by Odyssey Press and is copyright 1964 by Mr. Blechman.Here is one of my favorites that still resonates today. Click these onto their own page so you can reall
Ah, the nippy chill of winter is in the air! Normally, that means hibernation for the ursine denizens of the forest. But not Yogi Bear. Three of the four comics published in weekend newspapers 50 years ago this month involve snow and cold. Boo Boo ma
The terrific thing about seeing a collection of cartoons like this is that they are usually unseen since their initial publication. These aren't just the top cartoons that have been reprinted and reprinted over the years. And it's a reminder as well
Yogi Bear mixes a magic potion that will turn me into a handsome prince of a fellow. He says the magic words Alaka-zee, alaka-zam. Note the trance-like pupils. As you might expect, it doesnt work. I added too much yeast and turned beauty into a beast
Above: an Anatol Kovarsky rough courtesy of his daughter, Gina Kovarsky. NYC: New Yorker cover artist and cartoonist Anatol Kovarksy (1919-2016) is the subject of a Society of Illustrators gallery retrospective: "Kovarsky's World: Covers and Cartoons
The debut of The Flintstones may have been the highlight for Hanna-Barbera in 1960 but other things were going on at the studio as well. For one thing, they left the Kling Studios on La Brea you see to the right and moved into a windowless, concrete
Found in an old box of papers and correspondence: Tom Gill's (1913-2005) "How To Pace a Comic Strip Story."Tom was a friend and colleague and my co-Chair of the Berndt Toast Gang, the famous Long Island Chapter of the National Cartoonists Society. He
Christmas was Fred Flintstones favourite time of year, sang Alan Reed on a cartoon show quite some years ago, and it may be yours, too. So allow me to thank you for visiting this blog and, again, give you a little gift. No, this isnt the gift, but it
How many gag cartoon cliches are there? In 2008, we had a survey here at the Mike Lynch Cartoons blog. We care about this crazy stuff here. In 1973, my friend Bill Woodman put a lot of them together (psychiatrist's couch, bed of nails, flying carpet,
Quick McGraw McGraw turns western bartender in this little cartoon between the cartoons on his show. Augie Doggie places his ordera double sarsaparilla sundae. Is sarsaparilla an old-timey thing? Ive never heard anyone ordering it and I dont think Iv
Happy Frozen Friday! Dick Buchanan, who frequently contributes great vintage gag cartoons to this here blog, has another terrific batch. These are his favorites from the golden age of magazine cartooning. As ever, thanks for sharing and take it away,
Pretty early in the Flintstones newspaper comic run, both in the daily and weekend strips, the story would involve some kind of invention and end with the question What will they think of next? There were a number of comics in this vein, and apparent
After drawing the NANCY newspaper comic strip for 22 years, Guy Gilchrist is stepping away effective February 18, 2018. Will the feature continue? Andrews McMeel Syndication has no comment as of now.The Daily Tennessean:The big finale for his last st
Ruff and Reddy was different from the Hanna-Barbera cartoons that came after it. Like Crusader Rabbit before them, Ruff and Reddy went on adventures that ended with a cliff-hanger. There were two R & R cartoons in a half hour and each adventu