At the UK Daily Mail, a look at Wallace and Gromit, with lots of cool schematic drawings and info on development. Also, creator Nick Park’s first animated video, created when he was only 13 years old.
Cartooning for a sustainable future at Columbia Journalism Review. Newspaper cartoonists face the grim reality that their business model is a goner.
Ted Rall discovers that one of his syndicated cartoons made a whopping 8 cents. This article is a bit depressing, and outside of the occasional crow-worthy kickstarter campaign, I’m really not sure what the future is for these folks. Some have modest luck with self syndication.
“I have a big web audience,” says Bors, “and a lot of my cartoons are incredibly popular. They fly around the web more than a lot of articles do, but for whatever reason, cartoons aren’t on the budget.”
Read it all.
Missed it. Valentine’s Day cards from days of yore. They weren’t very nice.