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Archive for April, 2010

Blab! Blab! Blab! at the Society of Illustrators

Posted by jtebeau on April 5, 2010

Charles Burns, Daniel Clowes, Drew Friedman, Chris Wareearlier in their careers these esteemed cartoonists were all featured in the gutsy BLAB! periodical, founded in Chicago back in 1986 by graphic designer Monte Beauchamp. The striking little anthology is getting its due right now through May 1 at New York’s Society of Illustrators gallery (free of charge) at 128 E. 63rd Street (between Park and Lexington Avenues).

And if you’ve never been there, peek into the Society of Illustrators club house. Another gem in New York’s treasure chest of secret places. Maybe you can check out the original Norman Rockwell upstairs….

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Fly Your Freak Flag… for $25 per Frame

Posted by jtebeau on April 1, 2010

Happily shameless plug for an all-time favorite of mine, on it’s way to the big screen.

Not sure if we can call this “fine”, but it’s definitely cartoon art. Gilbert Shelton’s Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers movie is once away under production, this time in stop-motion 3D. Look for “Grass Roots” to come to your local theater… oh… you know… when it gets done, dude.

The Freaks in 3D

And, in a creative step toward funding, the producers are offering you freaks out there the chance to sponsor frames of the movie for $25 each, a full 24-frame second of screen time going for $500. The name of each sponsor will appear at the bottom right of the screen, not unlike the logos on network TV.

Interested? Go to to their site for more info: http://www.grassrootsthemovie.com.

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