from Kiev. Eastern European protest: never change.
I was in Kiev in April and it was very strange and interesting. The current protests are complicated, but were you aware that part of what they are asking for is for THE PREVIOUS PRESIDENT TO BE LET OUT OF JAIL? You’d think that would be less controversial.
SpaghettiO’s Posts Offensive Tweet About Pearl Harbor
To “honor” Pearl Harbor’s anniversary, SpaghettiO’s tweeted a photo of a grinning cartoon SpaghettiO holding an American flag. The brand was immediately met with the backlash on Twitter:
Via Patton Oswalt:
Dear @SpaghettiOs: Genuinely afraid to scroll back & see what you Tweeted on the 50th anniversary of JFKs assassination.
Via Mack Collier:
.@SpaghettiOs You don’t ask others to remember a military tragedy by putting the focus on your brand mascot. NEVER make it about you.
Via Will Wheaton:
Eventually, SpaghettiO’s had no choice but to apologize:
We apologize for our recent tweet in remembrance of Pearl Harbor Day. We meant to pay respect, not to offend.
Robert Clough is one of the more generous comic critics out there. He literally takes the time to review anything you send him and he’s made a big difference in the lives of the little-guy cartoonists of us out there who are just beginning to crawl into the comics community. Well He’s in need of a bit of help to keep his work afloat. If you have a few spare minutes and a few spare dollars, I encourage you to toss this guy some. Let’s help keep this guy free to read and review our comics. Reblog if you can.
Cartoon Picayune Sale! I could care less about Black Friday, Cyber Monday, or Small Business Saturday, but why not take the weekend to offer a good deal on comics?
Through Monday, you can buy any three issues of The Cartoon Picayune for $10, which is the deal I offer at shows. Including shipping, you will save the price of a whole issue. To make a more informed selection, check them all out here.
I’m proofing the new issue right now, and soon it will be printed and you’ll get a special gift for subscribing when it comes out. But for now, enjoy your leftover sandwiches and complete your collection of Cartoon Picayunes.
dakotamcfadzean is touring in the prairies, where much of his book Other Stories and the Horse You Rode in On takes place. Check out this interview in Regina’s Prairie Dog magazine where Dakota is a regular contributor. Here’s a Classic Quote: “Prairie landscapes are what I grew up with, but prairie landscapes are also really easy to draw. You don’t have to do a lot of trees or mountains or perspective. You just draw a flat line and you’re done! Go home for the night.”
"As always, Warner’s naturalistic style is clear and bold, with an emphasis on thick lines and spotting blacks as a way of drawing in the reader’s attention, and a slightly cartoony style used for character design."