Thursday, April 18, 2013

Cartoonists at Their Desks

Dane Martin has done the world a service and started a tumblr titled, perfectly straightforwardly, Cartoonists at Their Desks. I look forward to analyzing every pencil tray and ink well in great detail.

(Above: a young (and quite dapper – look at that jacket!) Dr. Seuss)

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Of Jub Jub and Jibber-Jabber

In his ongoing (and consistently great) series Serious Jibber-Jabber, Conan O'Brien sat down with his former colleagues of The Simpsons for a great discussion on the show's writing process, longevity, and history. Well with a listen if you're at all interested in comedy (or Star Trek references).

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

James Jarvis Winston Churchill

This (unfortunately one of a kind) James Jarvis figurine modified by James Yeah? is a thing of beauty. Or as my spellcheck just tried to write: a thing of Betty.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Fat Toad Farm

Anyone who knows me know that I have a terrible sweet tooth, probably bordering on a mental illness. Well for anyone who is in the same delicious boat, I highly recommend you order something from Fat Toad Farm. But the real reason to order something from them isn't that their caramel (and goat cheese) is delicious (though it undeniably is). It's that they're easily some of the nicest people you'll ever deal with. In addition to being beyond friendly and including hand-written notes in orders, the owner, after me mentioning in an e-mail that my sister has always been a big fan of goats, took the time to write me a nice long e-mail about taking walks with her goats and listening to the sounds of them eating in the morning.

Delicious food prepared by standup, caring people. What more can you want? Oh, and a logo by New Yorker cartoonist Ed Koren. Add good taste to the list.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Fleischer Superman

This news is several months old, but Warner Brothers has posted the Fleischer Superman cartoons on their YouTube channel. If you haven't seen these, please do. They're some of the most beautiful pieces of animation I've ever seen. The color and design is humbling, no matter how many times you watch them.

(Also, here's an interesting bit about the model for Superman.)

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Yum Yum

These figurines from Yum Yum studio in London are great.

There is nothing further to add.