Thursday, June 17, 2010

4 cartoonist postcards

Four cartoonist's postcards are online at Three Men in a Tub.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Comic strip stamps released at Ohio State University

Alan Gardener's Daily Cartoonist site is reporting that the comic strip stamps will be released on Thursday at Ohio State University's cartoon library. He says, "On hand for the occasion will be museum curator and professor Lucy Shelton Caswell, OSU President E. Gordon Gee, Beetle Bailey creator Mort Walker, Garfield creator Jim Davis, Dennis the Menace artists Marcus Hamilton and Ron Ferdinand, Archie Comics newspaper strip writer Craig Boldman and Calvin and Hobbes Editor Lee Salem. The event is free to the public and begins at 10:30 a.m. this Wednesday at The Ohio State University Performance Hall at the Ohio Union, 1739 High Street Columbus, OH."

Friday, June 4, 2010

Large size USPS Sunday funnies designs

Thanks to Robot 6, we now have large-size versions of the designs that will be used for the Sunday Funnies issue that the USPS is planning for July 16.

"The Sunday Funnies pane of 20 stamps honors five of the nation’s most beloved comic strips:  Archie, Beetle Bailey, Dennis the Menace, Garfield and Calvin and Hobbes. The strips, as well as their characters, may have changed over the years, yet each nevertheless remains an enduring classic.", as they say themselves.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

stamps in Haarlem

This year, the comics festival of Haarlem, which is planned for the coming weekend, is largely devoted to comics in Russia.  In order to reflect this in the festival's look and feel, its designers have opted for a faux soviet look, full of heroic statues and cyrillic lettering.  And they created a series of fake stamps for the main navigation elements in the site.  The stamps, which are designed to bring to mind the colorful propaganda that USSR stamps were, also evoke their examples by each featuring one of Haarlem's many architectural wonders.  We can only hope sets an example for other festivals...