Friday, June 08, 2007

Tomine on The New Yorker

I don't know how many of you read The New Yorker, but this week's cover was done by one of my favorite artists, Adrian Tomine. Tomine produces one of the best comic books around for Drawn & Quarterly Publishing called Optic Nerve. His much awaited graphic novel (at least by me) called Shortcomings.

A note on the cover: A blogger analyzed the illustration, as well as the book the girl is reading, and put together a cool post here.

Open Space Preservation

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Open-Space preservation, always an issue in densely-populated New Jersey, faces certain doom as funding for the state's preservation fund responsible for preserving open space, farmland and historic sites is on-the-line.

According to the Asbury Park Press, in order for voters to decide whether to renew the program for another 10 years by dedicating more sales tax money to it, legislative rules say 20 days must pass between committee approval and a full legislative vote. That means if a bill isn't approved by either house's appropriations committee today — and neither is scheduled to meet — it seems unlikely the measure would be approved by the Aug. 6 deadline to make the November ballot, as lawmakers prepare to break for the summer at month's end.

"This is a death knell for open space to be on the ballot this year," said Jeff Tittel, state director for the Sierra Club. "Not only is time running out, but we are running out of open space."

Land preservation seems to be at risk

Open space proponents make 11th-hour plea for money

Groups say the clock is ticking for action on open space funding

Here's the sketch:

Thursday, June 07, 2007

24 new species found in Suriname

According to a story today posted by Reuters, a purple fluorescent frog is just one of 24 new species found in Suriname, a country in the northern part of South Africa.

According to Leeanne Alonso of Conservation International, which led the expedition that found the new species, "When you go to these places that are so unexplored and so remote, we do tend to find new species ... but most of them are insects. What's really exciting here is we found a lot of new species of frogs and fish as well."

To view the article, click here.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Animation vs Animator

A guy at work just show this to me. Anyone that does Flash animation will find this hilarious!

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Did you vote?

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My newest cartoon is up over at PoliticsNJ, so go check it out, and leave me some feedback over there. You have to register to post comments, but it's free and worth the minute it takes.

Monday, June 04, 2007

Poll numbers

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New cartoons back this evening

Hey everyone, sorry for the long gap in posting. I have Comcast cable internet at home, and it's been on-the-fritz. After 2 repair men, numerous hours wasted waiting for appointments to be broken, I'm back online!!!

The only problem is, I have a lot more work to do, so check back early this evening, and I'll have some goodies for you.