Saturday, November 03, 2007

Wizard of Trenton

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Here's today's cartoon in the Press of Atlantic City. The Press has a policy not to run commentary on politicians a week before an election. This is due to the fact that the politician wouldn't have time to respond, and a proper debate among readers wouldn't be able to occur.

So tune in next week for some post-election cartoons. With names like Van Drew, Asselta, Gormley, McCullough, Levy, Wheelan, Norcross and Codey floating around the 1st and 2nd districts, Tuesday night is bound to be exciting.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Zuda comics now online

A scene from Leprenomicon, one of the 10 new web comics posted on DC Comics' new imprint Zuda Comics. Written by Gregg Delcurla, illustrated by Fernando Ruiz, and colored by Matthew Petz

Well, DC Comics has officially launched Zuda Comics, and the first 10 are online ready to be viewed and voted on.

I've read a lot of commentary on Zuda's flash-based viewing system, but I had no problems either loading or viewing the comics. In fact, I loved the full-screen feature. Here's what it looked like on my work monitor:

I haven't had a chance to read them all, but I would definitely check out the first couple of pages of Black Swan by Mulele Jarvis, and be sure not to miss Leprenomicon by Kubert School instructor and super-cool nice-guy Fernando Ruiz of Archie fame.

I plan on checking out the rest over the weekend...if I can find the time. Here are some links to coverage of the Zuda Comics launch:

Zuda Launches; Usual Questions Raised
The Comics Reporter

Zuda launches with comics contest, strong reactions
Crave: The Gadget Blog

Zuda Comics Creators' Contracts
Mike Lynch Cartoons

DC Comics Zuda message board

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Presidential Candidates one-on-one

For all you politicos out there, the Des Moines Register has posted a great feature on their website, 10 one-on-one questions to the major 2008 presidential candidates, although Fred Thompson is nowhere to be seen...probably dozing off in a hammock somewhere.

The Register asked each of 16 candidates 10 thoughtful questions in 10 minutes, questions like "How do you go about educating yourself on an important topic that you don't know much about?" and "Other than running for president, what's the biggest risk you've ever taken and what have you learned from it?" They're the kind of questions job interviewers love to ask, and ones that candidates don't ordinarily have to face. Plus, they weren't given any notice of the questions, and didn't have time to either prep with their advisors, or have the luxury of hearing another candidate's response, ala a debate.

Good stuff. Check it out here.

The Farmer and the Driver

Here is a link to today's cartoon at PoliticsNJ. So stop by, and let me know what you think of the cartoon. Who's going to watch the debate Thursday night?

Here's the sketch:

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Scarier that anything else on Halloween

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Happy Halloween to everyone out there in Jersey land! Hope you get a lot of candy!

Here's the sketch:

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Background of Zuda artists

In case anyone out there was interested, Comic Book Resources has the skinny behind the creators of the first line of Zuda Comics.

And as a special note to Kubert students and Archie fans: Watch Fernando Ruiz draw here!