November 19, 2011
Mark Hall, 75, who created much loved British children's animations including DangerMouse and Jamie and His Magic Torch , has died. His son Simon said Friday that his father died overnight in his family home in the northern city of Manchester after a short illness. Mr. Hall worked closely with his college friend Brian Cosgrove. The two met at Manchester's Regional College of Art in the 1950s and worked as graphic designers for Granada TV in the 1960s. They formed their own animation company, Cosgrove Hall Productions, in 1976 and went on to create a series of magical, often surreal, cartoons.
August 31, 2011
Monthly Gallery Archive Cartoon
August 19, 2011 |
How come dementia, a subject seldom explored by artists in the 20th century, has moved up into the fast lane with Fay Stanford's art show "Love and Dementia" at Lankenau Medical Center? The obvious answer is that this malady called "the Dementias" is now tagged as "the epidemic of the 21st century," because of so many more people living a lot longer. Following its debut at Soho20 Chelsea Gallery in New York, this display by Philadelphia's Stanford arrived at Lankenau, opening here in conjunction with the launching of a medical education course, "The Nuts & Bolts of Dementia," for health-care practitioners (part of a twice-yearly program on varied topics)
July 23, 2011 |
It's wartime in America. It has been for a decade, but as critics have pointed out, you wouldn't know it at the multiplex. Films about the war on terror have been few and far between. Audiences didn't exactly flock to theaters for World Trade Center (2006), Rendition (2007), Green Zone (2010) or Fair Game (2011). Our leaders told us to mobilize and make sacrifices during WWII, and Hollywood inspired us with exciting, patriotic, propaganda-rich pics such as Destination Tokyo (1943)
June 19, 2011
This paper has published several articles and commentaries about Pennsylvania Supreme Court Chief Justice Ronald D. Castille's acceptance of gifts - travel and entertainment - from lawyers and law firms that do and could appear in his courtroom. We have also written extensively about the location and construction of a new Family Court building for Philadelphia. In a letter that appears on this page, Chief Justice Castille takes issue with our coverage and decries his depiction in one of our cartoons.
March 25, 2011 |
Saturday will offer the opening-night reception of children's author and illustrator Paul Beckwith's exhibit "Cartoon Limbo," which features items and works from legendary cartoonists and comic artists that were rejected for publication or were at one time in waiting to be published at a later date. The exhibit, which will be on display through April 8, showcases such items as rejected cartoon and comic art, illustrations, rejection notes, correspondence and more from the confidential files of Peanuts creator Charles Schulz; Crockett Johnson, author of Harold and the Purple Crayon; Archie artist Stan Goldberg; Beetle Bailey creator Mort Walker, and others.