| Nov 21, 2013
| 8:30 PM
In the toon documentary "Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy?," conversations between helmer Michel Gondry and philosopher/linguist/political activist Noam Chomsky become very animated indeed, as the director's rapidly moving pencil adapts Chomsky's discourse --...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 1:40 PM
"Futurama," the science fiction cartoon, is in the midst of its (putative) last season. (The latest episode, "Calculon's Immortal Soul," airs Wednesday on Comedy Central.) On Saturday it convened what will probably not be its final public panel at Comic-...
| Jul 27, 2013
It's hard to mistake Newport News artist Wade Mickley's playful, often serpentine-shaped creations for anything else you may have seen hanging on the wall in a Hampton Roads gallery or art museum.
They're just too whimsical — and too obsessed with...
| Jul 26, 2012
Virgin lawyers charges copyright infringement, Stella McCartney goes cartoonish and Olympic egg cups and the like may help push merchandise sales to $1.55 billion at the 2012 Games....
| Sep 7, 2012
The story line in "9 Chickweed Lane brought in a handful of calls and emails....
| Feb 6, 2013
| 7:35 AM
Back in 1973, The Interior Journal had a rare asset for a small weekly paper to land: a local editorial cartoonist.
Jerry Alexander's drawings were a regular feature on the A2 editorial page. Some of his cartoons from January and February 40 years ago...
| Jan 6, 2013
| 12:23 PM
Images of a city smoldering and a river clogged with pale, radioactive cadavers never left Keiji Nakazawa's mind.
The Japanese manga, or comic-book, artist used those images and other memories of surviving the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, to create...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 1:48 PM
Stephan Pastis, the former lawyer-turned-cartoonist behind the daily comic strip “Pearls before Swine,” (which runs in 650 newspapers, including the Los Angeles Times) recently made his first foray into long-form chapter books with “...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 5:55 PM
Lucille Bliss, who provided the voice of the cartoon character Crusader Rabbit in the early days of television and gained recognition a generation later as the voice of Smurfette in the 1980s television hit "The Smurfs," has died. She was 96.
| Jul 5, 2013
| 12:00 PM
"Futurama," the other cartoon series created by Matt Groening, is nearing the end. Now in its final 13-episode half-season, it was born on Fox in 1999, canceled in 2003 and revived from its state of suspended animation by Comedy Central in 2008.
| Jul 20, 2013
| 10:32 PM
WASHINGTON — Shortly after she launched her signature anti-obesity initiative more than three years ago, Michelle Obama signaled she would take on a contentious issue: advertising for snacks, soft drinks, sugary cereals and fast food aimed at...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 12:00 PM
You might recall the Elvis Costello lyric in "Tramp the Dirt Down," referencing Margaret Thatcher, the former British prime minister who died Monday: "I'll stand on your grave and tramp the dirt down."
Then there is the Morrissey lyric: "The kind people...