The Hindu today profiled Vanitha Rangaraju-Ramanan, the lighting technical director for SHREK, the 2002 Oscar winning animation feature film. She is working on the sequel, to be released in the US on May 21st.
Badmash has gone and upped the ante. Their latest installment is a riot. The Singhsons is a spoof on the hit animation series The Simpsons. It was created for The Funjabis, a UK-based comedy group. You will need Flash Player and a fast connection to see the one minute creation.
If you aren't subscribing [it's free] to Badmash's weekly South Asian comic strip, you are missing out … yaar!
I have really enjoyed Gary Trudeau's long-running political cartoon – DOONESBURY. Trudeau's web site announced awarding $10,000 to whomever can prove that our commander-in-chief – “Dubya” – actually served his tour-of-duty with the Air National Guard. It's a contentious issue this election year here in the US; with the Democrats coming short of calling the President a liar and the Republicans hoping that this too shall pass.
On a tangent, did you know Ohio State University houses the Cartoon Research Library? Imagine working there!
It's capitalism pure and simple. If you are an illustrator you are better off suspending any political scruples you may have. That misguided notion according to The Wall Street Journal's Tunku Varadarajan.