§ Jeff Smith stands in front of Frank Gehry’s Guggenheim Bilbao, as his European World Tour continues.

§ Andre 3000 (of music duo Outkast) is readying a cartoon for The Cartoon Network — you can read all about it in the link — it sounds pretty cool — but for our purposes, all you need to know it that is features contributions from John Kricfalusi (Ren & Stimpy), Overton Loyd, Peter Chung (Aeon Flux), Bill Sienkiewicz and “Robotboy” director Charlie Bean.

§ You’ve heard Todd McFarlane called many things, but you’ve probably never heard him called a 45-year-old Ahwatukee Foothills resident as he is in the very lengthy piece about action figures, centering around an intallation at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts which consists of a pyramid of hundreds of action figures from the personal collection of Jarvis Rockwell.

§ Now that he’s got his voice back, Scott Adams has announcedDilbert’s annual Weasel Awards.

§ Comics and Politics: CHEATED (above) tells the story of what some believe was voting fraud in Ohio during the 2004 election.

§ Finally No Iranian newspaper has published the winning cartoon in the Holocaust cartoon contest :

Iran’s competition for cartoons mocking the Holocaust drew international reproach but made little impression at home Thursday, with not a single Iranian newspaper publishing the winning entries and people on the street saying it left them unmoved.

Iran awarded the first prize — worth $12,000 — late Wednesday to Moroccan cartoonist Abdollah Derkaoui, who drew a picture of an Israeli crane erecting a wall of concrete blocks around Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, Islam’s third holiest site. The blocks bear sections of a well-known photograph of the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz where as many as 1.5 million people — mostly Jews — died during World War II.

“The exhibition had no remarkable impact on public opinion,” said Gohar Dashti, a professor at the Soureh Art University in Tehran. “It was neither a concern of students nor of the media.”


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