Holy Elder Gods!

Animated Culty Cthulhu Covalicky goodness!

Check this OUT!

“Sinestros Cultistas” indeed. :-)

Pardon me for freaking out, but the Spanish version of Creatures and Cultists looks like it will be AWESOME!

With luck, when the US version is reprinted, some of the Spanish box templates and layours can be used!

I’ve never met the folks from Edge Entertainment, but it looks like they’vge done a BANG-UP job!

MUY bien! Gracias!

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Date: Wed, 7 Sep 2005 15:52:05 -0000
From: “Entertainment Weekly”
To: john@kovalic.com
Subject: JOHN, Entertainment Weekly wants you back!

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Dear Entertainment Weekly,

I’d like to subcribe. Really, I would. In general, you’re entertaining enough, informed enough and light enough. Kind of light desert, once I finish the New Yorker. Or Ranger Rick.

I’d like to subcribe. But I won’t.

You see, you totally ambushed and ridiculed my pal Wil Wheaton a few months ago. And then you went totally, predictably “aren’r gamesr silly twits” when you invited Jonathan Tweet to run a roleplaying game for you and Elijah Wood, and then rubbished him.

So, like, I’ve seen how you operate.

So, like, thanks, but…no thanks.

John

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Editorial Cartoonists Launch New Web Site

SEPTEMBER 1, 2005 — The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists (AAEC) today officially launched their new and improved Web site at www.editorialcartoonists.com.

The new site offers daily cartoons from around the nation, weekly news updates, hundreds of cartoonist profiles, links to order books, lists of cartoonists available for speaking engagements, a way to order reprints or originals, and more.

In addition, the site showcases the free Newspapers in Education program “Cartoons for the Classroom,” for teachers who want to use editorial cartoons as part of their lesson plan.

“We aim to make this site the premiere site for editorial cartooning on the internet,” said J.P. Trostle, news editor for editorialcartoonists.com. “This site is for newshounds, political cartooning fans, students, teachers, Op/Ed page editors, bloggers, collectors, politicians, and any one interested in culture, politics or religion.”

Here are just a few of the new features to be found on www.editorialcartoonists.com:

* Daily Cartoons — New cartoons every day, from dozens of national, syndicated and local cartoonists, including the growing field of online animators.

* Weekly Updates — News about cartoonists, controversies, the AAEC, and the current state of the profession, posted every Monday.

* Profiles and Archives — Biographies of hundreds of editorial cartoonists, with searchable archives of their recent and older cartoons, information on how to contact them, and links to their books at Amazon.com.

* Find a Speaker — A comprehensive list of cartoonists available for presentations to schools, meetings or civic groups, organized by state.

* How To — Articles on How to Become a Cartoonist, instructions on how to order reprints for publication or purchase original cartoons, and information on how to join the AAEC.

* Cartoons for the Classroom — A free downloadable lesson plan for those teachers who like to use editorial cartoons in their class, updated regularly throughout the school year.

“The web site redesign has been a top priority for our organization,” said Clay Bennett, Christian Science Monitor cartoonist and current AAEC President. “Editorialcartoonists.com will be a great showcase for our members across the US and Canada, a great database for anyone searching for cartoon reprints, and a great venue to promote both the past and the future of editorial cartooning.”

The new Web site was designed by Anita Austin and dePIXion studios with a generous grant from the Herb Block Foundation.

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A printable PDF of this document can be downloaded from

http://www.editorialcartoonists.com/pdf/webpr.pdf

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Here’s my first cartoon to the new site…AFTER a BRIEF PAUSE, so that those of you who wish to avoid politics CAN avoid politics!

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Good.

Here’s the cartoon.

Now, don’t worry. I’m thinking of starting up a separate blog for my editorial cartoons, if I start doing them more often than once a week. I’ll update as needed.

Cartoonists, like journalists, should always question those in power, without regard to Left or Right.

Here are some I did, when I was a staff cartoonist at the State Journal:

Oh, yeah. One partisan hack, me. :-)

Back in 2000, I was going to have these all published, in a small book. Never got around to it. Not sure six- to ten-year-old editorial cartoons would sell now.

The style is called “Post-Hatch.” Scott Bateman, Joe Sharpnack (who came up with the name, on a drive we took following the Chatanooga convention) and I were all of a like-mind: what’s important is the message, not the shading. Many, many cartoonistrs were all starting to look alike, and we wanted to try and strip editorial cartooning down to its barest bones.

Then Dork Tower happened, and I quit the State Journal.

But it’s in my blood. I’m passionate — romantically, ocassionally naively — about the things I believe in. And I wouldn’t change it for the world.

And, on a last, New Orleans-related note, here’s a cartoon I did when the Packers went to the Superbown in 1996:

John

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