Kal’s Favorite Cartoons and new Kalendar

Kal's Favorite Cartoons for 2021 December 29, 2021 https://www.kaltoons.com/kals-favorite-cartoons-for-2021/ and the Kalendar - https://shop.economist.com/products/the-economist-wall-kalendar-2022?redirect=US [Author: Mike Rhode]
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Ron Barlow fundraiser

From Joel Pollack, of Big Planet Comics - Ron Barlow was a very influential member of early comics fandom. Growing up in Baltimore, Ron was a teenaged friend of Bernie Wrightson, and published Bernie's early monograph, Badtime Stories. After Ron moved to NYC, he worked for Woody Gelman's Nostalgia Press, editing two archival reprints of Alex Raymond's Flash Gordon strips. Together with partner Bruce Hershenson, Barlow published the first four-color reprints of classic 1950s EC co...
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Comics Research Bibliography citations update, 1/2/22

Filbin, Gerald J. 2022. The other half of herpetology [Mark Trail letter] Washington Post (January 1). Online at https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/12/31/readers-critique-post-this-photo-biden-seemed-continue-false-narrative/   Rao, Sonia. 2022. Climate change is the greatest threat to humanity. Here's how filmmakers have tried to make sense of it all [in print as Climate cha...
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Comic art and cartooning deaths in 2021

Deaths in 2021 (with thanks to Randy Tischler of the Baltimore Comic Con, D.D. Degg of the Daily Cartoonist, Cartoon Brew’s animation list by Amid Amidi, and Animation Magazine) included British cover painter Chris Achilléos, ‘Simpsons’ artist Edwin Aguilar, Universal Press Syndicate co-founder Kathleen Andrews, voice actor Jack Angel, gag cartoonist Sam Ansell, Don Asmussen, ‘Up’ voice actor Ed Asner, Disney animator Dale Baer, British animator Bob Baker, early black women animator Brenda Banks...
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Secret Story Romances #19 - non-attributed Matt Baker art

Secret Story Romances #19 Secret Story Romances v1 #19, 1956 - Lila is crestfallen about her mother's disapproval of Ted, but he shows his true colors when caught with another girl. Only four pages long, this is an outstanding example of Matt Baker's work for Atlas romance comics. The story opens with nearly a full page splash of full figure drawings of the main characters. There is detail and [Author: Ted Ignacio]
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Tarzan of the Apes #167 - Russ Manning art

Tarzan of the Apes #167 Tarzan of the Apes v1 #167, 1967 - Tarzan finds Jane in the city of A-Lur, where human sacrifice is practiced. Russ Manning's artwork captures the primitive splendor of Pal-Ul-Don and the Triceritops-like predators that populate its lands. Interestingly, the creatures' influence on the city is conveyed through its architecture and ritual attire. Tarzan's son Korak [Author: Unknown]
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Life-Sized Azur Lane Kaga Oppai Mouse Pad Wonderfully Sensual

The pretty Kaga of mobile game Azur Lane is set to impress as the woman’s surprisingly large bosom is the focal appeal of this life-sized oppai mouse pad, perfect for individuals who fantasize about rubbing their arm all over her fictional chest – Kaga’s bosom can be owned in a physical form by buyers come […]
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The Daily Stream: Little Monsters Will Make You Smile As The World Burns

(Welcome to The Daily Stream, an ongoing series in which the /Film team shares what they've been watching, why it's worth checking out, and where you can stream it.)The Movie: "Little Monsters"Where You Can Stream It: Hulu and HBO MaxThe Pitch: We're only a couple of days into 2022, a new year filled with minimal hope and a lot of frustration. Since most of us will probably be hungover, I want to recommend a film with a little bit of everything, no matter what your taste or level of exhaustion m...
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Emma Watson Reveals Her All-Time Favorite Harry Potter Scene

All of the "Harry Potter" movies featured massive deviations from the books, some more than others. Harry's eyes were blue, Hermione Granger's Yule Ball dress was pink, and the Sorting Hat never broke into a song after the sorting ceremony. But on top of leaving out certain details from the book, there were also new scenes added. For instance, Professor McGonagall demonstrating the Yule Ball dance with a mortified Ron Weasley, Sirius Black mistaking Harry for his best friend James, Neville blowi...
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Race Queen Mashu Kyrielite Motorcycle Cosplay by Aqua Driving Men Crazy

Fate/Grand Order‘s shield-wielding goddess Mashu Kyrielite had a change in occupation courtesy of this cosplay from Aqua, depicting the slender woman in a race queen outfit as she straddles a motorcycle and bound to have certain male observers debating which of the two is sexier. Aqua’s cleavage-exposing top and the peeks up her skirt will […]
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Doctor Who Delivers A Killer Time Loop Episode On The 'Eve' Of Jodie Whittaker's Departure

New year, new "Doctor Who." But this might be the last New Year's Day with "Doctor Who" for a while, as the show prepares to enter a new era and set the stage for a new Doctor. (For the record there are two more "specials" left before Jodie Whitaker departs the role.) But it doesn't quite feel like the end is nigh for Jodie Whittaker's Thirteenth Doctor, who finally got into her groove with the energetic but flawed 13th season, "Flux." Perhaps that's why the 2022 New Year's special, "Eve of the ...
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Why Betty White Was Perfect As Rose On The Golden Girls, Despite Originally Auditioning For Blanche

Stories about the making of "The Golden Girls" get bandied around as often as Sophia's (Estelle Getty) tall tales about her youth in Sicily. It makes sense: one of the major joys of the warm-hearted sitcom was watching its four roommates entertain each other through storytelling, so of course fans would be preoccupied with the behind-the-scenes stories that made "The Golden Girls" great. The recent passing of star Betty White makes these familiar stories feel even more like a balm to the soul th...
Tags: Television, Movies, Betty White, Dorothy, White, Richmond, Sicily, Rose, Sophia, Olaf, Blanche, Rue McClanahan, Estelle Getty, Ann Nivens, Jay Sandrich, Rose Nylund

Review: Pink Heart Jam

Spoiler alert, and also this manga is very NSFW if that’s the kind of thing that might bother you. Pink Heart Jam by Shikke and translated by Valentina Casetta brings the reader into a bittersweet love story about the messy intersection of sex work and personal life. Although the protagonists — cheerful country boy Haiga and brooding, aloof Kanae — are brought together initially by music, that doesn't seem to allow them a shared sense of identity or expression even at such a crucial part of ...
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Square Enix President Announcing Dedication to NFTs in New Year’s Letters

A New Year’s letter from Square Enix President Yosuke Matsuda meant to spread good cheer and prosperity for things to come in the future was perhaps completely spoiled when he mentioned the company would be dedicating itself to the elaborate and nonsensical NFTs and “blockchain gaming”, a typical turn of events considering money has been […]
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Who Narrates The Harry Potter Reunion Special?

The HBO Max special, "Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return To Hogwarts" has a lot of familiar faces, but it also has a familiar voice. After a magical opening sequence captures the return of the series' main cast members, we see Daniel Radcliffe walking down a snowy, shop-lined street. It's then that the special's voiceover narration kicks in, reading lines from "Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone."So whose voice is that, anyway? It's none other than British actor, comedian, and writer Steph...
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How Woody Harrelson (Unwittingly) Helped Nab A Shoplifter

By Ivan Farkas Published: January 02nd, 2022
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Umbrella Academy Season 3 Posters Reveal The Sparrow Academy's Faces (Well, Half Of Them)

With the holiday season winding down, school will be back in session very soon. Even Netflix's own esteemed academy, from the minds of comic book creators Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá, is gearing up for a return, with "The Umbrella Academy" season 3 scheduled to begin filming next month. Ahead of the highly anticipated next chapter of the Hargreeves family, the streamer has unveiled brand new character posters featuring the incoming students. The Sparrow Academy Following some insane time traveling...
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Whoops! Harry Potter: Return To Hogwarts Accidentally Used A Photo Of Emma Roberts, Not Watson

Somebody's got the wrong witch, carelessly casting erroneous delineation when it came to finding a childhood picture of Emma Watson to display in the "Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts" special that dropped on HBO Max. Rather than showing a picture of Watson, who played the studious witch Hermione Granger in all 8 of the "Harry Potter" films, a throwback photo of actress Emma Roberts flashed across the screen instead.  Twitter Takes Notice Because "Harry Potter" has such a dedica...
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Top 10 Anime of 2021, According to AT-X Subscribers

Those who have access to Japan’s occasionally naughty AT-X TV service have given their annual opinion on the best anime of the year, and it seems pretty animal-eared girls who are good at a certain sport are far superior to isekai battles, certain to instill happiness in those who believed moe might have been on […]
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That Time Muhammad Ali Had A 'Court Musician'

By Zanandi Botes Published: January 02nd, 2022
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That Time Muhammed Ali Had A 'Court Musician'

By Zanandi Botes Published: January 02nd, 2022
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Harry Potter Needs To Move On Without J. K. Rowling

Many "Harry Potter" fans would say that the Wizarding World hasn't been the same since 2019 when its creator J.K. Rowling revealed herself to be a TERF (the acronym for trans-exclusionary radical feminist, which means a feminist who refuses to accept that trans women are women). She has continued to go above and beyond to defend her stance, despite the hurt it has caused to LGBTQ "Harry Potter" fans and the greater trans community, and becoming the Voldemort of her own story. But J.K. Rowling ha...
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Comiket 99 Cosplay Proof That Otaku Pride Will Never Die

There was no scarcity of otaku pride at Comiket 99 as cosplayers marched forth in droves despite the circumstances, with such a turnout being proof that love for anime, manga, and doujinshi will never die out, even during “harsh” times.
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The breathtakingly gorgeous work of French comic artist Jordi Lafebre

Copious social and psychological downsides notwithstanding, Instagram isn't half bad. Through the platform, I've discovered a host of talented comic artists. From undiscovered masters in the making to artists that would previously be outside of my awareness due to geography, Instagram has exposed me to some of my favorite illustrators. — Read the rest
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G.I. Combat #168 - Neal Adams cover

Neal Adams G.I. Combat v1 #168 featuring The Haunted Tank, 1973 - Jeb Stuart reaches an emotional apex on this moving Neal Adams cover. His face contorts in pain while holding a (presumably) dead woman in his arms. Every line and stroke is superbly rendered within a purposeful layout. Of Adams's three G.I. Combat covers, this is the only one he both pencilled and inked. Other artists in this  [Author: Unknown]
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ResetEra Weigh In on Bloomberg Article About “Oversexualized” Characters

As it is wont to do, ResetEra got hold of the Bloomberg article dredging up a decade-old argument that women in video games are too sexualized, holding Aloy as a paragon of the ideal female character, and Bayonetta, who was designed by a straight woman, as bad character design pandering to the “male gaze”. The […]
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The breathtakingly gorgeous work of Jordi Lafebre

Copious social and psychological downsides notwithstanding, Instagram isn't half bad. Through the platform, I've discovered a host of talented comic artists. From undiscovered masters in the making to artists that would previously be outside of my awareness due to geography, Instagram has exposed me to some of my favorite illustrators. — Read the rest
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How Mike Newell Managed To Break A Rib While Directing Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire

The Wizarding World isn't exactly a safe place — it is teeming with dark wizards, unforgivable curses, and dangerous, magical beasts (even if you don't know where to find them). It turns out, filming the adaptation wasn't always safe either and occasionally led to an accident or two.Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint, who played Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, and Ron Weasley in the "Harry Potter" films, reunited for a special that marks the 20th anniversary of the first movie, "Har...
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