In acknowledgement of evangelical comic artist Jack Chick's death yesterday, please enjoy this classic animation of the Chick tract "Somebody Goofed," created in 1998 by longtime Boing Boing pals Syd Garon and Rodney Ascher.
From 1966, René Jodoin's beautiful minimalist animation of a geometric ballet, "Notes on a Triangle." Jodoin, who died earlier this year, was founder of the National Film Board of Canada's animation studio. "Note on a Triangle" was only one of several films meant as an introduction to geometric forms. See more here.
This steel statue of Dennis the Menace, swiped from a Monterey, California playground in 2006, has turned up at a scrapyard in Orlando, Florida. Police don't know who forcibly removed Dennis from his home and sent him across the country, but I wager the culprit's last name is Wilson. Read the rest
Bugs Bunny turns 75 this year. His first "official" cartoon, seen here, is titled "A Wild Hare." Watch as Bugs is pursued by Elmer Fudd for the very first time. Read the rest
LIFE photographer Allan Grant took 850 photos documenting Hanna-Barbera studios in 1960. Read the rest
"Fred, if you're afraid you'll have to overlook it, Besides you knew the job was dangerous when you took it!"
I hadn't seen this in years. Read the rest
"Breaking Sponge" Read the rest
For a video promoting an art book, this is unusually fun and funny. To promote the 320-page Dark Horse book The Art of He-Man And The Masters Of The Universe, IGN made a promo video starring Skeletor, his evil adversary. Bad guys are always trying harder to take your money; if you're a fan of the 80's TV cartoon icon, then you'll need the power of Greyskull to hold onto your wallet.
The book itself is a comprehensive look at the Mattel property, from cartoons and concept art to Dolph Lungren. There are even knitting patterns. Read the rest