Stickney on Sipress: Cartoon Brain

“There’s nothing I’ve ever experienced in my life that hasn’t appeared in a cartoon,” David Sipress was saying. The evidence is in “What’s So Funny? A Cartoonist’s Memoir,” which vividly illustrates how art can spring from angst and serve as a kind of therapy for the creator and the reader who shares the experience.

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What can we be thankful for?

In Wim Wenders’s award winning 1987 film Wings of Desire (Himmel über Berlin), renowned actor Bruno Ganz plays an angel who sheds his wings and joins the seething mass of humanity in troubled pre-1989 Berlin. He’s fallen in love with the lovely Solveig Dommartin, who plays a trapeze artist. Before he takes that step, however, […]

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Zoom in? (or Zoomed out?)

Let’s Zoom again like we did last summer/yesterday/last week?  Ummm, Zoom is now a verb, more frequently heard these days than zerox or google, and no longer needs capitalization (“Thank you so much for the zoom info and the questions.”).There are many other Zooms (the PBS Show, and from that Zoomers, Zoom-aholic, Zoomerang, the lens […]

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