cartoons http://wesa.fm en Pittsburgh Indy Comics Expo: Where Artists have Full Control http://wesa.fm/post/pittsburgh-indy-comics-expo-where-artists-have-full-control <p>PIX, <a href="http://pixcomics.blogspot.com/">the Pittsburgh Indy Comics Expo</a>, takes place this weekend. The event is a way to nurture and encourage the city’s independent comic scene.</p><p><a href="http://jimrugg.com/">Jim Rugg</a>, a local indy cartoonist, and Bill Boichel, owner of <a href="http://www.copaceticcomics.com/">The Copacetic Comics Company</a> in Polish Hill, expect this weekend will be a bigger success than ever.</p><p>Boichel says Pix is different Comicon for one simple reason. Fri, 21 Mar 2014 20:42:03 +0000 Essential Pittsburgh 26248 at http://wesa.fm Pittsburgh Indy Comics Expo: Where Artists have Full Control Beyond the Funny Pages: The Rich History of Pittsburgh African American Cartoonists http://wesa.fm/post/beyond-funny-pages-rich-history-pittsburgh-african-american-cartoonists <p>Visitors to the City County Building this February may find themselves captured by the rich history of Pittsburgh-based African American cartoonists.</p><p>In a <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/citiparks/black-history-month">new exhibit</a> titled <em>Beyond the Funny Pages: The Works of Arts and Life Captured in Comics</em>, Toonseum collaborates with the City Parks office of special events to create a time capsule of art by black cartoonists living in the Steel City.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 19:29:33 +0000 Essential Pittsburgh 24377 at http://wesa.fm Beyond the Funny Pages: The Rich History of Pittsburgh African American Cartoonists The Filmation Generation: Lou Scheimer's Legacy http://wesa.fm/post/filmation-generation-lou-scheimers-legacy <p>Earlier this month, Pittsburgh native and renowned animator Lou Scheimer passed away. He was best known for creating Saturday morning cartoons such as Fat Albert, He-Man and The Archies throughout the 1970’s, 80’s and 90’s.</p><p>According to Joe Wos, executive director of the <a href="http://toonseum.org/">Toonseum</a>, Scheimer’s shows were more than fun, ani<span style="line-height: 1.5;">mated cartoons. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“He brought a certain morality to cartoons and showed that they could go beyond violent action and silliness. Fat Albert addressed a lot of issues of inner city youth like smoking and stealing,” says </span>Wos<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. </span> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 18:38:48 +0000 Katie Martin 18991 at http://wesa.fm The Filmation Generation: Lou Scheimer's Legacy