A roundup of our 15 favorite stories about cartoons published during the past year by outlets not called The Dot and Line.

Gargoyles (1994)

Another year, another massive backlog of Pocketed, Instapapered, or otherwise bookmarked stories about animation. Our reading list is long, as it should be, and it gets longer by the day.

Here are some of our favorite pieces of written analysis, reportage, argument, and feature writing on animation that we got…

We stopped by this year’s show. Here’s what we saw.

“What’s it like having the fluids inside of your eyes boil? I’d imagine it might sting a little.” | Roy Mustang, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

The Javits Center—New York City’s massive glass-encased gathering place for conventions, trade shows, and, often, nerds—played host to an anime festival this past weekend, AnimeNYC. Being the animation obsessives that we are, The Dot and Line was on the scene. Here’s what we saw, in photographs:

Like, really, it’s ‘Castle in the Sky’ fan fiction. In the best way.


A resolution recognizing Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild as a canonical work of Studio Ghibli and the spiritual progeny of Hayao Miyazaki.

WHEREAS, in the year 1963, Nintendo Playing Card Co. Ltd., founded by Fusajiro Yamauchi as a hanafuda playing card company on September 23, 1889…

Are you in New York? Then go hang with our friends at “Spoons, Toons, and Booze.” You won’t regret it. Trust us.

Eric, with swag.

The other day, the kind folks at SecretFormula invited us to join them for a session of their Saturday morning geek gathering, “Spoons, Toons, and Booze,” at the Nitehawk Cinema in Williamsburg. What the heck is that, you ask? We had the same question. Then we went. And reader, if…

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Illustrating animation, one tangent at a time. Words by @johnhmaher and @e_vb_. Read us: http://medium.com/the-dot-and-line

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