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A Picture Book for Earth Day

Cartoon voice actor Ian James Corlett has released a picture book with 26 stories entitled E is for Environment. It stars two siblings, Lucy and Elliot, the same characters he created in his first publication E is for Ethics.

Corlett has built a career in animation television. He has created two animated shows in his native Canada, Being Ian and Yvon of the Yukon. He has also lent his voice to several cartoon characters.

Here’s more from the press release: “[I]ssues such as recycling plastic bottles, carrying reusable bags, switching to litter-less lunches, and conserving water while brushing teeth, are discussed in an enlightening—utterly entertaining—way. Thought-provoking discussion topics and questions accompany each story, as well as tips and tricks for preserving energy and natural resources.”

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Charlie Sheen Reads His ‘Big White Phone’ Poem

Happy National Poetry Month? In the video embedded above, Charlie Sheen reads his original poem, “Big White Phone.” Sheen self-published a poetry compilation back in the 90′s.

In February, he began pursuing a book deal. Esquire magazine created a Dr. Seuss-stylized-parody cartoon along with a “Charlie Sheen quote generator.”

Speaking of quotes, The Associated Press reports that Sheen has “applied to trademark 22 of his catchphrases including ‘Duh, Winning,’ ‘Vatican Assassin,’ ‘Tiger Blood’ and ‘Rock Star From Mars.’” (via Sarah Weinman)

New Yorker Cartoonist Leo Cullum Has Died

Distinctive New Yorker cartoonist Leo Cullum passed away over the weekend. He had published four cartoon collections, including  in 2009.

The cartoonist served as a TWA pilot for 30 years before retiring to work as an artist. He once explained the transition: “I would draw during my layovers and on my days off from flying, so it really wasn’t much of an adjustment, except that I wasn’t drawing in Paris or Rome anymore.”

The NY Times has a great collection of Cullum cartoons. In an interview, Cullum once explained why he loved working for the magazine: The New Yorker pays attention to the cartoons just as they do the articles. The cartoons are not an afterthought, but an equal part of the equation, and they expect the best. Many people will begin reading the magazine’s cartoons before they get in the habit of reading the magazine from cover to cover … Other magazines just use them as filler.”