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Archives for October, 2005

Cartoonist misses jackpot by 1 number

Andy Donato, the Toronto Sun’s cartoonist, was a single digit away from hitting a $54,292,912 lottery jackpot. I’m still laughing about it. That’s because I don’t want to cry,” said Donato, 68. He still walks away with $1,800.

Posted on: Oct 31, 2005,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Cartoonist misses jackpot by 1 number

South Bend Tribune hires cartoonist

Ron Rogers has been hired by the South Bend Tribune as an editorial cartoonist and illustrator. Ron began with us as a free-lancer, drawing about a cartoon a week. Last summer, he joined the news staff. Now he produces three editorial cartoons a week as well as a wave of illustrations that have helped transform […]

Posted on: Oct 30, 2005,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on South Bend Tribune hires cartoonist

Luckovich cartoon response

The Atlanta Journal Constitution has a follow up (free, annoying registration required) to the Mike Luckovich’s editorial cartoon in which he wrote the names of the 2,000 soldies that have died in the Iraq war in the word “WHY”. About a year ago, Luckovich had a similar idea for a cartoon using President Bush’s middle […]

Posted on: Oct 29, 2005,  Section: Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Luckovich cartoon response

Lucky winner gets original Lucky Cow

Susan Birch of Salt Lake City won the Lucky Cow’s ?funniest fast-food story? competition. The contest invited readers to submit their funniest fast food experiences. Birch and her husband went to a local fried chicken restaurant to pick up no less than three buckets of fried chicken for their extended family, including their grandkids. Although […]

Posted on: Oct 29, 2005,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Lucky winner gets original Lucky Cow

Cartoons on you iPod

It was only a matter of time, but it’s now here: cartoons on your ipod. Artists can submit their animation shorts for inclusion.

Posted on: Oct 29, 2005,  Section: Cartoons, Technology, Comments: Comments Off on Cartoons on you iPod

Why are there very few women cartoonists?

Art News Online has a lengthy article regarding such a topic.

Posted on: Oct 29, 2005,  Section: Cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Why are there very few women cartoonists?

Rosa Parks cartoons turn into cliche

One look at Cagle’s listings of editorial cartoons on the Rosa Parks passing and you’d think every cartoonist walked into the office, opened their bag o’ cliches and left the office early.

Posted on: Oct 29, 2005,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 8 Comments

Jantz ends The Norm comic book

I’m a bit late reporting this one, but Michael Jantz has pulled the plug on The Norm comic book. August 2005: Issue 10, this issue, will be the last of The Norm Magazine published by The Norm.com Publishing. Our original intent was more ‘marketing plan’ than ‘publishing plan’, to put evidence in the hands of […]

Posted on: Oct 28, 2005,  Section: Cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Jantz ends The Norm comic book

Miers not the only one being “pulled”

Garry Trudeau had to pull a weeks worth of Harriet Miers strips when the Supreme Court nominee un-nomineed herself this week.

Posted on: Oct 28, 2005,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Miers not the only one being “pulled”

The Complete C&H debate

As reported here earlier, There are complaints that there will not be enough The Complete Calvin and Hobbes books for the holiday rush. Editor and Publisher has printed a retort by non-other-than Andrews McMeel’s CEO Thomas Thornton. “The Complete Calvin and Hobbes”‘ first three weeks on sale show units sold of 34,329, per Neilsen Bookscan […]

Posted on: Oct 28, 2005,  Section: Books, Comic strips, Controversies, Comments: Comments Off on The Complete C&H debate

California State Treasurer dishes lampoons Schwarzenegger

California State Treasurer Phil Angelides has released an online flash cartoon called “Arnold’s Neighborhood.” It rips on Schwarzenegger’s affiliation with the GOP. The actual flash cartoon looks like it was done by Jib Jab – the animators behind the popular “This Land is Your Land” flash cartoon during the 2004 presidential election.

Posted on: Oct 28, 2005,  Section: Cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on California State Treasurer dishes lampoons Schwarzenegger

Schulz #2 on top dead earners list

Elvis is still king – of raking in the cash long after his death. Charles Schulz and the Peanuts empire is #2 bringing in $35 million a year according to Forbes.

Posted on: Oct 28, 2005,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Schulz #2 on top dead earners list

Mark Thornhill of North County Times wins 1st place

North County Times editorial cartoonist Mark Thornhill took first place in the annual San Diego Press Club banquet for his editorial cartoon entitled: “The Incredibles.”

Posted on: Oct 28, 2005,  Section: Awards, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Mark Thornhill of North County Times wins 1st place

Mosquito tee-shirt still selling 2 decades later

Over two decades ago Doug Brooks drew a mosquito with the caption “I gave my blood in…” and left a blank for others to fill in. This cartoon as well as others have sold over 5 million shirts and have been spotted as far away as Australia. One shirt he produced shows a paunchy man […]

Posted on: Oct 28, 2005,  Section: Cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Mosquito tee-shirt still selling 2 decades later

Ranan Laurie to leave print cartooning

Editor and Publisher is writing about Ranan Laurie’s UN painting but has mentioned what I consider a larger story that Lurie is leaving print cartooning. Before he left on his sabbatical, he had 1,105 subscribers to his cartoon. “Political cartooning is going to change its character completely. It will become animation, sound, and color,” said […]

Posted on: Oct 28, 2005,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Exhibits, Comments: 1 Comment