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Archives for January, 2006

Brevity picks up Press-Enterprise

In a passing story in the Press-Enterprise (Riverside, CA) (free registration required), they report that they have picked up “Brevity“ and the Sudoku number puzzle. If laughter is the best medicine and brainteasers really keep your mind nimble, The Press-Enterprise is happy to oblige. Starting today, we will be featuring two new puzzles to keep […]

Posted on: Jan 31, 2006,  Section: Comic strips, Newspaper industry, Comments: Comments Off on Brevity picks up Press-Enterprise

Doug Marlette takes the Tulsa World editorial cartoonist slot

The Tulsa World has hired Doug Marlette to take the place of David Simpson as the staff editorial cartoonist. The Tulsa (Okla.) World has hired Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist Doug Marlette, effective Feb. 12. Marlette, who’s syndicated by Tribune Media Services (TMS), had been working out of North Carolina for the Tallahassee Democrat since the […]

Posted on: Jan 31, 2006,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Steve Benson’s lecture in Utah

I reported earlier that editorial cartoonist Steve Benson was speaking in Utah. Here is a report of that speech. In another, President Bush answers, “9/11” to every question asked of him, including, “How many US troops were killed today in Iraq?” “How tall is Osama bin Laden?” and “What time is it, Mr. President?” Benson […]

Posted on: Jan 31, 2006,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Speaking Engagements, Comments: Comments Off on Steve Benson’s lecture in Utah

Mike Thompson Doing Special Super Bowl Series

E&P has a story that Detroit Free Press cartoonist Mike Thompson will be doing a series of cartoons on the topic of the Super Bowl being held in Detroit. Thompson told E&P that doing the series “is part of my long-standing philosophy that given the current state of editorial cartooning, we cartoonists must adapt and […]

Posted on: Jan 31, 2006,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Mike Thompson Doing Special Super Bowl Series

New Feature “F Minus” to debut in April

From the Arizona State University web site comes news that a comic feature that ran daily in the campus paper will by syndicated through United Media starting in April. Most ASU students probably don’t remember Tony Carrillo. He graduated in December 2004. But they do remember his comic strip, “F Minus.” For two years, starting […]

Posted on: Jan 31, 2006,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on New Feature “F Minus” to debut in April

Knight Ridder in talks with potential buyers

From the San Jose Mercury News comes news that Knight Ridder has concluded a round of talks with potential buyers. Knight Ridder on Thursday concluded two days of meetings with a trio of private equity firms interested in buying the San Jose newspaper company, which put itself up for sale at the urging of three […]

Posted on: Jan 31, 2006,  Section: Newspaper industry, Comments: Comments Off on Knight Ridder in talks with potential buyers

Preview of Dog Eat Doug new characters

Sneak preview of a new character “Rascal” on Dog Eat Doug blog.

Posted on: Jan 31, 2006,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 4 Comments

No news to be posted today

I moved houses over the weekend and am still climbing out of the mountains of boxes. I anticipate I’ll be posting news again tomorrow morning. Alan Gardner Editor

Posted on: Jan 30, 2006,  Section: Daily Cartoonist, Comments: Comments Off on No news to be posted today

Oliphant to be featured entertainer at fundraiser

Pat Oliphant will be the featured entertainment at fundraiser for the Harry Truman Presidential Library. Called “the most influential cartoonist now working” by The New York Times, Pat Oliphant occupies a unique position among today’s editorial cartoonists. Widely considered the dean of the profession, he is one of its sharpest, most daring practitioners. Oliphant has […]

Posted on: Jan 27, 2006,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Speaking Engagements, Comments: Comments Off on Oliphant to be featured entertainer at fundraiser

Calvin and Hobbes sculpture gets blessing from Watterson

A sculpture to be erected using Calvin and Hobbes figures has been approved for constructure and display at Dartmouth College. The sculpture will depict cartoon characters Calvin and Hobbes bobsledding down a large, slanted “D”. A snow version of the Olympic torch will serve as the spine of the “D,” and the inside of the […]

Posted on: Jan 27, 2006,  Section: Comic strips, Exhibits, Comments: Comments Off on Calvin and Hobbes sculpture gets blessing from Watterson

French cartoonist Jean Platu touring U.S.

French editorial cartoonist Jean Platu is traveling throughout the United States lecturing about his experiences as a cartoonist. There’s a write up of his visit to Clemson University at their student paper.

Posted on: Jan 27, 2006,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Speaking Engagements, Comments: 2 Comments

Dilbert runs with alternative endings

Scott Adams produced two endings for his strip that ran last Wednesday. The “safer” version went to papers and the edgier one ran on the web. From his blog: Many of you noticed that my comic about the jet lagged baby that ran on 1/25/06 had two endings. One version ran on the Internet and […]

Posted on: Jan 27, 2006,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Dilbert runs with alternative endings

Zits Comic Collection to be released in March

Editor and Publisher has noted that Andrews McMeel publishing will come out with another “Zits” collection called “Crack of Noon: A Zits Treasury” The collection will be released in March.

Posted on: Jan 27, 2006,  Section: Books, Comic strips, Comments: 3 Comments

New Snoopy Flying Ace exhibit announced

A new traveling exhibit called “Snoopy as the World War I Flying Ace” will begin in July with several cities lined up. This exhibition consists of forty high?quality reproduction prints and will travel for five years to various locations. Venues that have already rented the exhibit include the R.W. Norton Art Gallery (Shreveport, Louisiana); the […]

Posted on: Jan 27, 2006,  Section: Exhibits, Comments: Comments Off on New Snoopy Flying Ace exhibit announced

Hollinger International papers expect to make cuts

Staff cuts in several newspapers belonging to the Hollinger International company should be expected this year. Newspaper publisher Hollinger International Inc. on Thursday said it plans to reorganize its Sun-Times News Group by splitting it into two groups and cutting staff by 300, or about 10 percent, to reverse its disappointing 2005 financial performance. Hollinger […]

Posted on: Jan 26, 2006,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Newspaper industry, Comments: Comments Off on Hollinger International papers expect to make cuts