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Archives for March, 2006

Rumors of more comic strip based movies in the works

Over on Movies Online is a post about how creatively bankrupt Hollywood has become and the new trend for movie markers is to take comic strips and make them into movies. That’s probably not very revealing – it’s happened several times before, but at the end of the article the writer lists some of the […]

Posted on: Mar 31, 2006,  Section: Comic strips, Movies, Comments: Comments Off on Rumors of more comic strip based movies in the works

More editorial cartoonist doing caption contests

A while ago, I posted a story on Kevin Siers of the Charlotte Observer starting a weekly cartoon caption contest. When I subscribed to my local paper here in Utah, I noticed that Cal Grohndal (Standard Examiner) was doing one too. Now I see Mike Peter’s does one for his paper the Dayton Daily News. […]

Posted on: Mar 31, 2006,  Section: Contests, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 6 Comments

Scott Adams shares what it’s like as a cartoonist to students

Scott Adams, who usually charges $30-50k to speak, sat down with high school students to give them the inside scoop into the life of a syndicated cartoonist. The event was part of a larger program to introduce kids to a variety of professions. For Adams it wasn’t just a way of giving back to the […]

Posted on: Mar 30, 2006,  Section: Comic strips, Speaking Engagements, Comments: Comments Off on Scott Adams shares what it’s like as a cartoonist to students

Santa Cruz Sentinel picks up Get Fuzzy, Mutts

The Santa Cruz Sentinel has made a couple of additions to their funny pages. After a reader poll, they’ve picked up “Get Fuzzy” and “Mutts.” Our popular comics page has some new faces as well. Some weeks ago, we ran a reader poll on what you wanted, and as a result, we’re adding two comic […]

Posted on: Mar 30, 2006,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Santa Cruz Sentinel picks up Get Fuzzy, Mutts

Rube Goldberg compitition is this weekend

The 19th annual Rube Goldberg competition is set for this weekend. The competition pays homage to late cartoonist Rube Goldberg, who specialized in drawing extremely complex machines that performed very simple tasks. This year’s challenge is to build a mechanism that will individually cut or shred five sheets of 20-pound, 8-by-11-inch paper. About eight university […]

Posted on: Mar 30, 2006,  Section: Off topic, Comments: Comments Off on Rube Goldberg compitition is this weekend

Jef Mallett to speak at and participate in Triathlon

Jef Mallett, creator of “Frazz” will be speaking to participants of the Musselman Triathlon – which Jef will compete in the next day. The event happens on July 15th and 16th. Mallett is an avid age-group triathlete and often includes bike racing and triathlon as themes in his work. He will entertain athletes as the […]

Posted on: Mar 30, 2006,  Section: Comic strips, Speaking Engagements, Comments: 4 Comments

Three potential bidders to buy McClatchy 12

The 12 newspapers that McClatchy plans to sell to finance the purchase of Knight Ridder are a bit closer to knowing who their next bosses may be. The LA Times reports that there are three potential bidders: Yucaipa Cos (a Los Angeles investment firm), MediaNews Group Inc, and Gannett Co. McClatchy Co.’s planned sale of […]

Posted on: Mar 30, 2006,  Section: Newspaper industry, Comments: 1 Comment

Boston Globe to cut more jobs?

There is a possibility that the Boston Globe may cut additional staff jobs after its revenue dropped 12 percent last month. Last year the Globe let go of 130 of its staff. According to sources, he told department heads that no decisions have been made yet on whether there will be staff reductions. He specifically […]

Posted on: Mar 30, 2006,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Newspaper industry, Comments: Comments Off on Boston Globe to cut more jobs?

Chip Bok signing books in Hudson OH

If your a Chip Bok fan and live near Hudson Ohio, head over to the Learned Owl next Friday (April 7) around 6:00 pm to have your book signed. I’ll be signing books at the Learned Owl in Hudson, Ohio on Friday April 7 at 6:00pm.

Posted on: Mar 29, 2006,  Section: Books, Editorial cartooning, Speaking Engagements, Comments: Comments Off on Chip Bok signing books in Hudson OH

Four new features in St. Petersburg posted

I mentioned earlier that the St. Petersburg Times was going to try out four new features during the Boondock hiatus. They’ve now named names and here they are: Dog eat Doug (“We’re talking cute, but with a Calvin and Hobbesian twist to the jokes”), Watch your head (“You can like it or you can like […]

Posted on: Mar 29, 2006,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

Canadian National Newspaper Award finalists announced

This is old news, but I’m just now getting to it. The 2005 National Newspaper Awards finalists have been announced for the best editorial cartoonist. The nominees are: Bruce MacKinnon of the Chronicle Herald; Serge Chapleau of the La Presse in Montreal and Brian Gable of The Globe and Mail. All three have been nominated […]

Posted on: Mar 29, 2006,  Section: Awards, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Canadian National Newspaper Award finalists announced

Baldo creators getting involved in immigration protests

Baldo creators Hector Cantu and Carlos Castellanos have posted requests on their website asking for students to send in their responses to the nationwide student walk out over immigration that have been on the news of late. They hope to post some of those responses on their site and “maybe even in an upcoming comic!” […]

Posted on: Mar 29, 2006,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Baldo creators getting involved in immigration protests

Garry Trudeau honored with Lifetime Acheivement Award

Doonesbury creator Garry Trudeau is being honored by Georgetown University’s Institute for the Study of Diplomacy for international political commentary. Political cartoonist Garry Trudeau first launched the comic strip?Doonesbury? in 1970. It now appears in nearly 1400 daily and Sunday newspapers in the U.S. and abroad. His recent focus on injured veterans from the Iraq […]

Posted on: Mar 29, 2006,  Section: Awards, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Garry Trudeau honored with Lifetime Acheivement Award

John Kovaleski will be signing books in Gettysburg PA

Tomorrow night John Kovaleski, creator of “Bo Nanas” will be doing a book signing and answering questions on life as a syndicated cartoonist at the Gettysburg College-Musselman Library in Gettysburg PA. So…how do you do what you do?” is the question Bo Nanas creator John Kovaleski hears the most. He answers that question and many […]

Posted on: Mar 29, 2006,  Section: Books, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on John Kovaleski will be signing books in Gettysburg PA

Phil Hands, Joe Heller take Wisconsin Journalism Contest

Phil Hands of the Wisconsin State Journal has taken first place for editorial cartooning in the Milwaukee Press Clubs’ Excellence in Wisconsin Journalism Contest. Joe Heller of the Green Bay Press-Gazette took second place.

Posted on: Mar 29, 2006,  Section: Awards, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Phil Hands, Joe Heller take Wisconsin Journalism Contest