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MIT hackes Doonesbury college poll to get win

Universal Press Syndicate: News Release:Despite some digital ballot-box stuffing, or perhaps because of it, MIT has won the poll that asked where Alex Doonesbury should go to college.”A careful check of the applicable rulebook indicates that queering the results was not specifically prohibited,” noted a Friday post on Doonesbury.com, where the poll was conducted.  “And by tradition, engineers, hackers, and techfolk will assume that in a problem-solving situation of this nature, there is no box out of which they are not expected to climb.

Posted on: May 31, 2006,  Section: Comic strips, Contests, Comments: Comments Off on MIT hackes Doonesbury college poll to get win

Reuben weekend photos and play by play posted

Two Reuben weekend attendees, Mark Anderson and Mike Lynch have posted their photos and details of their weekend.Mark live-blogged his first and second day of attending sessions and meeting other cartoonists….  Mike also has shots of several attendees such as Dan Piraro, Tony Murphy, Rina Piccolo, Stan and Pauline Goldberg, Chuck Goll, Dan Collins, and Bunny Hoest.

Posted on: May 30, 2006,  Section: Awards, Comments: Comments Off on Reuben weekend photos and play by play posted

Three strips dropped in Daily Press to make room for kids features

The Daily Press, Newport VA, has dropped “Opus,” “The Pink Panther,” and “Jump Start” in order to make room for three kid’s features such as a crossword puzzle, “Ask Shagg” and “Doodles.”The editor also points out that Aaron McGruder’s “Boondocks” has been replaced by Darrin Bell’s “Candorville” for the remainder of the hiatus.

Posted on: May 30, 2006,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Three strips dropped in Daily Press to make room for kids features

Detroit Free Press changes line up while Wiley Miller is on vacation

“Non Seq” will move to Page 1 of our comics when it returns next month.In “Mr. Boffo”‘s former home on Page 1, you’ll see “F Minus” by Tony Carrillo, which gets its shot to wow Free Press comics lovers….  And no, it had nothing to do with pole dancing.According to distributor United Features Syndicate, the comic “tackles life’s serious issues, pins them to the ground, and steals their lunch money.”

Posted on: May 30, 2006,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Detroit Free Press changes line up while Wiley Miller is on vacation

Mikhaela Reid has photos of Glyph Awards and She Draws Comics exhibit

I don’t have pictures from the Glyph Awards ceremony, but I do havepictures from the convention it was attached to, the Fifth Annual EastCoast Black Age of Comics Convention (my boyfriend, social/politicalcartoonist Masheka Wood had a table and a book).

Posted on: May 30, 2006,  Section: Exhibits, Comments: 2 Comments

Brian Gable wins fourth National News Award

Congratulations are in order for Canadian editorial Cartoonist Brian Gable of the Globe and Mail who was awarded his fourth National Newspaper Award.  The awards were handed out last Friday in Halifax.

Posted on: May 30, 2006,  Section: Awards, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Brian Gable wins fourth National News Award

Detroit Free Press changes line up while Wiley Miller is on vacation

“Non Seq” will move to Page 1 of our comics when it returns next month.In “Mr. Boffo”‘s former home on Page 1, you’ll see “F Minus” by Tony Carrillo, which gets its shot to wow Free Press comics lovers….  And no, it had nothing to do with pole dancing.According to distributor United Features Syndicate, the comic “tackles life’s serious issues, pins them to the ground, and steals their lunch money.”

Posted on: May 29, 2006,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 6 Comments

Daily Cartoonist closed on Memorial Day

Be back tomorrow morning!

Posted on: May 28, 2006,  Section: Daily Cartoonist, Comments: Comments Off on Daily Cartoonist closed on Memorial Day

Mike Luckovich wins Reuben Award: 2005 Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year

Mike Luckovich, who has previously won this years Pulitzer Prize, SPJ’s Sigma Delta Chi Award, Overseas Press Club Award, and the National Headliners Award, can add the Reuben Award for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year.More details over at E&P.

Posted on: May 28, 2006,  Section: Awards, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Mike Luckovich wins Reuben Award: 2005 Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year

Reuben award winner posted

BTW, This post is a milestone of sorts for the Daily Cartoonist.  I have now posted 1000 blog posts in the seven and a half months of blogging.

Posted on: May 27, 2006,  Section: Awards, Cartoons, Comments: 6 Comments

Unfit to live on… online

Mike Belkin, creator of “Unfit” writes in to tell me that while “Unfit” will close as a print cartoon at the end of this month, it will continue to be found on line in some form in the next few months. He’s created a form on mikebelkin.com where you can sign up and be notified […]

Posted on: May 26, 2006,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 9 Comments

Jim Borgman in list of most influential Cincinnati citizens

Early in the Daily Cartoonist’s days, I posted a story about Jim being listed on the Annoyatorium – a gripe message board about people who annoy….  One of the reason he wasn’t annoying was “Every city election year, there is a write-in campaign for him for Cincinnati City Council.”All of this is a way of saying Cincinnati loves Jim.

Posted on: May 26, 2006,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Jim Borgman in list of most influential Cincinnati citizens

Reuben nominees will be on Washington Post chat today

Today at 1 p.m. (EST) the five nominees for the Reuben Award will be guests on the Washington Post’s chat forum.  The five guests and nominees are: Bill Amend (Foxtrot), Dave Coverly (Speed Bump), Brian Crane (Pickles), Mike Luckovich and Dan Piraro (Bizarro).You can submit questions ahead of time on the wp site.

Posted on: May 26, 2006,  Section: Awards, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Reuben nominees will be on Washington Post chat today

Jim Borgman: Is it okay to use photocopier in multi-panel cartoons

Now Photoshop lets us appleC-appleV elements and move them around, making complicated cartoons like this one do-able under tight deadlines.That said, I always feel an irrational twinge of guilt when I cut-and-paste within a cartoon, as if readers have paid me by the line and insist on their money’s worth.  For reasons I can’t explain, I usually go back in and tweak the characters and backgrounds here and there to give the eagle-eyed wannabes something to examine and form conspiracy theories about.

Posted on: May 26, 2006,  Section: Cartoons, Editorial cartooning, Technology, Comments: Comments Off on Jim Borgman: Is it okay to use photocopier in multi-panel cartoons

Hector Cantú to speak at Americans for the Arts Convention

He is co-executive producer of the Baldo TV show, currently in development at Paloma Productions, and author of two Baldo books: The Lower You Ride, The Cooler You Are and Night of the Bilingual Telemarketers.The comic strip’s lead characters are quickly working their way onto the American pop culture stage, from car-crazy teen Baldo and college-obsessed sister Gracie to tradition-conscious Dad and lottery-playing Tia Carmen….  Baldo is Universal Press Syndicate’s fourth most-successful comic strip launch, after The Boondocks, For Better or For Worse, and Calvin and Hobbes.In addition to his work on this successful comic, Cantú is an editor at Quick, a daily news tabloid in Dallas that targets young readers.

Posted on: May 26, 2006,  Section: Comic strips, Speaking Engagements, Comments: Comments Off on Hector Cantú to speak at Americans for the Arts Convention