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Archives for June, 2006

This year’s Bunny Bash pictures posted

Mike Lynch writes in to report that this years Bunny Bash has broken all records for the number of professional cartoonists convening at Bunny Hoest’s Long Island home.  According to Mike, the annual Bunny Bash rivals the NCS Reubens for attendance by professional cartoonists.

Posted on: Jun 30, 2006,  Section: Daily Cartoonist, Comments: Comments Off on This year’s Bunny Bash pictures posted

Mark Anderson’s site adds e-commerce capabilities

Today he’s announced that potential customers can browse his cartoon collection and purchase them on the spot.  Check out his blog for details and visit his web site/online store.

Posted on: Jun 30, 2006,  Section: Blogs, Cartoons, Technology, Comments: Comments Off on Mark Anderson’s site adds e-commerce capabilities

Ziggy is getting attention on CNN.com

CNN has posted a story about how Ziggy’s 35th birthday.  It also talks about how Ziggy was created and how when Universal Press was starting up, Ziggy was a popular comic strip that kept the fledgling syndicate afloat in the early years.

Posted on: Jun 30, 2006,  Section: Anniversaries, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Ziggy is getting attention on CNN.com

Ted Rall joins United Media; still syndicated through Universal Press

United Media has announced that Ted Rall has joined them and will help acquire and develop comics and text features….  Ted has his ear to the ground and he knows where to look to find more edgy content that appeals to younger readers and addresses the needs of today.”Editor and Publisher also has filed a story.

Posted on: Jun 30, 2006,  Section: Editorial cartooning, United Media, Comments: 6 Comments

“Baldo” creators look to increase activism in Latino community

Hector Cant� and Carlos Castellanos, creators of the comic strip, “Baldo,” are encouraging Latinos to become activists in their communities. During the week of July 3, 2006, the strip, which is syndicated by Universal Press, will address issues and challenges that face Latinos in the United States. The week of strips also points out the […]

Posted on: Jun 30, 2006,  Section: Cartoons, Comic strips, Newspaper industry, Comments: Comments Off on “Baldo” creators look to increase activism in Latino community

“Boondocks” nominated for 2006 Teen Choice Award

The Cartoon Network?s animated series, “Boondocks,”has been nominated for a 2006 Teen Choice Award in the category of ?Choice TV Show: Animated.? The series is based on Aaron McGruder?s comic strip, The Boondocks, syndicated by Universal Press. McGruder serves as creator and executive producer of the show.

Posted on: Jun 30, 2006,  Section: Awards, Cartoons, Comic strips, Comments: 6 Comments

Baltimore City Paper catches up with KAL

Although recently being laid off as editorial cartoonist at the Baltimore Sun after nearly 17 years of service, Kevin “KAL” Kallaugher is keeping quite busy.

Posted on: Jun 30, 2006,  Section: Cartoons, Editorial cartooning, Exhibits, Comments: Comments Off on Baltimore City Paper catches up with KAL

Big thanks to Aaron Taylor!

I’m back from a three day trip to Island Park Idaho….  A big thanks goes out to Aaron Taylor who took over the Daily Cartoonist while I was out.

Posted on: Jun 30, 2006,  Section: Daily Cartoonist, Comments: 2 Comments

Pat Bagley discusses new book

Salt Lake Tribune political cartoonist Pat Bagley talks about his new book “Clueless George Is Watching You!” It is the second volume in the series ? the first being “Clueless George Goes to War”.

Posted on: Jun 29, 2006,  Section: Books, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Pat Bagley discusses new book

Lynn Johnston talks about expressions

Lynn Johnston, the artist who has created the For Better or For Worse comic strip for more than 20 years, gets technical (and spiritual) about drawing people. As a side note, For Better or For Worse has begun applying minor animation to the online strip. Watch the strip for a couple of seconds.

Posted on: Jun 29, 2006,  Section: Comic strips, Interviews, Comments: Comments Off on Lynn Johnston talks about expressions

If Italy loses match, cartoonist loses job!

Editorial cartoonist Andy Donato of the Toronto Sun will lose his job for a day if Italy can’t beat the Ukraine in the World Cup. According to the friendly wager, CFRB’s Ted Woloshyn will take over the cartooning responsibilities at the Sun if Ukraine wins, Donato will be radio host if Italy wins.

Posted on: Jun 29, 2006,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on If Italy loses match, cartoonist loses job!

Some Poles not big Trudeau fans, though…

The New York branch of the Polish American Congress has just branded “Doonesbury” creator Garry Trudeau a bigot. The May 14 edition of the comic featured a character named Kaminski, who receives his college diploma by overcoming “the worst skill deficiencies in reaching the minimum threshold of achievement.”

Posted on: Jun 29, 2006,  Section: Comic strips, Controversies, Comments: Comments Off on Some Poles not big Trudeau fans, though…

Garry Trudeau: Not only a cartoonist, but therapist, too

According to AirForceTimes.com, the storyline Trudeau has used in his comic strip “Doonesbury” (of B.D. losing a leg in combat) has been helpful in the healing of real-life soldiers.

Posted on: Jun 29, 2006,  Section: Cartoons, Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

Marshall Ramsey is a blogger

Marshall Ramsey, editorial cartoonist for the Clarion-Ledger in Jackson, MS, gives a behind-the-scenes look at the development of his daily cartoons.

Posted on: Jun 29, 2006,  Section: Blogs, Cartoons, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Marshall Ramsey is a blogger

Bruce Plante to do “chalk talk”

Thursday, June 29, the Hunter Museum of American Art in Chattanooga, TN will host a “Chalk Talk” with Bruce Plant, editorial cartoonist for the Times Free Press.

Posted on: Jun 28, 2006,  Section: Cartoons, Editorial cartooning, Speaking Engagements, Comments: 2 Comments