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Archives for August, 2006

Luann collection book released this September

Greg Evens’ Luann has a new book entitled “Luann 3: Sixteen Isn’t Pretty” that will be released this September. From the promo: Luann manages to get through each day thanks to her two best friends, Bernice and Delta. She also receives guidance and suggestions (not that she wants them) from her parents. The collection is […]

Posted on: Aug 31, 2006,  Section: Books, Comic strips, Comments: 4 Comments

Exhibit shows how relevant Herblock cartoons are

I found an article in the Free Lance-Star that talks about how topical Herblock cartoons are decades after he drew them.  The story is accompanies by several images of this cartoons – dealing with wire-tapping, the religious right, and the deficit.

Posted on: Aug 31, 2006,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Exhibits, Comments: 4 Comments

The collection of the rarest of Bill Watterson’s artwork

Drawn! had a link a couple of days ago pointing visitors to  “Bill Watterson’s Rarest” – a site dedicated to chronicling artwork produced by Bill before and during the Calvin and Hobbes years. They also point to another site Calvin & Hobbes: Magic on Paper which is much of the same, perhaps even more detailed.  If you’re a Calvin and Hobbes fan, these are great sites to check out.

Posted on: Aug 30, 2006,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 40 Comments

Clay Bennett closes a busy year as AAEC President

E&P has a great story on Clay Bennett’s year as president of the AAEC (whose term ends this tomorrow).  Some of the things I know he had to deal with was the number of cartoonists that lost their jobs or took buyouts: Michael Ramirez, Kevin ‘Kal’ Kallaugher, Stacy Curtis, Tim Menees, David Simpson, and Larry Wright each walked out the door of their respective newspapers – only Michael has regained a staff cartoonist position.

Posted on: Aug 30, 2006,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Clay Bennett closes a busy year as AAEC President

Tony Cochran is the next Meet the Artist

Tony Cochran, creator of Agnes will be the next guest cartoonist on the Washington Post’s Meet the Artist chat session.  Agnes is in a eight week tryout with the Post and that is the topic of the conversation. 

Posted on: Aug 30, 2006,  Section: Comic strips, Speaking Engagements, Comments: 10 Comments

Glenn McCoy to be guest speaker at Missouri Press Association

Glenn McCoy will be a featured speaker at the Missouri Press Association’s annual convention this September 15th.  He’ll talk about the art of editorial cartooning. Glenn produced editorial cartoons that are syndicated through Universal Press as well as the creator of The Duplex and co-creator of The Flying McCoys which he produces with his brother Gary.

Posted on: Aug 30, 2006,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Speaking Engagements, Comments: Comments Off on Glenn McCoy to be guest speaker at Missouri Press Association

Mutts ‘Katrina’ series now collectible posters

Patrick McDonnell (Mutts) has been a big supporter of Animal rights. Not only has he been nominated for a third term on the board of directors of The Humane Society of the United States, but he’s championed programs to reunite lost animals with their owners after Hurricane Katrina.  Last year, he ran a six day series depicting the rescue of a dog stranded on a New Orleans rooftop.  That series has now been made available as unsigned collectible posters.

Posted on: Aug 30, 2006,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Mutts ‘Katrina’ series now collectible posters

“She’s Turning Into One Of Them’ coming out this fall

Lynn Johnston has a new For Better or For Worse book collection coming out in the coming weeks. This one entitled, She’s Turning Into One Of Them is a daily and Sunday collection and is published through Andrews McMeel Publishing.

Posted on: Aug 30, 2006,  Section: Books, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on “She’s Turning Into One Of Them’ coming out this fall

If you see this post – you’re on the new server

If you can see this posting, you’ve arrived at the new server and all is well. Feel free to add your comments to stories. If you see any problems with the blog, please email me (editor@dailycartoonist.com). Enjoy.

Posted on: Aug 29, 2006,  Section: Daily Cartoonist, Comments: Comments Off on If you see this post – you’re on the new server

Daily Cartoonist is moving hosting providers

Just a friendly heads up that in the next couple of days, I’ll be moving this blog to another hosting provider.  For most of you the transition will be seamless and you’ll never know that anything had changed.  During the 2-3 days that the DNS record is propagated throughout the Internet, there will actually be two instances of the Daily Cartoonist running – one on the old server environment and another in the new.  The only complication this creates is if someone makes a comment on a posting on the old server after I’ve moved all the content to the new.  In such cases, I’ll do my very best to catch all comments and move them over manually.

Thanks for your continued visits!

Posted on: Aug 29, 2006,  Section: Daily Cartoonist, Comments: Comments Off on Daily Cartoonist is moving hosting providers

Charles Schulz on teenagers book planned

From the Aaugh blog, comes news that a book is being written that includes the complete collection of cartoons that Charles Schulz did for Warner Press/Youth Magazine – the topic: Teenagers.  The collection will include over 250 cartoons from the mid ’50s through ’60s.  The book will be published by About Comics.

Posted on: Aug 28, 2006,  Section: Books, Comments: 4 Comments

Scott Stantis on what makes a great comic strip

The Dallas Morning News recently interviewed Scott Stantis about his Prickly City feature and Scott tells his views on what makes a great comic, what it’s like being married to a ‘liberal,’ and a brief mention of his podcast.

Posted on: Aug 28, 2006,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 4 Comments

Lynn Johnston interview from 1980 available

One of the featured cartoonists is Lynn Johnston and her For Better Or For Worse comic.  The video interview runs about 14 minutes and is quite interesting – even if you know a lot about Lynn.

Posted on: Aug 28, 2006,  Section: Comic strips, Interviews, Comments: Comments Off on Lynn Johnston interview from 1980 available

Heaven’s Love featured in New York Times article

Kevin Frank’s Heaven’s Love Thrift Shop continues to get attention from around the country for creating a faith based comic strip this time in a write up John Leland of the New York Times. The NYT interviewed Frank, Brian Walker, and King Feature’s Jay Kennedy and focused on the uniqueness of the feature on the comics page.

Posted on: Aug 28, 2006,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Doug Marlette’s new book to hit shelves this fall (UPDATED)

Doug Marlette’s second fictional novel, Magic Time, will be released this September 19th by Sarah Crichton Books/Farrar, Straus & Giroux. Here is the description from Marlette’s web stie:

Posted on: Aug 25, 2006,  Section: Books, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Doug Marlette’s new book to hit shelves this fall (UPDATED)