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Archives for October, 2006

Jules Feiffer honored by School of Visual Arts

Jules Feiffer has been honored by the School of Visual Arts on Tuesday of this week.  The school held a reception and dinner in his honor to kick off a new exhibit called The Masters Series: Jules Feiffer.  The exhibit contains works of art that span his 50 year career of cartoons, illustrations and water colors.

Posted on: Oct 26, 2006,  Section: Awards, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Jules Feiffer honored by School of Visual Arts

Girls & Sports hits YouTube

In an effort to create buzz around the coming release of the first Girls & Sports book (Opening Lines, Pinky Probes, and L-Bombs: The Girls & Sports Dating and Relationship Playbook), Andrew Feinstein and Justin Borus have created the first Girls & Sports short animation and have posted it on YouTube.

Posted on: Oct 26, 2006,  Section: Books, Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

Rich Stevens gets cease-and-desist-notice from LucasFilm

Tom Spurgeon over at Comics Reporter points us to the Diesel Sweeties web site where Rich Stevens, the creator of the web comic Diesel Sweeties (that will be syndicated nationally beginning on January 8, 2007) has received a cease-and-desist letter from LucasFilm LTD regarding a variety of t-shirts that Rich sells on his web site.

Posted on: Oct 26, 2006,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Rich Stevens gets cease-and-desist-notice from LucasFilm

Great Pumpkin TV special to celebrate 40th year on television

It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown will be celebrating its 40th anniversary on the air this Friday night. The Halloween special was created after the enormous success of A Charlie Brown Christmas.  Also airing tomorrow night is You’re Not Elected, Charlie Brown – another special created in 1972 about Linus running for school president. The show has a Great Pumpkin subplot.

Posted on: Oct 26, 2006,  Section: Television, Comments: Comments Off on Great Pumpkin TV special to celebrate 40th year on television

Scott Nychay losses his job as editorial cartoonist

For the second week in a row, an editorial cartoonist has been given the proverbial pink slip.  This time Scott Nychay of the Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, Il) according the the AAEC. Scott has been with the paper for the last eight years and has won numerous awards for the paper and even helped raise $50,000 for the victims of Hurricane Katrina and the tsunami victims through reprints of his cartoons.

Posted on: Oct 25, 2006,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 5 Comments

Charles Schulz drops to 3rd place in top-earning dead celebrity

The list comes out every year and Charles M. Schulz is typically second only to Elvis, but this year’s Forbes list of the Top-Earning Dead Celebrities, Sparky drops to number three as Kurt Cobain comes from out of no where to take the top honor.  Cobain’s widow, Courtney Love sold a 25% stake in Nirvana’s song catalog to a New York music publishing company for a reported $50 million – which put Cobain on the list – at the top.

Posted on: Oct 25, 2006,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

Paul Combs to be syndicated through TMS

Last May, Paul Combs announced that he was leaving his editorial cartooning position with the Tampa Tribune to return back to Ohio.  He hinted that there were cartoon related opportunities possibilities awaiting and now Editor & Publisher reports that Paul will be doing three cartoons a week with Tribune Media Services and will also be doing local cartoons for The Crescent-News in Defiance, Ohio.  He’ll continue to do firefighting (his occupation before he got into editorial cartooning).

Posted on: Oct 24, 2006,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Paul Combs to be syndicated through TMS

Volume 3 of the Complete Dennis the Menace now available

This third volume of Hank Ketcham’s Complete Dennis the Menace publishes every single panel strip from 1955 and 1956 in one handsome and thick hardcover volume.  Ketchamâ??s legendary pen and ink work achieves its full flowering in this volume as do the various situations and themes that Ketcham would return to: the first â??split screenâ? (two-panel strip) that Ketcham would occasionally use; Dennis actually flirts with a girl; he rats Dad out to Mom; exacerbates confrontations between Dad and the police; and stymies hapless baby-sitters.

Posted on: Oct 24, 2006,  Section: Books, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Volume 3 of the Complete Dennis the Menace now available

Randy Glasbergen featured on blogcritics.org

Blogcritics has posted an interview with Randy Glasbergen who does the “Better Half” panel.

Posted on: Oct 24, 2006,  Section: Comic strips, Interviews, Comments: Comments Off on Randy Glasbergen featured on blogcritics.org

2007 Best Political Cartoons of the Year book coming

Cagle has posted news that he’s wrapped up the book The Best Political Cartoons of the Year, 2007 and that it will be on bookstore shelves before Christmas. The book will have 288 pages and you will also be available in electronic version.  Cagle also addresses a lot of complaints editorial cartoonists have leveled at him over the years about his book.

Posted on: Oct 24, 2006,  Section: Books, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

Stephanie Piro has new book and ‘My Name is Earl’ connection (Updated)

Six Chix cartoonist Stephanie Piro has a couple of exciting tidbits of news. She has a new book out called, My Cat Loves Me Naked. Get it at Amazon.com.

Posted on: Oct 23, 2006,  Section: Books, Comments: Comments Off on Stephanie Piro has new book and ‘My Name is Earl’ connection (Updated)

Garry Trudeau featured in Washington Post Magazine

I just spent a half hour reading The Washington Post Magazine’s article on Garry Trudeau called Doonesbury’s War.  In the hectic Monday morning before rushing to work, nothing gets that much attention from me, but this article is well worth my time. I hope you’ll take some time to read it.  As private as Garry is, (and the article will tell you why), I don’t think we’ll see another extended glimpse into his life until he passes away decades from now.

Posted on: Oct 23, 2006,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 4 Comments

Pat Bagley publishes third Clueless George book

Pat Bagley, editorial cartoonist for the Salt Lake Tribune, has written a third Clueless George book, this one entitled “Clueless George Takes on Liberals!“  His other two books, Clueless George Goes to War and Clueless George Is Watching You! are available on Amazon.com.

Posted on: Oct 23, 2006,  Section: Books, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Pat Bagley publishes third Clueless George book

If youv’e ever wondered who submits ideas to Pluggers…

Dallas Morning News columnist Mike Peters as a write up about Reed Hover – a texan who has submitted sent in hundreds of ideas to Pluggers, the panel first created by Jeff MacNelly, now drawn by Gary Brookins.  Gary says he get’s a lot of submissions from Texas as well as a guy named Brad from South Carolina. Over-all he gets a hundred ideas via mail and hundreds more via email.

Posted on: Oct 23, 2006,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 4 Comments

John Rose to lecture at Tidewater Community College

John Rose, editorial cartoonist for the Daily News Record and artist for the comic Barney Google and Snuffy Smith will be on hand at the Tidewater Community College to lecture and sit on a panel regarding political cartons and first amendment freedoms.  The event is this Wednesday.  He’ll also be signing books.

Posted on: Oct 23, 2006,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Speaking Engagements, Comments: Comments Off on John Rose to lecture at Tidewater Community College