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Pictures posted from NYC NCS gathering

Mike Lynch has posted photos of the last nights NYC NCS get together. Photos include Brendan Burford, Caroline Dworin, Rina Piccolo, Marc Bilgrey, Tony Murphy, Mort Gerberg, Doug Bratton, Anne Gibbons, Isabella Bannerman, Garry Trudeau, Dan Piraro and of course Mike Lynch. Looks like they had a great time.

Posted on: Nov 30, 2006,  Section: Cartoons, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Pictures posted from NYC NCS gathering

I’m going to Vegas baby!

I’ll be in Las Vegas this Sunday through Tuesday for a tech conference. If there are any ‘toonists in the area who’d like to get together and talk shop over a favorite beverage or lunch, drop me an email. Likewise, if there is some event or exhibit related to cartooning in the area that would […]

Posted on: Nov 30, 2006,  Section: Daily Cartoonist, Comments: 1 Comment

David Fitzsimmons creates Best of Fitz calendar

David Fitzsimmons, editorial cartoonist for the Arizona Daily Star, has created a “Best of Fitz” calendar for 2007. He’ll be personalizing and signing copies at the newspaper’s office on Saturday Dec 2 from 2-4 pm. Cost of the calendar is $6.95.

Posted on: Nov 30, 2006,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on David Fitzsimmons creates Best of Fitz calendar

Editorial Cartoonists talk about plagiarism within their ranks

E&P’s Dave Astor interviewed several editorial cartoonists about whether they believe the incidents of plagiarism has been on the increase with the rise of the internet. The response was that it hasn’t. Cartoonists also opine on why there seems to be so many common ideas generated by editorial cartoonists.

Posted on: Nov 30, 2006,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Editorial Cartoonists talk about plagiarism within their ranks

Democratic Club hosts an evening with Paul Conrad

The Pacific Palisades Democratic Club will host former L.A. Times editorial cartoonist Paul Conrad on December 10. Paul will have copies of his books on hand and will be doing a book signing after the reception. A $25 suggested donation is requested and attendees should RSVP. UPDATE: According to LA City Beat, Paul will also […]

Posted on: Nov 30, 2006,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Democratic Club hosts an evening with Paul Conrad

Andrew Feinstein interviewed by Expanded Books

Andrew Feinstein, co-creator of Girls and Sports was recently interviewed by Expanded Books regarding the release of his first book, Opening Lines, Pinky Probes and L-Bombs: The Girls & Sports Dating & Relationship Playbook. You can see the interview on YouTube.

Posted on: Nov 29, 2006,  Section: Interviews, Comments: 2 Comments

Foxtrot wins Post-Gazette poll

Not sure I missed this story, but the Pittsburg Post-Gazette has posted their results from a comic survey and Bill Amend’s Foxtrot is king of their comics page beating out Lynn Johnston’s For Better or For Worse by one vote. Other’s in the top 10 include: Dilbert, Mother Goose and Grimm, Zits, Bizarro, Peanuts Classic, […]

Posted on: Nov 29, 2006,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Foxtrot wins Post-Gazette poll

More line up changes

The Commercial Dispatch has added Mark Tatulli’s Lio, Paul Gilligan’s Pooch Cafe and Phil Frank and Joe Troise’s The Elderberries to their line up. Outgoing strips include The Boondocks, Agnes and Peanuts. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has added Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott’s Baby Blues to replace The Boondocks.

Posted on: Nov 29, 2006,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on More line up changes

Comics Crumudgeon writes LA Times OP-Ed piece

Joshua Fruhlinger, AKA the Comics Curmudgeon, wrote an op-ed piece for the LA Times about how the comic strip fan community is still vibrant, but increasingly not interested in the reading the comics from a newspaper. He says: The only place you won’t find this kind of enthusiasm is in the newspaper comics pages. Rather […]

Posted on: Nov 29, 2006,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Jules Feiffer speaks to Arizona State University

Jules Feiffer is in Arizona this week. Today he speaks at Arizona State University at 4 p.m. to give a presentation called “A Discussion with Feiffer: The Art of Social Commentary on Stage, Film and Paper.” The event is free and open to the public. The Arizona Republic also profiled Jules’ visit.

Posted on: Nov 29, 2006,  Section: Speaking Engagements, Comments: Comments Off on Jules Feiffer speaks to Arizona State University

Robert Cabrera ends Silo Roberts comic strip

Robert Cabrera, who launched Silo Roberts in 2004 with United Media, has decided to pull the plug on the strip so that he can attend graduate school for computer animation. I emailed him to confirm the end of his strip and he wrote back the following: The decision to end the strip was difficult, but […]

Posted on: Nov 28, 2006,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 8 Comments

Steve Sack wins Berryman Cartoonist of the Year

Steve Sack, editorial cartoonist for the Minneapolis Star Tribune, has been awarded Berryman Cartoonist of the Year by The National Press Foundation. Steve has been with the Star Tribune since 1981. If you’re not familiar with Steve’s work – he’s unique in editorial cartooning as his cartoons often look like they were done in paint […]

Posted on: Nov 28, 2006,  Section: Awards, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Steve Sack wins Berryman Cartoonist of the Year

Bill Amend gets NFL football dates mixed up

From Bill Amend’s web site comes an apology or perhaps better stated as an explanation as to why his November 23rd’s strip mentioned the wrong football schedule. Apparently, Bill used last Thanksgiving’s NFL schedule accidently. The error went out to newspapers and while a correction was made to the web version, that correction was never […]

Posted on: Nov 28, 2006,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Bill Amend gets NFL football dates mixed up

Patrick McDonnell’s children’s book gets air-time on Today Show

Patrick McDonnell’s children’s book, Just Like Heaven was featured on the Today Show yesterday morning. The books publisher, Little Brown Books for Young Readers donated 15,000 copies to the Today Show’s annual toy drive. They’ve posted the segment online for your viewing pleasure.

Posted on: Nov 28, 2006,  Section: Books, Television, Comments: Comments Off on Patrick McDonnell’s children’s book gets air-time on Today Show

John Branch wins Katie Award

San Antonio Express-News editorial cartoonist John Branch was awarded a Katie Award for best editorial cartoon for his September 2005 cartoon entitled “Katrina pass-the-blame game” which depicted President Bush, New Orlean’s Mayor Ray Nagin and Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco tossing a sand bag around (labeled blame) while the levee behind them continues to pour out […]

Posted on: Nov 28, 2006,  Section: Awards, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on John Branch wins Katie Award