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Archives for December, 2006

Chaos ensues, order restored in Judge Parker serial (UPDATED)

The behind the scenes events surrounding the Judge Parker creators could be worthy of their own story-line. After receiving a steady flow of complaints and inquiries in the comment section of this blog regarding the abruptly changing artwork of Judge Parker, I started to poke around to see what warranted such a strong reaction. I […]

Posted on: Dec 29, 2006,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 14 Comments

Justin Bilicki joins blogosphere

Editorial cartoonist Justin Bilicki has started a blog. In addition to posting his finished cartoons, Justin also posts his rough sketches. Hat tip: AAEC Web site.

Posted on: Dec 28, 2006,  Section: Blogs, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Justin Bilicki joins blogosphere

Hardin ‘Jack’ Burnley passes away

Several web sites are reporting that Hardin “Jack” Burnley, died last Tuesday on December 19 at the age of 95. Jack was best known for his contribution to Superman, Batman and other comic book heroes. According to E&P, Jack “did sports cartoons in the 1930s, and later drew the “Batman” comic strip and newspaper illustrations.”

Posted on: Dec 28, 2006,  Section: Obituary, Comments: 1 Comment

Paul Conrad talks about how he fell into cartooning

The Palisaidan-Post has written a really good article on Paul Conrad (spurred on by the release of his book, I, Con: The Autobiography of Paul Conrad, Editorial Cartoonist). If you’re an editorial cartoonist, take a moment to read this article about this legend. In this article Paul talks about how he stumbled into editorial cartooning […]

Posted on: Dec 28, 2006,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Paul Conrad talks about how he fell into cartooning

Ted Rall decides not sue Ann Coulter

Ted Rall, who contemplated suing conservative columnist/author Ann Coulter for libel after she suggested (jokingly or otherwise) that Ted had entered the Iranian Holocaust cartooning contest, has decided against launching the suit on the grounds that it would be expensive and the verdict unclear. From his blog: One needs to have two things on one’s […]

Posted on: Dec 28, 2006,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

Lost Sheep leaving goComics for humorousmaximus.com

Dan Thompson writes in to inform me that his comic strip Lost Sheep is moving from Universal Press’ GoComics.com to the humorousmaximus.com web site at the end of this month. Dan is one of the founders of Humorous Maximus along with other notables such as Jerry King.

Posted on: Dec 27, 2006,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

Compu-toon exhibit slated for January

Charles Boyce, creator of Compu-toon, will have a two month exhibit of his comic panel at the Barrington Area Arts Council Gallery in Barrington, IL. The exhibit begins January 8th and runs through February 28th.

Posted on: Dec 27, 2006,  Section: Comic strips, Exhibits, Comments: Comments Off on Compu-toon exhibit slated for January

List of syndicated comics being built

Charles Brubaker writes in to share news that he is creating what he hopes to be an exhaustive list of syndicated comic strips complete with their start and end dates, artists, writers, syndicator, and genre. It’s quite the project. Head on over and check out the features you’re familiar with. I’m sure he’d appreciate feedback, […]

Posted on: Dec 27, 2006,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 7 Comments

Foxtrot going out swinging

It looks like Bill Amend is using his last week of the daily version of FoxTrot to make a few statements of cartooning. Yesterday he poked fun at why a cartoonist would want to do fewer cartoons (punchline: “Whoa! Some guy in World of Warquest went from level 1 to 60 in two days!”). Today […]

Posted on: Dec 27, 2006,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Foxtrot going out swinging

Roy Schneider records CD

According to E&P, Roy Schneider, creator of The Humble Stumble has recorded a 12 track CD which was inspired by his comic strip. Roy has been a singer/songwriter for years. The CD will be available on Amazon in January.

Posted on: Dec 27, 2006,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Roy Schneider records CD

Stephan Pastis interviewed

The Lawrence Journal has a good interview with Stephan Pastis, creator of Pearls Before Swine. He talks about his artistic ability, poking fun at other comics among other things. Also provided is segments of the interview in audio where he talks about how the internet has helped and hurt comic strips and how he comes […]

Posted on: Dec 27, 2006,  Section: Comic strips, Interviews, Comments: 2 Comments

A look back at 2006

With this year coming to a rapid close, I don’t anticipate any major changes or announcements coming from the syndicates or newspapers, so I dug into the archives of the Daily Cartoonist to pull out some of the highlights of the year. The syndicates launched 13 new features this year. King Features gets the prize […]

Posted on: Dec 26, 2006,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Year End Review, Comments: 3 Comments

Happy Holidays from the Daily Cartoonist

© 2006 Alan Gardner. In observance of Christmas, I’m shutting down the blog until the 27th of December and then blogging might be sporadic as I wrap up a freelance project that is due at the end of the month. May you all have a wonderful RamaHanuKwanzMas.

Posted on: Dec 22, 2006,  Section: Daily Cartoonist, Comments: 4 Comments

Playing syndication bingo

©2006 Aaron Johnson. Used by permission. Aaron Johnson writes in to share a unique way of waiting and watching to see how the major six syndicates will respond to his submission of his feature What the Duck. He’s created a bingo board (as seen above) and as results come in. He’s also posted his submission […]

Posted on: Dec 22, 2006,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 9 Comments

Jim Borgman joins Universal Press

Beginning January 1, Jim Borgman’s editorial cartoons will be syndicated through Universal Press. His cartoon had been syndicated through King Features where he had a client list of about 200 newspapers.

Posted on: Dec 22, 2006,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment