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Barkeater Lake to live on afterall

Earlier this month, Corey Pandolph announced that he was retiring his strip Barkeater Lake which had been published online at comics.com and in two newspapers. But reader feedback from that announcement has convinced him to carry on with the strip. He writes: Just thought you folks would like to know Barkeater Lake will be continuing […]

Posted on: Dec 21, 2006,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 4 Comments

Tom Toles posts unfinished cartoon for reader feedback

Tom Toles has posted two cartoons today – one finished one that was published and one sketch drawing that didn’t get used. Readers are asked which one is funnier/newsworthy/original. Link hat tip to Mike Lynch! CORRECTION: As indicated by Nick Anderson in the comment section. This is not a new feature for Toles who has […]

Posted on: Dec 21, 2006,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

NY Comic Con to include comic strip legends

The New York Comic Con (February 23-25) will feature several King Feature Syndicate cartoonists/writers and one former Creators cartoonist. King Features has a booth for a dozen or more cartoonists to sign autographs and meet attendees. These include: Isabella Bannerman (“Six Chix”), Chance Browne (“Hi and Lois”), Hy Eisman (“Popeye”), Ron Ferdinand (“Dennis the Menace”), […]

Posted on: Dec 21, 2006,  Section: Speaking Engagements, Comments: 3 Comments

Ted Rall answers questions about Diesel Sweeties

After the heated discussion last week regarding the launch of Rich Stevens’ Diesel Sweeties webcomic into print syndication, I asked if Ted Rall, who acquired DS for United Media, if he’d be willing to respond to any questions from you readers about DS. I’d like to thank Ted for participating in the dialog on this […]

Posted on: Dec 20, 2006,  Section: Comic strips, New Launches, United Media, Comments: 13 Comments

News & Observer to use empty FoxTrot space for guest comics

Starting in January, The News & Observer is going to dedicate FoxTrot’s space to a monthly rotating of guest comic strips to determine which ones should be added to the funny pages. Readers are encouraged to go to the new forum that was created for feedback and let editors know what they think. The first […]

Posted on: Dec 20, 2006,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 13 Comments

Gary Brookins uses Pluggers to announce he’s a grandpa

Congrats are in order to Gary Brookins who is a grandpa (not sure if this is the first grand-child or not). The December 11th Pluggers uses the caption, “Pluggers love spreading good news” and instead of the normal submitted by information, Gary announces the birth of his grandson.

Posted on: Dec 20, 2006,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 5 Comments

Close to Home makes the rounds with ‘hot’ nurses

Monday’s Close To Home made the rounds at the Saratoga Hospital in New York as it was copied, faxed, e-mailed and posted through-out the hospital. It even caught the attention of the local media. The cartoon depicted a man being loaded into an ambulance and the EMT saying, “You’ve got two options, bud. Mercy Hospital […]

Posted on: Dec 20, 2006,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 8 Comments

Winsor McCay lecture to be held at Library of Congress

According to the ComicsDC blog, Swann Foundation Fellow Katherine Roeder will give a lecture at the Library of Congress on the topic of Winsor McCay. The presentation is entitled “Wide Awake in Slumberland: Fantasy and Mass Culture in the Work of Winsor McCay” and will be held on January 16. See his blog for more […]

Posted on: Dec 19, 2006,  Section: Comic history, Comments: Comments Off on Winsor McCay lecture to be held at Library of Congress

Gary Varvel posts his first animation

Gary Varvel, editorial cartoonist at The Indianapolis Star, has posted the results of his first time up to bat doing an animated editorial cartoon. The animation is entitled “Gary Varvel’s D.C. Christmas” and runs just shy of 3 minutes. Check it out here.

Posted on: Dec 19, 2006,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

AAEC to celebrate 50 year anniversary in Washington D.C.

Rob Rogers, the new AAEC president has announced on the associations web site that this year’s AAEC convention will be in Washington D.C. to commemorate the 50 year anniversary of the organization’s existence. Says Rob: We chose D.C. because that’s where the AAEC’s first convention was held and it seemed like a great bookend for […]

Posted on: Dec 19, 2006,  Section: Anniversaries, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on AAEC to celebrate 50 year anniversary in Washington D.C.

Joseph Barbera dies at age 95

Slightly off-topic obit announcement, but who can argue that Joseph Barbera hasn’t influenced us at some level, at some point in our lives. Along with William Hanna, Joseph and William created the Flintstones, Yogi Bear, Scooby-Doo, The Jetsons, and Tom and Jerry. Joseph passed away at the age of 95.

Posted on: Dec 19, 2006,  Section: Obituary, Comments: 3 Comments

Candorville reenactment posted on YouTube

Darrin Bell‘s Candorville blog mentions that a reenactment of one of his strips from 1995 has been posted on YouTube. The clip runs about 35 seconds. Earlier this fall, Mary Worth reenactments clips surfaced on YouTube (and I can’t believe I just used Candorville and Mary Worth in the same blog post). Here’s the Candorville […]

Posted on: Dec 19, 2006,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 4 Comments

Garfield statue found decapitated

Earlier this year, I told you about the Garfield statues that were being put up around Grant County Indiana to be a tourist attraction (read January and April stories). Now one of those statues is headless in the city of Marion. No leads yet. Police are hoping that at some point, someone starts to brag […]

Posted on: Dec 19, 2006,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 7 Comments

Akron Beacon Journal readers to decide FoxTrot replacement

The Akron Beacon Journal is asking readers to vote for a replacement strip for FoxTrot, whose daily strip is ending at the end of this year. The choices given are: Stephan Pastis‘ Pearls Before Swine, Tundra by Chad Carpenter and Dan Piraro’s Bizarro. The article also mentions that they brought back Mary Worth, who had […]

Posted on: Dec 18, 2006,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Akron Beacon Journal readers to decide FoxTrot replacement

Time magazine’s Cartoons of the Year posted

Time Magazine has posted there choices for Cartoons of the Year. Cartoonists included in the selection, John Sherffius, Chip Bok, Mike Thompson (included twice), Steve Kelly, Marshall Ramsey, Gary Markstein, Steve Breen, Chris Britt, and Walt Handelsman.

Posted on: Dec 18, 2006,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment