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Ann Telnaes’ new book targets Dick Cheney

Ann Telnaes is self-publishing a collection of her cartoons on the topic of Dick Cheney. The book, entitled “Dick,” is 108 pages and can be purchased through Lulu.com. From E&P: Timing was one reason Telnaes self-published “Dick” via the Cartoonist Group, which compiled and formatted the book. “Cheney’s activities have inspired a lot of my […]

Posted on: Dec 18, 2006,  Section: Books, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Ann Telnaes’ new book targets Dick Cheney

Patrick McDonnell receives Sierra Club award

Mutts creator Patrick McDonnell was awarded the “Award of Appreciation” from the Sierra club for using his comic strip to raise public awareness for environmental issues, according the E&P.

Posted on: Dec 18, 2006,  Section: Awards, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Patrick McDonnell receives Sierra Club award

Jeff Stahler gets profiled in Columbus Dispatch

Editorial and comic panel cartoonist, Jeff Stahler, receives a mention in the Columbus Dispatch for his work on his comic panel, Moderately Confused. Says Jeff: “I’m used to observing the front pages of the news and commenting with a cartoon for the Columbus Dispatch editorial pages,” said Stahler, who doubles as an editorial cartoonist. “But […]

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

WPWG to launch ‘Little Dog Lost’ in March

The Washington Post Writers Group web site has a page for a new strip they plan to launch beginning March 27, 2007 called Little Dog Lost by Steve Boreman. From the WPWG web site is this description of the feature: A lost little dogâ??s picture hangs on a telephone pole, a note begging for his […]

Posted on: Dec 18, 2006,  Section: Comic strips, New Launches, Comments: 4 Comments

Luckovich, Handelsman interviewed on Newsweek on Air

Pulitzer Prize winners Mike Luckovich and Walt Handelsman were interviewed by NEWSWEEK on Air on their most controversial and favorite cartoons of the year. They also talked about what subjects they see coming into the new year. You can listen to it online.

Posted on: Dec 18, 2006,  Section: Interviews, Comments: 1 Comment

Pat Bagley signs latest book

Salt Lake Tribune editorial cartoonist Pat Bagley will be at Sam Weller’s Bookstore in downtown Salt Lake City to sign his latest book Clueless George Takes on Liberals!.

Posted on: Dec 18, 2006,  Section: Books, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Pat Bagley signs latest book

Ask Ted Rall about Diesel Sweeties

After reading the “spirited” discussion in the comments regarding the launch of Diesel Sweeties, I’ve invited Ted Rall, who is responsible for acquisition and development for United Media, to respond to any questions you might have about the launch/selection of Rich Stevens’ feature. Email me with your questions and I’ll forward him the most frequently […]

Posted on: Dec 15, 2006,  Section: Comic strips, Interviews, New Launches, Comments: Comments Off on Ask Ted Rall about Diesel Sweeties

Diesel Sweetie to launch January 8

Diesel Sweeties © Richard Stevens. Used by permission of United Media. All Rights Reserved. What looks to be the first comic strip launch of 2007, United Media will launch Diesel Sweeties by Richard Stevens. Diesel Sweeties is about a love relationship between a robot named Clango Cyclotron and his human girlfriend. The feature has been […]

Posted on: Dec 14, 2006,  Section: Comic strips, New Launches, Comments: 119 Comments

Newspapers as we know it will be gone within 10 years

Back in July I interviewed the management of most of the major syndicates regarding how they viewed their future in an industry that many think is in decline. For the most part, they were very upbeat, positive and even bullish on the newspaper industry. They probably could have sensed from my line of questioning, that […]

Posted on: Dec 13, 2006,  Section: Newspaper industry, Comments: 12 Comments

Cartoon America exhibit extends schedule

Mike Rhode over at the ComicDC blog mentions that the Cartoon American exhibit in the Library of Congress has been extended for another month. The new close date is February 24th.

Posted on: Dec 13, 2006,  Section: Exhibits, Comments: Comments Off on Cartoon America exhibit extends schedule

Brian Fairrington designing college mascot

Brian Fairrington, syndicated editorial cartoonist with Cagle Cartoons, is designing the new look for “Artie the Artichoke” – the school mascot for Scottsdale Community College. You can see Brian’s work on the voting page where students vote for their favorite. Fairrington said he enjoyed working on the project. But the cartoonist said it’s challenging to […]

Posted on: Dec 13, 2006,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Nate Beeler joins blogosphere

Nate Beeler, editorial cartoonist for The Examiner in DC, began blogging in November. His blog posts contain his cartoons with commentary about it.

Posted on: Dec 12, 2006,  Section: Blogs, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Nate Beeler joins blogosphere

Changes abound on funny pages

Here’s a quick run down of the pickups and droppings this week. The Observer in Dunkirk, NY has picked up Lynn Johnston’s For Better or For Worse which will replace Bill Amends FoxTrot that is dropping its daily feature. Darby Conley’s Get Fuzzy is on a trial run at the Gazette-Times (Corvallis, OR). To make […]

Posted on: Dec 12, 2006,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Bill King dies at age 84

Bill King, the editorial cartoonist for the Asbury Park Press has died at age 84.

Posted on: Dec 12, 2006,  Section: Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Bill King dies at age 84

Ten annual editorial cartooning contests deadlines posted

Over on the AAEC web site are the deadlines and information to enter the 10 annual major editorial cartooning contests. The list includes: National Headliner Awards Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award The Thomas Nast Award Scripps Howard Foundation National Journalism Awards The Herblock Prize The Pulitzer Prize Sigma Delta Chi Award For students: Mark of […]

Posted on: Dec 12, 2006,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Ten annual editorial cartooning contests deadlines posted