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Archives for January, 2007

New comic debuts on goComics.com

Via Brian Anderson’s Dog Eat Doug blog, comes news that a new comic has debuted on Universal Press’ GoComics web site. The new feature is called 44 Union Avenue by Mike Witmer. Here’s the description: Welcome to the lively household of Cheryl-Ann, parental advice columnist and single-mom parent of two precocious children — Jasper (your […]

Posted on: Jan 29, 2007,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Stan Lee to be guest of honor at MoCCA fundraising reception

I mentioned it briefly back in December that Stan Lee was going to be the guest of honor at a Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art fundraiser to coincide with the New York Comic-Con. The museum was also working toward an exhibit in his honor as well. I received a press release from the museum […]

Posted on: Jan 29, 2007,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Stan Lee to be guest of honor at MoCCA fundraising reception

Syncophanted comics releases 3rd volume

Via Mike Lynch’s site comes news that Brendan Burford (an editor at King Features and hubby of Tina’s Groove creator Rina Piccolo) is releasing his third volume of Syncopated comics. Syncopated Comics is an independently published collection of comics. Brendan will be on hand at the New York Comic-Con on February 23rd through 25th if […]

Posted on: Jan 29, 2007,  Section: Cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Syncophanted comics releases 3rd volume

NCS award submissions coming due

Mike Lynch has posted on his blog the run down on the deadlines and requirements for this year’s NCS division awards. The deadline is February 23rd and the finalists will be announced in April with the awards dinner in Orlando Florida on May 26th. Best of luck to all who enter.

Posted on: Jan 29, 2007,  Section: Awards, Comments: Comments Off on NCS award submissions coming due

New Krazy Kat collection coming in March

Fantagraphic books is coming out with another collection of George Herriman’s Krazy Kat. I’m not sure where I read this, but for legal reasons’ the books are all named Krazy & Ignatz. This latest collection entitled A Brick Stuffed With Moombins is due in stores in March. You can get $5 off if you pre-order […]

Posted on: Jan 29, 2007,  Section: Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on New Krazy Kat collection coming in March

MSNBC holding comic poll for FoxTrot replacement

MSNBC’s Test Pattern (their blog regarding all things entertainment and pop culture) is holding a poll to determine which comic strip should replace FoxTrot, which they’ve been running in reruns since the first of the month. I generally discourage fans of a particular feature from voting in a local newspaper’s comic surveys if they don’t […]

Posted on: Jan 29, 2007,  Section: Daily Cartoonist, Comments: 1 Comment

Scott Nickel joins the blogosphere

Scott Nickel – half of the Triple Take team writes in to announce that he’s started up a blog. Scott, for those who don’t know him, works in Jim Davis’ Paws Inc. as a writer/editor on books and other Garfield related licensing.

Posted on: Jan 26, 2007,  Section: Blogs, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Scott Nickel joins the blogosphere

Best Editorial Cartoons of the Year odds and ends

Jim Borgman received the honor of taking the cover of this year’s Best Editorial Cartoons of the Year. I’m not sure how the cover cartoon is selected, but it probably goes through a more unbiased selection process than other best of books. In other BECOTY tidbits – AAEC members Dean Turnbloom and his son Lucas […]

Posted on: Jan 26, 2007,  Section: Daily Cartoonist, Comments: 10 Comments

Mark Trail celebrates 60 years

The comic feature Mark Trail is celebrating 60 years in the funny pages. Mark Trail was created by Ed Dodd in 1946 and turned over to Jack Elrod since 1978 according to King Feature’s web site. The Northeast Georgia History Center is planning a special program to honor Ed (was from Gainesville and died there […]

Posted on: Jan 25, 2007,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

Doonesbuy strip demonstrates power of the cartoon

There’s a great article in the McGill Tribune about the great potential the cartoon has for motivating change in society and they use Gary Trudeau’s Doonesbury as an example of a cartoon that helped end a racial law in Florida back in the mid-1980s. Legally speaking, racial segregation in the United States is an issue […]

Posted on: Jan 25, 2007,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Doonesbuy strip demonstrates power of the cartoon

Scott Kurtz in talks with Jimmy Johnson?

After posting an open letter inviting FoxTrot creator Bill Amend into saving the comic strip industry, it appears that Scott Kurtz has been talking at least one other cartoonist – Jimmy Johnson, creator of Arlo and Janis. I’ve been having a conversation lately with a young cartoonist named Scott Kurtz. Scott is young (compared to […]

Posted on: Jan 25, 2007,  Section: Daily Cartoonist, Comments: 15 Comments

Cartoonists in the news: Charles Boyce

Charles Boyce is being honored with an exhibit of his feature, Compu-Toon in Barrington, IL. He was interviewed by the Daily Herald about that event.

Posted on: Jan 23, 2007,  Section: Comic strips, Exhibits, Comments: 3 Comments

Barkeater Lake web site officially launched

Corey Pandolph writes in to announce that his feature, Barkeater Lake, that he removed from comics.com after a three year run, has a new web site. The site offers the updated daily strip, a membership for fans to help support the site and Corey’s strip as well as a place to purchase the first Barkeater […]

Posted on: Jan 22, 2007,  Section: Daily Cartoonist, Comments: Comments Off on Barkeater Lake web site officially launched

Girls and Sports video #2 posted

Andrew Feinstein of Girls & Sports writes in to tell me that the second G&S animated cartoon has been posted to the web. The first was posted on YouTube back in October. He and Justin Borus will also be in Denver this Thursday at the Tattered Cover Book Store to plug their book. They will […]

Posted on: Jan 22, 2007,  Section: Daily Cartoonist, Comments: Comments Off on Girls and Sports video #2 posted

This weeks comic page line-up changes

Only one paper making major changes to their line-up that I can find. The Journal Register (Medina NV) has dropped FoxTrot, Rugrats and Cats With Hands in favor of Sandra Bell-Lundy’s Between Friends, Allison Barrows’ Preteena and Mike Peters’ Mother Goose AND GRIMM. UPDATE: I told you last week about the Hamilton Spectator who went […]

Posted on: Jan 22, 2007,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment