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Archives for February, 2007

E&P postulates on who might be on Pulitzer list

I guess I’m not the only one ruminating on who might be up for the Pulitzer Prize in editorial cartooning this year. Joe Strupp of Editor and Publisher talked to a few of the jurors that will be in New York next week to evaluate the top journalism talent in the country. One thing they […]

Posted on: Feb 28, 2007,  Section: Awards, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 8 Comments

J.C. Duffy talks about Fusco Brothers

Over at the Universal Press web site is a news release with J.C. Duffy talking about his feature, Fusco Brothers which has been in syndication since 1989 and appears in 100+ papers. As far as the “Fusco Brothers” changing over the past years, they really haven’t much, Duffy confesses. The looks of the “Fusco Brothers” […]

Posted on: Feb 28, 2007,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 6 Comments

Happy 50th birthday to the AAEC

Today marks the official 50th anniversary of the founding of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists. AAEC Secretary-Treasurer V. Cullum Rogers did some digging and found a copy of the Certificate of Incorporation that was dated on today’s date in 1957 by John Stampone. Happy birthday.

Posted on: Feb 28, 2007,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Doonesbury part of neo-conservative plot to reframe failure in Iraq

While Jim Borgman hints that Garry Trudeau ought to win the Nobel Prize this year, a columnist in the Hamilton Spectator argues that the neo-conservative new line that our failure in Iraq is the Iraqis fault is pervasive that it’s now found itself in Doonesbury. As the people who talked the United States into the […]

Posted on: Feb 28, 2007,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Doonesbury part of neo-conservative plot to reframe failure in Iraq

Jim Borgman opines that Garry Trudeau should win the next Pulitzer Prize

Jim Borgman posted has latest cartoon on his blog depicting the Dixie Chicks, and Al Gore with their Grammy and Oscar Awards respectively with President Bush in the background saying, “So now who’s suddenly the good luck charm? Huh? Huh?” The title of the blog post is: “Next: Nobel Prize for Doonesbury.” The title insinuates […]

Posted on: Feb 27, 2007,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

Lee Salem’s interview with Mr. Media posted

Mr. Media has posted a lengthy and interesting interview with Lee Salem, President and Editor at Universal Press Syndicate. Mr. Salem fields questions about his first impressions about Doonesbury, The Far Side, Calvin and Hobbes, Cathy, For Better or For Worse, Foxtrot, Boondocks, Bloom County and Lio. There’s also an interesting discussion on the Universal […]

Posted on: Feb 26, 2007,  Section: Interviews, Universal Press, Comments: 3 Comments

Funky Winkerbean depiction of IED blowing up american soldier generates angry response

Friday’s Funky Winkerbean generated an angry response in two communities that ran Tom Batiuk’s feature. The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer (GA) received a call from an Army staff sergeant from Fort Benning and the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (AK) received a call from an offended parent over the depiction of Funky Winkerbean’s brother being blown up from an […]

Posted on: Feb 26, 2007,  Section: Comic strips, Controversies, Comments: 15 Comments

Universal Press posts ‘Maintaining’ samples

Back in October I told you about a new feature that was to debut in January from Universal Press. I noticed that they’ve posted samples of Maintaining on their web site. Maintaining is by Nate Creekmore who has been working on the feature under a development deal since 2004. He won the Charles M. Schulz […]

Posted on: Feb 26, 2007,  Section: Comic strips, New Launches, Comments: 3 Comments

Charlos Gary to debut second comic feature

Charlos Gary, the creator of Working it Out is coming out with a new feature on April 2nd called Cafe Con Leche. The new feature will be syndicated through Creators. They’ve posted samples of the new feature on their web site.

Posted on: Feb 26, 2007,  Section: Comic strips, New Launches, Comments: 1 Comment

Irwin “Cap” Caplan dies at age 88

Irwin “Cap” Caplan, who drew two nationally syndicated cartoons, Famous Last Words and 48 States of Mind in the 1960s has passed away at age 88 in Seattle Washington. Irwin was a NCS cartoonist of the year in 1972 in the advertising and illustration division. He went on to teach at University of Washington School […]

Posted on: Feb 26, 2007,  Section: Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Irwin “Cap” Caplan dies at age 88

Magazine cartoonist round-up

Peripherally I watch the magazine market because I enjoy the art, but since magazine gag cartoons aren’t this blogs focus, I’m rounding up some of the news I’m seeing in that market space because I know there are a lot of magazine cartoonists that read this blog: John Donohue is a frequent New Yorker cartoonist […]

Posted on: Feb 23, 2007,  Section: Magazine cartoons, Comments: 2 Comments

Cartoon America book signing scheduled

Harry Katz, the curator for the Cartoon America exhibit in the Library of Congress, published a book last fall called “Cartoon America: Comic Art in the Library of Congress” and will be in speaking about his book and signing copies at two times/locations in southern California – first at 1 pm at Ducky Waddle’s Emporium […]

Posted on: Feb 23, 2007,  Section: Books, Comments: Comments Off on Cartoon America book signing scheduled

The Complete MAD Don Martin to hit bookshelves in October

Running Press Books has announced that they have joined with MAD magazine to reprint every cartoon of MAD magazine cartoonist Don Martin over his 30 year with the magazine. The book is entitled “The Completely MAD Don Martin” and will be a two volume set at over 1,000 pages and seventeen pounds. The forward is […]

Posted on: Feb 23, 2007,  Section: Books, Cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on The Complete MAD Don Martin to hit bookshelves in October

Greg Evans to speak at Schulz museum

E&P is reporting that Luann cartoonist Greg Evans will be speaking at the Charles M. Schulz Museum on March 17 to discuss Schulz’s influence on his comic.

Posted on: Feb 23, 2007,  Section: Speaking Engagements, Comments: Comments Off on Greg Evans to speak at Schulz museum

Times Union: Is product placement in comics a concern?

Monica Bartoszek, senior editor/operations for the Times Union questioned the perceived practice of commercial product placement in comic strips after a reader mailed her 10 comic strip clippings from a 4-day period which included: Pickles: Feb. 5, iPod The Pajama Diaries: Feb. 5, Barbie Grand Avenue: Feb. 5, Calgon Close to Home: Feb. 6, Target […]

Posted on: Feb 23, 2007,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 20 Comments