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Archives for May, 2007

Charlie Brown shooting spree OR another Don’t sue me production

Yes, the Peanuts gang has some of the world’s most recognized characters; is a national treasure; and of course, beloved by all. So when you’re all that, you become a target for parody. The movie ends with this: The creator of this picture wishes to state that he does not in any way wish to […]

Posted on: May 29, 2007,  Section: Animation, Comments: 30 Comments

Cartoonists in the news: John Marshall

I mentioned this back in January, but I’m seeing syndicated stories about John Marshall who’s name will now be cited as an artist on the Blondie comic strip. Then he got a call from King Features in 2002 to work as an assistant artist on “Blondie.” He had done inking work on the strip “Hagar […]

Posted on: May 29, 2007,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Cartoonists in the news: John Marshall

Cartoonists in the news: Garry Trudeau speaks at graduation ceremony

Doonesbury creator Garry Trudeau spoke at the Goucher College graduation ceremony over the weekend and apologized for being “yet another baby boomer peddling wisdom to the micro-managed children his generation has produced.”

Posted on: May 29, 2007,  Section: Comic strips, Speaking Engagements, Comments: 1 Comment

Cartoonists in the news: Sandra Bell-Lundy

Sandra Bell-Lundy mentioned the name of a water color artist she admired in her Between Friends feature to the surprise and delight of the 82 year old painter.

Posted on: May 29, 2007,  Section: Comic strips, Daily Cartoonist, Comments: Comments Off on Cartoonists in the news: Sandra Bell-Lundy

Johnny Hart’s comics continue to lose papers

Johnny Hart’s features (B.C. and Wizard of Id) have lost a couple more papers. Here’s a review of what is being added and dropped in the last couple of week: Stephan Pastis’ Pearls Before Swine has picked up the South Bend Tribune (replaces the The Wizard of Id) and The Richmond Times-Dispatch where he displaces […]

Posted on: May 29, 2007,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Johnny Hart’s comics continue to lose papers

Reuben weekend reviews

For those of us who couldn’t make it to this year’s Reuben Awards Weekend we’ll have to live vicariously through those who did. Reports are starting to trickle in from the attendees. Here’s the reports I’ve gathered so far and will continue to update. Mike Lynch is the first one with photos. And I suspect […]

Posted on: May 29, 2007,  Section: Gatherings, Comments: 1 Comment

Check out the very first Pogo strip

Craig Yoe writes in to share a scan of the very first Pogo comic strip over on his web site. Fantagraphics is publishing the entire Pogo comics and has asked for help from those who own any originals or high quality scans. From Gary Groth, founder of Fantagraphics: We are looking for the best possible […]

Posted on: May 29, 2007,  Section: Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Check out the very first Pogo strip

Paul Combs, editorial cartoonist, fire-fighter, now blogger

Paul Combs, the former Tampa Tribune editoral cartoonist (now syndicated through TMS) has started a blog on his web site where you can keep up with his many illustrations and cartoons.

Posted on: May 29, 2007,  Section: Blogs, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Paul Combs, editorial cartoonist, fire-fighter, now blogger

Bleeker moves to GoComics; optioned for tv animation show

Jonathan Mahood writes in to announce that his feature, Bleeker: The Rechargeable Dog has moved to GoComics.com as of last Friday and has been optioned for a Canadian animated television show. Bleeker, which first appeared in the ComicSherpa last July features a robotic toy dog and his hyper 10 year-old owner, Skip. The animation project […]

Posted on: May 29, 2007,  Section: Animation, Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

Bill Amend presented 2007 Reuben Award for Cartoonist of the Year

Straight from the NCS are the results for this year’s Reuben Awards held last Saturday night. Bill Amend, creator of Foxtrot was honored with Cartoonist of the Year – the highest honor. The Golden Key Award went to Mort Walker, creator of Beetle Bailey and the Silver T-Square was given to Joe and Luke McGarry. […]

Posted on: May 28, 2007,  Section: Awards, Cartoons, Comic history, Comments: 5 Comments

Girls and Sports book gets less than stellar review (UPDATED)

Tom Spurgeon reviews Girls and Sports book: I’m saying all of that because while I’m sure that Justin Borus and Andrew Feinstein are nice guys who make certain people laugh, I hated this book. Ouch. Read the full review. UPDATE: Andrew Feinstein writes in to point out that, despite Tom’s review, there have been many […]

Posted on: May 25, 2007,  Section: Books, Comic strips, Comments: 3 Comments

Is Michael Ramirez Jeff MacNelly’s artistic successor?

I found this blog post interesting in the question that it poses. Is Michael Ramirez Jeff MacNelley’s successor in regards to unmatched artistic ability? Pulitzer-Prize-winning political cartoonist Michael Ramirez is Jeff MacNelly’s brilliant successor in political cartoon artistry. His work is like no one else’s. And here’s the best part: He has the same opinion […]

Posted on: May 25, 2007,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 6 Comments

A note to Daily Cartoonists

You may have noticed that in the last month or so, a decline in the number of posts and on some days, no posts at all. For this I apologize. I’ve not lost my interest in the blog or the newspaper cartooning community, but have been overwhelmed by a work project that has consumed many […]

Posted on: May 24, 2007,  Section: Daily Cartoonist, Comments: 2 Comments

Ben Wicks cartoon custody update

From the Sequential blog comes news that the legal suit to have Ben Wicks abandoned cartoons returned to the family has come to a close. The Toronto Star sits down with Ben’s daughter and from the Sudbury Star comes news that the judge’s decision probably won’t be made for a few weeks. A snippet from […]

Posted on: May 22, 2007,  Section: Cartoons, Legal, Comments: Comments Off on Ben Wicks cartoon custody update

Cartoonists in the news: Tony Carrillo

Arizona daily star catches up with Tony Carrillo. “I never feel that I’m not at work. Even when I’m out with friends, hanging out, I’m always thinking ‘Could that idea be a comic?’ ” he said. “I’ll always keep a notebook with me, jotting ideas down.” Naturally, Carrillo has less freedom doing “F Minus” in […]

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