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Archives for August, 2007

F Minus now in the The Winston-Salem Journal

The Winston-Salem Journal has announced they’re adding Tony Carrillo’s F Minus to their line up. They’ve also posted an interview and feature background to introduce their feature to their readers.

Posted on: Aug 31, 2007,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on F Minus now in the The Winston-Salem Journal

Cox and Forkum Criticize Washington Post for Not Running Opus

© John Cox and Allen Forkum, used by permission. Online editorial cartoonists John Cox and Allen Forkum weigh in on the Washington Post not running Opus.

Posted on: Aug 31, 2007,  Section: Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Cox and Forkum Criticize Washington Post for Not Running Opus

Cartoon Island Contest Votes off Mary Worth

A couple of weeks ago, I told you that the The Times in Shreveport, LA was holding a “Cartoon Island” contest to see which features should be voted off the funny pages. Candidates for removal included: Mary Worth, Sally Forth, Beetle Bailey, Marvin, Hagar the Horrible, For Better or For Worse, and Curtis. After more […]

Posted on: Aug 31, 2007,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

Scott Nychay Wins More Awards for Paper That Canned Him

Scott Nychay is an award winning cartoonist who was let go from his paper, The Northwest Herald, last October for budgetary reasons. After he was fired, the paper ran television advertisements talking up their awards – mentioning awards that Scott had won when he was working for them. When asked about the ethics of bragging […]

Posted on: Aug 31, 2007,  Section: Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

More Comic Titles Available at Lulu.Com

Universal Press and Lulu.com are now offering more titles for their print-on-demand partnership service. In addition to PreTeena, The Fusco Brothers and Clear Blue Water, comic fans can also order A Boatload of Louis by Overboard creator Chip Dunham, and Betty Dubnam’s Mini Page children’s feature.

Posted on: Aug 30, 2007,  Section: Books, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on More Comic Titles Available at Lulu.Com

New Quarterly Cartoon Publication to Debut in November

Dave Astor writes that a new quarterly cartooning publication will be debuting in November entitled, “Stay Tooned!” The magazine is being created by John Read who intends to “combine the best parts of ‘Cartoonist PROfiles’ — telling the stories of professional cartoonists, and ‘The Aspiring Cartoonist’ — information and instruction for cartoonists.” The first edition […]

Posted on: Aug 30, 2007,  Section: Cartoons, Publications, Comments: 19 Comments

Exhibit Examines Golden Age of Political Cartooning

An exhibit that opened this week in Fremont Ohio is featuring 100 19-century political cartoons that originally appeared in weekly publications. The exhibit is entitled “The Golden Age of Political Cartooning” and is located at the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center. It opened Tuesday and runs through May 31st. Thanks to Kelly Croy for the […]

Posted on: Aug 30, 2007,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Exhibits, Comments: Comments Off on Exhibit Examines Golden Age of Political Cartooning

Charles Boyce to Conduct Seminar

Compu-Toon cartoonist Charles Boyce will conduct a seminar on September 30 in Barrington, Ill according to E&P. No topic was given.

Posted on: Aug 29, 2007,  Section: Speaking Engagements, Comments: Comments Off on Charles Boyce to Conduct Seminar

FBOFW Hybrid to Begin September 3

Just got this notice from Universal Press: Lynn Johnston’s popular comic strip “For Better or For Worse” begins a new phase Monday, Sept. 3, as character Michael Patterson looks through a family photo album with his 5-year-old daughter, Meredith. With this strip, Michael begins retelling the Patterson family story by recounting the courtship of his […]

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

Dropped Opus Causing Questions of Double Standards (UPDATE)

After more than 2 dozen papers temporarily dropped Berkeley Breathed’s Opus this last Sunday, many are questioning if the strip was offensive enough to warrant such action. The strip apparently didn’t offend Sheila Musaji, the editor of The American Muslim. Sheila wrote on her publication’s blog that: As a Muslim I was offended by the […]

Posted on: Aug 29, 2007,  Section: Comic strips, Controversies, Mohammed Cartoon, Comments: 45 Comments

Norm Feuti holds contest to find a new character

Retail creator Norm Feuti writes in to share news that he’s looking for a walk on character for a six day story-line that will run in October. Norm is soliciting “resumes” from readers and he hopes to pick the funniest one. If a photo is provided he’ll try to do a caricature. See his blog […]

Posted on: Aug 29, 2007,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Norm Feuti holds contest to find a new character

Open Letter to Lynn Johnston: “Why, Why”?

Mason Adams is a staff writer for the Roanoke Times and has penned an open letter to For Better or For Worse creator Lynn Johnston. In the letter he relates having grown up with characters Michael and Elizabeth but feels that the story-arc involving Elizabeth and Anthony is “trite.” I’ve invested a lot of time […]

Posted on: Aug 29, 2007,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 23 Comments

Jef Mallett to Swim for Charity

Frazz creator Jef Mallett is going to swim 5 miles for charity on Monday. The swim is part of an annual commemoration of the Mackinac Bridge that spans between Great Lakes Michigan and Huron. The event is also a fund-raiser for youth mentoring. Jef reports over on the Great-Lakes Chapter of the NCS that instead […]

Posted on: Aug 29, 2007,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Jef Mallett to Swim for Charity

Latest Inkspot Posted Featuring Mort Drucker

James Kemsley, creator of Ginger Meggs, writes in to alert all Daily Cartoonists that the latest Inkspot has been posted for your download. The Inkspot is a quarterly publication of the Australian Cartoonists’ Association. This edition has a write up about Mort Drucker and the Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival 07.

Posted on: Aug 28, 2007,  Section: Cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Latest Inkspot Posted Featuring Mort Drucker

Toonseum Requesting Donations of Original Art

I received an email from Joe Wosm, Curator/Founder of the ToonSeum Gallery at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh (see my earlier post for more details about this museum). He’s requesting donations of original art to be added to their permanent collection. We would love for you to be a part of our efforts to show […]

Posted on: Aug 28, 2007,  Section: Museums, Comments: Comments Off on Toonseum Requesting Donations of Original Art