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Archives for December, 2007

Daily Cartoonist closed for Holidays

With the exception of the year-end-review I plan to post later this week, I’m closing the Daily Cartoonist for regular updates until January 2. Hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas (or holiday). See you all next year! –Alan

Posted on: Dec 24, 2007,  Section: Daily Cartoonist, Comments: 4 Comments

Willie & Joe: The WWII Years

Back in July I told you about Fantagraphic Books’ plans to release a collection of Bill Mauldin’s Willie and Joe cartoons from the World War II years. The book is now available for pre-order. You can pre-order it at Amazon for only $40.95 (regularly $65) and has a price guarantee that if they ever drop […]

Posted on: Dec 21, 2007,  Section: Books, Comic history, Comments: 15 Comments

The Other Coast begins 4-week run in Winston-Salem Journal

Category: Comic strips The Winston-Salem Journal has announced that they will begin running Adrian Raeside’s The Other Coast in a four week trial beginning on Monday. The Other Coast has been in syndication since 2000 and appears in over 200 papers. The Journal’s story announcing the trial run has interesting background information on Adrian’s career […]

Posted on: Dec 21, 2007,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on The Other Coast begins 4-week run in Winston-Salem Journal

Aaron McGruder to develop live-action series

Aaron McGruder, creator of the comic strip and television show The Boondocks, has signed with Super Deluxe – an online comedy site to develop a live action series based on his “brand of racially charged humor” according to a Reuter’s story. Aaron’s show, “The Super Rumble Mixshow,” will begin next month. He’ll develop 20 mini-episodes […]

Posted on: Dec 21, 2007,  Section: Television, Comments: Comments Off on Aaron McGruder to develop live-action series

Steve Breen talks cartooning in year-end review interview

San Diego Union-Tribune editorial cartoonist Steve Breen was recently featured on KPBS to talk about the news of 2007 and the cartoons he drew over the year. KPBS has posted that interview as well as a slide show of Steve’s work on their web site.

Posted on: Dec 21, 2007,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Steve Breen talks cartooning in year-end review interview

South Bend Tribune to print 3 pages of editorial cartoons

South Bend Tribune (IN) will run three pages of editorial cartoons in a special year-in-review. The first page will all be in color and feature their staff cartoonist Ron Rogers. The other two pages will feature other cartoons that the editorial page editor didn’t use over the last 12 months. In an interview with E&P, […]

Posted on: Dec 21, 2007,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

Tumbleweeds to end at request of cartoonist

I have just received confirmation from King Features that Tom Ryan will be ending his long running feature Tumbleweeds at the end of this year (December 29th for daily, December 30 for Sundays). Tumbleweeds was launched in 1965 making Tom’s feature a 42 year run that inspired a animated Saturday morning TV show in the […]

Posted on: Dec 20, 2007,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 24 Comments

Voting open for Christmas Cartoon Project

Voting has opened over on the Chewing Pencils blog for best Christmas Carton. Polls close 4 p.m. Friday Melbourne Australia time. Two winners to be announced that night – the first selected by guest judge Mark Anderson, and a second one selected by popular vote from the blog’s visitors.

Posted on: Dec 20, 2007,  Section: Cartoons, Contests, Comments: 3 Comments

Eric Devericks appears on year-end review

Seattle Times editorial cartoonist Eric Devericks was invited to participate in an end-of-year review on Seattle’s City Inside/Out program. You can watch Eric on streaming video and he’s posted the cartoons that he mentions over on his blog.

Posted on: Dec 20, 2007,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Television, Comments: 3 Comments

Man fired for posting Dilbert in office

In what may be the first documented case of an employee being fired for posting a Dilbert comic strip at the office, a Fort Madison (IL) man was fired back in October after pinning a Dilbert cartoonon a bulletin board that joked that management decisions were made by “drunken lemurs” (see cartoon). In a recent […]

Posted on: Dec 19, 2007,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 13 Comments

Non Sequitur reinstated at Beloit Daily News

William Barth, the editor of the Beloit Daily News has announced that Wiley Miller’s Non Sequitur has been returned to their comic line-up citing overwhelming support for the comic not just from Beloit residence, but from national attention they received. After printing a few comments they received – including one from Tom Racine of Comics […]

Posted on: Dec 19, 2007,  Section: Comic strips, Controversies, Comments: 21 Comments

R.C. Harvey reviews “Art of Ill Will”

R.C. Harvey has posted a detailed review of a new book called the “Art of Ill Will,” a book which claims to be the “Story of American Political Cartoons.” While the Introduction is chronological, the illustration section is thematically organized?Wars and Foreign Relations; Ethnic, Racial and Religious Issues; Local and Domestic Politics; Business and Labor?but […]

Posted on: Dec 18, 2007,  Section: Books, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on R.C. Harvey reviews “Art of Ill Will”

Comic art studies increasing in higher education

USA Today has an interesting story on the rise of comic art classes in colleges and universities around the country. The article mentions a few specific schools and the increase in students: the Center for Cartoon Studies applications for enrollment are up 50%, the School of Visual Arts in New York has doubled the number […]

Posted on: Dec 18, 2007,  Section: Cartoons, Comments: 13 Comments

Jim Borgman’s blog hits 2nd anniversary; what’s next?

The Borgblog, Jim Borgman’s blog, has passed the 2 year mark with 526 posts and nearing 20-30 comments a day. He has posted a review of the evolution of his blog which started out as a means of posting his sketches and rough drafts and then turned to posting his final cartoons and writing longer […]

Posted on: Dec 18, 2007,  Section: Blogs, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 4 Comments

Brian Duffy talks to NPR about drawing the Iowa primaries

Des Moines Register editorial cartoonist Brian Duffy has a close up view of the presidential election as a cartoonist in one of the key primary (or in this case caucus) states. He was recently interviewed by NPR about his creative process and how he draws the candidates. “The first couple of times it will look […]

Posted on: Dec 18, 2007,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Brian Duffy talks to NPR about drawing the Iowa primaries