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Don Martin complete collection now available

The Washington Post has an excellent review of The Completely Mad Don Martin a newly published collection of Mad Magazine cartoons by Don Martin. If the words “Mad Magazine” wasn’t enough incentive for you to learn more about Don’s cartoons, go read Rick Kirkman’s Cartoonist’s Cartoonists profile. He lists Don Martin as one of those […]

Posted on: Dec 11, 2007,  Section: Books, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 9 Comments

UN hosts special exhibit of political cartoons

The United Nations has opened up a special exhibit of editorial cartoons in Rome Italy yesterday to call attention to human rights issues, war, hunger and religious extremism. The exhibit contains over 40 cartoons and includes the artwork of Jeff Danzinger among its list of international cartoonists. The exhibit will stay in Rome through January […]

Posted on: Dec 11, 2007,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Exhibits, International, Comments: Comments Off on UN hosts special exhibit of political cartoons

Sacramento Humor Times no longer free

The monthly Sacramento Humor Times (formerly the Comic Press News), which prints comics, and editorial cartoons, will no longer be a free publication after this month. The magazine claims a circulation of 40,000 has been losing advertising revenue and is forced to move to a paid-subscription beginning in January. The national version will cost $17.95 […]

Posted on: Dec 11, 2007,  Section: Newspaper industry, Comments: Comments Off on Sacramento Humor Times no longer free

Steve Kelley to be Montgomery Fellow

Times-Picayune editorial cartoonist Steve Kelley will be one of three Montgomery Fellows at Dartmouth College this upcoming winter semester. This year’s fellowship program is entitled, “America in 2008: Commentators and Cartoonists” and will also include political correspondent Juan Williams and New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast. Steve is returning to his old stomping grounds. He is […]

Posted on: Dec 11, 2007,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 6 Comments

Two more comic surveys underway

‘Tis the season to run a comics poll. The News-Press (Ft. Myers Florida) has announced a comic poll for their readers, and when I say, “their readers” I mean everyone with an Internet connection. They’re are asking their readers to rank (in order) their two dozen features, plus rank seven recommended features. Also running a […]

Posted on: Dec 10, 2007,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

Khalil Bendib runs for president

Editorial cartoonist Khalil Bendib has announced a run for President of the United States. Never-mind that he’s not a naturalized-citizen. Kahlil admits the run is for publicity for his new book, “Mission Accomplished: Wicked Cartoons by America’s Most Wanted Political Cartoonist.” Unabashedly, Bendib admits marketing the book is behind the idea to run for president. […]

Posted on: Dec 10, 2007,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Khalil Bendib runs for president

The Cartoonist’s Cartoonists: Rick Kirkman

This week’s featured cartoonist is Rick Kirkman. Rick started out in advertising, freelance illustration and selling gag cartoons to magazines. In 1987, he teamed up with friend Jerry Scott for their second attempt at syndication. This second feature, Baby Blues, was inspired by the recent births of his two children. Baby Blues launched in 1990 […]

Posted on: Dec 10, 2007,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comments: 2 Comments

Steve Breen wins 2007 Berryman Cartoonist of the Year

The National Press Foundation has bestowed this year’s Berryman Cartoonist of the Year to The San Diego Union-Tribune’s editorial cartoonist, Steve Breen. Steve, the 1998 Pulitzer winner, remarked regarding the Berryman award, “It’s an honor. When you win something like this, you can say the Pulitzer wasn’t a fluke.” Steve will receive the award at […]

Posted on: Dec 10, 2007,  Section: Awards, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

Go vote for Jim Borgman’s best of 2007

The annual 2007 Best of Jim Borgman survey is underway over at the Cincinnati Enquirer. Jim narrowed it down to nine editorial cartoons, plus readers are offered a chance to nominate their own from his archives. As of this morning, there have been just under 2000 votes cast.

Posted on: Dec 10, 2007,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Go vote for Jim Borgman’s best of 2007

Debunking Bill Watterson’s greatness

After reading Kiel Fleming’s high praise for Bill Wattersons’s Calvin and Hobbes as the best strip ever, Noah Berlatsky felt compelled to drop the praise-o-meter a few notches: He writes: Fair enough — but in fact this take on C & H actually does sum up my own attitude towards the strip. Not the part […]

Posted on: Dec 10, 2007,  Section: Comic history, Comments: 36 Comments

Scott Adams kills off Asok character

Last November I told you that Scott Adams had revealed during an interview that he was going to kill off one of his characters. Today’s Dilbert contained the announcement that the office intern, Asok, died in a moon shuttle prototype. The story-line began on Monday when Dilbert is asked to build a moon shuttle in […]

Posted on: Dec 7, 2007,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 17 Comments

Beloit Daily News drops Non Sequitur over KKK strip

The Wisconsin based Beloit Daily News pulled a recent Non Sequitur cartoon that featured a hen with a KKK hood, who according to the punch-line “only lays white eggs.” The paper pulled the feature from the November 24th paper decided to make the drop permanent. The editor goes on to quote many responses to the […]

Posted on: Dec 6, 2007,  Section: Comic strips, Controversies, Comments: 55 Comments

Original Peanuts sells for $113,525

An original Charles M. Schulz Peanuts Sunday strip, dated April 10, 1955, recently sold for $113,525. The auction, held by Heritage Auction Galleries, took place on November 15-16. “This particular piece is the first Peanuts original ever to sell in the six-figure range,” said Ed Jaster, vice president for Heritage. “The demand for Schulz’s Peanuts […]

Posted on: Dec 6, 2007,  Section: Auctions, Comic history, Comments: 5 Comments

Washington Post to drop Tom the Dancing Bug

Ruben Bolling’s weekly comic Tom the Dancing Bug will be cancelled by the Washington Post at the end of the year. According to the press release posted on Mike Rhode’s ComicsDC blog, the editor, Tracy Grantt, is new and suggested they drop the feature for space reasons and non of her staffers objected. From Ruben: […]

Posted on: Dec 6, 2007,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Union-Tribune to offer buyouts to employees

San Diego Union-Tribune has offered buyouts to about six percent of their work force and threatened layoffs if not enough bail ship voluntarily. Luckily for editorial cartoonist Steve Breen, his position is not on the chopping block. In an email to me he states: They told me that I am on the list of people […]

Posted on: Dec 5, 2007,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Newspaper industry, Comments: Comments Off on Union-Tribune to offer buyouts to employees