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News Briefs for February 29, 2008

» Alison Bechdel, creator of Dykes to Watch Out For and the award winning Fun Home, will be speaking to Dickinson College this coming Tuesday about her work and comics in general. » Yesterday’s Blondie had an easter egg in it. In one of the panes, Frank Cummings – one of the Blondie artists, inserted […]

Posted on: Feb 29, 2008,  Section: Comic strips, Interviews, Speaking Engagements, Comments: 3 Comments

Westergaard wants to auction off Muhammad cartoon; nobody wants to do it

Kurt Westergaard, the cartoonist behind the now iconic Danish Muhammad cartoon would like to be rid of the cartoon, preferably through an auction, but no auction house will touch it. The proposal to sell the drawing also creates another issue – how much is it worth? “I would like to think that it has some […]

Posted on: Feb 29, 2008,  Section: Cartoons, Controversies, International, Comments: 1 Comment

Stephan Pastis to appear second time on CNBC

Just got word from United Media that Pearls Before Swine creator Stephan Pastis is appearing for a second time on CNBC’s “The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch.” Air date is Monday (March 3rd) at 10 p.m. and 1 a.m. I’ll post video if it hits YouTube.

Posted on: Feb 29, 2008,  Section: Comic strips, Interviews, Television, Comments: 5 Comments

US News & World Report examines editorial cartoonists’ influence

US News & World Report has an interesting report on the history of the impact of editorial cartoonists on presidential politics. The article goes back to Ben Franklin up through Thomast Nast, Homer Davenport and then into the Herblock, Pat Oliphant era. The birth of television in the 1950s and the spread of color photographs […]

Posted on: Feb 29, 2008,  Section: Comic history, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on US News & World Report examines editorial cartoonists’ influence

LA Daily News to lay-off 22; Patrick O’Connor could be one of them (UPDATED)

LA Daily News editorial cartoonist Patrick O’Connor is one of 22 employees who will find out today if he will still be among the employed. In an email, Patrick tells me, “I think I’ll be live blogging my firing.” I’ll post a link to the blog when he sends it to me. I’m not sure […]

Posted on: Feb 29, 2008,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Newspaper industry, Comments: 7 Comments

Who is the Bad Cartoonist and does he matter?

The editorial cartooning community has been going through a season of discontent for many years and it seems that the pitch is only getting louder. If it’s not discussion of the gloom and doom of the newspaper industry, it’s the complaints about the book collections, who’s copying who and who’s pulling down the profession with […]

Posted on: Feb 28, 2008,  Section: Blogs, Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 155 Comments

Dave Horsey slams Tribune Co. owner Sam Zell

Seattle Post-Intelligencer editorial cartoonist Dave Horsey leveled his ink and blog at the new Tribune Co. owner Sam Zell calling him “the most vulgar embodiment of a pervasive bean counter mentality that is threatening the best of American journalism.” From his column on his blog Dave warned that under a Zell leadership the Tribune Co. […]

Posted on: Feb 28, 2008,  Section: Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Newspaper industry, Comments: 1 Comment

Rick O’Shay cartoonists gets exhibit

Stan Lynde’s Rick O’Shay ran in a hundred papers from 1958 to 1977. The Montana native’s artwork is now on display in the Montana Secretary of State’s office in the Capitol building. The Secretary of State began exhibiting artists work at the capitol as a nice touch for tourists and artists.

Posted on: Feb 27, 2008,  Section: Comic history, Exhibits, Comments: 6 Comments

News Briefs for February 27, 2008

» Ziggy cartoonist Tom Wilson was interviewed by The Naperville Sun about making a career as an artist. » The Ten-Cent Plague is a new book out describing the early days of comic books and their influence on kids. So alarmed were adults at the graphic visuals of comics that many cities and states passed […]

Posted on: Feb 27, 2008,  Section: Comic history, Interviews, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on News Briefs for February 27, 2008

E&P posts predictions for this year’s Pulitzer Prize

Joe Strupp of Editor and Publisher has written his predictions on whose name might be announced in this year’s Pulitzer Prize announcement. In the category of editorial cartooning he names three candidates that he believes have a good shot: Mike Thompson, John Sherffius, and Ann Telnaes. Below are his arguments on why his picks could […]

Posted on: Feb 27, 2008,  Section: Awards, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on E&P posts predictions for this year’s Pulitzer Prize

Jackie Ormes biographer interviewed by Ann Arbor News

A while back I told you about a new book about Jackie Ormes, one of the first African-American female editorial cartoonists from the 1930s to the 1950s. The biography’s author, Nancy Goldstein, was interviewed by the Ann Arbor News about Jackie’s career and history in doll making, cartooning, fashion design. Q. Jackie Ormes had an […]

Posted on: Feb 27, 2008,  Section: Books, Comic history, Interviews, Comments: Comments Off on Jackie Ormes biographer interviewed by Ann Arbor News

Scott Adams seeking job for man fired for hanging up Dilbert cartoon

Dilbert creator Scott Adams is asking for help to find a new job for the Illinois man who was fired last fall for hanging up a Dilbert cartoon that compared management to drunken lemurs. The story received nationwide attention and Scott used it as fodder for a story-line still running as of today.

Posted on: Feb 26, 2008,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 12 Comments

Glyph Award nominees announced

The 2008 Glyph award nominees have been announced. In the category of Best Comic Strip, the nominees go to Jeremy Love (Bayou), Darrin Bell (Candorville), Kyle Baker (Funny Cartoon of the Week), Keith Knight (The K Chronicles), and Cory Thomas (Watch Your Head). Other categories include: Best Writer, Best Artist, Best Male Character, Best Female […]

Posted on: Feb 26, 2008,  Section: Awards, Comments: 11 Comments

New Herblock exhibit opens in D.C.

A new exhibit featuring the work of Herblock will open up this spring at the Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture in Washington, D.C. The exhibit is entitled “Herblock’s Presidents: ‘Puncturing Pomposity” and features “depictions of every president from Franklin Delano Roosevelt to Bill Clinton.” Exhibit runs May 2nd through November 30.

Posted on: Feb 25, 2008,  Section: Comic history, Editorial cartooning, Exhibits, Comments: Comments Off on New Herblock exhibit opens in D.C.

News Briefs for February 26, 2008

» Former Times of Northwest Indiana editorial cartoonist Stacy Curtis has made a new career in illustration and according to the Three Men in a Tub blog (which Stacy contributes) Stacy has recently won an illustration contest sponsored by the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators! You can see his drawing here. » A […]

Posted on: Feb 25, 2008,  Section: Blogs, Comic strips, Museums, Comments: 3 Comments