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News briefs for June 30, 2008

The Mail Tribune in Medford, Oregon decides not to discontinue Peanuts due to reader reaction. Fort Wayne, Indiana’s Journal Gazette will add â??The Brilliant Mind of Edison Leeâ? and “Bound and Gagged” to their daily comics pages.

Posted on: Jun 30, 2008,  Section: Cartoons, Comic strips, Newspaper industry, United Media, Comments: 4 Comments

New textbook teaches cartooning

Jessica Abel and Matt Madden, who teach comic art at New York’s School of Visual Arts, have authored Drawing Words and Writing Pictures: A Definitive Course from Concept to Comic in 15 Lessons and were interviewed on National Public Radio. Abel and Madden have been teaching comic art at New York’s School of Visual Arts […]

Posted on: Jun 30, 2008,  Section: Books, How-to, Comments: 59 Comments

New CG Garfield To Air On Cartoon Network

Turner Broadcasting has acquired the rights to The Garfield Show, will be shot in HD, and debut on the Cartoon Network in 2009. The series will air in territories across Europe, Middle East and Africa; Asia Pacific and Latin America.

Posted on: Jun 30, 2008,  Section: Animation, Cartoons, Comic strips, Television, Comments: Comments Off on New CG Garfield To Air On Cartoon Network

Kal returns from cartoon diplomacy visit to Azerbaijan

Editorial cartoonist Kal (Kevin Kallaugher) recently returned from a cartoon diplomacy trip to Azerbaijan and notes that the country is trying to find itself in terms of freedom of expression after years of Communist single party rule. An excerpt from Kal’s post: You would expect to find suppression of free thinkers like cartoonists in authoritarian […]

Posted on: Jun 30, 2008,  Section: Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: Comments Off on Kal returns from cartoon diplomacy visit to Azerbaijan

Diesel Sweeties to end print run in August

Rich Stevens‘ Diesel Sweeties will come to an end, at least in newspapers on August 10, he has announced on his blog. In an interview over at Fleen, he suggests that the additional work to produce DS for family friendly newspaper standards and the lack of significant income contributed to the decision. From the Fleen […]

Posted on: Jun 29, 2008,  Section: Comic strips, web comics, Comments: 13 Comments

News Briefs for June 26, 2008

» Mike Keefe has won first place in the Best of the West award for journalism. » Jerry Craft, creator of Mama’s Boyz, has illustrated a new children’s book called “Hillary’s Big Business Adventure” for children ages 4-8. » Hong Kong-based cartoonist Larry Feign has had his comic strip Do Not Disturb adapted to stage […]

Posted on: Jun 26, 2008,  Section: Awards, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on News Briefs for June 26, 2008

Pearly Gate tributes cartoons for an atheist?

Daryl Cagle asks an interesting question on his blog regarding the many George Carlin tribute cartoons depicting him, an outspoken atheist, at the Pearly Gates. He asks: Does the cartoonist’s religious view trump the celebrity’s religion in an obituary cartoon? For a Christian cartoonist, who believes that his own religion is the only correct religion, […]

Posted on: Jun 26, 2008,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 69 Comments

Toonfest to feature Coverly, Eliot, Evans, Scott

This year’s grand marshals and featured guests at the 10th Annual Walt Disney’s Hometown Toonfest will include Dave Coverly (Speed Bump), Jan Eliot (Stone Soup), Greg Evans (Luann), and Jerry Scott (co-creator of Zits and Baby Blues). The event runs September 19-20 in Marceline, Mo, the birth place of Walt Disney. The four cartoonists will […]

Posted on: Jun 26, 2008,  Section: Comic strips, Speaking Engagements, Comments: 2 Comments

Second Barkeater Lake book released

Corey Pandolph’s, creator of Barkeater Lake, (and not to mention Toby, Robot Satan, Lil’ Spencer’s Adventures AND The Elderberries cartoonist), is releasing a second collection of his Barkeater Lake feature. The new book, due out at the end of this month, is entitled “Escape From Barkeater Lake” and features the second year of Corey’s feature […]

Posted on: Jun 25, 2008,  Section: Books, Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

Jimmy Margulies wins second Clarion Award

The Record editorial cartoonist Jimmy Margulies has won his second consecutive Clarion Award. The award is given by the The Association for Women in Communications for media companies who represent clear, concise, communication to their audience. Jimmy will receive the award this September in Washington D.C.

Posted on: Jun 25, 2008,  Section: Awards, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Jimmy Margulies wins second Clarion Award

Cartoon Museum hosts Comics Read by Creators

The Cartoon Art Museum and Zine Fest will present “From the Horse’s Mouth: Comics Read by their Creators” on July 18. The evening will feature an eclectic line-up of small-press cartoonists who will read from their respective works. The lineup include Rina Ayuyang (rinaayuyang.com), Peter Conrad (paperdummy.com), Ren’ee French (reneefrench.com), Justin Hall (allthumbspress.com), Andy Hartzell […]

Posted on: Jun 25, 2008,  Section: Museums, Speaking Engagements, Comments: Comments Off on Cartoon Museum hosts Comics Read by Creators

Out sick. Updates to be sporadic

Sorry all, I’ve been under the weather this last weekend and still trying to get back up to 100%. I’ll endeavor to post more as I can. Also as a heads up, I’ll be heading out on vacation next week and filling in will be long time trusted friend and fine cartoonist Aaron Taylor.

Posted on: Jun 24, 2008,  Section: Daily Cartoonist, Comments: 8 Comments

Berkeley Breathed speaks again

The guys over at Tall Tale Features scooped another e-mail interview with Opus, Outland, Bloom County creator Berkeley Breathed. Here’s an excerpt. Visit blog to read all eight questions and answers. Question the First, from Chip Skelton, “Broken Things” Mr. Breathed, a good many artists tend to be loners. You’re very active physically and deeply […]

Posted on: Jun 24, 2008,  Section: Comic strips, Interviews, Comments: 28 Comments

NCS, USO sponsors overseas trip for cartoonists

The National Cartoonists Society and United Service Organizations are sponsoring a trip for several cartoonists to Washington D.C. and Europe to visit U.S. veterans and injured soldiers at military hospitals. So far the cartoonists include Jeff Keane (Family Circus), Mike Peters (Mother Goose and Grimm, editorial cartoonist), Mike Luchovich (editorial cartoonist), Stephan Pastis (Pearls Before […]

Posted on: Jun 20, 2008,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: 5 Comments

Bill Watterson writes forward for Cul De Sac book

The first print collection of Richard Thompson’s Cul De Sac is due out in September. From his blog, we learn that Calvin and Hobbes creator Bill Watterson has written the forward. Richard joked that having Watterson write the forward was such a rush that it “made me blush so hard I got a nosebleed.” You […]

Posted on: Jun 19, 2008,  Section: Books, Comic strips, Comments: 17 Comments