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News Briefs for October 31, 2008

» The Animation Blog notes that the voice talent of The Simpsons has extended their contract for another three years. If they all follow through, that would take The Simpsons into their 23rd year. » The AV Club gives Richard Thompson’s new book Cul de Sac collection book an A-; Garfield minus Garfield gets a […]

Posted on: Oct 31, 2008,  Section: Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Interviews, Comments: Comments Off on News Briefs for October 31, 2008

Interview with Randy Glasbergen in Slapstick

Slapstick Magazine, a periodical for published for comedians, comedy writers, comedy club fans, etc, recently interviewed Randy Glasbergen about his prolific career as a cartoonist and specifically about his weekly feature “Thin Lines” that is syndicated through Creators. 4. How long have you been illustrating characters? I began my career in 1972 while I was […]

Posted on: Oct 31, 2008,  Section: Comic strips, Interviews, Comments: 1 Comment

Wednesday’s Doonesbury places editors in tough spot

Next Wednesday, the day after the presidential election, Garry Trudeau’s Doonesbury will depict a newscaster declaring presidential candidate Barack Obama as the winner of this year’s election. This has many editors in a journalistic bind because they’ll be printing their comics pages before the actual presidential results have been finalized. If presidential nominee John McCain […]

Posted on: Oct 31, 2008,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 11 Comments

Interview with Norm Feuti

Comic Book Resources interviewed Retail creator Norm Feuti about his feature that was launched by King Features in 2006 and his book “Pretending You Care: The Retail Employee Handbook” a parody manual on how to survive a retail job. You have two blogs, one which is yours and then another is in the voice of […]

Posted on: Oct 31, 2008,  Section: Comic strips, Interviews, Comments: 2 Comments

An interview with Arnold creator Kevin McCormick

Charles Brubaker has posted an interview he conducted with Kevin McCormick who did the Arnold comic that ran for six years between 1982 to 1988. Do you still come across people that remembers your strip? Itâ??s weird but every once in a while someone will track me down and send me an email. The local […]

Posted on: Oct 30, 2008,  Section: Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on An interview with Arnold creator Kevin McCormick

New Yorker’s annual Cartoon issue on stands

News-a-rama notes that this week’s New Yorker is their annual Cartoon Issue and reports that it includes work, articles or interviews with Stever Brodner, Mike Luckovich (online), Bruce McCall, Joost Swarte, Robert Crumb and an online only interview with Scott Adams.

Posted on: Oct 30, 2008,  Section: Magazine cartoons, Magazines, Comments: Comments Off on New Yorker’s annual Cartoon issue on stands

Several new exhibits are opening around the nation

Maintaining cartoonist Nick Creekmore will have some of his cartoons included an art exhibit exploring subjects of the male identity. The Exhibit opens in Nashville, TN at the Hiram Van Gordon Memorial Gallery with an opening reception on October 30. Exhibit runs through November 26. North Central College’s new Schoenherr Art Gallery will feature an […]

Posted on: Oct 30, 2008,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Exhibits, Comments: Comments Off on Several new exhibits are opening around the nation

Editor responds to a recent Gary McCoy cartoon

The editor of the Daily Triplicate (Crescent City, CA), Richard Wiens, writes about the reader reaction to a recent Gary McCoy editorial cartoon depicting former Secretary of State Collin Powell drinking kool-aid in his endorsement of Barack Obama. Along with explaining his philosophy of what makes a great editorial cartoon and how he selects them […]

Posted on: Oct 30, 2008,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 40 Comments

GoComics adds Love Is…, Bliss, and Free Range

GoComics has announced that they have added Kim Casali and Bill Asprey’s classic Love Is, Harry Bliss’ Bliss comic panel and Bill Whitehead’s Free Range to their line-up of online offerings. Love Is… and Bliss are TMS features and Free Range is syndicated through Creators.

Posted on: Oct 30, 2008,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 5 Comments

National Caricaturist convention set for Raleigh

The National Caricature Network is set to hold their 17th annual convention next week in Raleigh, NC. The convention attracts 200 or so member artists from around the world. At the convention the public is invited to watch in the “Worlds Fastest Artist” competition crowns the fastest artist who draws the most number of live […]

Posted on: Oct 30, 2008,  Section: Caricature, Comments: Comments Off on National Caricaturist convention set for Raleigh

Webcomics Weekly News Roundup – October 29, 2008

» webcomics.com is now owned and operated by Halfpixel. They’re pushing for it to become a community resource. » Webcomic Idol is underway over at Bomb Shelter Comics. Contests include: Shi Long Pang, The Superfogeys, The Book of Biff, Soul Driver, Simulated Comic Product, Xylia, Newspaper Comic Strip, Marooned, Lawn Darts and Calamities of Nature. […]

Posted on: Oct 29, 2008,  Section: web comics, Comments: 2 Comments

News Briefs for October 29, 2008

» The Christian Science Monitor has announced that it’s cutting all of its daily editions and focusing on a weekend edition and their web site. I haven’t asked Clay Bennett, their former editorial cartoonist, but I can imagine him thinking his jump to the Chattanooga Times Free Press as being the best move. Ever. » […]

Posted on: Oct 29, 2008,  Section: Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on News Briefs for October 29, 2008

Nate Beeler’s cartoons now run at index card size

Mike Rhode notes that The Washington Examiner editorial cartoonist Nate Beeler’s cartoons have been reduced to the size of an index card 3×4 inches. Mike notes that, “when the paper started a few years ago, Nate’s cartoon ran at about 1/3 of a page and they had two pages of comic strips which are now […]

Posted on: Oct 29, 2008,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Newspaper apologizes for Keith Knight cartoon

The Montclair State University (NJ) college newspaper has issued an apology for running The K Chronicles strip that used a racial epithet. The Keith Knight cartoon shows a woman going door to door asking people who they’ll vote for and the resident responds with the epithet. The editor, while apologizing for running the cartoon that […]

Posted on: Oct 29, 2008,  Section: Comic strips, Controversies, Comments: 34 Comments

Will an Obama presidency challenge cartoonists?

A couple of news items in the last two days raises the question of how an Obama presidency – the first African-American – would challenge editorial cartoonists. NPR talked to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution cartoonist Mike Luckovich and Mike Peters of The Dayton Daily News about the presidential campaign so far. Luckovich stated that “Obama is […]

Posted on: Oct 28, 2008,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 35 Comments