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Archives for October, 2008

Why the Journal Sentinel laid off Stuart Carlson

Milwaukee magazine has tried to explain why the Journal Sentinel let go of its cartoonist Stuart Carlson who took a “voluntary” buyout this summer. Longtime Milwaukee Journal Sentinel editorial cartoonist Stuart Carlson didn’t go quietly. “I was told they could not justify having a full-time staff position,” he says. “I voluntarily took the buyout – […]

Posted on: Oct 28, 2008,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

Political cartooning during an election year

ComicsDC blogger Mike Rhode has a wrap-up of last week’s presentation of cartoonists at the Writer’s Center in D.C. Presenting included Cul De Sac creator Richard Thompson, Economist cartoonist Kevin “KAL” Kallaugher, and Politico cartoonist Matt Wuerker. See the review over at Mike’s blog and his photos that he’s posted on Flickr.

Posted on: Oct 27, 2008,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Political cartooning during an election year

Comic page changes for last two weeks

With Opus heading into the sunset, some papers are starting to announce their replacement choices. You can see my earlier story on which papers have picked up the feature. Adding to that list include: Flint (MI) Journal – Get Fuzzy, Champaign (IL) News-Gazette and Akron Beacon-Journal – Pearls Before Swine and the Albuquerque Journal is […]

Posted on: Oct 27, 2008,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 6 Comments

News Briefs for October 24, 2008

» Comic Book Resources continues highlighting historical editorial cartoonists: Homer Davenport and John “HB” Doyle » Salt Lake Tribune’s Pat Bagley will be giving a presentation at Idaho State University on November 7 on the topic of intellectual freedom. » Lexington Herald-Leader’s Joel Pett spoke at Eastern Kentucky University. The campus paper has an excellent […]

Posted on: Oct 24, 2008,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Interviews, Speaking Engagements, Comments: Comments Off on News Briefs for October 24, 2008

MAD About Movies collection to be released

Tom Richmond, a MAD magazine cartoonist, has announced on his blog that MAD magazine will issue a new collection of movie parodies entitled “MAD About the Movies: Directorâ??s Cut”. This is their second collection – the first was released in 1998. This one, Tom says, is 400 pages, contains 60 movie parodies and only costs […]

Posted on: Oct 24, 2008,  Section: Books, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on MAD About Movies collection to be released

Crowds protest John Cole cartoon

A John Cole editorial cartoon that ran on October 4th depicting a local Scranton, Pa. Catholic Bishop as part-elephant (symbol of Republican Party) holding a paper that said, “thou shalt not vote on any issue but abortion” was protested by about 45 people who gathered outside of the Times-Tribune office accusing the paper of “anti-Catholic […]

Posted on: Oct 24, 2008,  Section: Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 23 Comments

News Briefs for October 23, 2008

» La Prensa, an Ohio latino publication, writes about Hector D. Cantu and Carlos Castellanos efforts to use their comic strip Baldo to education and fight against hispanic stereotypes. » I’ve mentioned before that Richard Thompson is drawing the cover for the November Nickelodeon magazine. He’s posted a preview. The magazine hits the stands October […]

Posted on: Oct 23, 2008,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Bill Leak recovering from head injury

Award winning Australian cartoonist Bill Leak, who had to have two brain surgeries after a fall, has reportedly awaken from his induced coma and even shared a joke with family members according to The Australian. His son tells the paper that his father “has a long way to go” but his ability to move limbs […]

Posted on: Oct 23, 2008,  Section: International, Comments: Comments Off on Bill Leak recovering from head injury

The Garry Trudeau news roundup

Berkeley Breathed isn’t the only reclusive cartoonist whose out and about, Doonesbury’s Garry Trudeau has been in the news lately. Firstly, he was in Minnesota on Tuesday for a private fundraiser for Senate candidate Al Franken (yes, THAT Al Fraken). According to the MinnPost.com blog, Garry is traveling the United States campaigning on behalf of […]

Posted on: Oct 23, 2008,  Section: Comic strips, Interviews, Speaking Engagements, Comments: 11 Comments

The Berkeley Breathed news roundup

The normally reclusive cartoonist (except when he has a book out) has made some appearances and given some interviews. The Santa Rosa Press Democrat has a follow-up to his speaking and book signing appearance at the Charles M. Schulz museum last Saturday. Naturally the big topic is his decision to end his Opus Sunday comic […]

Posted on: Oct 23, 2008,  Section: Comic strips, Interviews, Comments: 10 Comments

Hilary Price launches new Rhymes with Orange site

Rhymes with Orange creator Hilary Price has launched a new web site to showcase her comic feature. She told Dave Astor at E&P, “it will make it 10 times easier for me to make additions, post favorites, and maybe even blog a little.” On a Hilary-related-note, she’ll be at the The Cartoon Art Museum in […]

Posted on: Oct 23, 2008,  Section: Comic strips, Speaking Engagements, Web Sites, Comments: Comments Off on Hilary Price launches new Rhymes with Orange site

Charlos Gary resurrects Diss ‘N’ That

Charlos Gary, creator of Working it Out and Cafe Con Leche, is planning on bringing back Diss N That two times a week select minority and alternative publications, according to his blog. The feature, he explains, originally appeared in the Chicago Defender four years ago. The premise of the panel is readers can send in […]

Posted on: Oct 23, 2008,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Charlos Gary resurrects Diss ‘N’ That

Edison Lee delves into election story-line

John Hambrock, creator of The Brilliant Mind of Edison Lee, has steered his comic into a two-week story-line about this year’s presidential election. The story ends on Nov. 4 – election day. Too bad John has to write so far in advance. Edison Lee would be a fun feature to follow if it could follow […]

Posted on: Oct 22, 2008,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Webcomics Weekly News Roundup October 22, 2008

» The WebComic Reader Choice Awards were announced. Read the press release or visit Comixtalk for a nicely formatted list of the winners. » Pinkerton’s That’s The Smell Of Freedom collection is now shipping from Th3rd World Studios for only $3.99 » Fans of John Lotshaw’s webcomic Accidental Centaurs will want to visit his site […]

Posted on: Oct 22, 2008,  Section: web comics, Comments: 6 Comments

Dave Astor laid off from Editor and Publisher

Dave Astor, the senior editor at Editor and Publisher who covered syndication news, has been laid off in a cost-cutting measure. Dave has been with E&P since 1983 when he was hired as an associate editor to cover advertising and syndication. Shortly thereafter he began covering syndicate columnists and cartoonists exclusively. In 2000 he was […]

Posted on: Oct 22, 2008,  Section: Magazines, Comments: 26 Comments