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Archives for December, 2010

Dilbert leaves United Media for Universal Uclick (UPDATED)

Dilbert is getting a new manager. Universal Uclick will begin syndicating Scott Adam’s Dilbert in June and will take over Dilbert.com on January 1. This announcement is a big one and one wonders how United Media, who grew the famous office strip into one of the most widely syndicated strips in the world, could let […]

Posted on: Dec 28, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, United Media, Universal Press, Comments: 43 Comments

Daily Cartoonist closed

As usual, I’m taking the last week in December off and will not be blogging (much). Those who follow me on Twitter or Facebook may have caught that there will be changes coming to the site soon. I’ll be working on those changes this week, but realistically with family in town, and a new puppy […]

Posted on: Dec 27, 2010,  Section: Daily Cartoonist, Comments: 9 Comments

Eisner Family pledges $250k to OSU cartoon library

Great news from the OSU Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum: The Will and Ann Eisner Family Foundation has pledged $250,000 over five years to support the new Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum facility, part of the Sullivant Hall renovation at The Ohio State University. In recognition of this gift, the library’s seminar room […]

Posted on: Dec 24, 2010,  Section: Comic history, Museums, Comments: 1 Comment

Korean court fines artist for cartoon of president

Korea Times reports that The Supreme Court has upheld a district court ruling fining cartoonist “Choi” 3 million won ($2,600) for “drawing a cartoon directing abusive words toward President Lee Myung-bak.” He drew the cartoon in June last year, depicting family members paying respect to a soldier’s monument, with an offensive comment against the President […]

Posted on: Dec 23, 2010,  Section: International, Comments: 8 Comments

Press Freedom and Cartoons in Slovakia

Daryl Cagle compares and contrasts the ethical rules regarding staff cartoonists in the US vs in Slovakia: Shooty is certainly no fan of Fico, a former communist who clings to his totalitarian roots. In the last election Shooty made a plea for donations on his Facebook page and raised over 60,000 euros for a billboard […]

Posted on: Dec 23, 2010,  Section: Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: 2 Comments

IDW to offer full-length graphic novels for iPad

IDW has started releasing digital graphic novels every week for the iPad according to Comics Alliance. Just launched books include Darwyn Cooke’s The Hunter and The Outfit, and Berkeley Breathed’s Bloom County: the Complete Library Volume One. Each book contains all the material found in the print editions, all spectacularly formatted for full page reading […]

Posted on: Dec 23, 2010,  Section: Books, Comic strips, Graphic Novels, Technology, Comments: 2 Comments

The Rhymes with Orange strip you won’t see in the paper

Funny cartoon by Rhymes with Orange creator Hilary Price that she opted not to draw up and submit to her editor – for obvious reasons. I’ve intentionally cropped the cartoon below so as not to give away punchline. Visit her site to see the full image.

Posted on: Dec 23, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 21 Comments

Washington Post posts 2010 year in cartoons

We’re closing out the year 2010 here soon. The Washington Post has posted their “The Year in Cartoons” featuring Nick Anderson, Pat Bagley, Lisa Benson, Cam Cardow, Danziger, Clay Jones, KAL, Mike Luckovich (4), Jack Ohman (2), Joel Pett, Drew Sheneman, and Scott Stantis. Newsweek usually posts their year end list. If anyone can find […]

Posted on: Dec 23, 2010,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 18 Comments

Broadway Spidey takes a dive, show will go on

The Broadway adaptation of Spider-Man temporary closed yesterday and today after a Spider-Man costumed performer plunged 30 feet into the orchestra pit after a cable snapped. He suffered “a few broken ribs.” The show now has a three part safety procedure before each stunt. Cox told reporters that before each stunt, the operator or stagehand […]

Posted on: Dec 23, 2010,  Section: Comic Books, Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

Rob Tornoe on the future of editorial cartooning

Nothing new is being said, but it’s good to see Editor & Publisher running an article by Rob Tornoe on the future of editorial cartooning. In terms of fodder for their cartoons, Cagle suggests cartoonists look to magazines at the supermarket checkout aisle and outlets like “The Today Show” in addition to hard news and […]

Posted on: Dec 23, 2010,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Newspaper industry, Comments: 3 Comments

Interview: Sergio Aragonés on his 5 decade career

Sergio Aragonés is interviewed by The National Post regarding his book, MAD’s Greatest Artists: Sergio Aragones: Five Decades of His Finest Works. Q So when you were looking through your older work, were there any that surprised you? A Very much. I?ve got tens of thousands, and sometimes when I look at them I?ve completely […]

Posted on: Dec 22, 2010,  Section: Cartoons, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 4 Comments

King Features releases iPad version of DailyINK

Last week King Features Syndicate released an iPhone, iPod Touch app for their DailyINK subscription service. Today, they’ve released the iPad version of the same app. The app, technically is a single app that runs in both small screens (iPhone) and larger screens (iPad) – so if you have an iPad and downloaded it last […]

Posted on: Dec 21, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, King Features, mobile, Technology, Comments: 1 Comment

KAL to speak at give TED talk in England

Kevin “KAL” Kallaugher has been invited to speak at the TEDx Warwick conference next spring in England. TED stands for Technology, Education and Design and invites thought leaders from around the world to give a 18 minute “talk of their lives” talk. The smaller TEDx events are much smaller and regional with a dozen speakers. […]

Posted on: Dec 21, 2010,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Speaking Engagements, Comments: Comments Off on KAL to speak at give TED talk in England

Jim Toomey calls for shark finning ban

Sherman’s Lagoon creator Jim Toomey will deliver more than 3,600 individual letters from Aquarium of the Bay visitors, asking for international bans on shark finning, to NOAA Assistant Administrator for Fisheries Eric Schwaab in Washington, DC today. “Promoting awareness of shark conservation is not an easy task. A single shark-related incident anywhere in the world […]

Posted on: Dec 21, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

¡Journalista!’s Dirk Deppey laid off from TCJ

The Comics Journal’s blogger Dirk Deppey has been laid off according to a recent tweet of his. Comics Reporter Tom Spurgeon notes that Deppey’s work on !Journalista! “has remained a primary point of emphasis throughout the magazine’s current, more web-involved run.” You can reach out to Dirk via twitter (@deppey) or leave comments on the […]

Posted on: Dec 21, 2010,  Section: Cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on ¡Journalista!’s Dirk Deppey laid off from TCJ