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Fort Knox and USO create coloring sheet for kids

Fort Knox cartoonist Paul Jon has created art for a USO coloring activity for kids. This second year’s art features Major Joe Knox returning home to his wife, Jane, and their two boys, Donald and Wesley, after his deployment to Afghanistan. “Last year, the USO was thrilled to bring back a beloved holiday tradition of […]

Posted on: Dec 20, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

Video: Howard Cruse draws a holiday greeting

Alternative cartoonist Howard Cruse has posted a video of his holiday greeting cartoon.

Posted on: Dec 20, 2010,  Section: Cartoons, video, Comments: 1 Comment

Bleeker to be syndicated through King Features

Jonathan Mahood’s Bleeker, The Rechargeable Dog has been picked up by King Features Syndicate and is set to launch on January 3rd. Jonathan’s strip has been on the web since 2006 and is currently running on GoComics.com. As for the launch of a well established webcomic, Jonathan writes that the national launch will include older […]

Posted on: Dec 20, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 31 Comments

SF Chronicle on Bill Amend’s 20 year collection

The San Francisco Chronicle interviewed Bill Amend about his career and his recently released 20 year collection , The Best of FoxTrot. Q: You include a lot of math puzzles and science references in your strips. Have you ever made a mistake? A: Oh, yes. And how the e-mails flow on those days. I probably […]

Posted on: Dec 20, 2010,  Section: Books, Comments: Comments Off on SF Chronicle on Bill Amend’s 20 year collection

Brooke McEldowney on why Pibgorn comments were removed

I reported earlier this week that GoComics.com removed the comment section for Brooke McEldowney’s Pibgorn and 9 Chickweed Lane. Brooke has posted on his blog two explanations: the first an explanation for the removal and the second his email response to those contacting him. So, I objected and objected and objected as time went on […]

Posted on: Dec 17, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 19 Comments

Muppets movie plot revealed

Muppet Central has disclosed the plot to the next Muppet movie that will be hitting theaters Thanksgiving weekend 2011. On vacation in Los Angeles, Walter, the world?s biggest Muppet fan, and his friends Gary (Jason Segel) and Mary (Amy Adams) from Smalltown, USA, discover the nefarious plan of oilman Tex Richman (Chris Cooper) to raze […]

Posted on: Dec 17, 2010,  Section: Movies, Comments: 4 Comments

End of year must have cartooning products

We’re closing in on the end of the year. 2010 was a good year, but mostly a blur. That said there were a lot of great books, services and products that came out this year. I’ve compiled a list of things I thought are above and beyond. If you’re still looking for a gift to […]

Posted on: Dec 17, 2010,  Section: Art Supplies, Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Technology, Comments: 14 Comments

Cartoon Art Museum celebrates Bloom County

I noted earlier this week that it was 30 years ago that Bloom County debuted in newspapers. The Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco will be running an exhibit of Berkeley Breathed‘s art work ranging from Bloom County, his children’s books, and movie projects. A reception will be planned in April. It should also be […]

Posted on: Dec 16, 2010,  Section: Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: 3 Comments

KAL sums up 2011

Kevin “KAL” Kallugher gave the final address to the “World in 2011 Festival” put on by The Economist. Below is his speech. Visit his blog to see his sketches of the other speakers.

Posted on: Dec 16, 2010,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

Englehart marks 30 years at the Hartford Courant

Writing on his blog, Bob Englehart notes he’s hit the 30 year mark as the staff cartoonist of the Hartford Courant. Today marks the first day of the thirty-first year of my tenure at the Hartford Courant. Thirty years ago yesterday, I walked into my office, the dumpiest I’d ever seen. It was small, oblong, […]

Posted on: Dec 16, 2010,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 7 Comments

Center for Cartoon Studies asks for donations

The Center for Cartoon Studies is now in its 5th year and are soliciting donations to raise money for the school. All proceeds are tax deductible (the school is a non profit company.) The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) opened its doors to the inaugural class of twenty students in 2005. Many dedicated individuals, organizations, […]

Posted on: Dec 16, 2010,  Section: Fund Raisers, Comments: 30 Comments

Cartoonists Rights Network calls to end Zunar ban

The Cartoonists Rights Network is calling on the Malaysian government to lift its sedition charges against Zulkiflee Anwar Ulhaque, the cartoonist better known as Zunar. The letter read in part: “While some of his cartoons may be embarrassing to certain important individuals, the contents speak strongly for Malaysia’s recognition of the importance of free speech […]

Posted on: Dec 16, 2010,  Section: International, Comments: Comments Off on Cartoonists Rights Network calls to end Zunar ban

Matt Groening and Lynda Barry working on comic

Hindustan Times leads with news that The Simpsons creator Matt Groening is working with Lynda Barry on a comic book based on his travels to India. Not many details are given other than, “it’ll come out in the next couple of months.”

Posted on: Dec 16, 2010,  Section: Cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Matt Groening and Lynda Barry working on comic

Matt Bors becomes Comics Journalism Editor

Editorial cartoonist Matt Bors has announced on his blog that he’s now the Comics Journalism Editor for Cartoon Movement – a new platform run by the Video Journalism Movement (VJ Movement), an organization “dedicated to the promotion of video journalism and press freedom.” Matt writes that the Cartoon Movement seeks to “publish four editorial cartoons […]

Posted on: Dec 16, 2010,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 4 Comments

King Features launches DailyINK iPhone/iPad app

King Features Syndicate has just released a DailyINK iPhone/iPod Touch app through the iTunes App Store. The free download connects DailyInk allows everyone to access “dozens of strips, panels and editorial cartoons will be featured in ‘Today’s Comic’” and the ability to go back seven days for the feature comics. Those with paid subscription accounts […]

Posted on: Dec 15, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, King Features, mobile, Comments: 5 Comments