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Happy Holidays; Closing down for the year

To everyone celebrating Christmas (or the December holiday of your choosing), I wish you all a happy holiday. Stay safe and I’ll see you back here on January 3rd unless breaking news happens. To send you all off, here is a caption contest using my holiday card for this year. Put your best caption in […]

Posted on: Dec 23, 2011,  Section: Daily Cartoonist, Comments: 26 Comments

Student illustration trumps pro’s for Cartoon of Year

University of Westminster student Ben Jennings won the 2011 Political Cartoon of the Year beating out professional UK editorial cartoonists for the honor given by the Political Cartoon Society. Ben is an undergraduate working toward a BA Honours Illustration degree. On his blog he reports he was “utterly gobsmacked” to receive the award.

Posted on: Dec 23, 2011,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

King Features releases DailyInk for Android phones

King Features has expanded its mobile footprint to a larger audience with the release of an Android version of their DailyInk app. The iPhone/iPad version was launched last December. To get the Android app, visit the Android Market.

Posted on: Dec 23, 2011,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on King Features releases DailyInk for Android phones

Philly Mayor discusses his local cartoon

A couple of days ago I mentioned that Philadelphia Daily News editorial cartoonist Signe Wilkinson was taking a vacation and invited several local politicians to take the opporunity to draw cartoons in her spot in the newspaper. One of which was the city’s mayor, Michael Nutter, who has received a bit of attention for his […]

Posted on: Dec 23, 2011,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Bill Griffith featured in The Atlantic

The Atlantic profiles Zippy the Pinhead ceator Bill Griffith: How did Zippy come to be? In late 1970, Griffith was asked to contribute a story to “Real Pulp Comics #1,” edited by cartoonist Roger Brand. His only editorial guideline was to come up with a “Young Lust” type tale, possibly involving a menage a trois, […]

Posted on: Dec 23, 2011,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Bill Griffith featured in The Atlantic

Wimpy Kid sues Zombie Kid

Reuters reports that Wimpy Kid, Inc. (Jeff Kinney owned entity that holds the Wimpy Kid copyrights) is suing Antarctic Press for trademark infringement with its Diary of a Zombie Kid series . In addition to depicting a backpack-carrying protagonist, the suit alleges, the “Zombie Kid” cover artwork bears a startling similarity to the “Wimpy Kid” […]

Posted on: Dec 22, 2011,  Section: Books, Comments: 10 Comments

CCS finds new home for Schulz Library

Great news for the Center for Cartoon Studies who announced that they have acquired the old post office building in downtown White River Junction. The Old Post Office building will provide core instruction space, faculty offices, and will be the new home to The Schulz Library, a one-of-a-kind cartoon collection that was forced to vacate […]

Posted on: Dec 22, 2011,  Section: Cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on CCS finds new home for Schulz Library

Profiled: Peter Bagge on be a libertarian cartoonist

KUOW talks to cartoonist Peter Bagge about libertarianism. Peter Bagge provided what some call the definitive chronicle of young Seattle in the 1990s in his comic series “Hate,” a semi?autobiographical account of young slacker Buddy Bradley. These days he is a regular contributor to Reason, the libertarian magazine.

Posted on: Dec 21, 2011,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Cartoonists want Gingrich for President

The Hill reports that editorial cartoonists want Newt Gingrich for president based on his foibles, past and caricaturability. “Since Nixon, [Gingrich is] God’s greatest gift to cartoonists, caricaturists and artists. He is what we look for. What we want is a person who looks exactly like” him, explains Steve Brodner, whose work has appeared in […]

Posted on: Dec 21, 2011,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Cartoonists want Gingrich for President

Vincent Faletti, age 95, reintroduced to his own work

A cool story from The Saginaw News about the city’s historian coming upon cartoons by Vincent Faletti in the city library archives and decided to learn more about the cartoonist who did a strip called “Saga of Saginaw.” Turns out Vincent is still alive, 95 years old. A collection was made his work and presented […]

Posted on: Dec 21, 2011,  Section: Cartoons, Comments: 1 Comment

Profiled: Susie Cagle and her coverage of Occupy Oakland

The SF Weekly interviews cartoonist and journalist Susie Cagle and her coverage of the Occupy Oakland movment. You mention that the best way to portray this is through words and images. The cool thing about your work to me is that it has a personal interpretation, because you’re drawing it, not photographing it. Drawing is […]

Posted on: Dec 21, 2011,  Section: Cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Profiled: Susie Cagle and her coverage of Occupy Oakland

Patrick O’Connor leaves the LA Weekly

Editorial cartoonist Patrick O’Connor has announced he’s leaving the LA Weekly. He’s been on their staff since January 2009 after he was laid off from the L.A. Daily News. According to his blog post, his next adventure is crating online animated shorts.

Posted on: Dec 21, 2011,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Patrick O’Connor leaves the LA Weekly

Gary Brookins to appear in Spielberg movie

Former Richmond Times-Dispatch editorial cartoonist and Pluggers and Shoe cartoonist Gary Brookins spent a week as an extra in a Steven Spielberg movie entitled “Lincoln” that is set to hit theaters in 2012. Gary reports on his blog that he is in scenes with Tommy Lee Jones, James Spader and Sally Field during filming in […]

Posted on: Dec 21, 2011,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 3 Comments

Profiled: Kevin Kallaugher, Economist cartoonist

The Economist’s editorial cartoonist Kevin Kallaugher (“KAL”) was featured in Malibu Magazine. Unlike most profile articles that ask quetions like “when did you start cartooning….” this one asks more insightful ones (“Describe your personality in 10 words or less”, “If you were reincarnated, who or what would you like to come back as?”, etc. ) […]

Posted on: Dec 20, 2011,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Profiled: Kevin Kallaugher, Economist cartoonist

Profiled: Dondi cartoonist Irwin Hasen, age 93

Interesting story out of the New York Times about Irwin Hasen, who used to draw the syndicated comic strip Dondi. He’s still “working” at age 93. Now, fresh Dondi cartoons are published only on the walls of the Nectar Cafe at Madison Avenue and 79th Street, where nearly every morning for the past 30 years […]

Posted on: Dec 20, 2011,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 5 Comments