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Archives for December, 2011

Signe Wilkinson gives politicians a chance to fire back

Philadelphia Daily News editorial cartoonist Signe Wilkinson took an end of year vacation and offered local politicians the opportunity to provide the cartoons while she’s away according to Jim Romenesko. The mayor provided the first cartoon (see it via her Facebook account). Future cartoons will be provided by a state representative, city councilwoman and the […]

Posted on: Dec 20, 2011,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

Amazing cartoon chalk art

You’ve seen those chalk art that when looked at from the right angle are 3 dimensionally photorealistic. I found some examples that are more ‘cartoonish’ but nonetheless amazing. See the rest at My Modern Met.

Posted on: Dec 19, 2011,  Section: Cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Amazing cartoon chalk art

David Horsey joins L.A. Times as staff cartoonist

Seattle Post-Intelligencer editorial cartoonist David Horsey is heading to the L.A. Times. David, a two-time Pulitzer winner, has been working for Hearst newspapers since the Seattle Post-Intelligencer went under in 2009. The Seattle Times reports that David will join the Times’ political team providing both cartoons and commentary similar to what he’s produced for the […]

Posted on: Dec 19, 2011,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 6 Comments

Ollie and Quentin to end

Piers Baker, creator of Ollie and Quentin has announced that his strip is ending at the end of this year due to lack of sales. It was launched four years ago. Piers hinted earlier this year that the strip has been a rough sale to newspapers, but he’s been grateful for the experience. So, what […]

Posted on: Dec 19, 2011,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 17 Comments

Clay Bennet and his Peace Talks Escher-esque cartoon

I posted news earlier about Clay Bennett winning this year’s Lurie Award. I hadn’t seen his winning cartoon before today and thought there had to be a story behind it, so I pinged Clay to see if there was. Sure enough there is. A good example of serendipity mixed with deadline pressure. Here’s what he […]

Posted on: Dec 16, 2011,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 5 Comments

Clay Bennett wins 2011 Lurie UN Award

The 2011 Lurie UN Award has been announced with Chattanooga Times Free Press’ Clay Bennett taking the top honor (see his cartoon below). Taking second and third are Rick McKee (The Augusta Chronicle) and David Pope (The Canberra Times) respectively. American editorial cartoonist who were given Citations of Excellence included Jimmy Margulies, Robert Ariail, and […]

Posted on: Dec 16, 2011,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Joe Simon, creator of Captain America passes

Giving evidence that bad news comes in threes: Joe Simon, who co-created Captain America with Jack Kirby, has passed away at age 98. From AP News: For Timely, the duo created Captain America, debuting on the cover of “Captain America Comics” No. 1 with the champion of liberty throwing a solid right-hook at Adolf Hitler […]

Posted on: Dec 16, 2011,  Section: Comic Books, Comments: 2 Comments

Piccolo: Get your logical heads out of your a–

Rina Piccolo regarding applying logic to humor: And my message, if you haven’t gotten it by now, is pretty simple: We should interpret entertainment – in all it’s forms – in the spirit in which it was created. In other words, Hey you, Smarty-Panties, get your logical heads out of your asses and have some […]

Posted on: Dec 16, 2011,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Piccolo: Get your logical heads out of your a–

Check out: Calvin and Hobbes Christmas tribute video

From Crave Online: No, this isn’t an officiall sanctioned Calvin & Hobbes movie, like so many rumors have foretold, but it’s extremely cool nonetheless. Jim Frommeyer and visual effects artist Teague Chrystie (Feast III: The Happy Finish) have just released their short film A Very Calvin & Hobbes Christmas. It’s a loving homage to the […]

Posted on: Dec 16, 2011,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

Eduardo Barreto passes at age 57

Eduardo Barreto, the former artist for the Judge Parker serial comic strip has passed away at the age of 57. He took over Judge Parker from Harold LeDoux in 2006 but had to end his association with the strip in 2010 after contracting meningitis. Previous to Judge Parker, he worked on several comic books such […]

Posted on: Dec 16, 2011,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 3 Comments

The battle of Comic Sans

I noticed a while back a website called “Ban Comic Sans”. The premise is simple enough – mock the font and question it’s very existence. A few comics use the font. Vic Lee’s Pardon My Planet comes to mind.i noticed a new site that celebrates the font. Their motto: WE ARE THE COMIC SANS DEFENDERS. […]

Posted on: Dec 15, 2011,  Section: Technology, Comments: 9 Comments

Prediction: Newspapers will be gone in 5 years

The Center for the Digital Future (part of the USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism) has released a study about the impact of the internet on Americans. They study touches on issues of privacy, social media, PC vs tablet computing among other issues. One prediction made is that most US newspapers will be gone […]

Posted on: Dec 15, 2011,  Section: news, Newspaper industry, Comments: 27 Comments

More details on second annual Cartoonist Contest

The gentlemen over at The Cartoonist Studios have sent me more news about their second annual cartooning contest. The contest will kick off on February 6th and a big change from last year is that there will be more weight given to contest judges (panel of professional cartoonists and syndicate representative) and less on the […]

Posted on: Dec 15, 2011,  Section: Comic strips, Contests, Comments: 15 Comments

Nick Anderson wins 2011 Berryman Award

Houston Chronicle editorial cartoonist Nick Anderson has been awarded this year’s Clifford K. & James T. Berryman Award for Editorial Cartooning. The Berryman is awarded to editorial cartoonists whose work “exhibits power to influence public opinion, plus good drawing and striking effect.” Nick will receive a $2,500 prize and attend the National Press Foundation’s Annual […]

Posted on: Dec 15, 2011,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 12 Comments

Check out: New stylus for iPad

I enjoy drawing on my iPad (ArtRage app), but there are a few quirks about it. This addresses two of them: Line quality and exactness and resting your hand on the screen: Already funded on Kickstarter. Should be available in January.

Posted on: Dec 14, 2011,  Section: Technology, Comments: 3 Comments