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Archives for January, 2012

Profiled: China’s disruptive cartoonist Remon Wang

CNN profiles Remon Wang, a Chinese editorial cartoonist, who’s putting his work out on the internet and gaining a following, even at the risk of Chinese sensors. Sometimes my cartoons give me a sense of accomplishment,” he said. “But what I really want is to wake up my fellow countrymen by injecting a sense of […]

Posted on: Jan 24, 2012,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Profiled: China’s disruptive cartoonist Remon Wang

Thomas Nast was a product of his time

Tom Deignan writes a guest column in the NJ Star-Ledger stating that Thomas Nast’s anti-Catholicism was a view of the times. Nast is nominated for the New Jersey Hall of Fame, but has come under heavy criticism due to his anti-Catholic, anti-Irish views. The truly shocking thing about Nast’s negative depictions of Catholics, as well […]

Posted on: Jan 24, 2012,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

Video Profile: Jim Davis and Garfield

Three minute video with Garfield creator Jim Davis talking about his early formula for creating the now world famous cat. Via Mike Lynch

Posted on: Jan 24, 2012,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 6 Comments

Las Vegas Comic seminar adds Brian Crane

The Success in the World of Comics Seminar has made a line-up change. Due to a conflict Debbra Abeyta of Vertis is unable to present. Pickles creator Brian Crane has agreed to be one of the speakers. Brian is one of those genuinely nice guys. Glad to see that he’ll be presenting. Bill Kellogg, the […]

Posted on: Jan 24, 2012,  Section: Gatherings, Comments: 4 Comments

Profiled: Wiley Miller, Kennebunkport, and editors

The Bangor Daily News interviews Non Sequitur creator Wiley Miller about his life in Kennebunkport, ME and his views on editors pulling comics. “Editors are word people. A cartoon is an abstract,” he said. “Today [editors] seem to be so much more afraid of a quote offending anybody that their first reaction is to err […]

Posted on: Jan 23, 2012,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 4 Comments

Katzenjammer Kids, Archie artists inducted into Hall of Fame

From Robot6 comes news that The Katzenjammer Kids cartoonist Rudolph Dirks and Archie artist Harry Lucey will be inducted into the Will Eisner Awards Hall of Fame. Aside from the two mentioned above who will get automatic induction, 14 others have been nominated which include: Bill Blackbeard, Howard Chaykin, Richard Corben, Carlos Ezquerra, Lee Falk, […]

Posted on: Jan 23, 2012,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Katzenjammer Kids, Archie artists inducted into Hall of Fame

Using iBooks Author to create comics collection

Andertoons’ Mark Anderson takes a look at the newly released iBooks Author software from Apple as a way of creating an cartoon collection eBook. As I’m sure you’ve heard, Apple recently entered the textbook market in a big way. They’ve partnered with Pearson, McGraw Hill, and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, revamped the iBooks app/store, and created […]

Posted on: Jan 23, 2012,  Section: Books, Comic strips, Comments: 3 Comments

Plain Dealer explains why it pulled Non Sequitur

Cleveland Plain Dealer Reader Representative Ted Diadiun writes the Cleveland Plain Dealer’s response as to why they pulled a recent Non Sequitur from their line up and due to time constraints left the space blank save an editorial message stating it had been pulled and a replacement couldn’t be found in time for print. The […]

Posted on: Jan 23, 2012,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 4 Comments

Canadian cartoonist visit children’s hospital

As mentioned earlier, three members of the Canadian chapter of the National Cartoonists Society were visiting the McMaster Children’s Hospital to draw for children and family members. Chapter president Mike Cope, Patricia Storms and Jonathan Mahood made the trip on Friday. The Hamilton Spectator did a nice write-up. Mike and Jonathan have both posted photos […]

Posted on: Jan 23, 2012,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Canadian cartoonist visit children’s hospital

Bizarro hits 27; 10,000 cartoon

Dan Piraro just celebrated 27 years of his comic panel Bizarro and has now drawn over 10,000 cartoons. He sums up his thoughts on his blog: So happy anniversary to me and to Bizarro. Here is a brief list of highlights from my career: 1985–got syndicated 1990–still syndicated 2000–syndicated some more 2010–can’t afford to quit […]

Posted on: Jan 23, 2012,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 7 Comments

Astor to release tell all as a reporter covering comics

Well, kind of. Dave Astor, who covered syndicated columns and comics as a reporter and editor for 25 years for Editor & Publisher, has written a 86,000 word book about his experience working for E&P and witnessing the dramatic changes in journalism during that time. He tells me the book will also include humorous anecdotes […]

Posted on: Jan 20, 2012,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 14 Comments

Astor looks at Lee, Keane, Robinson, and Schulz

Dave Astor, former editor and reporter covering syndication for Editor & Publisher, writes about some of his experiences covering four legendary cartoonists Stan Lee, Bil Keane, Jerry Robinson and Charles Schulz. He also mentions he’s written a memoir, “Comic (and Column) Confessional.” The partly shy Schulz was also a good dancer. I watched him move […]

Posted on: Jan 20, 2012,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Astor looks at Lee, Keane, Robinson, and Schulz

Atheist society Prez forced to resign over Jesus, Mohammad cartoon

The headline from the Daily Mail pretty much sums it up: University atheist society president forced to resign after cartoon of Muhammad having a drink with Jesus is posted on Facebook The controversy is over a recent Jesus and Mo comic. The bi-weekly strip has been running since 2005. And here’s the offending cartoon. UPDATE: […]

Posted on: Jan 20, 2012,  Section: Mohammed Cartoon, Comments: 7 Comments

Stevens releases free ebook of Diesel Sweeties Volume 1

R. Stevens, creator of Diesel Sweeties, is releasing a free ebook version of his first Diesel Sweeties collection. It was first published in 2003 and includes the first hundred or so comics. The eBook has no DRM.

Posted on: Jan 20, 2012,  Section: Comic strips, web comics, Comments: 1 Comment

How are Muslim women depicted in western cartoons?

Over on Patheos, an author that goes by Eren, has written a piece looking at how American cartoonists typically depict Muslim women in cartoons: When it comes to Muslim women as represented in political cartoons catered to non-Muslim Western audiences, a few prevalent themes can be easily identified. I tend to collect political cartoons of […]

Posted on: Jan 20, 2012,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments