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Archives for September, 2012

College dean collects 8,000 cartoons; now on exhibit

University of South Florida College of Public Health Dean Emeritus Charles Mahan started to collect original cartoons when he was 12. Over the years he has amassed a collection of over 8,000 pieces. Part of his collection was recently exhibited at the Tampa Museum of Art. He donated his collection to the University of South […]

Posted on: Sep 27, 2012,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Liza Donnelly touring and exhibiting in Macedonia

New Yorker cartoonist Liza Donnelly is currently touring Macedonia with the US State Department talking about political cartoons and the United States. An exhibit featuring her work has opened in Daut Pasha Hammam (Macedonia) and runs through this Friday. You can view photos on the U.S. Embassy Macedonia’s Facebook page.

Posted on: Sep 27, 2012,  Section: Magazine cartoons, Comments: 1 Comment

Interviewed: Lalo Alcaraz as cartoonist and activist

VOXXI interviews editorial cartoonist, comic strip creator (La Cucaracha) and activist Lalo Alcaraz about using his cartooning and as an activist. Q: You do a lot of satire with political issues. Tell me about some of the themes you use throughout your cartoons and why you use those specific subjects? A: My parents are immigrants […]

Posted on: Sep 27, 2012,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Superman exhibit opens in Cleveland airport

Cleveland Hopkins International Airport will be home to a permanent exhibit paying tribute the Superman and his creators Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel. The two created the famous super hero in 1932 in Cleveland. Its dedication is scheduled for Oct. 11. Next time you’re flying into Cleveland, look for the exhibit near the baggage claim […]

Posted on: Sep 27, 2012,  Section: Comic Books, Comments: 1 Comment

Video: Bruce Plante on making an editorial cartoon

GEWTV interviews Tulsa World editorial cartoonist Bruce Plante on what goes into making an editorial cartoon:

Posted on: Sep 26, 2012,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 4 Comments

Molly Crabappble arrested during Occupy Wall Street anniversary march

Marvel and DC Comics artist Molly Crabapple was arrested last week while attending the one year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street. Her first hand account has been posted on CNN. At one corner, I saw a cop grabbing the arm of a woman in front of me and pulling her into the street. It was […]

Posted on: Sep 26, 2012,  Section: Comic Books, Comments: Comments Off on Molly Crabappble arrested during Occupy Wall Street anniversary march

Video: Mike Luckovich on being a satirist

Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s editorial cartoonist Mike Luckovich presented a TEDx talk back in April.

Posted on: Sep 26, 2012,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Video: Mike Luckovich on being a satirist

DreamWorks Animation announces 12 new films in next 4 years

Dreamworks to release 12 animation films in next 4 years Commingsoon.net reports that Dreamworks Animation SKG will release 12 animated films in the next four years. The Croods – March 22, 2013 Turbo – July 19, 2013 Mr. Peabody & Sherman – November 1, 2013 Me and My Shadow – March 14, 2014 How to […]

Posted on: Sep 25, 2012,  Section: Animation, Comments: 1 Comment

How the French Mohammed cartoons affect cartooning

NPR looks at how the recent cartoons depicting the Muslim prophet Mohammed in Charlie Hebdo are affecting cartoonists around the world. Good question with answers from Matt Wuerker, Mark Fiore, Daryl Cagle, Patrick Chappatte and Terry Mosher (AKA: Aislin). I think a lot of us are kind of horrified,“ says Matt Wuerker, Politico’s staff cartoonist […]

Posted on: Sep 25, 2012,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

Daryl Cagle heads to French editorial cartoonist festival

Daryl Cagle announces he’s going to France for an editorial cartoon festival at St. Just le Martel where he will exhibit his work and speak. What’s notable about the announcement to me isn’t his travels but his description of the festival itself. I’ve heard about St. Just for years, and this is my first time […]

Posted on: Sep 25, 2012,  Section: Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: 2 Comments

Interviewed: Anne Hambrock talks Kenosha Festival of Cartooning

The Kenosha Festival of Cartooning kicks off in two more days. The festival’s founder, Anne Morse-Hambrock, has an amazing line-up of guests. Below is an interview she gave with the local WUWM radio about the festival and cartoonists.

Posted on: Sep 25, 2012,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Festival of Cartoon Art, Comments: 1 Comment

Ann Telnaes releases editorial cartoon app for election

Pulitzer Prize winning editorial cartoonist Ann Telnaes has released a new interactive editorial cartoon app for the iPad and iPhone called “POTUS Pick.” From the press release: Telnaes has been intrigued by how apps could allow cartoonists to approach editorial cartoons in new ways. “In print, users are passive – meaning that editors determine what […]

Posted on: Sep 25, 2012,  Section: Comic strips, mobile, Technology, Comments: 2 Comments

Video: Susie Cagle talks about her unresolved arrest while covering Occupy Oakland

Graphic cartoonist/journalist Susie Cagle talks to Robert Russell of Cartoonists Rights Network International about her arrest last year while covering the Occupy Oakland protests and how and why the case is still yet to be resolved. Via Mike Lynch

Posted on: Sep 25, 2012,  Section: Graphic Journalism, Comments: Comments Off on Video: Susie Cagle talks about her unresolved arrest while covering Occupy Oakland

Profiled: Lynn Johnston’s philanthropy

The Vancouver Sun reports on For Better or For Worse creator Lynn Johnston and her latest community involvement: Dress for Success – an organization that helps women prepare for job interviews and provides clothing and accessories as well as a small wardrobe if the woman is hired. The article also talks about the other charities […]

Posted on: Sep 24, 2012,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Mike Du Jour debuts in syndication today

**Mike Lester’s ** Mike Du Jour debuts today. It’s one of the better strips to launch in a while. It’s zany and refreshingly honest. I had my wife read through the sales kit samples. Remember my wife enjoys cartoons, but rarely allows herself a out loud chuckle. Mike Du Jour got a couple of audible […]

Posted on: Sep 24, 2012,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 17 Comments