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Archives for March, 2013

What you need to know about this year’s AAEC convention

AAEC convention host and Salt Lake Tribune editorial cartoonist Pat Bagley and author/illustrator/cartoonist Mark Pett and I did a bit of recon work last night hitting several nightlife locations. Despite Utah’s Mormon/squeaky clean image, downtown Salt Lake has a vast array of bars, brewpubs and restaurants with liquor licenses. We’re just trying to be thorough. […]

Posted on: Mar 29, 2013,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

Interviewed: Jumble cartoonist Jeff Knurek on the puzzle, his music

Jumble cartoonist Jeff Knurek was interviewed by WFYI Art of the Matter (Indianapolis) about the puzzle and his new music album “Risk Taking Is Free!” Skip 12 minutes in to the interview.

Posted on: Mar 27, 2013,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Video: Milt Caniff at Work

Interesting silent video of Milt Caniff, creator of Steve Canyon, Terry and the Pirates. Via Mike Lynch

Posted on: Mar 27, 2013,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 3 Comments

Pat Oliphant to be honored at AAEC convention in Salt Lake City

Legendary editorial cartoonist Pat Oliphant will be honored at this year’s AAEC convention in Salt Lake City (June 27–29). The feting will be held at a special reception in the Sky Gallery and roof patio of the Natural History Museum of Utah on Friday June 28. Attendance will be limited to those registered for the […]

Posted on: Mar 26, 2013,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Pat Oliphant to be honored at AAEC convention in Salt Lake City

Keane statue project in jeopardy

The fundraising efforts to create a statue to honor the late Bil Keane is running short with an end of April deadline. According to an article in the Arizona Republic, the town of Paradise Valley says it still needs $23,000 or the project will be canceled or the date to have it dedicated will have […]

Posted on: Mar 26, 2013,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

NCS announces 2012 division awards

The National Cartoonist Society has announced this year’s division award nominees. The winners will be announced during their annual Reuben Awards dinner in Pittsburgh, PA. Here are the nominees: Television Animation Todd Kauffman, Executive Producer, “Sidekick” Alberto Mielgo, Production Design, “Tron: Uprising” Rich Webber, Director, Aardman Animation Studios, “DC Nation” Feature Animation Rich Moore, Director, […]

Posted on: Mar 26, 2013,  Section: Animation, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Novels, Greeting Cards, Illustration, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, web comics, Comments: 1 Comment

Court rules DC Comics own Superman. Again

From Robot 6: A federal judge confirmed Wednesday that the heirs of Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel relinquished any claims to the character in a 2001 agreement with DC Comics. However, that seems unlikely to end the nearly decade-long legal battle over the Man of Steel. The order by U.S. District Judge Otis Wright III follows […]

Posted on: Mar 22, 2013,  Section: Comic Books, Comments: 1 Comment

Mike Smith’s NASCAR cartoons lands him in pace car

Las Vegas Sun editorial cartoonist Mike Smith has been doing NASCAR cartoons for years. He even has a book collection of his race car cartoons. He’s been doing weekly cartoons for the Sporting News. That gig also got him an opportunity to ride in the pace car.

Posted on: Mar 22, 2013,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Mike Smith’s NASCAR cartoons lands him in pace car

Chicago Tribune drops Shoe

The Chicago Tribune, the home of the legendary cartoonist Jeff MacNelly, has announced that it has dropped Jeff’s comic strip Shoe. In an email to Jim Romenesko, the tribune editor Geoff Brown said that it was just a matter of trying to keep the comics page fresh. Shoe was replaced by The Middletons, a Tribune […]

Posted on: Mar 22, 2013,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 26 Comments

Israelis extend detention of Palestinian cartoonist

From Palestine News Network: On Tuesday 19th March, Salem Military Court requested once again an extension in the detention of cartoonist Mohammad Sabaaneh, said the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS) in a press release. Jawad Boulus, head of the legal unit at PPS, said that even though the court was supposed to announce its decision Tuesday, […]

Posted on: Mar 21, 2013,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Israelis extend detention of Palestinian cartoonist

Video: new Despicable Me 2 trailer released

My summer movie must-see list is filling up. I’m adding this one. Out July 3rd.

Posted on: Mar 21, 2013,  Section: Animation, Comments: Comments Off on Video: new Despicable Me 2 trailer released

Video: Kevin Kallaugher giving TEDx talk

Economist editorial cartoonist Kevin Kallaugher spoke at TEDxJacksonHole recently. Here’s his talk.

Posted on: Mar 20, 2013,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Video: Classic Chicago Tribune Cartoonists – 1931

I’m struck by how many cartoonists were working in the same building. How times have changed.

Posted on: Mar 20, 2013,  Section: Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: 3 Comments

Interviewed: Friedman, Jaffee, Roth talk about Harvey Kurtzman

During the Society of Illustrators’s Celebrating Kurtzman Drew Friedman, Robert Grossman, Al Jaffee, and Arnold Roth discussed the life and work of Harvey Kurtzman. Audio of the panel is now online. Via Tom Richmond

Posted on: Mar 20, 2013,  Section: Cartoons, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 1 Comment

Video: Professional quality Calvin and Hobbes animation

Adam Brown, animator for Comedy Central’s Ugly Americans, has animated one of Bill Watterson’s Calvin and Hobbes Sunday strips. It’s interesting to see what the strip might have looked like in the hands of a professional animator. Here’s the strip it was based off:

Posted on: Mar 20, 2013,  Section: Animation, Comic strips, Comments: 11 Comments