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Archives for May, 2013

Video: CNN talks to Trudeau about Alpha House, wounded warriors

CNN’s Jake Tapper has a sits down at the drawing table with ‘Doonesbury’ creator Garry Trudeau to talk about Doonesbury… and about supporting wounded warriors… and about his show Alpha House?

Posted on: May 16, 2013,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Autographed Complete Calvin and Hobbes, Team Cul de Sac up for grabs

So you couldn’t afford an original Bill Watterson oil painting of Cul de Sac character Petey, or any of the two original strips that went to auction earlier this year. But maybe you can afford to buy one of five autographed Complete Calvin and Hobbes by Watterson or maybe even one of the five Watterson […]

Posted on: May 15, 2013,  Section: Books, comic, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Autographed Complete Calvin and Hobbes, Team Cul de Sac up for grabs

Mark Anderson on how to fail properly

Andertoons cartoonist Mark Anderson has a nice summary of his presentation he gave back in February at the Success in Comics seminar. I must have done everything right, right? Not so much. When I take a good hard look at it, probably 95% of the things I’ve tried ended up failing. But the other 5% […]

Posted on: May 15, 2013,  Section: Cartoons, comic, Comments: 6 Comments

Benson casts GOP in same vein as Ohio kidnappers; Conservatives not amused

Tim Cavanaugh, of The Daily Caller gives a good summary of the controversy surrounding a recent Steve Benson that casts the GOP in the same light as the Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro. The cartoon (above) depicts the GOP has holding three women hostage. Each of the women are labeled “No Abortion Rights,” “No Reproductive Coverage” […]

Posted on: May 15, 2013,  Section: Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

Disney sexualized Merida character

Pixar’s Merida character from the feature film Brave is officially a Disney Princess, but that created a controversy when Disney debuted a 2D image of the new princess. The Disney princess makeover removed the bow and arrow, tamed her hair and slimmed her figure. She also sports a “come hither” look according to Brenda Chapman, […]

Posted on: May 14, 2013,  Section: Animation, Controversies, Comments: 10 Comments

Magazine reworks Mike Peters anti-NRA cartoon to pro-NRA

The pro-gun news web site Ammoland did a bit of Photoshopping recently to recreate a Mike Peters anti-NRA editorial cartoon into one with the exact opposite message and posted it on Facebook. Here’s Mike’s original cartoon: And the blatant rework: Mike tells me this isn’t the first time someone has altered his work and to […]

Posted on: May 14, 2013,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 19 Comments

The Cartoonist Studio launches blog

The fine folks over at The Cartoonist Studio have announced they have started a blog to go along with the other cool features. Each day one of the many syndicated pros will respond to a topic. While you’re over there, check out the studios and cartoon of the day.

Posted on: May 13, 2013,  Section: Cartoons, comic, Comments: Comments Off on The Cartoonist Studio launches blog

Times-Picayune to start printing daily

David Carr writes in The New York Times that a year after the Times-Picayune in New Orleans dropped to a thrice weekly paper, the paper will start printing a paper daily. But what it’s printing and who gets it is?. complicated. Here’s how David describes it: On Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, a broadsheet called The […]

Posted on: May 13, 2013,  Section: Newspaper industry, Comments: 4 Comments

Interviewed: Borgman, Kirkman and Scott in one setting

The Tribune in San Luis Obispo found out that Jim Borgman, Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott were all going to be in one place and sent a reporter over for an interview. The result is a lot of tidbits on how these hugely successful strips came about and the working relationships between the creators. Jerry […]

Posted on: May 13, 2013,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

Interviewed: Fiore, Russell on censorship in editorial cartooning

KBIA, Missouri Public Radio, interviewed Former AAEC President and Pulitzer Prize winner Mark Fiore and Dr. Robert Russell, executive director of Cartoonists Rights Network International regarding censorship in editorial cartooning around the world and “a profession experiencing a major transition.”

Posted on: May 10, 2013,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Interviewed: Fiore, Russell on censorship in editorial cartooning

Schulz, Herriman inducted into Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame

Among the 2013 inductees to the Society of Illustrators’ Hall of Fame are Peanuts creator Charles Schulz and Krazy Kat creator George Herriman. Members of the Hall of Fame are artists “recognized for their distinguished achievement in the art of illustration.” Other artists inducted include: Ted CoConis, Sandy Kossin, Murray Tinkelman and Arthur Rackham

Posted on: May 10, 2013,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 7 Comments

Judge to Charlie Brown actor: “Don’t be a blockhead”

I think this sums up nicely what I hope will be the last in the saga of Peter Robbins, the actor who was the original voice behind the Peanuts character Charlie Brown. From ABC News: A judge warned Peter Robbins that he could be sent to prison for nearly four years if he violates the […]

Posted on: May 8, 2013,  Section: Animation, Comments: 1 Comment

Serge Chapleau wins National Newspaper Awards for cartooning

We’re still in award season. To our north, the National Newspaper Awards have been announced. This year’s winner in editorial cartooning is Serge Chapleau of Montreal La Presse. Runners-up include Andy Donato of the Toronto Sun and Brian Gable of the Globe and Mail.

Posted on: May 8, 2013,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Amazing street art from around the world

Slightly off-topic, but I think of interest. Buzzfeed has a post of the 50 amazing examples of street art from around the world. Here’s one in San Diego by Os Gemeos

Posted on: May 8, 2013,  Section: Off topic, Comments: Comments Off on Amazing street art from around the world

Chinese version of Iron Man 3 gives props to milk to get past Chinese censors

The Washington Post writes about the changes film studios will make to their films in order to get them past Chinese government censors so they can be released in the communist country. Iron Man 3 featured “odd and, at times outright nonsensical” footage of product placement of a milk based drink from China?s Inner Mongolia. […]

Posted on: May 8, 2013,  Section: Comic Books, Comments: 1 Comment