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Archives for August, 2013

Micron Pens vs. Cintiq: Can you spot the difference?

In a blog post by Pajama Diaries creator Terri Libenson, she writes that she switched to a Cintiq earlier this year and has been refining her ink line on the Cintiq. Using the above panels – can you tell which one she drew with the Micron pen and which one with the Cintiq? Honestly, I […]

Posted on: Aug 20, 2013,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 4 Comments

Joe Heller picks up 26 new papers

Fresh off of a lay-off from the Green Bay Press-Gazette, editorial cartoonist Joe Heller is moving forward with his self-syndication. According to a post on his Facebook wall, he picked up a newspaper group representing 26 newspapers for his self-syndication cartoons. Nicely done, Joe.

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

Profiled: Ali Ferzat now in exile in Kuwait

From The Guardian: “Of all the arts, cartoons stand on the frontline against dictators,” says Ali Ferzat. Speaking from Kuwait, where he lives in exile, the 62-year-old Syrian is one of the Middle East’s most important living artists. Since the late 1960s, his satirical drawings and caricatures of political figures have been widely published at […]

Posted on: Aug 20, 2013,  Section: Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: Comments Off on Profiled: Ali Ferzat now in exile in Kuwait

News Corp Australia consolidates all of their comics pages

News Corp Australia used to allow their local editors to select their own comics. That changed recently when News Corp consolidated all comic pages to a single national page. According to The Feed, many Aussie comic strips were lost in favor of cheaper U.S. comics (citing Fred Bassett, The Phantom and Garfield as examples) took […]

Posted on: Aug 20, 2013,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 3 Comments

The Onion: political cartoonist struggles to convey senator’s money bag

Only from The Onion: CHICAGO – Admitting that he has completely run out of ideas at this point, local political cartoonist Lawrence Cleary told reporters Monday that he is unsure how to convey that a large sack being clutched by a U.S. senator in his latest drawing is full of money. “In order for this […]

Posted on: Aug 19, 2013,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on The Onion: political cartoonist struggles to convey senator’s money bag

Chuck Ayers creates strip to promote Heisman Trophy candidate Dri Archer

Kent State hired Crankshaft and Funky Winkerbean cartoonist Chuck Ayers to create a comic to help promote their Heisman Trophy candidate Dri Archer. Chuck is a 1971 Kent State alum. From Yahoo Sports: Schools are looking for more and more unique ways to prop up Heisman candidates to get exposure. Kent State is no exception. […]

Posted on: Aug 19, 2013,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Profiled: Guy Gilchrist, Nancy and Muppets cartoonist

The Daily News Journal interviews Nancy cartoonist Guy Gilchrist What did you learn from Jim Henson, in terms of life and work? Gilchrist: Jim Henson taught me a lot. He taught me how to work in a team. He really was my creative father. I learned my comedy timing. I’d been working (in the industry) […]

Posted on: Aug 19, 2013,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Profiled: Guy Gilchrist, Nancy and Muppets cartoonist

Muslim leader who fanned 2006 Prophet Mohammad riots says: Oops!

Ahmad Akkari, a Danish Muslim leader who traveled through the Middle East inciting outrage at the Prophet Mohammad caricatures published in the Jyllands-Posten, now says that was “wrong”. Money quote from The Guardian: “I want to be clear today about the trip: It was totally wrong,” Akkari said this week. “At that time, I was […]

Posted on: Aug 19, 2013,  Section: International, Mohammed Cartoon, Comments: 7 Comments

Jeff Darcy inducted into Cleveland journalism hall of fame

Plain Dealer editorial cartoonist Jeff Darcy is one of two staffers being inducted into the Cleveland Journalism Hall of Fame. Jeff was selected by the Press Club of Cleveland. Jeff was a finalist this year for the Pulitzer Prize and has been with the Plain Dealer since 1993.

Posted on: Aug 19, 2013,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Jeff Darcy inducted into Cleveland journalism hall of fame

On vacation. No updates this week

I’m in beautiful Island Park Idaho with my wife’s family this week. No updates to the blog whilst I’m away. I’ll be back next week.

Posted on: Aug 12, 2013,  Section: Daily Cartoonist, Comments: 1 Comment

Who knows any cartoonists from Norway?

I’ll be traveling the last week of August to Norway on business. While there, I’d like to meet any cartoonists in the Oslo area for dinner/drinks. Does anyone know any cartoonist in Oslo? Or someone I can reach out to and get some names?

Posted on: Aug 12, 2013,  Section: Daily Cartoonist, Comments: 6 Comments

Joe Wos’s “World’s Largest Hand Drawn Maze” on display

Photo courtesy of Joe Wos Joe Wos’s “World’s Largest Hand Drawn Maze” will be on display from Aug. 7 through Sep. 1st at the Westmoreland Museum of American Art in Greensburg, PA. The maze has been submitted to Guinness Book of World Records as a world record. It measures over 30 feet by 4 feet […]

Posted on: Aug 8, 2013,  Section: Cartoons, Comments: 3 Comments

Registration for Festival of Cartoon Art is August 15

The triennial Festival of Cartoon Art at Ohio State University is opening registration on August 15. The festival will be held November 14-17th. It is also the grand opening of their Sullivant Hall. Registration is $75. It is a limited seating event, so register now. About the Festival (from Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum): […]

Posted on: Aug 8, 2013,  Section: Comic history, Comic strips, Festival of Cartoon Art, Comments: 3 Comments

Stan Lynde passes at age 81 of cancer

It was less than a year ago that I noted that Stan Lynde, creator of Rick O’Shay and Latigo was leaving Montana to retire in Equador. According to an article in the Montana Standard, Stan did make it to Equador, but was diagnosed with cancer. He passed yesterday. From the Montana Standard: When Lynde grew […]

Posted on: Aug 7, 2013,  Section: Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: 7 Comments

Jeff Bezos buys The Washington Post

In a surprise announcement, The Washington Post announces it is being purchased by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. From the Washington Post: But for much of the past decade, The Post has been unable to escape the financial turmoil that has engulfed newspapers and other “legacy” media organizations. The rise of the Internet and the epochal […]

Posted on: Aug 6, 2013,  Section: Newspaper industry, Comments: 7 Comments