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Podcast: Tom Racine interviews KAL

Tom Racine has released a three part Tall Tale Radio podcast with The Economist editorial cartoonist Kevin “KAL” Kallaugher. From Tom: Kevin Kallaugher, or KAL, world famous editorial cartoonist and caricaturist of ?The Economist? and ?The Baltimore Sun,? talks to Tall Tale Radio about his early days and influences, how he went from scraping wallpaper […]

Posted on: Dec 4, 2013,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Podcasts, Comments: 2 Comments

Video: The Making of Baby Blues

Interesting look at the collaboration between Baby Blues co-creators Jerry Scott and Rick Kirkman.

Posted on: Dec 4, 2013,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 4 Comments

Big thanks to awesome people who made Fund The Daily Cartoonist possible

I’m wrapping up the shipping of the various perks that were offered by some very generous individuals and companies. I’d like to take a moment and recognize them for their generosity. I approached a few individuals personally but the majority came to me offering their help. In alphabetical order, I give huge thanks to… Abrams […]

Posted on: Dec 3, 2013,  Section: Daily Cartoonist, Comments: 1 Comment

Warner Bros, Leonardo DiCaprio to produce Bill Watterson biopic film?

TrackingBoard.com is reporting that Warner Bros has picked up a biopic script by Dan Dollar about Bill Watterson. The script is called A Boy and His Tiger and chronicles the early Watterson struggles to become a cartoonist, dealing with the popularity and then his fight with the syndicate. The film will be produced by Leonardo […]

Posted on: Dec 3, 2013,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 13 Comments

Norm Feuti’s “Gil” to end syndication run

Norm Feuti’s Gil will exit out of syndication on December 29 after a two year run. Norm writes on his blog that the reason is due to lack of newspapers to make it profitable. This is sad news for me as a Gil fan. I always thought the strip was clever and original. I asked […]

Posted on: Dec 3, 2013,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 7 Comments

Exclusive first peak at the new Comics Kingdom

As I teased earlier today, King Features Syndicate is launching a new comic portal called Comics Kingdom. The go-live date is tomorrow. The new portal will replace their DailyInk comic subscription service. Paying Comic Kingdom subscribers will enjoy an ad-free experience, deeper archives not available to non-subscribers. Non-subscribers will still be able to read their […]

Posted on: Dec 2, 2013,  Section: Comic strips, King Features, Syndicates, Comments: 10 Comments

Donna Barstow asking Google to delist site posting her cartoons

Editorial cartoonist Donna Barstow is allegedly asking Google to delist sites that have posted her cartoons – most notably a particular site that posted it to critique it. From Boing Boing: Now, nearly 18 months on, Barstow apparently used Google’s takedown tool to request that it remove links to former federal prosecutor Ken “Popehat” White’s […]

Posted on: Dec 2, 2013,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

King Features to launch Comics Kingdom

King Features Syndicate has announced that they are launching a new public comic portal called Comics Kingdom this week. This new site will replace their DailyInk website and service and include a deeper archive, more puzzles and expanded vintage comic offerings. You will also be able to search for specific comics or comics related to […]

Posted on: Dec 2, 2013,  Section: Comic strips, King Features, Syndicates, Comments: 1 Comment

Jeff Keane’s Dedication speech for the Bil Keane Statue

Posted on: Dec 2, 2013,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

Tom Richmond releases eBook version of “The Mad Art of Caricature!”

MAD Magazine cartoonist Tom Richmond continues to roll out new versions of this great caricature book The Mad Art of Caricature!: A Serious Guide to Drawing Funny Faces. The new release is an eBook version for tablet devices and is priced at a $9.99. He writes on his blog that he’s set aside fears of […]

Posted on: Dec 2, 2013,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 4 Comments

Richard Thompson heading into surgery for broken hip after fall

Nick Galifianakis is reporting on Facebook that Cul de Sac creator Richard Thompson took a tumble yesterday and broke his hip. He’s going into surgery later today. From Nick: Hello cartoon and comic fans. I’m trying to generate a tsunami of good thoughts for the only actual genius I know (I’m apologize to whoever else […]

Posted on: Dec 2, 2013,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 3 Comments

Happy Thanksgiving to U.S. readers; Happy Thursday to the rest of you

Today in the US is the day we pause to give thanks for our blessings, eat too much food; take naps, watch a parade, a movie, football game and plot out our Black Friday shopping (which may or may not actually start on Thursday this year). For the rest of you, it’s a Thursday. As […]

Posted on: Nov 28, 2013,  Section: Daily Cartoonist, Comments: Comments Off on Happy Thanksgiving to U.S. readers; Happy Thursday to the rest of you

Will Family Guy’s Brian be revived in new TV show?

Sunday’s Family Guy episode revolved around the death of the Brian character. There’s been a goodly size reaction from fans – over 91,000 fans have signed a petition asking that the character be brought back. One blogger reports that the reaction has caused conversations over at Fox about creating a spin-off show for the Brian. […]

Posted on: Nov 27, 2013,  Section: Animation, Comments: 3 Comments

Bunny Hoest and John Reiner to be inducted into NCS Hall of Fame

The National Cartoonists Society announced that Bunny Hoest and John Reiner will be honored with the Gold Key Award at next year’s Reuben Award Weekend and thus becoming inducted into the NCS Hall of Fame. From the announcement: Bunny Hoest is the writer of several cartoon series, including The Lockhorns, Laugh Parade and Howard Huge, […]

Posted on: Nov 27, 2013,  Section: Comic strips, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 1 Comment

Indonesian cartoon creates Aussie-Indonesian stir

Last week a cartoon by Indonesian cartoonist Fonda Lapod depicted Australian Prime Minister as a peeping Tom masturbating while looking behind a curtain labeled “Indonesia” has created a wrinkle in relations between the two countries. The cartoon is in response to news that Australia is allegedly listening in on telephone calls of the Indonesian President […]

Posted on: Nov 26, 2013,  Section: International, Comments: 4 Comments