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Archives for February, 2014

Patreon growing as crowd-funding platform of choice for creators

Over at Robot6, Corey Blake crunches numbers of crowd-funding platforms. Of interest is the rapid rise of Patreon for comic creators. If you’re not familiar with Patreon, read Corey’s piece and then head over to Patreon to learn more. Patreon’s model would fit better with The Daily Cartoonist fundraising efforts in the future and would […]

Posted on: Feb 20, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, web comics, Comments: 1 Comment

Tunisian cartoonist pardoned, but remains in jail

I know I’ve mentioned this case before. Here’s the back story again: Jabeur Mejri was sentenced to seven and a half years in a Tunisian jail for posting cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed on Facebook. Under pressure from human rights groups, Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki had publicly stated he wanted to release Mejri, but was […]

Posted on: Feb 20, 2014,  Section: International, Mohammed Cartoon, Comments: Comments Off on Tunisian cartoonist pardoned, but remains in jail

NCS announces speakers for 2014 Reuben Awards weekend

The National Cartoonist Society has announced the line-up of speakers for the upcoming Reuben Awards weekend. Also announced is a return of the NCS A.C.E. Award (Amateur Cartoonist Extraordinaire) given to a notable individual who aspired to be a cartoonist but became famous by other means. This year’s A.C.E. recipient is ?Weird Al? Yankovic. NCS […]

Posted on: Feb 20, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: Comments Off on NCS announces speakers for 2014 Reuben Awards weekend

Lego Simpsons to air May 4

On May 4 an entire Simpson’s episode will be in the form of Legos. The article from The Guardian suggests it’s due to the success of The LEGO movie, but that seems like a quick turn-around. Regardless, it’s also the 550th episode. From The Guardian: Thanks to heavy marketing including an entire ad break recreated […]

Posted on: Feb 18, 2014,  Section: Animation, Comments: 1 Comment

Profiled: Mike Lester and Mike Du Jour

Mike Lester’s comic Mike Du Jour will start running in the Florida Times-Union in March – which is also his home paper. They gave him a front page story on their features page. The humor in ?Mike Du Jour? is observational rather than topical, Lester said, although topical events ? such as the Winter Olympics […]

Posted on: Feb 18, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 4 Comments

Profiled: Brian Anderson and Dog Eat Doug

There’s been some changes in the comic line-up at the Charlotte Observer. They picked up Brian Anderson’s Dog Eat Doug and being a local, they gave him some press.

Posted on: Feb 18, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

Video: Al Jaffee’s MAD magazine Fold-in celebrates 50 years

ABC News interviews 92 year-old Al Jaffee who is still drawing the iconic MAD Magazine fold-in feature which is celebrating 50 years in the magazine. Also discussed – the fold-in that didn’t run (skip to 1:17)

Posted on: Feb 18, 2014,  Section: Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Video: Al Jaffee’s MAD magazine Fold-in celebrates 50 years

SpongeBob headstones restored after tussle

I saw this story last year, but doesn’t look like I linked to it. Background: Army Sgt. Kimberly Walker, a big fan of SpongeBob SquarePants, was murdered last Valentines Day. Her family erected a large SpongeBob SquarePants headstone over her grave site. The cemetery initially approved the headstone, but after complaints they later removed them. […]

Posted on: Feb 18, 2014,  Section: Animation, Comments: 1 Comment

Happy 56th birthday, B.C.

Johnny Hart’s B.C. turns 56 today. I’m surprised that this is the first time I’ve seen the first strip.

Posted on: Feb 17, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Check out Keith Brown’s Wages of Sin

My thanks to Keith Brown for sponsoring The Daily Cartoonist this week. Keith is the creator of the webcomic Wages of Sin. The strip was a 2013 winner in Cartoonist Studio “Best Strip” contest. Keith’s strip is updated frequently on Facebook. Make sure you “Like” his page to get the strip on your wall each […]

Posted on: Feb 17, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 3 Comments

Exclusive: See Bill Watterson’s high school cartoons

When one reads most online bios of Calvin & Hobbes creator Bill Watterson, most start with a birth date and then quickly jump to his time at Kenyon College where he drew cartoons for the college paper. But before Kenyon College, Bill contributed cartoons to his high school newspaper and yearbook. To my knowledge, these […]

Posted on: Feb 17, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 3 Comments

Update on progress for Daily Cartoonist make over

As many of you know, last November I ran a successful Indiegogo fundraiser to support my efforts with the blog and I help fulfil several lofty goals around a major redesign of the blog both visually and with the content. It’s been awhile, since the topic has come up, so I thought I’d offer an […]

Posted on: Feb 13, 2014,  Section: Daily Cartoonist, Comments: 19 Comments

Calvin and Hobbes bring order in the court

Twenty fracking protesters were found guilty of trespassing, but not before the judge used a Calvin and Hobbes strip to encourage them to work within the system rather than break the law to educate people about fracking. Here’s the relevant Calvin and Hobbes strip: From the Post Bulletin: While Winona County Judge Jeffrey Thompson was […]

Posted on: Feb 12, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 4 Comments

Stan Lee Media sues Disney over Spider-Man

Stan Lee Media is going back into court to assert ownership to the Spider-Man character. It’s a bit confusing how they got there and quite frankly, I wonder how much of it was orchestrated. The best explanation of what’s going on comes from Kevin Melrose over at Robot6: In September, Disney Enterprises, Marvel and Cameron […]

Posted on: Feb 12, 2014,  Section: Comic Books, Comments: 3 Comments

Garry Trudeau announces another hiatus to concentrate on Alpha House

Doonesbury creator Garry Trudeau has announced that he’s taking another hiatus from his daily comic strip to work on the second season of his online sitcom Alpha House. He’ll continue producing the Sunday strip. The daily replacement strips will start in papers on March 3. From the Boston Globe: “It’s a wonderful opportunity, but as […]

Posted on: Feb 11, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Television, Comments: 1 Comment