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Archives for March, 2014

Cartoonists remember Mike Ritter

The news of Mike Ritter has hit the AAEC community hard. Watching the outpouring on personal blogs, Twitter and Facebook has been inspiring. Not long after Mike came out of the closet, he dropped off the radar ceasing all contact with friends and his past life in Arizona and resurfaced in Georgia. From reports, a […]

Posted on: Mar 31, 2014,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

Daddy Warbucks hires Dick Tracy to find missing Annie

When the comic strip Annie was retired from the comics page in 2010, the story-line left readers with a cliffhanger with Annie in clutches of a war criminal known as “The Butcher of the Balkans.” The assassin promised he wouldn’t kill Annie, but she’d spend the rest of her days with him on his “deadly […]

Posted on: Mar 31, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 6 Comments

Thompson, Beeler, Carlson take 2014 National Headliner Award

Congratulations are in order to Detroit Free Press editorial cartoonist Mike Thompson who took first place in the 80th National Headliner Awards. The award recognizes the best in journalism in several categories. Second place this year goes to Columbus Dispatch cartoonist Nate Beeler with third place going to syndicated cartoonist Stuart Carlson (formerly of the […]

Posted on: Mar 31, 2014,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Thompson, Beeler, Carlson take 2014 National Headliner Award

Frozen becomes highest grossing animated film of all time

From Cartoonbrew: This weekend, Disney?s Frozen became the highest grossing animated film of all time. Its $1.072 billion worldwide gross has surpassed the $1.063 billion of Toy Story 3, which was the previous record-holder for biggest animated feature. Frozen now ranks number 10 on the all-time list of highest-grossing films. The film has has earned […]

Posted on: Mar 31, 2014,  Section: Animation, Comments: Comments Off on Frozen becomes highest grossing animated film of all time

Former AAEC president Mike Ritter passes at age 48

GA Voice Art Director, former Association of American Editorial Cartoonists president and former East Valley Tribune and Scottsdale Tribune editorial cartoonist Mike Ritter has passed at the age of 48. His death was sudden and reportedly related to a recent surgery. (Correction: GA Voice Twitter account is stating that Mike died last night after emergency […]

Posted on: Mar 30, 2014,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

Harry Bliss becomes Sendak Fellow

New Yorker cartoonist and Bliss creator Harry Bliss has been named as a 2014 Sendak Fellow. The Fellowship is a residency program for artists “to nurture the talents of artists who tell stories will illustration”. The Fellowship gives recipients five weeks of country isolation to complete their work. It’s named after notable illustrator Maurice Sendak. […]

Posted on: Mar 28, 2014,  Section: Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Harry Bliss becomes Sendak Fellow

Kyle Webster release Photoshop brush ‘MegaPack’

For you digital inkers out there, I’ve come across a post by Kyle T. Webster who has created several Photoshop brush plugins and is releasing a bundled version of all his brushes in one “megapack”. Cost is only $14 (regularly $19). I’m not sure what the going rate is for digital brush, but it seems […]

Posted on: Mar 28, 2014,  Section: Cartoons, Technology, Comments: 2 Comments

New trailer: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie

The summer when I was 15 years old, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles became a really big thing. I purchased a couple of those early comic books and my cousin and I spent way to many hours pretending to be ninja turtles. So I have a soft place in my heart for these pizza eating mutants.

Posted on: Mar 28, 2014,  Section: Comic Books, Movies, Comments: 3 Comments

Video: Mike Luckovich talks about editorial cartooning

WGBH has posted an hour long video of Atlanta Journal-Constitution editorial cartoonist Mike Luckovich talking about his job as an editorial cartoonist with the AJC. It’s an hour long, but it’s highly entertaining.

Posted on: Mar 28, 2014,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Video: Mike Luckovich talks about editorial cartooning

NCS announces 2013 Divisional Nominees

The National Cartoonists Society has announced the division awards for the 68th Annual NCS Reuben Awards. Looking through the different categories, I certainly have my favorites and hopefuls. Overall, strong contenders in each division. The winners will be announced during the annual Reuben Awards dinner Memorial Day weekend. Best of luck to all the nominees! […]

Posted on: Mar 28, 2014,  Section: Animation, Awards, Books, Cartoons, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on NCS announces 2013 Divisional Nominees

Book review: Bob Mankoff’s ‘How About Never–Is Never Good for You?: My Life in Cartoons’

Earlier this week, I received an advance copy of Bob Mankoff’s new book, How About Never–Is Never Good for You?: My Life in Cartoons. The first test of whether I’m excited about a book is whether after pulling it from the package, I sit down and read it or put it aside with a mental […]

Posted on: Mar 27, 2014,  Section: Magazine cartoons, Comments: 4 Comments

Video: Trailer released for The Graphic Novel Man – The Comics of Bryan Talbot

Posted on: Mar 26, 2014,  Section: Graphic Novels, Movies, Comments: Comments Off on Video: Trailer released for The Graphic Novel Man – The Comics of Bryan Talbot

Podcast: Pat Bagley defacto ?opposition? to Utah Republicans

Salt Lake Tribune editorial cartoonist Pat Bagley talks about Utah politics with reporter Bryan Schott. The political spectrum here in Utah skews heavily toward conservative Republicans and by skews I mean Utah is essentially a one party system. Brian claims that Pat is the “defacto ‘opposition’ to the Republicans on Utah?s Capitol Hill because Utah’s […]

Posted on: Mar 26, 2014,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

OMG! Washington Post providing platform to liberals wanting to kill off Prickly City?

From Ken Shepherd of NewsBusters: Editors of the Saturday Washington Post’s Free for All section published three angry missives from readers wishing to censor the conservative-leaning cartoon strip Prickly City. Obviously Knopf, Ushers, and Brooks are all entitled to their opinions, but it’s curious as to why the Post decided to give them a platform […]

Posted on: Mar 26, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 13 Comments

Video: Milt Caniff a cartoonist at work

Posted on: Mar 26, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments