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Archives for April, 2014

Comixology removes comic in-app purchasing

From The Verge: Comixology is replacing its iOS app today with a new version that removes the ability to purchase comics. The new app is solely a comic book reader, which means that you’ll have to visit the company’s website to purchase new comics. You can browse comics in the new app and download free […]

Posted on: Apr 28, 2014,  Section: Comic Books, Comments: 4 Comments

NPR on Ralph Steadman: how a nice man became a pictorial assassin

Great piece on NPR about Ralph Steadman and the upcoming documentary about his work: “I was concerned that Ralph’s art would be the man and that I’d end up trying to make a film with someone who had this kind of aggressive attitude towards the world,” Paul says. “But Ralph is such a lovely, warm […]

Posted on: Apr 28, 2014,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on NPR on Ralph Steadman: how a nice man became a pictorial assassin

New Mark Pett book hits bookstores tomorrow

From the Deseret News: Mark Pett?s pencil and watercolor spreads tell the story ? and the story within the story ? in “The Girl and the Bicycle.” In this wordless picture book, a button-nosed girl tugs her brother along, causing him to lose his ice cream cone on the sidewalk, as she longs for the […]

Posted on: Apr 28, 2014,  Section: Books, Children's Books, Comments: 2 Comments

US newspaper ad revenue in free fall

From Slate: Here?s a quick reminder that, despite the upbeat story lines we?ve heard about the greater media business during the past year or so, most newspapers are still very much in free fall. At the American Enterprise Institute?s Carpe Diem blog, Mark J. Perry finds that print ad revenues are now the lowest they’ve […]

Posted on: Apr 28, 2014,  Section: Newspaper industry, Comments: 5 Comments

Renee Faundo wins 2014 Jay Kennedy Scholarship

The National Cartoonists Society Foundation (NCSF) has announced the recipient of this year’s Jay Kennedy Memorial Scholarship is Renee Faundo, a character animation major at California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, CA. She wins a $5,000 scholarship and a trip to this year’s Reuben Award Weekend in San Diego, CA. From the NCSF: In […]

Posted on: Apr 25, 2014,  Section: Animation, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: Comments Off on Renee Faundo wins 2014 Jay Kennedy Scholarship

Kevin Kallaugher awarded Thomas Nast Award

The Overseas Press Club has announced this year’s winners. The Thomas Nast Award for editorial cartooning went to Kevin (KAL) Kallaugher of The Economist and Baltimore Sun. The judges wrote: In a strong year for political cartoons, Kevin Kallaugher?s work stood out for its clarity, visual élan and mordant humor. From the war in Syria […]

Posted on: Apr 25, 2014,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Interviewed: OSU’s Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum curator Caitiln McGurk

Gil Roth talks to Ohio State?s Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum’s Caitiln McGurk who curated “The Irresistible Force Meets the Immovable Object: A Richard Thompson Retrospective” You can listen to the podcast here. Caitiln McGurk, fresh off of curating her first exhibition at Ohio State?s Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum, The Irresistible Force […]

Posted on: Apr 25, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Exhibits, Comments: Comments Off on Interviewed: OSU’s Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum curator Caitiln McGurk

Join the worldwide viewing and live-tweeting of STRIPPED

This Saturday night will be a worldwide viewing and live-tweeting of the documentary “Stripped“. Anyone who has the film and wants to participate need to queue up the film and hit play at 7:00 pm PST and then jump over Twitter (computer, tablet, phone) and share your thoughts. Using the hashtag #strippedfilm you can see […]

Posted on: Apr 25, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Movies, Comments: Comments Off on Join the worldwide viewing and live-tweeting of STRIPPED

New Watterson Calvin and Hobbes original up for auction

Heritage Auction has a third Bill Watterson Calvin and Hobbes original for auction. The current auction runs through May 15 with a current bidding at $16,000 for the strip that ran May 9, 1987. The two previous Calvin and Hobbes original strips to go up for auction fetched a combined $268,875 ($203,150 for a Sunday […]

Posted on: Apr 24, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 11 Comments

Profiled: Bob Englehart and short track racing

Daryl Cagle profiles Hartford Courant cartoonist Bob Englehart and his book about the sport of short track racing. Most readers of Cagle.com will instantly recognize the cartoons of Bob Englehart, the award-winning cartoonist of the Hartford Courant. What you many not know is Bob is also a talented writer, and just released a new book […]

Posted on: Apr 24, 2014,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comments: Comments Off on Profiled: Bob Englehart and short track racing

30% of paid journalists lost their jobs between 2006-2012

From Allgov: The carnage of layoffs resulting from the Internet age has been quite gruesome for journalism employment, with the U.S. having lost 30% of its paid media workers. According to the Pew Research Journalism Project, print publications facing dwindling subscription rates laid off 17,000 reporters and editors from 2006 to 2012. The reduction saw […]

Posted on: Apr 23, 2014,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Newspaper industry, Comments: 1 Comment

Salt Lake Comic Con now 3rd largest comic con in US

Last weekend, here in my neck of the woods, was the Salt Lake Comic Con FanXperience (FanX) – a sister Con to the Comic Con that started last summer. It boasted over 100,000 attendees. The event was more geared toward connecting fans with entertainment celebrities, but it was still a comic con. Tickets go on […]

Posted on: Apr 22, 2014,  Section: Cartoons, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Salt Lake Comic Con now 3rd largest comic con in US

Wes Molebash: sketchbooks should be full of fails

A great post by Wes Molebash: Michael Jantze left that comment on my Instagram, and I?ve been chewing on it for awhile. I like looking at other artists? sketchbooks online, and I tend to get intimidated by them. To me, sketchbooks are utilitarian. Sometimes I put some finished art in there, but – for the […]

Posted on: Apr 22, 2014,  Section: Cartoons, Comments: 6 Comments

David Silverman to direct new Pink Panther live-action/animated feature film

David Silverman, who directed The Simpson’s Movie and co-directed Monsters Inc., is working on a live-action/animated hybrid feature film of the Pink Panther character. Since the Pink Panther was introduced in 1963, most of the movies have been live-action films centered on Inspector Clouseau with references to a pink diamond nicknamed “The Pink Panther”. Most […]

Posted on: Apr 22, 2014,  Section: Animation, Comments: 1 Comment

Profiled: R Stevens and his new book Bacon is a Vegetable; Coffee is a Vitamin

R Stevens was profiled in Split Sider about his comic Diesel Sweeties and his latest book Bacon Is a Vegetable, Coffee Is a Vitamin TP. You?ve been doing this for years and made thousands of comics. What?s the appeal of collecting some of them into themed books? My work is way too scattered and unplanned […]

Posted on: Apr 21, 2014,  Section: Books, Comic strips, web comics, Comments: 1 Comment