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Archives for June, 2014

“Legacy” strips still reigning supreme in Vegas

I haven’t posted one of these polls in a while. The Las Vegas Review-Journal polled their readers to gauge popularity in their comics. Blondie (always a perennial favorite) takes the number one spot followed by Garfield and Family Circus. Of the top 10, Zits and Pickles are the youngest. Full results over at their site. […]

Posted on: Jun 30, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 3 Comments

Video interview: Stephan Pastis talks about leaving law for comics

Posted on: Jun 30, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 5 Comments

Profiled: Maria Scrivan on her comics

Nice piece about Half Full creator Maria Scrivan

Posted on: Jun 27, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 4 Comments

Etta Hulme passes age 90

Sad news from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram: Etta Hulme, a longtime Star-Telegram editorial cartoonist who rose to national prominence with her understated drawing style and liberal-leaning wit, died Wednesday at her Arlington home. Mrs. Hulme, who had been in poor health in recent years, was 90. She was one of the few women ever hired […]

Posted on: Jun 27, 2014,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 10 Comments

Watterson, Pastis Pearls strips to be auctioned off August 8

Extend your credit card limit, take out that second loan on the house, sell everything but the kids. The three Pearls Before Swine comic strips by Stephan Pastis with guest artist Bill Watterson are going to auction on August 8. The auction will be done by Heritage Auctions. The proceeds of the sale will go […]

Posted on: Jun 26, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Watterson, Pastis Pearls strips to be auctioned off August 8

Sports cartoonist Amadee Wohlschlaeger passes at age 102

From, of all places, the St. Louis Cardinal’s website: Amadee Wohlschlaeger, one of the most renowned sports cartoonists of the last century, died at age 102 on Tuesday in St. Louis. Known professionally only as Amadee, he captured the heart, soul and humor of St. Louis sports with his pen, pencil and brushes for more […]

Posted on: Jun 26, 2014,  Section: Cartoons, Comments: 1 Comment

Ted Rall fired from Pando Daily

After editorial cartoonist Ted Rall announced he had taken a staff job with Pando Daily, the cartooning community celebrated the new trend of hiring cartoonists. Unfortunately the old trend of laying-off cartoonists is still very much alive. ValleyWag broke the story that Ted had been fired less than a month on the job along with […]

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

Trailer: Penguins of Madagascar movie

The penguins in the Madagascar series have been some of the funniest supporting characters in an animated film. We’ll see if they can transition from supporting characters to main. Movie hits theaters November 26 with the talent of Benedict Cumberbatch, John Malkovich, Ken Jeong, Annet Mahendru and Peter Stormare.

Posted on: Jun 24, 2014,  Section: Animation, Comments: 2 Comments

Happy 30th birthday to Adam@home

Today I’m reminded that Brian Basset’s Adam@home (originally launched as Adam) turns 30 today. The strip is drawn and written by the talented Rob Harrell. Brian is also the creator of Red and Rover that launched in 2000. Here’s an Adam strip from 1995 – the furthest back I could get to on GoComics. Here’s […]

Posted on: Jun 24, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

David Palumbo on creating your own style

David Palumbo on creating your own style: Among the most frequently asked questions of the aspiring visual artist, I would expect to find ?how do I develop my style? near the top of the list. The answer I typically give is to not worry about finding your style because once you?ve mastered the fundamentals of […]

Posted on: Jun 23, 2014,  Section: Cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on David Palumbo on creating your own style

John Buscema on inking – LONG before the Cintiq

Jim Keefe posted a video of Stan Lee and John Buscema talking about inking with a brush from their book “How to Draw comics the Marvel Way”. Without a doubt, inking is an art. As things continue to go digital – will it be a lost art?

Posted on: Jun 23, 2014,  Section: Cartoons, Comments: 2 Comments

Video: First trailer for “Home”

I posted the teaser a while back. I’m excited to see this one.

Posted on: Jun 19, 2014,  Section: Animation, Comments: 2 Comments

New Yorker cartoonist Charles Barsotti passes at age 80

New Yorker cartoonist Charles Barsotti has passed away at age 80. From the New York Times: “He got the maximum out of the minimum,” said Robert Mankoff, cartoon editor of The New Yorker magazine, which has published nearly 1,400 Barsotti cartoons since the 1960s. “With just a few lines he could delineate a hobo, a […]

Posted on: Jun 18, 2014,  Section: Magazine cartoons, Comments: 5 Comments

SPJ awards go to Cavna (x3) and Racine

The SFJ Excellence-in-Features awards have been announced. The Washington Post’s Michael Cavna places in three categories. Michael takes first place win in the Blog category for his Comic Riffs blog, a second place win in the A&E Commentary, a shares a third place with Tall Tale Radio’s Tom Racine in Video Storytelling. Congratulations to Michael […]

Posted on: Jun 16, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 5 Comments

On a Claire Day comes to an end

On a Claire Day creators Carla Ventresca and Henry Beckett have announced that they are bringing their comic strip to an end. The feature launched eight years ago, but as Carla writes, “we?ve done it for eight years now, and with all that?s happened with the newspaper business (going away, basically!) we?ve had to bring […]

Posted on: Jun 16, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 4 Comments