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Archives for August, 2014

Brian Basset to sponsor Washington DC Walk for the Animals event

Brian Basset, creator of Red and Rover is a sponsor of this year’s Washington DC Humane Society’s Pet-a-Palooza! that will be held September 27. Brian has created several original Red and Rover cartoons to promote the event.

Posted on: Aug 28, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Jimmy Johnson: Internet has changed cartoonists need for mentoring

An interesting observation by Arlo and Janis creator Jimmy Johnson: I?ll tell you something else the Internet has changed. In the past, professional cartoonists could rely upon a steady stream of novices dropping in to learn the tricks of the trade. Most cartoonists graciously accommodated the newbies, although they weren?t called ?newbies? in the day, […]

Posted on: Aug 26, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 12 Comments

Jack Ohman launches fictional candidacy for California governor

Last week Sacramento Bee staff editorial cartoonist Jack Ohman launched a campaign for governor of California with a fictional character named Joe King. Jack tells me, “I wanted to create a character who could comment ecumenically on both Brown and Kashkari. I’ll have the ability to comment real time on video when issues pop up, […]

Posted on: Aug 25, 2014,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

Video: Chad Carpenter’s Moose movie

The movie Tundra creator Chad Carpenter raised money to make has posted its first trailer online (see below). The live-action movie is based off the graphic novel written by Chad and his brother Darin Carpenter. It was illustrated by Robert Duckett.

Posted on: Aug 25, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Movies, Comments: Comments Off on Video: Chad Carpenter’s Moose movie

Ed Stein to end ‘Freshly Squeezed’ in October

Today’s Freshly Squeezed. Ed Stein, creator of Freshly Squeezed, tells me that he has decided to retire his strip. The last strip runs October 19. Freshly Squeezed originates in The Rocky Mountain News as Denver Square and was one of the few local comics running in a daily newspaper. When The News closed, Ed relaunched […]

Posted on: Aug 25, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 12 Comments

Jules Feiffer releases graphic novel

Michael Mechanic writing in Mother Jones interviews legendary cartoonist Jules Feiffer on his first graphic novel: MJ: Stylistically speaking, what new things did this format enable you to try? JF: The thing that made me want to be a cartoonist in the first place, back in the 1930s, before comic books came on the scene, […]

Posted on: Aug 22, 2014,  Section: Graphic Novels, Comments: 3 Comments

Aussie cartoonist Chris Wilson breaks world record for marathon caricature drawing

I’m always a bit surprised at the various things that get logged as a Guinness World Record, but I like this one: From The ABC: Canberra cartoonist Chris Wilson has broken the world record for the longest caricature-drawing marathon, putting pen to paper in the foyer of the Canberra Hospital for more than two days […]

Posted on: Aug 21, 2014,  Section: Caricature, Comments: 2 Comments

Profiled: Joe Fournier and his cartoons for The Chicago Tribune

The Chicago Reader profiles freelance editorial cartoonist Joe Fournier who has been been sharing the editorial page with staff cartoonist Scott Stantis. According to The Reader, he’s been providing about three cartoons a week. Fournier had to reinvent himself. If he could no longer survive by illustrating other people’s content, then he would originate the […]

Posted on: Aug 21, 2014,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Did you like LEGO movie? Expect at least two more

The LEGO Movie surprised everyone with its box office success. As with all things in Hollywood, if the first movie goes well – make another. And another. And another. So expect a few more LEGO movies in the next few years. From Animation Magazine: WB previously announced that The LEGO Movie 2, to be directed […]

Posted on: Aug 21, 2014,  Section: Alternative comics, Comments: Comments Off on Did you like LEGO movie? Expect at least two more

Dave Blazek Loose Parts moves to WPWG

Loose Parts creator Dave Blazek has announced that he is moving syndicates in September. Dave’s panel has been syndicated through Tribune Content Agency but starting September 25, the strip will be distributed by Washington Post Writers Group. Dave tells me, “I had a great run with the Tribune and the people were wonderful. But as […]

Posted on: Aug 21, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Syndicates, WPWG, Comments: 7 Comments

Cartoonist Rights Network International awards courage award to Indian and Palestinian women

For the first time ever, The Cartoonists Rights Network International has awarded its Courage in Editorial Cartooning to a woman – two women in fact. This year the awards go to Indian cartoonist Kanika Mishra and Palestinian cartoonist Majda Shaheen. Both women worked against great opposition and threats to their lives. Visit Michael Cavna’s Comic […]

Posted on: Aug 20, 2014,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

KAL is artist in residence in Bermuda

Editorial cartoonist Kevin “KAL” Kallaugher has been the artist in residence on the small island destination of Bermuda this summer. KAL as quoted in the Royal Gazette ?Given where I am in my career, I?m always game for adventure. I?ve done a lot of travelling and enjoyed the opportunity to meet different people. When this […]

Posted on: Aug 20, 2014,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on KAL is artist in residence in Bermuda

Stunt double Lee Salem takes Ice Bucket Challenge for Bill Watterson

On Monday Nick Galifiankis threw down a challenge to Richard Thompson, Stephan Pastis and Bill Watterson for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Because of Bill’s famous reclusiveness, Nick nominated legendary comic editor and Universal Uclick president Lee Salem as a “stunt double” to take the ice shower on behalf of Bill. The three had 24 […]

Posted on: Aug 20, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

Can’t get enough of Mary Worth? Buy the book!

Mary Worth writer Karen Moy and artist Joe Giella have released a second Mary Worth book: Searching and Other Stories of Mary Worth This book is thematic. All stories contained in the book involve the searching for someone or something. From the description: 1) Mary Goes to Vietnam: When Mary doesn?t hear from Jeff who […]

Posted on: Aug 19, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Can’t get enough of Mary Worth? Buy the book!

Nick Galifianakis challenges Richard Thompson, Stephan Pastis, Bill Watterson (and stunt double Lee Salem) to ALS challenge (UPDATED)

You’ve seen them on Facebook or even participated yourself – the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS wherein if challenged, you dump a bucket of ice water over your head and challenge three others to do the same within 24 hours as well as donate money to ALS Association. Yesterday, Nick Galifianakis threw down the challenge […]

Posted on: Aug 19, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment