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Archives for November, 2014

Podcast: Buy Original Art from Independent Artists!

Tom Racine’s latest Tall Tale Radio podcast episode is now available. Head over to Tall Tale Radio and give it a listen. In this episode: Christmas Time is upon us, and people open their wallets to feed multi-million dollar companies, buy mass-produced pieces of plastic for their kids, and generally, spend a ton of money […]

Posted on: Nov 29, 2014,  Section: podcast, Comments: 1 Comment

Kickstarter to consider: The Folks Behind the Funnies

Here’s a Kickstarter to consider: The Folks Behind the Funnies. Documentary includes interviews with: Scott Adams, Dilbert Chris Browne, Hagar the Horrible Darby Conley, Get Fuzzy Ron Ferdinand, Dennis the Menace Cathy Guisewite, Cathy Marcus Hamilton, Dennis the Menace Bunny Hoest, The Lockhorns, Laugh Parade, Howard Huge Lynn Johnston, For Better or for Worse Bil […]

Posted on: Nov 25, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 3 Comments

Columbus Ohio to host yearly cartoon festival

Lucy Caswell, Founder, Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum, Vijaya Iyer, President and Co-Publisher, Cartoon Books, Jeff Smith, Award-Winning Cartoonist and Co-Publisher, Cartoon Books and Tom Spurgeon, Editor and Co-Publisher, The Comics Reporter have announced the creation of Cartoon Crossroads Columbus (CXC) – a four day comic festival to be held each year in Columbus […]

Posted on: Nov 25, 2014,  Section: Animation, Cartoons, Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Gary Varvel cartoon called racist, paper apologizes

The Indianapolis Star has removed a cartoon and apologized for a Gary Varvel cartoon that depicted an Hispanic family crawling through the window while a white family is starting their Thanksgivings dinner. The white father says, “Thanks to the president’s immigration order, we’ll be having extra guests this Thanksgiving.” At issue is the use of […]

Posted on: Nov 24, 2014,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 23 Comments

My review: The Art of Richard Thompson

This Tuesday “The Art of Richard Thompson” will hit book shelves everywhere. In one word, let me sum up the experience of reading this book: craft. Richard Thompson is a master of his craft – whether it is illustration, caricature or cartooning, his work stands out as something extraordinary. Those of us who have seen […]

Posted on: Nov 24, 2014,  Section: Books, Cartoons, Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Michael Cavna to be full time Comic Riffs columnist

Michael Cavna, who started the blog Comic Riffs for The Washington Post in 2008 has announced that starting next year, his position as a columnist covering comics will be full time. He tells me: The Post has been highly supportive of Comic Riffs since it launched in 2008, and while I enjoyed my run as […]

Posted on: Nov 21, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 4 Comments

Randy Glasbergen retires from The Better Half

Randy Glasbergen has announced that he’s retiring from the feature The Better Half. Randy took over the panel in 1982 from Vinnie Vinson. He tells me that with his decision to not renew his contract with King Features Syndicate, the syndicate has opted to retire the panel completely. Randy cites that his freelance business has […]

Posted on: Nov 21, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 7 Comments

Video: Check out the new Peanuts movie trailer

Today, Blue Sky Studios released the official trailer for The Peanuts Movie. I loved the first teaser they put out. This trailer has me a bit more worried about the film. Despicable Me didn’t feature the minions enough. Once the studio saw how likable and entertaining they were, Despicable Me 2 featured them too much. […]

Posted on: Nov 19, 2014,  Section: Animation, Comic strips, Movies, Comments: 3 Comments

Video: Documentary on the Art of Richard Thompson

The must-watch video of the day: The Art of Richard Thompson from GVI on Vimeo. Michael Cavna has interviewed the filmakers. Head over to his Comic Riffs blog to read the exchange and background info on the documentary short. MICHAEL CAVNA: Congratulations on the beautiful documentary, guys. When did you first discover Richard?s work, and […]

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

Congratulations to Johnny Hart Studios for 50 years of Wizard of Id

Today marked the 50th anniversary of The Wizard of Id. The strip was created by Brant Parker and Johnny Hart. Here’s today’s strip marking the milestone. Today Wizard of Id is produced by Brant’s son Jeff Parker, his wife Nicola Parker along with Johnny’s grandsons Mason Mastroianni and Mick Mastroianni. Johnny’s other strip B.C. also […]

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

Aussie senator pops open a can of crazy on cartoonist David Pope

When Australian Canberra Times editorial cartoonist David Pope was alerted that one of his original cartoons had been altered and posted on the Facebook page of Senator Jacqui Lambie, he did what many would do in 2014 – he tweeted about it saying, “Politicians re-captioning cartoons without permission for their own political purposes probs needs […]

Posted on: Nov 17, 2014,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Art Wood, founding AAEC member, passes at age 87

Art Wood, editor, cartoonist and comic collector, passed on November 4 at the age of 87. He held one of the largest private/personal comic collections – which he donated to the Library of Congress. He was also a founding member of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists. From his obituary: His own original cartoons have […]

Posted on: Nov 17, 2014,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comments: 4 Comments

Turkish editorial cartoonist Musa Kart found not guilty of slander

Great news from Cartoonists Rights Network International: Meanwhile, Turkish cartoonist Musa Kart was found not guilty of ?insulting through publication and slander? Turkey?s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in a cartoon published in the daily Cumhuriyet on February 1, 2014. The offending cartoon depicted Erdogan, then prime minister, as a hologram fecklessly looming over a money-laundering […]

Posted on: Nov 10, 2014,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Turkish editorial cartoonist Musa Kart found not guilty of slander

Zunar cartoons banned and confiscated. Again

Those of us celebrating judicial victory last month over the sedition charges and a ban on his cartoons, Malaysian editorial cartoonist Zulkifli Anwar Ulhaque, better known as Zunar is being harassed again. Cartoonists Rights Network International reports that his assistants were arrested while selling his book at the Palace of Justice.

Posted on: Nov 10, 2014,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Garry Trudeau talks Doonesbury, Alpha House and editorial cartooning

Doonesbury creator Garry Trudeau is interviewed the the New York Times about the second season of his TV show Alpha House. Also mentioned, editorial cartooning and his comic strip. But do you think making big statements about politics is harder to do on TV than in a comic strip? The show is really not about […]

Posted on: Nov 10, 2014,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Garry Trudeau talks Doonesbury, Alpha House and editorial cartooning