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Pat Bagley irks police organization with cartoon

Salt Lake Tribune editorial cartoonist Pat Bagley has offended the Virginia Police Benevolent Association with a recent cartoon depicting how children see police officers. The association wrote a statement in the News and Advance (Lynchburg, VA) where the cartoon ran: During my 25 year law enforcement career and during the time I have been Executive […]

Posted on: Dec 9, 2014,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 6 Comments

Audio: The Art of Richard Thompson discussion

Last week, the editors of The Art of Richard Thompson gathered for an evening to talk about Richard Thompson. Below is the audio to that discussion. I’ll post video if I see that someone captured it.

Posted on: Dec 8, 2014,  Section: Books, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Audio: The Art of Richard Thompson discussion

Decline in newspaper circulation follows decline in comics printed

Lindsay Foyle argues that the decline in newspaper subscriptions follows the decline of running comic strips in The New Matilda. Over the past 20 years it has become the trendy thing to do for newspaper editors to reduce the number of comics they publish. Not just in Australia, but all over the world. Just why, […]

Posted on: Dec 8, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 6 Comments

Slate announces 3rd Cartoonist Studio Prize

FYI for those who like to enter contests. From Slate: Each year the Cartoonist Studio Prize will be awarded to work that exemplifies excellence in cartooning. (Last year?s winners: Taiyo Matsumoto and Emily Carroll.) The creators of two exceptional comics will be awarded $1,000 each. Winners will be selected by Slate Book Review editor Dan […]

Posted on: Dec 5, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Contests, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Slate announces 3rd Cartoonist Studio Prize

Chris Browne publishes children’s book for South Dakota

I know a lot of newspaper cartoonists have migrated into the children’s books, so Hagar the Horrible cartoonist Chris Browne’s story isn’t unique in any way. I just enjoyed the off the cuff approach he took to pitching the book. By the time he was out the door, Browne had the whole storyline mapped out […]

Posted on: Dec 5, 2014,  Section: Books, Children's Books, Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Profiled: Piers Baker, creator of Ollie and Quentin

Nice little profile of Ollie and Quentin creator Piers Baker.

Posted on: Dec 3, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Profiled: Piers Baker, creator of Ollie and Quentin

Video: A day in the life of Zen Pencils

Cool video profile of Zen Pencils creator Gavin Aung Than Zen Pencils, Gavin Aung Than from anotherbeautifulstory on Vimeo.

Posted on: Dec 3, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

JUMPSTART being developed into sitcom

Robb Armstrong’s comic strip JUMPSTART is being developed into a half-hour sitcom by 20th Century Fox TV. Robb is co-writing the script along with Andrew Orenstein (Malcolm in the Middle). Not a lot of details in the press release. Only a few more over at Deadline.com. Regardless, I’m happy to see a paper comic make […]

Posted on: Dec 2, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Television, Comments: Comments Off on JUMPSTART being developed into sitcom

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