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Archives for February, 2015

“The cartoonist has become a fighting heathen whom it is permissible to kill.”

From the NY Times: Najmaddin Faraj Ahmad, known as Mullah Krekar, was arrested Thursday in Oslo on preliminary charges of inciting to commit criminal offense, a day after giving an interview to Norwegian broadcaster NRK. He was also apprehended on preliminary charges for threating a Kurdish immigrant living in Norway in the same TV interview. […]

Posted on: Feb 27, 2015,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Mohammed Cartoon, Comments: 2 Comments

Video: Clay Bennett’s Berryman award acceptance speech

Clay Bennett, editorial cartoonist for the Chattanooga Times Free Press, was the 2014 winner of the Clifford K. and James T. Berryman Award for Editorial Cartooning. Here’s his acceptance speech.

Posted on: Feb 27, 2015,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 4 Comments

The New Yorker slideshow: Cartoons from 1995-2005

Yesterday I posted a link to a New Yorker gallery of sample cartoons from 1965-1975. Not sure how far back they’re posting from the archives, but here’s a few additional links to other years they’ve posted. As I mentioned yesterday, it’s interesting that the clothing, hair styles, etc. become dated, but the humor (what we, […]

Posted on: Feb 27, 2015,  Section: Cartoons, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on The New Yorker slideshow: Cartoons from 1995-2005

Ann Telnaes: European cartoonist conference cancelled due to security concerns

Washington Post cartoonist Ann Telnaes writes: ??we unfortunately have decided to cancel?? That was part of an email waiting for me this morning from Stéphane Grimaldi, the Directeur General of Le Mémorial de Caen in Normandy, France concerning a cartoonists? conference I was due to attend in April. Mr. Grimaldi explained that because of security concerns and […]

Posted on: Feb 26, 2015,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Mohammed Cartoon, Comments: 3 Comments

Has anyone tried the Astropad? Details here

A couple of weeks ago a new company released software called Astropad that turns your iPad into a graphic tablet – meaning it mirrors what’s on your desktop screen. You can draw in Photoshop on your iPad with a variety of stylus. Here’s their promotional video: Here’s a review: Software costs $50. Anyone tried it […]

Posted on: Feb 26, 2015,  Section: Cartoons, Comic strips, Technology, Comments: 3 Comments

The New Yorker slideshow: Cartoons from 1965-1975

The New Yorker has posed a sample of cartoons from the 1960’s and 70’s. The humor still works, but the imagery (clothes, hair) are quite dated. Via: Michael Maslin

Posted on: Feb 26, 2015,  Section: Magazine cartoons, Comments: 1 Comment

Stephan Pastis book Timmy Failure adapted to theater

Pearls Before Swine creator Stephan Pastis’s book Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made has been adapted to a children’s theater production. The show opens in Portland, OR on February 22 and runs through March 22. Here’s the producers talking about the play:

Posted on: Feb 25, 2015,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Stephan Pastis book Timmy Failure adapted to theater

Interviewed: Maria Scrivan on her syndication contract with Tribune Content Agency

When Half Full creator Maria Scrivan told me last week that she had landed a contract with Tribune Content Agency, I was surprised. Mostly that Tribune Content Agency (formally known as Tribune Media Services) was launching a new feature – something they haven’t done in several years. That Maria was going into syndication wasn’t much […]

Posted on: Feb 25, 2015,  Section: Comic strips, New Launches, Comments: 11 Comments

Zunar to speak at UN forum on Malaysian laws silence critics

Zulkifli Anwar Ulhaque, better known as Zunar, will be speaking at a United Nations forum on human rights next month. From this story in the Malay Mail Online, he’s hitting back at the Malaysian government that has harassed, confiscated his books and cartoons, and charged him on sedition for years. ?I will explain in detail… […]

Posted on: Feb 24, 2015,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: Comments Off on Zunar to speak at UN forum on Malaysian laws silence critics

New Charlie Hebdo edition tomorrow; death threats issued on cartoonist

Charlie Hebdo Issue 1179 will be released tomorrow. The cover sports The Pope and various French notables and a headline that reads, “Here we go again…” Print run is 2.5 million. Prior to the terrorist attack the magazine had a weekly print run of about 60,000. As I noted in another post, at least one […]

Posted on: Feb 24, 2015,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

ISIS calls for death of Moraccan Charlie Hebdo cartoonist

From International Business Times: Isis supporters have called for lone wolf terrorists to target Franco Moroccan cartoonist Zineb el-Rhazoui, who survived the attacks on the offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo last month. Thousands of supporters of the jihadist group have tweeted under the hashtag translated as #MustKillZinebElRhazouiInRetaliationForTheProphet, reports Vocativ, posting her personal details, pictures […]

Posted on: Feb 24, 2015,  Section: Cartoons, International, Mohammed Cartoon, Comments: Comments Off on ISIS calls for death of Moraccan Charlie Hebdo cartoonist

Speakers announced for 2015 Kenosha Festival of Cartooning

The line-up of speakers for this year’s The Kenosha Festival of Cartooning has been announced. Headlining the festival this year will be gag cartoonist Mark Anderson, Stone Soup creator, Jan Eliot, Bongo Comics creative Directory Bill Morrison, advertising illustrator and MAD Magazine contributor Ed Steckley and Lio and Heart of the CityMark Tatulli. This year’s […]

Posted on: Feb 23, 2015,  Section: Comic strips, Gatherings, Comments: 4 Comments

Archie series to end with issue 666

Archie is getting a reboot. The last issue (#666) will be released in June featuring work from Tom DeFalco, Pat & Tim Kennedy, Dan Parent and Fernando Ruiz. Bleeding Cool reports the new series will be by Fiona Staples and Mark Waid.

Posted on: Feb 20, 2015,  Section: Comic Books, Comments: 8 Comments

Bob Weber publishes two Slylock Fox books

Bob Weber’s Slylock Fox and Comics for Kids is hitting Amazon. Andrews McMeel Publishing is publishing two Slylock Fox books: Go Fun! Slylock Fox Mystery Puzzles and Go Fun! Spot Six Differences . The books are due out in June.

Posted on: Feb 20, 2015,  Section: Books, Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

Al Jazeera highlights 9 cartoonists facing government threats

Al Jazeera America has posted a profile of political cartoonists around the world that are facing threats by their government for their cartoons. The list includes: Ali Dilem (Algeria), Xavier Bonilla (Ecuador), Denis Leroy (France), Kanika Mishra (India), Ali Ferzat (Syria), Zunar (Malaysia), Manel Fontdevila (Spain), Prageeth (Sri Lanka), and Tony Namate (Zimbabwe). The list […]

Posted on: Feb 20, 2015,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comments: Comments Off on Al Jazeera highlights 9 cartoonists facing government threats