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Archives for February, 2015

Palestinian cartoonists suspended, investigated after favorable depiction of the Prophet Muhammed

It’s almost as if this story was written for The Onion. From the Independent: But such are the popular and religious sensibilities around Islam?s founder that Palestinian cartoonist Mohammed Sabaaneh?s depiction of a robed man, spreading seeds of love drawn from a heart-shaped purse over the globe, caused an uproar. He labelled his cartoon ? […]

Posted on: Feb 20, 2015,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Mohammed Cartoon, Comments: Comments Off on Palestinian cartoonists suspended, investigated after favorable depiction of the Prophet Muhammed

Profiled: Iranian artist Maya Neyestani jailed for children’s cartoon

The LA Times has an interesting profile on Iranian (now living in Paris) artist Mana Neyestani about his three month imprisonment for a cartoon for children as well as his views on the Charlie Hebdo attack. The controversy that got Neyestani thrown in jail in Iran, however, was quite different (and far more subtle) than […]

Posted on: Feb 20, 2015,  Section: Cartoons, Children's Books, International, Comments: Comments Off on Profiled: Iranian artist Maya Neyestani jailed for children’s cartoon

Luckovich, Telnaes to speak at conference exploring the Bush presidency

Pulitzer Prize winning editorial cartoonists Mike Lukovich (Atlanta Journal Constitution) and Ann Telnaes (Washington Post) are among the line-up of speakers at this year’s Hofstra University?s 12th presidential conference exploring the presidency of George W. Bush on March 24-26, 2015. Other speakers include former CIA directors, US ambassadors, cabinet directors and an assistant to President […]

Posted on: Feb 20, 2015,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Luckovich, Telnaes to speak at conference exploring the Bush presidency

Podcast: Episode 207 ? Part 2 Francesco Marciuliano and Jim Keefe

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: Here’s Part 2 of the epic interview with “Sally Forth” writer and artist, Francesco Marciuliano and Jim Keefe! 

Posted on: Feb 20, 2015,  Section: podcast, Comments: Comments Off on Podcast: Episode 207 ? Part 2 Francesco Marciuliano and Jim Keefe

Cartoonist depicts Kansas legislator as Hitler

Cartoonist Steve McBride (publisher and cartoonist of the Independence Daily Reporter) depicted a Kansas legislator as Hitler after the Republican politician supported a bill prohibiting college and university employees from using their titles to criticize politicians in the media. Kansas City Star’s Yael T. Abouhalkahthe writes that the politician has demanded an apology, which Steve […]

Posted on: Feb 20, 2015,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 4 Comments

Bell cartoon tells blacks and latinos to get out of town?

Roswell Daily Record editorial cartoonist Keith Bell is taking some heat from citizens who felt like his latest cartoon was telling blacks to go to Georgia and Hispanics to go to California. From KRQE: Bell says he never meant to upset anyone. He says the picture is about people in Roswell working to change street […]

Posted on: Feb 20, 2015,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

Video: Tom Tomorrow talks about his process to create This Modern World

Posted by the Monterey County Weekly

Posted on: Feb 19, 2015,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Video: Tom Tomorrow talks about his process to create This Modern World

Feb. 22 declared Chester Gould Day; documentary to air in Chicago

The city of Woodstock has declared Feb. 22 Chester Gould Day to honor the Dick Tracy creator. Chester’s family moved to Woodstock in 1936 where Chester lived until his death in 1985. For those in the Chicago area, a documentary will air on WTTW-Channel 11 called “Chester Gould: An American Original”. From the Northwest Herald: […]

Posted on: Feb 19, 2015,  Section: Comic strips, Television, Comments: Comments Off on Feb. 22 declared Chester Gould Day; documentary to air in Chicago

Podcast: Episode 207 Part 1 ? Francesco Marciuliano and Jim Keefe

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: Tune in for Part 1 of my epic interview with Francesco Marciuliano and Jim Keefe, the writer and artist of the syndicated “Sally Forth,” which is in over 700 papers.  […]

Posted on: Feb 19, 2015,  Section: podcast, Comments: Comments Off on Podcast: Episode 207 Part 1 ? Francesco Marciuliano and Jim Keefe

Maria Scrivan’s Half Full now syndicated through Tribune Content Agency

Really great news about the talented Maria Scrivan and her panel Half Full. Tribune Content Agency has picked up her panel for daily syndication beginning March 15. Her feature will be available in both panel and strip. Currently Half Full appears in the Greenwich Time and Stamford Advocate and on GoComics.com since 2013. Congratulations, Maria!!

Posted on: Feb 19, 2015,  Section: Comic strips, New Launches, Comments: 1 Comment

Dan Collins is going to hell for the third time

Dan Collins has released his third e-book in the Cartoons That Will Send Me Straight To Hell series. His e-book business appears to be growing in the number of titles and distribution outlets. Dan tells me this latest book is selling in 14 different e-book sellers. Click the cover image below to go to Amazon […]

Posted on: Feb 19, 2015,  Section: Cartoons, eBooks, Comments: 1 Comment

Cagle: Lars Vilks is not a cartoonist

From Daryl Cagle: Vilks is a ?conceptual artist? who had been known for building towers made of sticks before he took up the Prophet Muhammad-dog theme. Vilks studied art history and didn?t train as an artist, as is clear to anyone who sees his terrible drawings. His most famous Muhammad dog drawing looks like he […]

Posted on: Feb 19, 2015,  Section: Mohammed Cartoon, Comments: 5 Comments

Jim Toomey?s Sherman?s Lagoon hits Times Square Jumbotrons

Jim Toomey?s Sherman?s Lagoon has made it big – as in Times Square Jumbotron big. The award-winning cartoonist was approached by the Baltimore-based Campbell Foundation for the Environment to produce a PSA on ocean conservation. He created the animated spot to highlight the need for consumption of sustainable seafood. The PSA runs through the end […]

Posted on: Feb 17, 2015,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

Tanzania shuts down newspaper due to editorial cartoon

From the Washington Post: Last month The EastAfrican, a regional newspaper printed in Nairobi, was banned in Tanzania after 20 years of operation. The official explanation given by the government was that the paper was in violation of the country?s newspaper registration laws, but the more likely reason for the shutdown was the newspaper?s criticism […]

Posted on: Feb 17, 2015,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Tanzania shuts down newspaper due to editorial cartoon

Dozi the Alligator to hit bookshelves in May

Heritage Builders Publishing has announced that it will publish the ?Dozi the Alligator? children?s series by award-winning cartoonist Daniel Boris. The first book in the series, ?Dozi the Alligator Finds a Family,? will be released on May 15, 2015. Congratulations to Daniel Boris. It’s great to see this come to fruition.

Posted on: Feb 16, 2015,  Section: book, Children's Books, Comments: 2 Comments