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Archives for March, 2015

Dana Simpson launches Phoebe and Her Unicorn with Universal Uclick

Today marks the launch Dana Simposon’s comic strip Phoebe and Her Unicorn through Universal Uclick. The strip is enjoying a popular launch with over 100 publications. Dana was winner of the Amazon.com and Andrews McMeel Publishing Comic Strip Superstar contest in 2009 with the comic strip Girl. The prize for that contest was a book […]

Posted on: Mar 30, 2015,  Section: Comic strips, New Launches, Comments: 7 Comments

Stacy Curtis loses sight from stroke; Pig and Banjo drawings fill Facebook wall

With permission, I’m passing along information about our good friend and great cartoonist/illustrator Stacy Curtis. Last Tuesday, Stacy, through his wife, posted news that he had just spent six days in the hospital after suffering a stroke. While he has since gained “pretty much everything back”, his vision has been lost. Since then, he tells […]

Posted on: Mar 30, 2015,  Section: Cartoons, Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Soup to Nutz turns 15

Rick Stomoski’s Soups To Nutz turns 15 today.  GoComics is giving away prints of the first strip. Head over to enter.  Congratulations to Rick. 

Posted on: Mar 27, 2015,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Happy Friday and yes, there will be an Incredibles 2 movie

The Incredibles was one of my fav Pixar films. Ten years after the first, the word is the sequel is in development. CinamaBlend has details what we do know and what we don’t about the film. At this time, The Incredibles 2 is evidently developing without an official director attached, but fans can be assured […]

Posted on: Mar 27, 2015,  Section: Animation, Comments: 2 Comments

Check out Rina Piccolo’s Centuries Old Doodles

Tina’s Groove creator Rina Piccolo has a fascinating find: Picture this. A monk. A monk in a high tower. In the monk?s hand is a writing instrument that today would be found behind glass in a museum. What?s this lonesome scribe writing? There?s parchment on the unevenly carved desk in front of him, and on […]

Posted on: Mar 27, 2015,  Section: Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

Pixar releases free Renderman for non-commercial use

Do you have that itch to create a 3D animation of one of your creations, but don’t want to drop $500 on Pixar’s Renderman? This week Pixar released a free version of Renderman for non-commercial use. From their website: RenderMan is now free for all non-commercial purposes, including evaluations, education, research, and personal projects. The […]

Posted on: Mar 26, 2015,  Section: Animation, Comments: 3 Comments

U.S. drops propaganda cartoon leaflets on ISIL

The US is dropping an illustration/cartoon on the city of Raqqa, the self-proclaimed capital of the Islamic State, to discourage new recruits (see cartoon above). From USA Today: WASHINGTON ? The Pentagon has launched a propaganda program in Syria aimed at creating fissures among Islamic State fighters by dropping 60,000 leaflets at the center of […]

Posted on: Mar 26, 2015,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Two Turkish cartoonists sentenced to jail for insulting president

From The Daily News: Two cartoonists for the popular satirical weekly Penguen have been jailed to 11 months in prison, over a satirical piece on free speech in which they were convicted of including a hidden gesture ?insulting? Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an. Cartoonists Bahad?r Baruter and Özer Aydo?an were sued for the Aug. 21, […]

Posted on: Mar 26, 2015,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: Comments Off on Two Turkish cartoonists sentenced to jail for insulting president

Video: Inside The Studio Of Legendary “New Yorker” Cartoonist Roz Chast

Worth five minutes of your time.

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

Comic strip only newspaper launches Kickstarter

A Nashville entrepreneur is trying to launch a weekly 6-page comic page delivered via mail. From the press release: Seeking to preserve a uniquely American art form, Nashville based media entrepreneur Logan Sekulow announced the launch of Laugh-O-Gram?, a weekly, family friendly comic strip only newspaper delivered by mail. Acknowledging the importance of grassroots support, […]

Posted on: Mar 25, 2015,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 8 Comments

Bill Day hired as full-time cartoonist in Florida

Daryl Cagle announced that former Memphis Commercial-Appeal and the Detroit Free-Press editorial cartoonist Bill Day has taken a full-time position with the Florida web site FloridaPolitics.com. Daryl writes: I was please to learn that my talented, cartoonist buddy, Bill Day, just got a full time job as an editorial cartoonist for FloridaPolitics.com. New jobs for […]

Posted on: Mar 25, 2015,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 7 Comments

Check out documentary trailer “Cartoonists – Foot Soldiers of Democracy”

CARTOONISTS- FOOT SOLDIERS OF DEMOCRACY from Cinextra Productions on Vimeo. Looks like this came out last year. Given the recent events in Europe, seems as timely now as it was then. Any one seen it?

Posted on: Mar 24, 2015,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

Zunar sues cops for damage to artwork during raid

After yet another raid and arrest, editorial cartoonist Zulkiflee SM Anwar Ulhaque (AKA Zunar) is fighting back. From MalayMail: Zulkiflee, popularly known as ?Zunar?, said he is holding the police responsible for damage as the item had been kept in their custody. ?I will not tolerate this and will instruct my lawyer to take the […]

Posted on: Mar 24, 2015,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Zunar sues cops for damage to artwork during raid

AAEC releases mission statement underscoring free speech and human rights

The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists (AAEC) has released the organization’s mission statement outlining its purpose. AAEC President Jack Ohman tells me that even though the organization has been around for over 50 years, the recent violent events in Europe has motivated the board to declare its support for free speech and cartoonists rights around […]

Posted on: Mar 24, 2015,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Profiled: Dave Coverly and his new book Dogs are People Too

Speed Bump creator Dave Coverly has a new book out called “Dogs Are People, Too: A Collection of Cartoons to Make Your Tail Wag“. From The Ann Arbor News Though Coverly found plenty of material, he assumed that he’d need to find a “small, boutique-y publisher” for the book. But then an editor at Macmillen […]

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