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Sentinel Newspapers apologizes for plagiarized cartoons; may continue using cartoonist

Brian Karem, the Executive Editor at The Sentinel Newspapers, has issued an apology and statement to the cartoonist’s whose works William Charles copied, manipulated and signed off as his own. But the troubling line in the statement was that the paper will continue to use cartoons by William Charles in the future. Here’s the full […]

Posted on: May 30, 2015,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 14 Comments

The Montgomery Sentinel caught publishing plagiarized editorial cartoons

Rockville MD councilman Tom Moore has exposed an ongoing blatant case of mass editorial cartooning plagiarism wherein the artist is removing the original artists’ name and signing it as his/her own. A cartoonist is identified only as William Charles who used a variety of editorial cartoonist and New Yorker cartoonist’s work. The Montgomery Sentinel is […]

Posted on: May 29, 2015,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 16 Comments

Daniel Clowes: No forgiveness for Shia LaBeaouf

Vulture interviews Daniel Clowes about his career and books. The topic of Shia LaBeaouf came up. Speaking of grudges: Have you forgiven Shia LaBeouf? I don?t know. No, not really. I mean, I don?t hold a grudge. I don?t think about it that much. But I don?t think what he did was really forgivable. I […]

Posted on: May 28, 2015,  Section: Graphic Novels, Comments: 1 Comment

Garfield the musical opens this summer in Maryland

If you’re in the Glen Echo, MD area, Garfield: The Musical with Cattitude is a new musical written by Jim Davis and Michael J. Bobbitt. The show begins June 19 and runs through August 23. The plot: Garfield, a chubby and sarcastic tabby cat fantasizes about having the most amazing birthday in the history of […]

Posted on: May 28, 2015,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

The Cartoon Art Museum extends lease through September

Last month the Cartoon Art Museum announced that they were losing their current space on Mission street due to higher lease rates in the Bay Area. They’ve now announced that they’ve been able to extend their current lease until September 2015. From their press release: In light of the booming commercial rental market, the museum?s […]

Posted on: May 28, 2015,  Section: Cartoons, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Museums, Comments: Comments Off on The Cartoon Art Museum extends lease through September

Podcast: Episode 217 ? Dan Piraro

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: The great Dan Piraro, writer and artist of “Bizarro,” one of my all time favorite comics, is here to talk about his recently announced path of riding off into the […]

Posted on: May 27, 2015,  Section: podcast, Comments: Comments Off on Podcast: Episode 217 ? Dan Piraro

Profiled: Stephan Pastis in Economic Times

Stephan Pastis was in England last week promoting his latest Timmy Failure book. He had a couple of interviews that hit the wire. The Economic Times focused on his career. Curiosity and courage In this volatile environment, what does it take to be a cartoonist? “Curiosity and courage. Curiosity because you are only as good […]

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

Steve Bell reflects on cartooning after Charlie Hebdo

Steve Bell, editorial cartoonist for The Guardian, reflects on cartooning after the Charlie Hebdo attacks and the balance between free speech and offending people.

Posted on: May 27, 2015,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Steve Bell reflects on cartooning after Charlie Hebdo

The Completing Cul de Sac

Richard Thompson is releasing a paperback chaser to his The Complete Cul de Sac that came out last fall. The new book, Compleating Cul de Sac, includes material that was overlooked or left out of the complete collection. Here’s how Mike Rhode describes Compleating Cul de Sac. The Complete Cul de Sac isn?t. Complete, that […]

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

Must watch: Tom Gammill’s NCS video

And I had so much hope for the Jeanie/Tom relationship, but the catchy “NCS L.A.” tune will be stuck in my head much longer.

Posted on: May 27, 2015,  Section: Cartoons, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: 4 Comments

Roz Chast wins 2015 Reuben Award; NCS announces category winners

This last weekend was the annual Reuben Awards where the National Cartoonist Society bestows their best of in various categories and the big prize for Cartoonist of the Year. This year, the Reuben Award went to New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast. In the division awards the winners are: Magazine Feature / Magazine Illustration Tom Richmond […]

Posted on: May 25, 2015,  Section: Awards, Cartoons, Comic strips, Contests, Editorial cartooning, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: 1 Comment

Podcast: Rock and Tin

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: I’ve been a fan of Tom Dell’Aringa’s work from the moment I laid eyes on his comic “Marooned.”  It started off life as a little comic about a stranded space […]

Posted on: May 21, 2015,  Section: podcast, Comments: 1 Comment

John Lasseter on the upcoming Disney/Pixar releases

Disney is set to release two movies this year: Inside Out and The Good Dinasaur. Variety has a blurp about a presentation given by John Lasseter at Cannes and gives grades to the next six movie releases. The chief creative officer unveiled new clips and plot lines of such titles as Pixar?s ?Finding Dory,? the […]

Posted on: May 20, 2015,  Section: Animation, Comments: Comments Off on John Lasseter on the upcoming Disney/Pixar releases

Video: Latest Minions trailer takes the Minions to London

Up until now, I’ve been wary about a movie solely about the Minions, but after seeing this trailer, it’s on my summer list of will-see.

Posted on: May 20, 2015,  Section: Animation, Comments: Comments Off on Video: Latest Minions trailer takes the Minions to London

Newsweek: Cartoonists are particularly vulnerable to threats…

From Newsweek: Cartoonists are ?particularly vulnerable? to threats because their work conveys ?incredibly complex ideas and themes and critiques in a pretty simple, easy to understand manner that crosses barriers,? said Courtney Radsch, advocacy director of CPJ. ?That?s what makes the cartoons powerful but also what puts the cartoonists at great risk…. They are pushing […]

Posted on: May 20, 2015,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments