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Archives for August, 2015

Pat Bagley begins six-day serialization of life and death of Joe Hill

Salt Lake Tribune editorial cartoonist Pat Bagley has started a six-day serialization of the story of Joe Hill – a labor organizer executed here in Utah a 100 years ago for murder. Today his guilt is very much in doubt. Here’s Pat: Starting today and continuing through Friday, I will be serializing the life of […]

Posted on: Aug 31, 2015,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Berkeley Breathed’s Bloom County 2015 now on GoComics

Berkeley Breathed came out of retirement and began posting his legendary strip Bloom County on his Facebook wall. GoComics announced that his strip will now also run on their comic site. It appears the strip is running about a week behind what is being posted on Facebook, so if you want up-to-the second Opus, follow […]

Posted on: Aug 31, 2015,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Berkeley Breathed’s Bloom County 2015 now on GoComics

Podcast: Episode 227 ? Suzie Plakson

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: Actress, writer, sculptor, singer, 4-time “Star Trek” alien…Suzie Plakson is a creative force to be reckoned with.  We have a great chat about creativity in general, but more specifically, about […]

Posted on: Aug 27, 2015,  Section: podcast, Comments: 1 Comment

Three women named as finalists to Thurber Prize

The Thurber House, who sponsor the Thurber Prize named after cartoonist and writer James Thurber, has announced this year’s three finalists. They are New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast, actress-writer Annabelle Gurwitch and novelist Julie Schumacher. With three women in the running, the award will go to a woman for the first time in its nearly […]

Posted on: Aug 25, 2015,  Section: Awards, Comments: 1 Comment

Lawyer: Atena Farghadani showing signs of Lymphatic disease

Artist and activist Atena Farghadani may be showing signs of lymphatic disease according to her attorney. From International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran: The artist and civil activist Atena Farghadani has developed signs of lymphatic disease in prison as she awaits her chance to challenge a 12-year prison sentence in the appeals court, according […]

Posted on: Aug 25, 2015,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Lawyer: Atena Farghadani showing signs of Lymphatic disease

Jack Ohman wins Best of the West

This year’s Best of the West award for editorial cartooning goes to Jack Ohman of the Sacramento Bee. The award honors those in the Western United States for journalistic excellence and promote freedom of information. Regarding Jack’s work, the judges wrote: ?Masterfully conceived and expertly rendered, Jack Ohman?s work reflects a cartoonist at the top […]

Posted on: Aug 25, 2015,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Jack Ohman wins Best of the West

Some Duke University Christians refuse to read Alison Bechdel’s ‘Fun Home’ (UPDATED)

From The Duke Chronicle: For some members of the Class of 2019, the choice of ?Fun Home? as a summer reading book was anything but fun. Several incoming freshmen decided not to read ?Fun Home? because its sexual images and themes conflicted with their personal and religious beliefs. Freshman Brian Grasso posted in the Class […]

Posted on: Aug 25, 2015,  Section: Controversies, Graphic Novels, Comments: 21 Comments

Human Rights Watch honors Zunar for “asserting freedom of expression in the face of repression”

From The Malay Mail: Controversial cartoonist Zulkiflee Anwar Haque, popularly known as Zunar, has been recognised by the Human Rights Watch (HRW) for his fight to uphold freedom of expression. The international non-governmental organisation?s Asia division deputy director Phil Robertson told Malay Mail Online that Zunar will be receiving a cash prize to help him […]

Posted on: Aug 20, 2015,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Human Rights Watch honors Zunar for “asserting freedom of expression in the face of repression”

King Features to celebrate 100 years with 16 full-color broadsheet supplement to papers

King Features is celebrating its 100th year this November by printing and distributing a full-color collectable supplement to newspapers. The supplement will be 16 broadsheet pages with comics through its long history along with articles about the strips. I’ll let you know more details when they become available.

Posted on: Aug 20, 2015,  Section: Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: 4 Comments

After three weeks of silence the LA Times responds back to Ted Rall

Three weeks ago the Los Angeles Times posted a notice to readers that called into question allegations freelance editorial cartoonist and columnist Ted Rall made in a column describing an “ugly scene” experience with the LAPD during a 2001 Jaywalking citation. After the article ran, the LAPD provided the paper with audio and other evidence […]

Posted on: Aug 20, 2015,  Section: Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Podcast: Episode 226 ? Keith Brown

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: Who knew Hell could be such a fun place?  Keith Brown knew, that’s who!  Keith does the funny, political, satirical and flat out wonderful comic, “The Wages of Sin.”  I’ve […]

Posted on: Aug 20, 2015,  Section: podcast, Comments: 2 Comments

Cage match: Watterson vs Schulz; and the selling out of the comic strip

Over the weekend an article was posted in the Los Angeles Review of Books by Luke Epplin contrasting the careers of Bill Watterson and Charles Schulz and their approach to commercializing their strips (or not). It’s an interesting read and I know there is no shortage of opinions on which of the two was “right”. […]

Posted on: Aug 19, 2015,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 9 Comments

Lalo Alcaraz to work on Disney/Pixar Coco feature film

Great news from Cartoon Brew: Mexican-American political cartoonist and La Cucaracha comic creator Lalo Alcaraz made an announcement on Twitter yesterday: he?s been hired to work on Pixar?s just-announced Day of the Dead feature Coco. Alcaraz did not make clear whether he will work on the upcoming Lee Unkrich-directed film as an outside consultant or […]

Posted on: Aug 19, 2015,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Lalo Alcaraz to work on Disney/Pixar Coco feature film

The State hires back Robert Ariail

The State (Columbia, SC) has rehired full-time its long-time editorial cartoonist Robert Ariail. Robert resigned from the paper in 2009 when his position was cut to part-time. He had been at the paper since 1984. The paper made the announcement in July as part of “an ongoing initiative to strengthen print and digital coverage.” With […]

Posted on: Aug 18, 2015,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 9 Comments

Graeme MacKay exposes Twitter account altering cartoons for political purposes

Hamilton Spectator editorial cartoonist Graeme MacKay has been on a tear this week chasing after a Twitter account (@HarpersGotaGo) that was allegedly taking editorial cartoons, removing the artist’s signatures, scrubbing out any original dialog and replacing it with his/her own wording to completely change the original cartoon’s meaning. @HarpersGotaGo appears to be politically driven account […]

Posted on: Aug 14, 2015,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Graeme MacKay exposes Twitter account altering cartoons for political purposes