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Archives for October, 2015

The Daily Cartoonist turns 10 years old

Last week The Daily Cartoonist hit the 10 year mark. I started the blog as an experiment in 2005 to better understand what was going on in the comic industry. I didn’t expect the blog to take off as quickly or become as popular as it did. At the height of its popularity it was […]

Posted on: Oct 27, 2015,  Section: Comic strips, Daily Cartoonist, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 27 Comments

Podcast: Episode 233 ? Rob Harrell

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: Multi-talented Rob Harrell joins me to talk about the recent release of his second “Life of Zarf” book…“The Troll Who Cried Wolf” which you can pick up here!   Rob also […]

Posted on: Oct 22, 2015,  Section: podcast, Comments: 1 Comment

Original Tintin art sold for $1.2 million in Hong Kong

An original 1936 original art piece by Belgian cartoonist Herge for a Tintin comic has fetched $1.2 million at a Hong Kong auction. According to the BBC, it is the only original from the book The Blue Lotus. The Asian people do take their cartoon art seriously.

Posted on: Oct 19, 2015,  Section: Auctions, Comic history, Comments: 1 Comment

Bob Englehart celebrates 35 years with the Hartford Courant

Editorial cartoonist Bob Englehart is celebrating 35 years with his paper the Hartford Courant. The local Fox station has posted an interview. Bob is also enjoying an exhibit of his work “Drawn and Cornered: 35 Years of Engelhard Cartoons” that will run from October 23 through November 28 with an opening reception Oct. 22.

Posted on: Oct 19, 2015,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 10 Comments

Syrian cartoonist Akram Raglan reported as dead; family disputes claim

The Cartoonist Rights Network International is reporting that a fellow prisoner has stated that Syrian cartoonist Akram Raglan died in a Syrian hospital as “possibly a result of torture” two and a half years ago. Two years ago a PRI story reported the cartoonist’s death, but the family stating that they were unsure of the […]

Posted on: Oct 19, 2015,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: Comments Off on Syrian cartoonist Akram Raglan reported as dead; family disputes claim

Podcast: Episode 232 ? Ryan Fisher of ?Torchlight Lullaby?

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: Ryan Fisher of the all-ages graphic novel “Torchlight Lullaby” is here to talk about his ambitious project, the Kickstarter he’s running for it, and the deeper themes of kids’ literature […]

Posted on: Oct 15, 2015,  Section: podcast, Comments: Comments Off on Podcast: Episode 232 ? Ryan Fisher of ?Torchlight Lullaby?

NPR: Bloom County is back!

NPR did a story in the return of Berkeley Breathed and “Bloom County“. After re-reading a letter from To Kill a Mocking Bird author Harper Lee, asking him not to retire the strip, he renewed his interest in the strip. BREATHED: When I pulled that out – I hadn’t seen it for 25 years. And […]

Posted on: Oct 14, 2015,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 4 Comments

Atena Farghadani subjected to virgnity test by Iranian authorities

From Amnesty International: A recent revelation by satirical cartoonist Atena Farghadani that she was forced to undergo a ?virginity and pregnancy test,? prior to her trial for a charge of ?illegitimate sexual relations? for shaking hands with her lawyer, has added another stain on Iran?s shameful record of violence against women, Amnesty International said today. […]

Posted on: Oct 12, 2015,  Section: Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: 9 Comments

The making of Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur

Peter Sciretta at Slashfilm: I?ll be completely honest ? the cartoony dinosaur designs in the posters and advertising did not excite me. It wasn?t until I really got to take in some of the movie that I fully understood the vision of this film, and how the cartoony character designs are used as a wonderful […]

Posted on: Oct 9, 2015,  Section: Animation, Comments: 1 Comment

Molly and the Bear book to hit shelves in 2016

I’ve always admired Bob Scott work on his comic Molly and the Bear, so I’m happy to see the comic being printed in book form. The book will hit shelves in March of next year. You can pre-order from Amazon.

Posted on: Oct 9, 2015,  Section: Books, Cartoons, Comic strips, Comments: 3 Comments

King Features celebrates 100 years in syndication

King Features celebrates 100 years in syndication this year. During the National Cartoonists Society Reuben Awards weekend, they paneled a session on comic history at the Library of Congress. Here’s the video of that discussion.

Posted on: Oct 9, 2015,  Section: Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Animal Crackers creator Roger Bollen passes away at age 74

Michael Sangiacomo of the The Plain Dealer: Roger Bollen, writer and illustrator of the “Animal Crackers” syndicated comic strip, artist of dozens of children’s books and producer of television shows, died Saturday at Hillcrest Hospital. He was 74. Bollen, who lived in Chagrin Falls, was a prolific creator who started out in newspaper comics strips […]

Posted on: Oct 9, 2015,  Section: Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: 3 Comments

Review: Are Apple’s new iPad Pro and Apple Pencil artist ready?

Tom May, associate editor at Creative Bloq, reviews Apple’s newly announced Pro tablet iPad Pro along with the new stylus Apple Pencil. Having dropped the ball so much in the film-making arena (bad-mouthing Final Cut Pro seems to have become a professional sport within the movie industry), we weren’t sure could ever get back into […]

Posted on: Oct 7, 2015,  Section: Cartoons, Technology, Comments: Comments Off on Review: Are Apple’s new iPad Pro and Apple Pencil artist ready?

Video: Cartooning after Charlie Hebdo from the AAEC convention

From the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists convention in Columbus, OH, comes video of the panel on the topic of cartooning in the post-Charlie Hebdo terrorist attack. Panelists included Dr. Mark McKinney (author of Redrawing French Empire in Comics), Michael Kahn, attorney and author (Puck: What Fools These Mortals Be), Matt Wuerker (Politico), and Rob […]

Posted on: Oct 7, 2015,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Video: Cartooning after Charlie Hebdo from the AAEC convention

Watch The Good Dinosaur trailer

This is the first Pixar I’m excited about in a while.

Posted on: Oct 7, 2015,  Section: Animation, Comments: Comments Off on Watch The Good Dinosaur trailer