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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 reaching about 2,000 unique visitors a day. Not too shabby for a hobby blog.

That said, I am very cognizant that I’m limping into my second decade. Blog posts are infrequent and few these days. I haven’t yet been able to articulate what or where I will take the blog in the future, but I’m sure I won’t be retiring from it anytime soon. I appreciate your patience as I figure out the next steps.

The blog has opened the door to many friendships, both virtually and in person. Cartoonists in general are a very friendly sort and you all have been very welcoming and supportive. If you’ve been a long-time, or even a less than long-time reader, thank you! It’s been a fun ride these last 10 years. I have enjoyed it immensely.

–Alan

Community Comments

#1 Michael Pohrer
October/27/2015
@ 8:32 am

Congrats on the milestone Alan. Enjoy grabbing industry news right here at TDC. Onward and Upward.

#2 Bob Weber Jr.
October/27/2015
@ 10:27 am

Congratulations, Alan! Visiting TDC is a morning ritual!

#3 David Reddick
October/27/2015
@ 11:21 am

Congratulations, Alan! To second Bob Weber Jr., TDC is a daily ritual and has been for years!

#4 Pam Huggins
October/27/2015
@ 11:34 am

I’ve really enjoyed receiving your updates in my email. Always good information and always interesting! It’s easy to see why your blog is so popular.
Thank you for the updates and articles. I look forward to many years to come.
Oh- and CONGRATULATIONS on 10 YEARS!!!!

#5 Tom Stemmle
October/27/2015
@ 11:39 am

Big Congrats, Alan! A morning ritual for me, too! Somehow the news you choose is always the most interesting and the most ‘need-to-know’. Thanks for your hard work and great editing!

#6 Howard Cruse
October/27/2015
@ 11:48 am

As the previous comments suggest, Alan, your blog has many appreciative readers, even if most of us don’t take time to post responses. Don’t drive yourself crazy, though; maintain whatever pace you can comfortably sustain. Your dispatches will always be received with gratitude.

#7 Joe Groshek
October/27/2015
@ 12:41 pm

Alan,
Echoing all the other comments, congratulations on your 10th Anniversary of your great Blog! I sure hope it continues for a long time to come.

#8 Dan Bielinski
October/27/2015
@ 1:50 pm

Alan- thanks for all that you do.

TDC is a daily visit for me as well.

#9 John Rose
October/27/2015
@ 3:57 pm

Bodacious congratulations, Alan! What a milestone! I visit your blog every day!

#10 Dave Stephens
October/27/2015
@ 4:29 pm

Every day I visit, grateful for the news you provide – thanks for all you do, Alan!

#11 Carl Moore
October/27/2015
@ 6:12 pm

Thanks, Alan. It’s an informative and fun site. I enjoy the back-and-forth with the many liberal cartoonists on this blog.

#12 mike peters
October/28/2015
@ 12:06 pm

Alan, as you know most cartoonist are like the monastic scribes writing alone in their monasteries every once in awhile taking a sip of coffee and looking out the window at the world. The daily cartoonist is our window. Thank you Alan

#13 John Glynn
October/28/2015
@ 12:09 pm

Congrats, AG. You are nature’s greatest miracle.

#14 Charles Brubaker
October/28/2015
@ 1:23 pm

Congrats, Alan! I still enjoy your blog!

#15 Susan Camilleri Konar
October/28/2015
@ 3:10 pm

Cheers, Alan!

#16 John Cole
October/29/2015
@ 10:08 am

Happy Blogday to you, then!

#17 Dave Kellett
October/29/2015
@ 4:32 pm

Thank you for this, Alan! And best wishes!

#18 Frank M Hansen
October/29/2015
@ 5:27 pm

How did I get on website? It this Pinterest? I’m confused! Bad jokes aside, CONGRATS Alan. This site means more than you know. Thank you so much!

#19 John Lotshaw
October/29/2015
@ 6:43 pm

Congrats on ten years of great coverage of the world of cartooning, Alan! Here’s to ten more (and more)!

#20 Joel Tieg
October/30/2015
@ 8:17 am

When is Alan going to be given the Silver T-square Award?

#21 Darryl Heine
October/30/2015
@ 8:28 am

Here’s to another 10 years!

#22 Steve Greenberg
October/30/2015
@ 8:56 am

Thanks for providing a decade of required reading, Alan.

#23 Andrew Farago
October/30/2015
@ 12:00 pm

Congratulations! You don’t look a day over nine!

#24 Liz Hamilton
October/30/2015
@ 7:37 pm

Congrats Alan! May I suggest reliving some of the best moments over the past decade ;).

#25 Mike Lester
November/3/2015
@ 9:20 am

Seems like a lot trouble and a thankless job babysitting self-important egomaniacs -but thanks.

#26 b.j. dewey
November/3/2015
@ 7:06 pm

Congratulations! I’ve enjoyed the blog for at least the last four years and it’s become a regular read.

#27 Nelson Cruz
November/7/2015
@ 9:41 am

Congratulations and keep up the good work. Also, do you have any information on the fate of “Apartment 3G?” It’s had artistic issues recently and I’ve seen reports that it will be cancelled in 2 weeks.

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