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Archives for December, 2015

Tina’s Groove creator Rina Piccolo draws ‘Rhymes with Orange’

Tina’s Groove creator Rina Piccolo returns to temporarily take over Hilary Price’s Rhymes With Orange. From Rina’s blog: As some of you may remember, I?ve had a few stints as a guest on RWO over the years. What can I say ? Hilary is one of my ultimate favorite gag cartoonists, and in my opinion […]

Posted on: Dec 31, 2015,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 3 Comments

Will Terry Reviews the iPad Pro as a professional illustration tool

Children’s book illustrator Will Terry reviews Apple’s iPad Pro as a professional illustration device.

Posted on: Dec 28, 2015,  Section: Books, Cartoons, Technology, Comments: 2 Comments

AAEC releases statesment supporting Ann Telnaes

The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists has issues the following statement supporting editorial cartoonist Ann Telnaes. The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists (AAEC) stands in support with Ann Telnaes and her right to call out presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz for politicizing his daughters in a campaign attack ad. While it would be in bad […]

Posted on: Dec 24, 2015,  Section: Cartoons, Comments: 6 Comments

Cartoonists come the defense of Ann Telnaes (UPDATED)

Yesterday was a social (and main stream) media slug fest on editorial cartoonist Ann Telnaes after the Washington Post pulled a cartoon of hers calling out presidential candidate Ted Cruz for using his daughters as props in a political commercial. The main accusation (which ranged from racist to child abuser) was that it was unfair […]

Posted on: Dec 24, 2015,  Section: AAEC-feed, Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 37 Comments

Washington Post pulls Ann Telnaes cartoon

The Washington Post has made an unusual move of pulling a cartoon by their Pulitzer Prize winning editorial cartoonist Ann Telnaes after criticism that the cartoon depictedpresidential candidate Ted Cruz’s children (see cartoon above) as organ grinder’s monkeys. Cruz featured his kids in a campaign commercial (see below) where he read parody book titles such […]

Posted on: Dec 23, 2015,  Section: AAEC-feed, Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 23 Comments

Podcast: TTR Special Episode ? Star Wars, The Force Awakens

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: Here’s a spoiler-free review from Lucas Turnbloom and me about “Star Wars, The Force Awakens.”  Enjoy!

Posted on: Dec 18, 2015,  Section: podcast, Comments: Comments Off on Podcast: TTR Special Episode ? Star Wars, The Force Awakens

Happy Holidays

To my readers, may you enjoy whatever holiday you observe this time of year.   

Posted on: Dec 17, 2015,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 8 Comments

Rex Babin honored with journalism award

The late Rex Babin, editorial cartoonist for The Sacramento Bee, was honored with the Mark Twain Award for Journalistic Excellence by the California Press Foundation. His family received the award on his behalf.  From the Sacramento Bee Babin, 49, died in March 2012 after a 15-month struggle with cancer. The annual award honors writers and […]

Posted on: Dec 11, 2015,  Section: Cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Rex Babin honored with journalism award

2016 Kenosha Festival Of Cartooning speakers announced

Exciting news from Kenosha Festival of Cartooning founder and Director Anne Morse Hambrock. Next year’s line up will include: Ann Telnaes, Jen Sorensen, Wiley Miller, John Hambrock, Rob Harrell and Eddie Pittman. This is a great line-up. The festival will run September 15-17.

Posted on: Dec 10, 2015,  Section: Cartoons, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

Patty and Terry LaBan to retire Edge City

Terry LaBan has announced that his strip, Edge City, that he co-created with his wife Patty will be retired this month after a 15-year run. Along with citing the grind of churning out a strip day after day as part of the rationale, Terry also cites that comics no longer hold a position of relevance […]

Posted on: Dec 10, 2015,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

Podcast: Episode 234 ? Bill Morrison

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: Bill Morrison, whose artistic resume would take up several blog posts by itself, joins me to talk about his amazing career and the path it has taken.  From working in […]

Posted on: Dec 3, 2015,  Section: podcast, Comments: 1 Comment

My thoughts on the documentary Very Semi-Serious

I know I’ve mentioned the documentary “Very Semi-Serious” here before. It will air next Monday on HBO. I was kindly offered a sneak peak last night (which was also the night of the screening in New York City with the New Yorker cast of cartoonists – wouldn’t that have been fun to attend). A few […]

Posted on: Dec 2, 2015,  Section: Cartoons, Magazine cartoons, Magazines, Comments: 1 Comment