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Archives for January, 2016

Egyptian cartoonist arrested for running website without a license

From the New York Times: An Egyptian cartoonist, whose work is occasionally critical of government figures, was arrested in the capital, Cairo, on Sunday and charged with running a webpage without a license, the country’s Interior Ministry said in a statement. The arrest of Islam Gaweesh appears to be part of an intensified clampdown on […]

Posted on: Jan 31, 2016,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Egyptian cartoonist arrested for running website without a license

Tom Richmond Featured On Minnesota Original television show

Posted on: Jan 29, 2016,  Section: Caricature, Comments: 1 Comment

Between Friends Cartoonist Sandra Bell-Lundy Starts Speakers Series

From Niagra This Week: Bell-Lundy has invited some of her comic friends to form a speaker series aimed at inspiring a new generation of comic creators. She has teamed up with the Grimsby Public Library to offer three evenings of comic-centred discussion beginning next month. The speaker series runs the first Thursday of the month […]

Posted on: Jan 28, 2016,  Section: Comic Books, Comments: 2 Comments

Peter Dunlap-Shohl publishes graphic novel about living with Parkinson”s disease

Former Anchorage Daily News editorial cartoonist Peter Dunlap-Shohl has published a new graphic novel entitled “My Degeneration: A Journey Through Parkinson’s.” From the Anchorage Daily News: When Peter Dunlap-Shohl, the former editorial cartoonist for the Anchorage Daily News, received a diagnosis of Parkinson?s disease at age 43, he saw his whole world collapsing. Thirteen years later, […]

Posted on: Jan 15, 2016,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

Hilary Price to teach class on cartooning

Rhymes with Orange creator Hilary Price will be teaching a class on cartooning in April. The description from the course website: What are the components of a caption cartoon? (Plot, setting, characters, surprise… all in a snapshot.) Each day’s lecture will focus on a different element of panel cartooning and I’ll assign exercises to strengthen that […]

Posted on: Jan 15, 2016,  Section: Cartoons, comic, Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

On the Fastrack and Dick Tracy cross over

This Friday, Bill Holbrook and Mike Curtis and Joe Staton are crossing over On the Fastrack and Dick Tracy. Below are one panel samples from each as a teaser. Dick Tracy: On the Fastrack: To see these features online, you can see Bill’s work on Comics Kingdom and Mike and Joe’s work on GoComics.

Posted on: Jan 12, 2016,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 4 Comments

Video: Greg & Karen Evans appear on Forefront to talk about Luann

Posted on: Jan 11, 2016,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

Scottish Parliament proposes January 7 Cartoonists Day to highlight free speech

Cartoonists Rights Network International reports that one member of the Scottish Parliament is proposing that January 7, the anniversary of the attack on the Charlie Hebdo offices, become Cartoonists day. French-born MSP Christian Allard proposed the motion that the parliament ?reflect on the events that took place in Paris on 7 January 2015 at the […]

Posted on: Jan 11, 2016,  Section: Cartoons, International, Comments: Comments Off on Scottish Parliament proposes January 7 Cartoonists Day to highlight free speech

Angouleme International Comics Festival opens Grand Prix into a write-in

From the Guardian: This week the largest comics festival in France announced its 30 nominees for what many consider the most prestigious prize in comics, the Grand Prix. Not one nominee was a woman. Usually there are at least few women on the longlist for the Angoulême International Comics Festival (known in French as the […]

Posted on: Jan 11, 2016,  Section: Cartoons, Comic strips, International, Comments: Comments Off on Angouleme International Comics Festival opens Grand Prix into a write-in

Ann Telnaes and Signe Wilkinson appear on C-SPAN to discuss free speech after Charlie Hebdo anniversary

Posted on: Jan 9, 2016,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Cartoonist call for boycot of Grand Prix d’ Angouleme

The Grand Prix d’ Angouleme is one of the highest awards that can be conferred upon a cartoonist. Previous American honorees include Will Eisner, Art Spiegelman, R. Crumb and Bill Watterson. This year’s list of 30 nominees did not include the name of any woman and that has many cartoonists upset. Leading the charge is Jessica […]

Posted on: Jan 7, 2016,  Section: Cartoons, International, Comments: 2 Comments

Yahoo! News closes down comics page

Newspapers aren’t the only medium cutting comics. Yahoo! has announced it has closed down its online comics page that ran on their Yahoo! News portal. From the NY Post: The comics appeared as part of Yahoo! News, which attracts some 43 million unique users per month. A Yahoo! spokeswoman said: ?We never had a destination. […]

Posted on: Jan 7, 2016,  Section: comic, Comic strips, Comments: 24 Comments

Charlie Hebdo posts cover commemorating first anniversary of terror attack on offices

From The Guardian French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo will mark a year since an attack on its offices with a cover featuring a bearded man representing God with a Kalashnikov slung over his shoulder, accompanied by the text: ?One year on: the assassin is still out there.?

Posted on: Jan 4, 2016,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 11 Comments