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News Briefs for April 2, 2009

» DC comics is launching a new news blog called The Source. The blog will feature “news, previews, behind-the-scenes info.” Hat Tip to Comics Worth Reading » The 6th annual Lakeland Community College Comics Symposium in Kirtland, OH begins tomorrow. The two-day symposium will feature Justin Thompson, Mike Pawuk, Victor Dubina, Terri Libenson, Brad Ricca, […]

Posted on: Apr 2, 2009,  Section: Blogs, Comic strips, Gatherings, Comments: Comments Off on News Briefs for April 2, 2009

Dave Astor resurfaces on Huffington Post

Our good friend Dave Astor, the senior editor at Editor & Publisher that was laid off last fall, is now writing his topical humor column for the Huffington Post. His first column appeared yesterday entitled “Layoffs for Leaders.” Dave told me in an email that the column will be periodic.

Posted on: Mar 5, 2009,  Section: Blogs, Comments: 2 Comments

New Chuck Jones Blog

Craig Kausen, grandson of Chuck Jones has launched a new blog devoted to the legendary animation director. Chuck Reduxcan be found here.

Posted on: Feb 4, 2009,  Section: Animation, Blogs, Comments: 1 Comment

Rob Rogers to cover the Super Bowl

The Pittsburg Post-Gazette is sending their cartoonist Rob Rogers to Tampa to cover the Super Bowl. He left early this morning. Be sure to watch his blog for the updates. He tells me in an email, “I guess a newspapers isn’t completely dead if it covers the Steelers. The paper sent me to Tampa! Whoooo. […]

Posted on: Jan 26, 2009,  Section: Blogs, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

More print cartoonists joining the blogosphere

I’ve been quietly adding print cartoonists to my list of cartoonist/bloggers on the homepage. Here are the new ones: Editorial Cartoonist Brian Fairrington Editorial Cartoonist Paul Szep Editorial Cartoonist Steve Greenberg Pearls Before Swine’s Stephan Pastis

Posted on: Jan 23, 2009,  Section: Blogs, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 8 Comments

Comic strip finalists announced for Weblogs Award

The 2008 Weblog Award finalists have been announced. In the category of best comic strip, the final 10 include: Day By Day, Calamities of Nature, Town Called Dobson, Garfield Minus Garfield, What The Duck, The Book of Biff, Medium Large, Dilbert, Jesus and Mo and xkcd. Voting begins sometime today through the 12th. On a […]

Posted on: Jan 5, 2009,  Section: Awards, Blogs, Comic strips, Contests, web comics, Comments: 9 Comments

Christmas cartoon collections popping up

Rich Diesslin, an active TDC participant has launched his sixth annual Carton Days of Christmas (TCDC) on Monday of this month and will run through January 5th. Contributing cartoonists include: Sean Boley, Rich Diesslin, Kevin Edler, Dale Hunt, Larry Miller, Henry Ramsager, and Lan Hoang Vu (a.k.a. VAL) Hogan’s Alley has also posted a near […]

Posted on: Dec 5, 2008,  Section: Blogs, Cartoons, Comments: 3 Comments

Universal Press launches editor’s blog

Universal Press Syndicate has started a new blog authored by comics editor John Glynn. From the email that I received from Kathie Kerr states that the purpose is to give comic fans a chance to see the inside workings of a syndicate. Inside the doors of Universal Press Syndicate are a lot of smart people, […]

Posted on: Dec 2, 2008,  Section: Blogs, Universal Press, Comments: 1 Comment

Washington Post launches Comic Riffs blog

The Washington Post has launched a new blog called “Comics Riff” which will be maintained by former Warped cartoonist Michael Cavna. The blog will be a daily critique of the funny pages, as well as interviews with cartoonists, reader polls and live discussions.

Posted on: Jul 14, 2008,  Section: Blogs, Cartoons, Comments: 1 Comment

Ed Stein starts election year graphic blog

Rocky Mountain News editorial cartoonist Ed Stein has started a new election season graphic blog that is updated every Friday starting on the 4th of July running through the Democratic National Convention scheduled for Aug. 25-28 in Denver. From his blog: You’ll note that this is a significant departure from my normal work. Every Friday […]

Posted on: Jul 7, 2008,  Section: Blogs, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Ed Stein starts election year graphic blog

New websites for KAL, Six Chix, Meehan

A few new web sites have launched in the last couple of weeks. Kevin “KAL” Kallaugher has added a blog to his web site that will feature his sketches, roughs and commentary for his cartoons and animation. The Six Chix cartoonist now have a home on the web. The site offers a collection of Six […]

Posted on: May 29, 2008,  Section: Blogs, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Web Sites, Comments: 1 Comment

News Briefs for May 15, 2008

» A college editorial cartoonist writes “How to be a political cartoonist“ » Diesel Sweeties creator Rich Stevens is interviewed by Newsarama about his strip and the difference between his online and syndicated work. » Charles Brubaker has discovered YouTube video of Ford commercials designed by Dr. Seuss. » Mark Anderson’s book “Rub My Tummy […]

Posted on: May 15, 2008,  Section: Blogs, Cartoons, College cartoonists, Interviews, Comments: 2 Comments

News Briefs for May 8, 2008

» Scott Adams’ blog has been moved to his newly redesigned web site. Check it out at dilbert.com/blog/ » Bleeker creator Jonathan Mahood is featured on the Sunday Funnies podcast. » TDC regular, InkSwig founder, Dawn Douglass has set up a new forum to discuss new and upcoming comics, or as she writes, “Wet Ink […]

Posted on: May 8, 2008,  Section: Blogs, Comic strips, Podcasts, Comments: Comments Off on News Briefs for May 8, 2008

The Daily Cartoonist version 3.0 is now in beta!

The Daily Cartoonist will be going through some major changes over the next year and I’d like to invite you to check out the first change: a significant redesign and function of the blog. From my initial efforts in 2005, I’ve tried to maintain a professional level of reporting and I haven’t felt that the […]

Posted on: Apr 28, 2008,  Section: Blogs, Daily Cartoonist, Comments: 9 Comments

Challenges of creating an online comic business model

Many of you know that TDC regular Dawn Douglass has spent years and a small fortune on creating a viable business model for cartoonists to make money on the web. She’s asking for feedback to a recent blog post about how cartoonists feel about her latest plan. For some months now, I’ve been trying to […]

Posted on: Mar 12, 2008,  Section: Blogs, web comics, Comments: 12 Comments