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National Cartoonist Society announces Division Award nominees

The National Cartoonist Society has announced the 2014 Division Awards aka Silver Reubens (or tongue in cheek the “Steckleys”). The winners will be announced during the annual NCS Reuben Awards dinner on May 23rd. This year’s Reuben Awards will be held in Washington D.C. Congratulations to the nominees. EDITORIAL CARTOONS Clay Bennett Michael Ramirez Jen […]

Posted on: Apr 1, 2015,  Section: Animation, Books, Cartoons, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Novels, Magazine cartoons, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Television, web comics, Comments: 1 Comment

Original Asterix comic book page raises $160k for Charlie Hebdo families

Astérix co-creator Albert Uderzo donated a storyboard from the 1971 Astérix and the Laurel Wreath for auction. From The New York Times: PARIS ? An original Astérix comic book page fetched 150,000 euros, or about $160,000, at a sale at Christie?s here, with all the proceeds going to the families of those killed in the […]

Posted on: Mar 17, 2015,  Section: Comic Books, Comic history, Mohammed Cartoon, Comments: 2 Comments

This Spider-man balloon actually made it to stores????

Someone had to have seen this somewhere in between the design/concept and production stage and said… “let’s see if we can get this into stores before someone notices.” via Robot6

Posted on: Mar 5, 2015,  Section: Comic Books, Comments: 4 Comments

Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” teaser released

I might be suffering from super hero fatigue because I found this mostly uninteresting, but yeah, I’ll probably go see it. What are your thoughts?

Posted on: Mar 4, 2015,  Section: Comic Books, Comments: 1 Comment

Stan Lee Media hopes to go to Supreme Court

Kind of like a super hero that just can’t be defeated, Stan Lee Media is filing yet another lawsuit – or in this case an appeal of an earlier loss with the hope of going to the Supreme Court for final resolution. From Robot 6: After losing one lawsuit after another in its eight-year battle […]

Posted on: Mar 3, 2015,  Section: Comic Books, Comments: Comments Off on Stan Lee Media hopes to go to Supreme Court

Archie series to end with issue 666

Archie is getting a reboot. The last issue (#666) will be released in June featuring work from Tom DeFalco, Pat & Tim Kennedy, Dan Parent and Fernando Ruiz. Bleeding Cool reports the new series will be by Fiona Staples and Mark Waid.

Posted on: Feb 20, 2015,  Section: Comic Books, Comments: 8 Comments

Weird Al to guest edit upcoming MAD Magazine issue

The next issue of MAD Magazine will be edited by Weird Al. Last May the National Cartoonists Society honored the Grammy award winning musician with the The A.C.E. Award (Amateur Cartoonist Extraordinaire), an award given to someone who had aspirations of being a cartoonist but made it big in another field. A fan of MAD […]

Posted on: Feb 13, 2015,  Section: Cartoons, Comic Books, Comments: Comments Off on Weird Al to guest edit upcoming MAD Magazine issue

Stan Lee Media takes a beating in 9th district court, soldiers on in other suits

With almost super-human strength, Stan Lee Media continuously takes legal losses like the recent loss in the 9th district court that ruled that it’s “claims over being denied the fruits of such characters as the X-Men, the Incredible Hulk and Iron Man had been previously adjudicated.” In other words – you lost previous battles gentlemen. […]

Posted on: Oct 30, 2014,  Section: Comic Books, Comments: Comments Off on Stan Lee Media takes a beating in 9th district court, soldiers on in other suits

Marvel to increase super-hero movie output to match DC Comics. Spandex shortages expected

Marvel announced they’re increasing their super-hero releases from two films a year to three. DC Comics has previously said they’re releasing 10 films in the coming years. From Business Week: Then, on Tuesday, Oct. 28, Marvel released a plan for a slate of nine new superhero movies featuring the Avengers, Thor, and a Guardians of […]

Posted on: Oct 30, 2014,  Section: Comic Books, Movies, Comments: Comments Off on Marvel to increase super-hero movie output to match DC Comics. Spandex shortages expected

Video: Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer is released

Yesterday Marvel/Disney released a trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron. It hints at Marvel is adding a few more characters from the Marvel Universe: Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver. The movie comes out in May of 2015.

Posted on: Oct 24, 2014,  Section: Comic Books, Movies, Comments: Comments Off on Video: Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer is released

Superman heirs lose copyright fight at Supreme Court

Whereas the prospect of a Supreme Court ruling against Marvel may have played a role in the comic publisher’s decision to settle with Jack Kirby’s heirs, the other comic publisher DC Comics was handed a victory when the Supreme Court refused to hear the case and allowed a lower court’s decision to stand that allowed […]

Posted on: Oct 14, 2014,  Section: Comic Books, Legal, Comments: Comments Off on Superman heirs lose copyright fight at Supreme Court

Marvel and Kirby family strike last-minute deal before case goes to Supreme Court consideration

From Deadline Hollywood comes news that just days before the US Supreme Court was to take into consideration the legal case between Jack Kirby heirs and Marvel, the two parties have struck “amicably resolved their legal disputes.” Dominic Patten writing for Deadline: All things considered, and with the billions that Marvel/Disney have made off the […]

Posted on: Sep 26, 2014,  Section: Comic Books, Legal, Comments: 1 Comment

THIS makes me wish I was going to SDCC

I don’t wish I was going to San Diego Comic-Con (I have a natural aversion to large crowds of grown people acting like children. P.S. Get off my lawn.), but this t-shirt by the The National Cartoonists Society makes me wish I was there so I could buy one. Features artwork by Bill Amend, Sergio […]

Posted on: Jul 22, 2014,  Section: Cartoons, Comic Books, Comic strips, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: 6 Comments

Please help Superman in Supreme Court case

The Man of Steel – or more specifically the heirs of Superman creator Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster – needs a few more allies as they prepare their case for the Supreme Court. You, as a professional artist, can add your name to an amicus brief (friend of the court) supporting the position of creator […]

Posted on: Jul 21, 2014,  Section: Comic Books, Legal, Comments: 4 Comments

Conan, Letterman make fun of Archie’s death

The late night comedians took up the announced death of Archie. David Letterman used the announced (“What’s next? Dagwood Bumstead chokes on one of those sandwiches?”) to offer the “Top Ten Memorable Moments In Comic Strip History”. Crowd did not react well to the Beetle Bailey joke. Conan O’Brian looks at rejected ways of killing […]

Posted on: Jul 16, 2014,  Section: Cartoons, Comic Books, Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment