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NCS Fest Artists Alley Reservations Reminder

  Yeah it’s the busy season but don’t forget to reserve your table for the NCS Fest. The Deadline is January 31, 2019 and we hope to remind you again after New Years Day.   Coming to Huntington Beach, California, May 17-19, NCS Fest is shaping up to be the biggest FREE comic arts festival […]

Posted on: Dec 11, 2018,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Conventions, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on NCS Fest Artists Alley Reservations Reminder

“Comic-Con” Reserved for San Diego

The United States court system has upheld Comic-Con International‘s contention that it holds a trademark on the term ‘Comic-Con”. From The Hollywood Reporter: San Diego Comic Convention was the plaintiff taking on Dan Farr and Bryan Brandenburg, who ran the Salt Lake Comic Con. At a trial held last winter, San Diego prevailed on its […]

Posted on: Aug 24, 2018,  Section: Conventions, Comments: Comments Off on “Comic-Con” Reserved for San Diego

A Q&A with NCS Foundation President Steve McGarry on the New ‘NCS Fest’

The National Cartoonists Society (NCS) recently announced a change in format for their Reubens’ Awards weekend from a closed membership-only event to an open-to-the-public European-style comics fest. The Daily Cartoonist interviewed former NCS President and current NCS Foundation President Steve McGarry on the updated event. TDC: This is a big change from the Reubens weekend […]

Posted on: Aug 3, 2018,  Section: Conventions, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Comments: 1 Comment

San Diego Comic-Con and The Funny Pages

The 2018 San Diego Comic Con (officially Comic-Con International: San Diego) begins later this week and today a few comic strips celebrated the annual event. Funky Winkerbean (the comic strip, if not the character) is there hoping to win an Eisner Award. While Sally Forth and family remain at the Trystero Con instead of THE […]

Posted on: Jul 16, 2018,  Section: Conventions, Comments: Comments Off on San Diego Comic-Con and The Funny Pages

Mark Anderson reviews Kenosha Festival of Cartooning

Andertoons Mark Anderson attended last weekend’s Kenosha Festival of Cartooning and has posted his photos and thoughts. It was an amazing weekend put together by John & Anne Morse Hambrock. I can?t imagine all the time and work (and cake baking) that went into this. And apparently there?s a lot of pent up demand for […]

Posted on: Sep 30, 2014,  Section: Cartoons, Conventions, Comments: Comments Off on Mark Anderson reviews Kenosha Festival of Cartooning

Follow the fun of the Kenosha Festival of Cartooning

For those of us who are attending the Kenosha Festival of Cartooning vicariously, here are sources to watch: The official blog. Mike Peterson has a great post about the cartoonists gathering for the Kenosha Festival of Cartooning. Attending cartoonist Twitter accounts (some are more verbose than others): Mike Cope John Hambrock Rick Stromoski Terri Libenson […]

Posted on: Sep 26, 2014,  Section: Cartoons, Comic strips, Conventions, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Follow the fun of the Kenosha Festival of Cartooning

Salt Lake and San Diego comic cons to talk about settling lawsuit out of courts

The legal fight between San Diego Comic-Con and Salt Lake Comic Con took another step forward – and hints at a possible settlement. The Salt Lake Tribune reports that the Salt Lake Comic Con filed their official response to San Diego’s lawsuit asserting that “comic con” (no dash) is generic term and used by several […]

Posted on: Sep 26, 2014,  Section: Controversies, Conventions, Legal, Comments: Comments Off on Salt Lake and San Diego comic cons to talk about settling lawsuit out of courts

If you didn’t have the zillions of dollars to buy a Watterson original, get a signed print

Great news from Anne Hambrock, founder and organizer of the The Kenosha Festival of Cartooning: The Kenosha Festival of Cartooning is THRILLED to announce that among the items we are offering in the National Cartoonists Society Foundation Benefit Auction is a RARE signed print of the last Calvin & Hobbes strip! When Bill Watterson retired […]

Posted on: Sep 12, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Conventions, Gatherings, Comments: 1 Comment

Salt Lake Comic Con sets another attendance record

Salt Lake Comic Con set another attendance record with over 120,000 attendees. This is only its second comic con. Earlier this spring was the sibling convention FanX which also set records of more than 72,000. With numbers this large, there were long lines and dealing with these numbers posed issues for the organizers for a […]

Posted on: Sep 9, 2014,  Section: Cartoons, Conventions, Comments: 1 Comment

When cartoonists come to Salt Lake City…

Yesterday kicked off the Salt Lake Comic Con. When I heard Dave Kellett and Fred Schroder were going to be in town to screen their documentary “Stripped“, I suggested we get together with other area cartoonists/illustrators for a post-first day convention dinner. Below are several of the best talent in Salt Lake City. We’re lucky […]

Posted on: Sep 5, 2014,  Section: Cartoons, Conventions, Comments: Comments Off on When cartoonists come to Salt Lake City…

San Diego Comic-Con files suit against Salt Lake Comic Con

Salt Lake Comic Con organizers essentially shrugged off the cease and desist letter from San Diego Comic-Con and so SDCC has filed a suit against the fledgling comic con. At issue is the use of the phrase “comic con” with no hyphen. SDCC owns the trademark for “comic-con” and believes Salt Lake Comic Con is […]

Posted on: Aug 9, 2014,  Section: Animation, Books, Cartoons, Comic strips, Conventions, Comments: 2 Comments

San Deigo Comic-Con sends cease-and-desist letter to Salt Lake Comic Con

From the Washington Post: Organizers of two of the biggest comic-book conventions in the country are clashing over their names. A lawyer for San Diego Comic-Con has issued a cease-and-desist letter to organizers of Utah’s Salt Lake Comic Con demanding them to drop “Comic Con” from the name. “Attendees, exhibitors and fans seeing use of […]

Posted on: Jul 28, 2014,  Section: Cartoons, Comic strips, Controversies, Conventions, Comments: 4 Comments

Is drawing fan art at conventions violating copyright?

Lora Innes writes for Paperwings: Easily half the artists exhibiting at any mainstream Comic Con or Anime Show make and sell fan art. And by ?fan art? I mean merchandise featuring characters the artist does not own: prints, buttons, tee shirts, key chains, hats, tote bags?I even saw Captain American mittens at the last show […]

Posted on: Jul 2, 2014,  Section: Cartoons, Conventions, Comments: 4 Comments

Marketing lessons from the success of the Salt Lake Comic Con

The Salt Lake Comic Con set records for the biggest first year comic-con. Without a doubt there was a lot of untapped geeks in Utah, but what the organizers did with their social media campaign should be something to study for anyone promoting an event or product. Luckily Cheryl Conner wrote a piece for Forbes […]

Posted on: Sep 20, 2013,  Section: Conventions, Comments: 3 Comments

Video recap Salt Lake Comic Con

Salt Lake Magazine’s Fernando Lara did a great video wrap-up of the first ever Salt Lake Comic Con. I keep bring this up, and certainly the organizers don’t need my help promoting this anymore, but this convention has established itself to be a big one in the future. Salt Lake City is very easy to […]

Posted on: Sep 10, 2013,  Section: Conventions, Comments: Comments Off on Video recap Salt Lake Comic Con