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Festival of Cartoon Art notes: Tribute to Jay Kennedy

King Features comic editor Brendan Burford, Zippy The Pinhead creator Bill Griffith, The Simpsons creator Matt Groening and Mutts creator Patrick McDonnell were brought together to pay tribute to the late Jay Kennedy who passed away in the spring of 2007. Brendan Burford, Bill Griffith, Matt Groening and Patrick McDonnell are paneling a tribute to […]

Posted on: Oct 17, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, Festival of Cartoon Art, King Features, Comments: Comments Off on Festival of Cartoon Art notes: Tribute to Jay Kennedy

Festival of Cartoon Art notes: Jan Eliot

Jan Eliot is the creator of the comic strip Stone Soup that was launched in 1995. Jan Eliot is now up talking about her comic “Stone Soup.” Jan notes that she loves her syndicate and being syndicated. I think that was a reaction to Dave Kellett’s presentation. Jan Eliot’s influences include McManus, Linda Barry, Claire […]

Posted on: Oct 17, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, Festival of Cartoon Art, Comments: Comments Off on Festival of Cartoon Art notes: Jan Eliot

Festival of Cartoon Art notes: Steve Breen

Steve Breen is the editorial cartoonist for the San Diego Union-Tribune. He is also the creator of the comic Grand Avenue which he now collaborates with Mike Thompson. Steve Breen is up now. Title of his talk is “Editorial Cartooning: Humanity’s Last Hope” Breen: Sparky was asked if he ever thought of doing editorial cartoons […]

Posted on: Oct 17, 2010,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Festival of Cartoon Art, Comments: Comments Off on Festival of Cartoon Art notes: Steve Breen

Festival of Cartoon Art notes: Tony Cochran

tony cochran: “I might be significant.” “I’m too old to be be a prodigy, but young enough to be a genius. please start that rumor.” tony cochran: “I have been in syndication longer than bill watterson!” agnes creator tony cochran is throwing out the one liners faster than i can capture them. hilarious. tony cochran: […]

Posted on: Oct 16, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, Festival of Cartoon Art, Comments: 3 Comments

Festival of Cartoon Art notes: Jen Sorenson

Jen Sorenson is up now speaking about the “lighter side of impending doom” Jen Sorenson: showing a few of her cartoons. You can see Jen’s work here: http://bit.ly/9ZRvKm According to Jen Sorenson, if you want a cartoon to go viral, work in the topic of “iphone,” “palin,” or “Obama” Should alt weekly cartoons be considered […]

Posted on: Oct 16, 2010,  Section: Alternative comics, Festival of Cartoon Art, Comments: 2 Comments

Festival of Cartoon Art notes: Dave Kellett

I should preface these notes by saying Dave did a superb job on this presentation – which is remarkable because he reworked his presentation late into the early morning.  Dave Kellett now up with a response to Bill Watterson’s famous 1989 “the cheapening of comics” speech. Dave Kellett what are web comics? print comic + […]

Posted on: Oct 16, 2010,  Section: Festival of Cartoon Art, web comics, Comments: 57 Comments

Festival of Cartoon Art notes: James Sturm

James Sturm is a co-founder of the Center of Cartoon Studies in Vermont. James Sturm is showing us the artwork for his new book Marekt Day. Check it out: http://amzn.to/cTT54D James Sturm now talking about his 4 month sabbatical away from the internet. You can read about it here: http://slate.me/9y1WqO James Sturm now talking about […]

Posted on: Oct 16, 2010,  Section: Festival of Cartoon Art, Graphic Novels, Comments: Comments Off on Festival of Cartoon Art notes: James Sturm

Festival of Cartoon Art notes: Dan Piraro

Bizarro creator Dan Piraro is one of those cartoonists that have stage comedian timing and material. It’s not a big stretch to know he does have a one man comedy show. The following are my notes (first blasted as tweets, now cleaned up and expanded for the blog) from his presentation, “My life as a […]

Posted on: Oct 16, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, Festival of Cartoon Art, Comments: Comments Off on Festival of Cartoon Art notes: Dan Piraro

Reporting from Festival of cartoon Art

I’m in Columus Ohio at the Festival of Cartoon Art. If you want to follow the events here, follow my Twitter account: @dailycartoonist.

Posted on: Oct 15, 2010,  Section: Festival of Cartoon Art, Comments: Comments Off on Reporting from Festival of cartoon Art

Festival of Cartoon Art: Keynote on George Herriman

George Herriman, the creator of Krazy Kat, was the topic of Michael Tisserand keynote address. Michael is writing a biography of Herriman. The following are some of the notes I took from the address: [Editor’s note: Michael has corrected a few of my notes. Please skip down to his comments for the corrections.] Title of […]

Posted on: Oct 15, 2010,  Section: Festival of Cartoon Art, Comments: 4 Comments

Festival of Cartoon Art sold out

The tri-annual Festival of Cartoon Art hosted by the Ohio State University’s Cartoon Library and Museum is sold out according to this year’s organizer Jenny Robb. The festival begins this Thursday and runs through Sunday. Featured speakers this year include: Steve Breen, Brendan Burford, Roz Chast, Tony Cochran, Jan Eliot, Tom Gammill, Matt Groening, Bill […]

Posted on: Oct 11, 2010,  Section: Festival of Cartoon Art, Comments: 5 Comments

Sharing a hotel room at Festival of Cartoon Art?

Just got around to booking the hotel for the upcoming Festival of Cartoon Art. Sticker shock. If anyone wants to share a room (and the cost), email me. My reservations are check in on: 10/14/2010, checking out on: 10/17/2010. The room is a standard double/double no smoking. Email me if you’re interested.

Posted on: Oct 5, 2010,  Section: Daily Cartoonist, Festival of Cartoon Art, Comments: 1 Comment

Reminder: Festival of Cartoon Art is 1 month away

We’re about a month away from this year’s Festival of Cartoon Art. If you’ve been sitting on the fence whether to attend this year’s festival, you may want to make up your mind quickly. I’m told seats are going quickly. Registration ends October 12 or until all seats are sold. This year’s Festival will be […]

Posted on: Sep 14, 2010,  Section: Festival of Cartoon Art, Comments: 5 Comments

An Interview with Lincoln Peirce

Lincoln Peirce, the cartoonist behind Big Nate, recently sat on a panel at the Maine Comics Arts Festival with Wiley Miller (Non Sequitur) and Corey Pandolph (Bark Eater Lake/The Elderberries). The subject discussed was around the subject â??Surviving as a Print Cartoonistâ? which you read more about on Mike Petersonâ??s â??Nellie Blogâ??. Iâ??m a fan […]

Posted on: Jul 28, 2009,  Section: Comic Books, Comic strips, Festival of Cartoon Art, Interviews, Comments: 7 Comments

Festival of Cartoon Art photo slideshow now posted

From Mike Rhode’s blog comes news that the Ohio State University’s Cartoon Research Library has posted various slideshows of this year’s Festival of Cartoon Art. There are three slideshows: Presentation Highlights, Forum Highlights and Exhibit Highlights.

Posted on: Nov 19, 2007,  Section: Exhibits, Festival of Cartoon Art, Comments: 1 Comment