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Help Stay Tooned! Magazine win small business grant

John Read, the publisher of Stay Tooned! magazine, has applied for a grant by Chase and LivingSocial for $250,000 and would like your support to qualify. To lend your support, visit missionsmallbusiness.com and login (they make you use your Facebook credentials which means they will have access to certain information about you such as your […]

Posted on: Jun 19, 2012,  Section: Magazines, Comments: 5 Comments

Interviewed: Dick DeBartolo talks about writing for MAD Mag

The Paris Review interviewed long-time MAD Magazine writer Dick DeBartolo about his long career starting in 1962. As you watch a movie, are you keeping count of the gags and writing ideas down? Yeah, and after I see the movie, I write a whole outline of it, and then I go through it again and […]

Posted on: Jun 6, 2012,  Section: Magazines, Comments: Comments Off on Interviewed: Dick DeBartolo talks about writing for MAD Mag

Tom Richmond wins 2012 Reuben Award; Division awards announced

Last night the National Cartoonists Society gathered in Las Vegas for their annual Reuben Award banquet. The top honor for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year went to MAD Magazine cartoonist Tom Richmond. Tom started his career doing caricatures and freelance work for magazines, publishers and advertisers. As a caricaturist, he has been honored by the […]

Posted on: May 27, 2012,  Section: Animation, Awards, Books, Caricature, Comic Books, Comic strips, Conventions, Editorial cartooning, Gatherings, Illustration, Magazines, National Cartoonist Society, web comics, Comments: 7 Comments

Reviewed: Blown Covers – the rejected covers of The New Yorker

Liza Donnelly writes a review of the book Blown Covers about the rejected New Yorker magazine covers: This is what I love about Blown Covers, the new book by The New Yorker?s art editor, Francoise Mouly. Despite the title of the book, it is about more than just rejected covers. It gives us a peek […]

Posted on: May 17, 2012,  Section: Magazines, Comments: Comments Off on Reviewed: Blown Covers – the rejected covers of The New Yorker

Richmond reviews MAD Mag’s new iPad app

NCS President and MAD Magazine cartoonist Tom Richmond gives a play by play of using the new MAD Magazine iPad app. As usual, when Tom gives a review of a product, it’s quite detailed.

Posted on: Apr 4, 2012,  Section: Magazine cartoons, Magazines, Comments: 1 Comment

MAD Magazine exhibit planned for Cartoon Art Museum

The Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco will soon be hosting a rare exhibit of MAD Magazine art according to news posted on Tom Richmond’s. Andrew Farago, the curator for the museum writes: Love MAD? Our next exhibition is going to be the greatest collection of MAD art ever assembled, going all the way back […]

Posted on: Mar 23, 2012,  Section: Magazines, Comments: 4 Comments

Success in Comics: Stay Tooned! publisher John Read

John Read enjoyed a 21 year career in the entertainment industry (movies, commercials) and teaching cartooning to kids age 7-12. Inspired by Jud Hurd’s Cartoonists PROfiles, he started Stay Tooned! magazine. John shared the four things NOT to do with your cartooning career and the 12 you should. Notes: Stay Tooned! is an old school […]

Posted on: Feb 29, 2012,  Section: Magazines, Comments: 5 Comments

The Atlantic: digital advertising revenue exceeds print

Good news for those of us watching print media struggle to gain sufficient advertising revenue as they transition to digital. The Atlantic magazine’s online advertising revenue has overtaken its print revenue for the first time. The Atlantic, which expects to make about $18.6 million from advertising this year, or slightly more than half of its […]

Posted on: Nov 21, 2011,  Section: Magazines, Comments: Comments Off on The Atlantic: digital advertising revenue exceeds print

MAD Magazine launches blog

\MAD Magazine has launched a blog called “The Idiotical.” It has the same line of humor as the magazine but the content is heavy on Photoshopped images.

Posted on: Jun 17, 2011,  Section: Magazines, Comments: Comments Off on MAD Magazine launches blog

The new Editor & Publisher site?

I haven’t been a regular visitor to Editor & Publisher since they laid off Dave Astor, so I’m not sure when the relaunch of their site went live. I remember when E&P was bought out they wanted to do a redesign and drop the pay wall.

Posted on: Jun 8, 2011,  Section: Magazines, Comments: Comments Off on The new Editor & Publisher site?

Bongo Comics to print Sergio Aragones Funnies

Famed MAD Magazine cartoonist Sergio Aragones will have his own comic book entitled, “Sergio Aragones Funnies.” Robot6 describes the comic as, “an assortment of autobiographical anecdotes, perplexing puzzles, slap-happy short stories, as well as Sergio’s unique and hilarious pantomimes and gags.” Bongo Comics is Matt Groening’s comic line and Serio has been contributing to Bongo […]

Posted on: Apr 21, 2011,  Section: Magazines, Comments: Comments Off on Bongo Comics to print Sergio Aragones Funnies

iPad not the boon for magazines as hoped

Women’s Wear Daily reports that despite the high hopes for the iPad, the magical device has not been the boon for magazines as hoped. Many magazines that are available on the iPad, such as Esquire, People and The New Yorker, have not posted their digital single-issue sales to the ABC. But Vanity Fair sold 8,700 […]

Posted on: Jan 3, 2011,  Section: Magazines, Comments: 11 Comments

E&P removes paywall for content

The venerable Editor & Publisher has decided to remove its paywall to its content. The magazine’s online presence has historically had articles available only to subscribers and even articles posted openly on their website would disappear into the paid archives after a couple of weeks. “We have not been big believers in paywalls,” said Duncan […]

Posted on: Dec 13, 2010,  Section: Magazines, Newspaper industry, Comments: 2 Comments

Bob Eckstein launches online humor mag

New Yorker regular cartoonist Bob Eckstein has launched a new online humor magazine called The Basement. The site includes cartoons from several well known artists including Meg Pokrass, Rina Piccolo, Susan Camilleri Konar, Flash Rosenberg, J. Bear Savo, and Matthew Reiss. In addition to the cartoons, the site features poetry, music and original animation.

Posted on: Dec 2, 2010,  Section: Cartoons, Magazines, Web Sites, Comments: Comments Off on Bob Eckstein launches online humor mag

Second edition of Tornoe’s Punchline mag online

Rob Tornoe has released the second edition of his Punchline magazine. Punchline is a humor magazine published in the Delaware area.

Posted on: Dec 2, 2010,  Section: Cartoons, Magazines, Comments: Comments Off on Second edition of Tornoe’s Punchline mag online