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Success in Comics seminar heads to east coast

Chad Carpenter and Bill Kellogg’s Success in Comics seminar is heading to the east coast. The last two events were in Las Vegas. The duo is taking the show to Annapolis, MD February 16-17th. The line up looks top notch too. Chad Carpenter – Third time speaker, creator of Tundra the most widely self-syndicated strips […]

Posted on: Nov 14, 2012,  Section: Cartoons, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Speaking Engagements, web comics, Comments: 15 Comments

Spot The Cartoonist ending?

Sad news from Anne Hambrock about her blog Spot the Cartoonist: Also, since launching this site, I started the Kenosha Festival of Cartooning and am also working on developing a speaker’s bureau for cartoonists and, frankly, those endeavors take a tremendous amount of time and energy and will probably yield better results as far as […]

Posted on: Aug 6, 2012,  Section: Cartoons, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Gatherings, Speaking Engagements, Comments: 2 Comments

Must watch: Neil Gaiman’s 2012 commencement address

Neil Gaiman, author of short stories, comic books, graphic novels, and movies (with a long list of awards to go with those genres), was the commencement speaker at the University of the Arts (Philadelphia, PA). In my book, this speech ranks up there with Steve Jobs’ now famous 2005 Stanford University speech. Worth the 20 […]

Posted on: May 29, 2012,  Section: Animation, Books, Cartoons, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Speaking Engagements, Comments: 4 Comments

Video: New Yorker cartoonist Liza Donnelly’s TED talk

Back in December, New Yorker cartoonist Liza Donnelly recently spoke at a TED conference dedicated to women. Her talk was about using cartooning to tackle “global issues with humor, intelligence and sarcasm.” The video wasn’t available back then, but is now. Here it is:

Posted on: Jan 27, 2011,  Section: Speaking Engagements, Comments: 1 Comment

Stephan Pastis hitting speaking circuit

From Stephan’s blog: For the first time since the strip began back in 2002, I?m now emerging from my hermit shell and booking a fair number of speaking engagements. I talk about the strip, tell the strange tale of how I went from being a lawyer to a syndicated cartoonist, show a number of readers? […]

Posted on: Jan 19, 2011,  Section: Speaking Engagements, Comments: 4 Comments

KAL to speak at give TED talk in England

Kevin “KAL” Kallaugher has been invited to speak at the TEDx Warwick conference next spring in England. TED stands for Technology, Education and Design and invites thought leaders from around the world to give a 18 minute “talk of their lives” talk. The smaller TEDx events are much smaller and regional with a dozen speakers. […]

Posted on: Dec 21, 2010,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Speaking Engagements, Comments: Comments Off on KAL to speak at give TED talk in England

Liza Donnelly gives TED talk on cartooning

New Yorker cartoonist Liza Donnelly gave a talk at a TED conference dedicated to women in Washington D.C. yesterday. Her talk was about using cartooning to tackle “global issues with humor, intelligence and sarcasm.” Her involvement with TEDWomen includes curating an exhibit of international cartoons entitled, “The Folly, Fun and Flexibility of Women.” I’ll post […]

Posted on: Dec 8, 2010,  Section: Magazine cartoons, Speaking Engagements, Comments: Comments Off on Liza Donnelly gives TED talk on cartooning

Alison Bechdel discusses cartooning and community

Alison Bechdel, creator of Dykes to Watch Out For and the graphic novel “Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic” recently spoke to the 11th annual Stonewall Lecture recently spoke to the 11th annual Stonewall Lecture at Dartmouth College. The topic was creativity and community and she addressed how her work was about a community but part […]

Posted on: Oct 7, 2010,  Section: Comic history, Graphic Novels, Speaking Engagements, Comments: 1 Comment

Universal Uclick launches new corporate website

Universal Uclick has launched a new corporate website. From their press release: Universal Uclick, the world’s largest independent syndication company, announces the launch of UniversalUclick.com, a website designed to showcase the company’s diverse selection of comics, editorial cartoons, text features, games and puzzles available in print, online and on mobile phones worldwide. The new site […]

Posted on: Sep 9, 2010,  Section: Speaking Engagements, Universal Press, Comments: 10 Comments

Sergio Aragones v Mark Waid on free content

Via Tom Richmond’s blog is a story on Comics Beat detailing a heated exchange between famed MAD cartoonist Sergio Aragones and Comic book writer (and Harvey Award Keynote speaker) Mark Waid over free content – the topic of Mark’s speech. It was mostly pep talk, partly an entreaty “not to be afraid of the future […]

Posted on: Sep 1, 2010,  Section: Controversies, Speaking Engagements, Comments: 31 Comments

Jim Toomey featured on TED Talk

Sherman’s Lagoon creator Jim Toomey was recently a featured TED Talk speaker. TED is explained as, “Riveting talks by remarkable people, free to the world” and being a TED speaker is a high privilege. Jim was part of a presentation on panel of speakers talking about Mission Blue – a project aimed at creating marine […]

Posted on: Aug 26, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, Speaking Engagements, Comments: 4 Comments

Gene Luen Yang on breaking into graphic novels

Gene Luen Yang is the creator of American Born Chinese – the first graphic novel to win the American Library Association’s Printz Award and nominated for a National Book Award in the category of Young People’s Literature. He recently keynoted a small comic book conference where he talked about his start in graphic novels. Gene […]

Posted on: Aug 6, 2010,  Section: Graphic Novels, Speaking Engagements, Comments: Comments Off on Gene Luen Yang on breaking into graphic novels

Sita Sang The Blues event cancelled

A while ago I reported that Sita Sang The Blues creator Nina Paley would appear at on open reception for her exhibit at the Cartoon Art Museum in San Franciso. While the exhibit will still run through it’s scheduled dates, the opening reception has been cancelled. A new date will be announced.

Posted on: Jul 28, 2010,  Section: Exhibits, Museums, Speaking Engagements, Comments: 2 Comments

Sita Sings the Blues at Cartoon Art Museum

The Cartoon Art Museum and the Electronic Frontier Foundation are hosting a special evening with Nina Paley, creator of Sita Sings The Blues on July 20. There will be a special screening of her self-created animated feature film. The museum is also exhibiting her work between July 3 and October 24th. Tickets for the screening […]

Posted on: Jul 2, 2010,  Section: Animation, Movies, Speaking Engagements, Comments: 3 Comments

Michael Ramirez to lecture at Reagan Library

Investor’s Business Daily’s editorial cartoonist Michael Ramirez will be a guest lecturer at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library on June 14. Michael’s lecture is entitled “Editorial Cartooning, Journalism and a Citizen’s Responsibility in a New World Order.” He will also be signing his latest book “Everyone Has the Right to My Opinion.” Both events are […]

Posted on: Jun 11, 2010,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Speaking Engagements, Comments: 8 Comments