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Westergaard’s Yale visit stirring controversy

Kurt Westergaard, who drew the famous Muhammad cartoon, will be speaking tomorrow at Yale on the same day as the author of “The Cartoons that Shook the World” (the one that won’t reprinting the cartoons). The two events were organized independently of each other. For security concerns, Westergaard’s speech was moved off campus. The Yale […]

Posted on: Sep 30, 2009,  Section: Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Speaking Engagements, Comments: 1 Comment

Success in Comics seminar notes: Keith Knight

Keith Knight, a prolific cartoonist doing three cartoons, The Knight Life syndicated through United Media, and self syndicated (th)ink and The K Chronicles. The K Chronicles was a college comic that was eventually picked up by the San Francisco Weekly and San Francisco Chronicle. He began self-syndicating the strip to other daily papers. During his […]

Posted on: Sep 27, 2009,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Self Syndication, Speaking Engagements, Comments: 1 Comment

Success in Comics seminar notes: Daryl Cagle

Daryl Cagle was the first speaker on the second day of the Success in Comics seminar here in Las Vegas. Daryl runs the highly popular website, built his own syndicate Cagle Cartoons, Inc which syndicates comics and columns to over 700 newspapers in North and Latin America. He is also past president of the […]

Posted on: Sep 27, 2009,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Self Syndication, Speaking Engagements, Comments: 1 Comment

NCS members visit USS Bonhomme Richard

Several members of the National Cartoonist Society boarded the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard to spend a day drawing cartoons for service men returning from pre-deployment certification exercises. Cartoonists in the group included Jeffrey Bacon (a retired Navy captain and the creator of the Navy Times’ Broadside and Marine Corps Times’ Greenside.), Chad Carpenter, […]

Posted on: Sep 24, 2009,  Section: National Cartoonist Society, Speaking Engagements, Comments: 2 Comments

Brian Crane to be guest artist at Schulz Museum

Pickles creator Brian Crane will be the guest cartoonist this Saturday at the Charles M. Schulz Museum where he will teach an class on cartooning. Later in the day, he will be available to sign books and talk to fans.

Posted on: Sep 16, 2009,  Section: Comic strips, Museums, Speaking Engagements, Comments: Comments Off on Brian Crane to be guest artist at Schulz Museum

Rall to speak at Wright State University lecture series

Nationally syndicated editorial cartoonist Ted Rall will be a speaker at the Wright State Universityâ??s 2009-10 Presidential Lecture Series on Friday, Sept. 4. Other speakers include Chris Sacca, the former head of Google Inc.â??s special initiatives, and Greg LeMond, the first American to win the Tour de France.

Posted on: Sep 3, 2009,  Section: Speaking Engagements, Comments: 4 Comments

Important updated information for Comic Seminar

With two months to go before the Comic Seminar in Las Vegas, there has been some updates to the event that are worth noting. First, due to a new sponsor, the cost of the seminar has been reduced to $350 and that price is for everyone regardless of when they signed up. Secondly, the Monday-Tuesday […]

Posted on: Jul 28, 2009,  Section: Gatherings, Self Syndication, Speaking Engagements, Comments: 6 Comments

San Diego Comic-Con opens tomorrow

This is the big one. The San Diego Comic-con opens tomorrow and there will be lots of goings on. I’ll do my best to keep the most relevant announcements and news updated on the blog. Several of you have emailed me your schedule of where you’ll be (booth, panels, etc.). I couldn’t possibly make individual […]

Posted on: Jul 22, 2009,  Section: Cartoons, Comic Books, Conventions, Exhibits, Gatherings, Graphic Novels, Speaking Engagements, Comments: 3 Comments

Universal Uclick at San Diego Comic Con

Universal Uclick is attending this year’s San Diego Comic Con (booth #1217). The Uclick GoComics booth will be one of five locations throughout the convention center offering exclusive Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles memorabilia as part of the TMNT 25th Anniversary promotional event, and will also hold drawings Wednesday through Friday for tickets to the TMNT […]

Posted on: Jul 17, 2009,  Section: Alternative comics, Comic Books, Comic strips, Conventions, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Novels, mobile, Speaking Engagements, Universal Press, web comics, Comments: 2 Comments

Stephen Silver to host self-publishing seminar

Character designer, illustrator Stephen Silver will present a three-hour seminar on the topic of self-publishing for children’s books, art books and graphic novels. The presentation is on August 12th in Burbank, CA. See his site for details.

Posted on: Jul 1, 2009,  Section: Books, Children's Books, Graphic Novels, Speaking Engagements, Comments: 4 Comments

Maine Comics Arts Festival round up

We have several Daily Cartoonist regulars who attended or participated in this weekend’s Maine Comics Arts Festival. Mike Peterson has posted his thoughts on the “Surviving as a Print Cartoonist” panel featuring Corey Pandolph (Barkeater Lake, Toby: Robot Satan, The Elderberries), Norm Feuti (Retail, Gill) and Lincoln Peirce (Big Nate) with Mike Lynch moderating. Mike […]

Posted on: May 18, 2009,  Section: Cartoons, Comic strips, Gatherings, Speaking Engagements, Comments: 1 Comment

News Briefs for May 8, 2009

Editorial Cartooning » Pulitzer Prize Winning editorial cartoonist Walt Handelsman will Address Dean College Graduation tomorrow. Interviews » More Toronto Comics Art Festival interviews: Howard Chackowicz, Valerie Sury, Jason Thompson, Diana Tamblyn,

Posted on: May 8, 2009,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Interviews, Speaking Engagements, Comments: Comments Off on News Briefs for May 8, 2009

Self Syndication seminar adds Daryl Cagle

Another big name will be attending the Self-Syndication seminar hosted by Tundra guys Chad Carpenter and Bill Kellogg. Daryl Cagle will also be on-hand to answer questions and talk to individuals about the market. Daryl runs one of the biggest cartoon websites at and started his own syndicate service in 2001 distributing over 50 […]

Posted on: Mar 18, 2009,  Section: Cartoons, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Gatherings, Self Syndication, Speaking Engagements, Comments: 2 Comments

Self-syndication seminar registration now open

The Tundra guys (Bill Kellogg and Chad Carpenter) have opened up registration for their self-syndication seminar that is scheduled for this September. The two 2-day seminar on how to self market and leverage the internet to make a greater income with comics is set for September 26-27 and 28-29 and will feature Bill and Chad, […]

Posted on: Mar 13, 2009,  Section: Comic strips, Gatherings, Self Syndication, Speaking Engagements, Comments: 7 Comments

Caricature organization announces convention details

The International Society of Caricature Artists (ISCA, formerly known as the National Caricaturist Network) has announced details to their 2009 convention to be held in Sandusky OH this November. The confirmed speakers include Sam Viviano, Longtime MAD artist and current art director, Mark Fredrickson, Frequent MAD cover artist, Hermann Mejia MAD caricaturist and Tom Richmond […]

Posted on: Feb 26, 2009,  Section: Conventions, Magazine cartoons, Speaking Engagements, Comments: 1 Comment