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National Cartoonist Society announces Division Award nominees

The National Cartoonist Society has announced the 2014 Division Awards aka Silver Reubens (or tongue in cheek the “Steckleys”). The winners will be announced during the annual NCS Reuben Awards dinner on May 23rd. This year’s Reuben Awards will be held in Washington D.C. Congratulations to the nominees. EDITORIAL CARTOONS Clay Bennett Michael Ramirez Jen […]

Posted on: Apr 1, 2015,  Section: Animation, Books, Cartoons, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Novels, Magazine cartoons, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Television, web comics, Comments: 1 Comment

Feb. 22 declared Chester Gould Day; documentary to air in Chicago

The city of Woodstock has declared Feb. 22 Chester Gould Day to honor the Dick Tracy creator. Chester’s family moved to Woodstock in 1936 where Chester lived until his death in 1985. For those in the Chicago area, a documentary will air on WTTW-Channel 11 called “Chester Gould: An American Original”. From the Northwest Herald: […]

Posted on: Feb 19, 2015,  Section: Comic strips, Television, Comments: Comments Off on Feb. 22 declared Chester Gould Day; documentary to air in Chicago

JUMPSTART being developed into sitcom

Robb Armstrong’s comic strip JUMPSTART is being developed into a half-hour sitcom by 20th Century Fox TV. Robb is co-writing the script along with Andrew Orenstein (Malcolm in the Middle). Not a lot of details in the press release. Only a few more over at Deadline.com. Regardless, I’m happy to see a paper comic make […]

Posted on: Dec 2, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Television, Comments: Comments Off on JUMPSTART being developed into sitcom

One Million Moms mount campaign against Aaron MacGruder’s Black Jesus

From the One Million Moms 1MM will defend our Savior because He is Holy! Adult Swim is obviously not a family network, and this program is set to air later in the evening when children should be asleep, but that is no excuse. Adult Swim has crossed the line by belittling the Christian religion with […]

Posted on: Aug 7, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Television, Comments: 4 Comments

Trudeau: Doonesbury was great proving ground for Alpha House

The LA Times has a story on how decades of creating Doonesbury has helped Garry Trudeau write and produce the TV show Alpha House. From the LA Times: “Alpha House’s” executive producer, Jonathan Alter, a former Newsweek senior editor, said that’s where Trudeau excels. “One of the great things about Doonesbury that I noticed many […]

Posted on: Jul 14, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Television, Comments: Comments Off on Trudeau: Doonesbury was great proving ground for Alpha House

The Boondocks returns to TV but without Aaron McGruder

The Daily Beast is reporting that Aaron McGruder’s The Boondocks will be returning to television after a four year hiatus – but the return is without Aaron who has developed another live-action show called Black Jesus. As the world now knows, The Boondocks will be returning for a fourth season, but I will not be […]

Posted on: Apr 21, 2014,  Section: Animation, Comic strips, Television, Comments: Comments Off on The Boondocks returns to TV but without Aaron McGruder

See Jack Kirby on The Incredible Hulk tv show

Interesting find. Jack Kirby appeared briefly as a police sketch artist on the 1970’s Incredible Hulk series.

Posted on: Mar 14, 2014,  Section: Comic Books, Television, Comments: 1 Comment

Garry Trudeau announces another hiatus to concentrate on Alpha House

Doonesbury creator Garry Trudeau has announced that he’s taking another hiatus from his daily comic strip to work on the second season of his online sitcom Alpha House. He’ll continue producing the Sunday strip. The daily replacement strips will start in papers on March 3. From the Boston Globe: “It’s a wonderful opportunity, but as […]

Posted on: Feb 11, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Television, Comments: 1 Comment

Watch HERBLOCK: THE BLACK & THE WHITE on HBO

The HERBLOCK: The Black & the White documentary premiered on HBO last night, but will re-air several more times in the next two weeks. I saw portions of the film when it screened in Salt Lake City during the AAEC convention. It’s a fair documentary and worth your time. From the description: This feature documentary […]

Posted on: Jan 22, 2014,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Television, Comments: 1 Comment

Video: Garry Trudeau talks about his TV show Alpha House

Great to see Doonesbury creator Garry Trudeau talking about Alpha House himself. H/T: Mike Lynch

Posted on: Dec 4, 2013,  Section: Comic strips, Television, Comments: 1 Comment

NYT looks at Garry Trudeau’s Alpha House

The New York Times looks at the recent trend of politically based television shows – specifically Alpha House created by Doonesbury creator Garry Trudeau. In the instances of ?House of Cards? and ?Alpha House,? they are even presenting the same general subject matter, albeit taking different approaches ? ?House of Cards? is a whodunit-to-whom drama […]

Posted on: Nov 4, 2013,  Section: Comic strips, Television, Comments: Comments Off on NYT looks at Garry Trudeau’s Alpha House

The Simpsons Sam Simon donating millions to charity after cancer prognosis

The Simpsons co-creator Sam Simon is donating millions of dollars to charity after being given prognosis of terminal colon cancer with three to six months to live. From Hollywood Reporter: THR: You said to Marc Maron on his podcast that you’ve been aggressive about the giving you’ve done, that you are giving most of all […]

Posted on: Jul 29, 2013,  Section: Animation, Television, Comments: 1 Comment

Simpsons, Family Guy cross-over episode set for 2014

Entertainment Weekly is reporting that a cross-over episode is planned for The Family Guy and The Simpsons. Simpsons castmembers Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith and Hank Azaria will lend their voices to the installment, in which Peter and the rest of the Griffins embark on a road trip and wind up in […]

Posted on: Jul 23, 2013,  Section: Animation, Television, Comments: 5 Comments

Trudeau’s show picked up by Amazon; taking sabbatical

Amazon has announced that one of the five pilots that will be developed into a series is Garry Trudeau’s Alpha House. Michael Cavna reports that Garry will be taking a summer sabbatical to work on the shows. The show features four big name actors such as John Goodman, Mark Consuelos, Clark Johnson and Matt Malloyand, […]

Posted on: May 30, 2013,  Section: Comic strips, Television, Comments: 4 Comments

Garry Trudeau writes political TV show

Michael Cavna interviews Doonesbury creator Garry Trudueau about the creation and writing of an upstart political drama TV show available through Amazon Studios. The show is called Alpha House based on the premise of this article in the New York Times wherein four U.S. Senators live together as roommates in Washington D.C. The show brings […]

Posted on: Apr 26, 2013,  Section: Comic strips, Television, Comments: 1 Comment