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Eddie Pittman’s ‘Reds Planet’ to hit bookstores next year

Eddie Pittman’s webcomic Red’s Planet will be collected, published through Amulet Books and hitting your neighborhood bookstore next spring. The online story will no longer update. Future stories will be in print. Congratulations, Eddie!

Posted on: Oct 5, 2015,  Section: Books, web comics, Comments: 2 Comments

Garfield fan creates Garfield, Metallic mash-up called ‘Hetfield’

From Loudwire: Are you a fan of the ?Garfield? comic strip, but always thought it needed a few Metallica references? Well, here?s a treat for you. Since May of this year, a cartoonist has been churning out a comic strip called ?Hetfield,? which clearly spoofs the popular ?Garfield? comic while cleverly throwing in some fun […]

Posted on: Aug 11, 2015,  Section: Comic strips, web comics, Comments: 1 Comment

Schlock Mercenary turns 15

Howard Tayler’s Schlock Mercenary debuted on the web 15 years ago. A lot of comics flame out long before that regardless of where they run, so 15 years is a major milestone. My congratulations to Howard for a great strip and for always being so willing to share how he’s built up a webcomic into […]

Posted on: Jun 23, 2015,  Section: Comic strips, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Schlock Mercenary turns 15

Brian Fies’ “Mom’s Cancer” returns to the web

Brian Fies has announced that his graphic novel, Mom’s Cancer is returning to the web where it started. Starting next Monday, the comic will be hosted on GoComics. Mom’s Cancer started as a free webcomic, on a primitive site I hosted myself. When I signed my book contract with Abrams, they quite reasonably asked me […]

Posted on: Apr 14, 2015,  Section: Comic strips, web comics, Comments: 1 Comment

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

Ed Stein’s webcomic to debut in January

Nice write up in the Waco Tribune about former Rocky Mountain News editorial cartoonist Ed Stein who is launching a web comic in January called Sleeper Ave. From The Waco Tribune: Stein said the era ?Sleeper Ave.? is based on lends itself to storytelling because it was rife with major social change, often to the […]

Posted on: Dec 9, 2014,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic strips, web comics, Comments: 1 Comment

Slate announces 3rd Cartoonist Studio Prize

FYI for those who like to enter contests. From Slate: Each year the Cartoonist Studio Prize will be awarded to work that exemplifies excellence in cartooning. (Last year?s winners: Taiyo Matsumoto and Emily Carroll.) The creators of two exceptional comics will be awarded $1,000 each. Winners will be selected by Slate Book Review editor Dan […]

Posted on: Dec 5, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Contests, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Slate announces 3rd Cartoonist Studio Prize

Editorial cartoonist Ed Stein to release webcomic

Last August, Ed Stein announced he was ending his long-running strip Freshly Squeezed (which was an extension of Denver Square) and hinted that he was gearing up for another project. Yesterday he posted news that the new project was a webcomic. From Ed: In the next few weeks (I hope) I?ll launch the first installments […]

Posted on: Oct 10, 2014,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, web comics, Comments: 3 Comments

Newspaper comics beat webcomics in “unmatched in artistry”

Leo Traub writes: Newspaper comic strips have an artistic quaintness that endears them instantly to the reader. Despite dropping newspaper sales, the magic of ink on paper doesn?t fade over time. Nothing compares to hand-drawn comics, with their unique imperfections and nonuniform lettering. While still in print, Bill Watterson?s Calvin and Hobbes series ? my […]

Posted on: Oct 9, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, web comics, Comments: 7 Comments

Thank you to Universal Uclick/GoComics!

A big thanks goes out to Universal Uclick for sponsoring the blog this week. Universal is the owner of GoComics, the largest comics portal in the world with some of the most recognized and famous comics (and webcomics). The portal itself has over a billion (with a B) page views a year. That?s a lot […]

Posted on: Sep 19, 2014,  Section: Cartoons, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Thank you to Universal Uclick/GoComics!

Profiled: Mike Lovins and “We Go Anywhere”

With the Salt Lake Comic Con over, it’s been good to see the local press highlight some of our local talent. City Weekly did a Q&A with Mike Lovins who does the online series “We Go Anywhere“. Gavin: What was it like for you making the series and what made you decide to go digital […]

Posted on: Sep 9, 2014,  Section: Graphic Novels, web comics, Comments: 1 Comment

Profiled: Randall Munroe and his new book What If?

Rolling Stone Magazine profiles XKCD cartoonist Randall Monroe and his new book, “What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions” Since 2012, Munroe has also been answering weekly reader questions about science, ranging from “What would it take to stop an out-of-control freight train using only b.b. guns?” to “What would happen if you tried […]

Posted on: Sep 4, 2014,  Section: Books, Comic strips, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Profiled: Randall Munroe and his new book What If?

Eddie Pittman doing voice acting; suspends Red’s Planet for undisclosed really good reason

Eddie Pitman, a fine gentleman, animator and creator of Red’s Planet has a few very cool announcements. The first had to do with doing voice acting for Phineas and Ferb While I was in LA, several of my colleagues, having heard many of my impressions and voice characterizations, encouraged me to pursue voice acting. I […]

Posted on: Jul 1, 2014,  Section: Animation, Comic strips, web comics, Comments: 6 Comments

Profiled: Aaron Taylor and his BYU webcomic Blood Runs Blue

My good friend Aaron Taylor was profiled on BYUTV Sports about his webcomic about all things BYU sports Blood Runs Blue.

Posted on: May 28, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Profiled: Aaron Taylor and his BYU webcomic Blood Runs Blue

Reuben Awards weekend 2014 wrap up

This year’s Reubens Award Weekend was held in the spectacular San Diego California. It was only my third NCS weekend, so I’m not the best barometer for attendance. Apart from live-tweeting the winners on Saturday night, I’ll admit, I put aside my the “reporter duties” and just enjoyed the event. My photos are slimmer than […]

Posted on: May 27, 2014,  Section: Animation, Awards, Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, National Cartoonist Society, web comics, Comments: 8 Comments