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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

Reuben award weekend predictions

I’m off to San Diego for Reuben awards weekend. I stopped long ago trying to guess who would win the Reuben and the division awards. But Tom Heintjes posts his predicts each year. I should look them up (and anyone else) and see who’s got the clearest crystal ball. For the top prize, Tom says […]

Posted on: May 23, 2014,  Section: Animation, Books, Cartoons, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Reuben award weekend predictions

TED Talk: Randall Munroe on comics that ask “what if?”

Watch XKCD creator Randall Munroe’s TED Talk. The talk is less about comics than his adventures using Mathematics.

Posted on: May 13, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on TED Talk: Randall Munroe on comics that ask “what if?”

Profiled: R Stevens and his new book Bacon is a Vegetable; Coffee is a Vitamin

R Stevens was profiled in Split Sider about his comic Diesel Sweeties and his latest book Bacon Is a Vegetable, Coffee Is a Vitamin TP. You?ve been doing this for years and made thousands of comics. What?s the appeal of collecting some of them into themed books? My work is way too scattered and unplanned […]

Posted on: Apr 21, 2014,  Section: Books, Comic strips, web comics, Comments: 1 Comment

Online ad revenue surpasses broadcast revenue for first time

Interactive Advertising Bureau reports that for the first time ever, online advertising has surpassed broadcast advertising. Also of import: for a third year in a row, mobile advertising revenue growth is measured with triple digits. ?Our survey confirms that we are fully in transition to the post-desktop era,? said David Silverman, Partner, PwC U.S. ?Triple […]

Posted on: Apr 11, 2014,  Section: web comics, Comments: 1 Comment

Brian Fies launches “The Last Mechanical Monster” webcomic

While publishing my last post about Brian Fies’s discovery of a Kids say the Darndest Thing book illustrated by Charles Schulz, it reminded me I had a miss-fired blog post that never went live a couple of months ago about Brian’s latest endeavor, a web comic called The Last Mechanical Monster. Very much worthy your […]

Posted on: Apr 8, 2014,  Section: web comics, Comments: 3 Comments

NCS announces 2013 Divisional Nominees

The National Cartoonists Society has announced the division awards for the 68th Annual NCS Reuben Awards. Looking through the different categories, I certainly have my favorites and hopefuls. Overall, strong contenders in each division. The winners will be announced during the annual Reuben Awards dinner Memorial Day weekend. Best of luck to all the nominees! […]

Posted on: Mar 28, 2014,  Section: Animation, Awards, Books, Cartoons, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on NCS announces 2013 Divisional Nominees

Check out the CAPS auction to benefit Stan and Sharon Sakai

Last week the Comic Art Professional Society (CAPS) launched an auction to benefit Stan and Sharon Sakai. The money raised will go toward medical care for Sharon who has been battling a debilitating brain tumor for some time. There’s some great pieces of original art up for grabs for a really good cause. The art […]

Posted on: Mar 14, 2014,  Section: Animation, Books, Cartoons, Comic strips, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Check out the CAPS auction to benefit Stan and Sharon Sakai

Patreon growing as crowd-funding platform of choice for creators

Over at Robot6, Corey Blake crunches numbers of crowd-funding platforms. Of interest is the rapid rise of Patreon for comic creators. If you’re not familiar with Patreon, read Corey’s piece and then head over to Patreon to learn more. Patreon’s model would fit better with The Daily Cartoonist fundraising efforts in the future and would […]

Posted on: Feb 20, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, web comics, Comments: 1 Comment

Jeff Smith launches Tuki webcomic

Bone creator Jeff Smith has been teasing the release of a new webcomic for several months now. Yesterday the webcomic went live. Jeff Smith explores the ice age in this all new mythological fiction of the first human to leave Africa. With the completion of his science fiction noir thriller RASL, Jeff Smith returns to […]

Posted on: Nov 26, 2013,  Section: web comics, Comments: 3 Comments