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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

Penny Arcade turns 15

The webcomic Penny Arcade turns 15 on the 18th of this month. We?ve done a lot in the last 15 years. We were among the first people to create webcomics. We?ve used the strip to tear down and applaud countless games. We accidentally sold the rights to the comic and then got them back. We […]

Posted on: Nov 11, 2013,  Section: Comic strips, web comics, Comments: 2 Comments

Slate announces Cartoonist Studio contest for graphic novel and webcomic

For the second time, Slate is holding a contest for best graphic novel and webcomic. Last year’s winners were Chris Ware and Noelle Stevenson. The prize is $1,000 each and this year a sponsor, Copic, is kicking in $250 of art supplies. The judging will be done by Slate Book Review editor Dan Kois, faculty […]

Posted on: Oct 16, 2013,  Section: Comic strips, Graphic Novels, web comics, Comments: 2 Comments

Asteroid officially named after xkcd cartoonist Randall Monroe

You can have a star named after you for $30, but if you want an astroid named after you, it has to be approved by the International Astronomical Union. xkcd webcomic creator Randall Monroe’s name was nominated and approved for an asteroid that orbits between Mars and Jupiter. From Robot6: “The first thing I did […]

Posted on: Oct 7, 2013,  Section: web comics, Comments: 3 Comments

Universal Uclick to launch Wumo to over 100 papers

I’ve been a long-time fan of the Danish webcomic Wulffmorganthaler by Mikael Wulff and Anders Morgenthaler, so I was excited to learn it was being launched as a syndicated comic here in the US under the title Wumo. The feature has been on the web since 2002 and runs in several papers in Northern Europe. […]

Posted on: Sep 18, 2013,  Section: Comic strips, web comics, Comments: 40 Comments

Jeff Smith spills beans on new webcomic

Bone and RASL creator Jeff Smith described his webcomic that will debut before Thanksgiving: Two million years ago was the very first fantastic ice age, and Africa was in a drought all the early animal, all the early hominids, all the apes, all the creatures were going extinct because their jungles were disappearing. It was […]

Posted on: Sep 17, 2013,  Section: web comics, Comments: 1 Comment

Interviewed: R. Stevens and his new Diesel Sweeties book collections

Comic Book Resources interviews Diesel Sweeties creator R. Stevens about his strip and his latest themed book collections. This year, Stevens has teamed with Oni Press to begin releasing “Diesel Sweeties” in book form. The first volume, on sale now, is “Diesel Sweeties: I’m a Rocker, I Rock Out.” The book, to quote the description, […]

Posted on: Sep 6, 2013,  Section: web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Interviewed: R. Stevens and his new Diesel Sweeties book collections