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Luckovich Cartoon Includes Names of 2,000 U.S. Troops Killed in Iraq

Editor and Publisher has a story about an editorial cartoon by Mike Luckovich that includes the names of all 2000 servicemen and women who have died in Iraq. “I was trying to think of a way to make the point that this whole war is such a waste,” said Luckovich, of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and […]

Posted on: Oct 27, 2005,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 5 Comments

Boondocks cuts Rosa Park Jokes

With the recent death of Rosa Parks, The Boondocks television show had to make some last minute changes. But Parks won’t be referred to in the Cartoon Network’s “The Boondocks,” which will be part of the “Adult Swim” block. In light of her passing, humorous references to Parks have been deleted from the TV version […]

Posted on: Oct 27, 2005,  Section: Comic strips, Controversies, Television, Comments: Comments Off on Boondocks cuts Rosa Park Jokes

A Charlie Brown Christmas written in 4 days?

According to Mort Crim, columnist for Detroit Free Press, Lee Mendelson, the producer of famed Christmas special “It’s a Charlie Brown Christmas,” pitched the story to CBS before it was written and CBS signed off on it. That left Charles Schulz four days to write it.

Posted on: Oct 27, 2005,  Section: Comic strips, Television, Comments: Comments Off on A Charlie Brown Christmas written in 4 days?

Dick Tracy writer dies

The Mercury News is reporting that Michael Kilian, the writer behind “Dick Tracy,” died yesterday at age 66. He led an impressive life having been a reporter, columnist, author, and of course the collaborator with Dick Locher on “Dick Tracy.” Chicago Tribune managing editor James O’Shea called Kilian “a consummate journalist and author, prolific, professional […]

Posted on: Oct 27, 2005,  Section: Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Dick Tracy writer dies

Cartoonist Evacuates from Path of Hurricane Wilma

E&P has a quick blurp about Karen Montague-Reyes having to leave her home (for the 3rd time) because of a hurricane. I suspect she’s not alone. Editorial cartoonist Steve Kelly was also displaced from New Orleans due to Katrina.

Posted on: Oct 26, 2005,  Section: Cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Cartoonist Evacuates from Path of Hurricane Wilma

Doonesbury after 35 years

The Wichita Eagle has an article on the history and impact of Doonesbury.

Posted on: Oct 26, 2005,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Doonesbury after 35 years

Dilbert launches Weasel search

Dilbert creator, Scott Adams, is searching for the weaseliest people for his annual award. Once again, “Dilbert” comic strip creator Scott Adams is asking his fans to expose this year’s “weaseliest” people and corporations by casting votes in his Fourth Annual Dilbert Weasel Awards. Polls are open through Nov. 6 on Dilbert.com. Results will be […]

Posted on: Oct 26, 2005,  Section: Awards, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Dilbert launches Weasel search

Scott Adams launches blog

Scott Adams, creator of Dilbert has launched a blog. If you?re reading this on company time, congratulations on beating the system. If you?re reading it on your own time, you really need to find a job where they pay you to do this sort of thing. Link to blog

Posted on: Oct 25, 2005,  Section: Cartoons, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Scott Adams launches blog

Gubernatorial candidate throws mud, ink

Ohio gubernatorial candidate Mike Coleman has begun distributing poster size cartoon lampooning Ohio politicians – mostly of his own party. Haas (Coleman campaign manager) said the poster is a marriage between old and new technology ? political cartooning and Internet display and distribution. The artwork is great and the posters are easy to understand – […]

Posted on: Oct 25, 2005,  Section: Cartoons, Controversies, Comments: Comments Off on Gubernatorial candidate throws mud, ink

Ranan Lurie is out to transform the world

Speaking of cartoonists and their motivations, the Advocate is running a lengthy story on Ranan Lurie, his political cartoons and what he hopes to accomplish with a soon to be unveiled painting at the U.N. “The Uniting Painting,” initiated nearly 40 years ago at Lurie’s former home in Stamford, will be unveiled Nov. 1 in […]

Posted on: Oct 25, 2005,  Section: Awards, Cartoons, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Ranan Lurie is out to transform the world

“Wee Pals” is about racial harmony

I’m often inspired by the motivations of cartoonists. Some are in it for the money, some for the love of the art and some, like Morrie Turner, are trying to make a difference. The Lodi News-Sentinel ran a story about a recent appearance of Morries in their community where he talked about: his life, his […]

Posted on: Oct 25, 2005,  Section: Cartoons, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on “Wee Pals” is about racial harmony

“Little Nemo in Slumberland’ coffee table book

With the release of the coffee table, “Little Nemo in Slumberland: So Many Splendid Sundays!”, the San Francisco Chronicle’s art critic has written up a review of the 100 year old strip. The coffee book contains 120 of the best Sunday strips. Readers today will find the text and dialogue of “Nemo” quaint, but the […]

Posted on: Oct 24, 2005,  Section: Books, Cartoons, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on “Little Nemo in Slumberland’ coffee table book

Lalo Alcaraz to honored at local festival

In a festival to spotlight Chicano and Latino writers, Lalo Alcaraz will be reading from some of his works (not sure how that works for a cartoonist, but oh well). So if you’re in the St. Paul Minnesota area and are a fan of Lalo, carve out some time on Tuesday night. Noted Latino author […]

Posted on: Oct 24, 2005,  Section: Cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Lalo Alcaraz to honored at local festival

“Boondocks” gets Newsweek attention

The October 31 edition of Newsweek will have a story about the upcoming Boondocks television series. TV cartoons often get away with outrageous situations and dialogue that no live-action show could touch, from Homer’s gay-marriage ministry on “The Simpsons” to the infamous “South Park” episode about?well, take your pick. “Boondocks” is every bit as political […]

Posted on: Oct 24, 2005,  Section: Cartoons, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on “Boondocks” gets Newsweek attention

Garry Trudeau meets soldiers

Garry Trudeau, Doonsbury cartoonist, has an account in the San Francisco Chronicle about his research and meeting with soldiers returning from Iraq so that he could better approach the subject. If I feel prepared — if I feel there’s been enough collecting, enough churn, enough marination — it gives me the confidence to know I […]

Posted on: Oct 24, 2005,  Section: Cartoons, Comic strips, Comments: 8 Comments