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Archives for November, 2005

Lamb: Tribune’s Folly is Cutting Cartoonists

Chris Lamb, author of “Drawn to Extremes: The Use and Abuse of Editorial Cartoons”, has written an article in Editor and Publisher that criticizes the Tribune Company for laying off its cartoonists and how that affects journalism. The Tribune Company, the Chicago-based media corporation, continues to do its part to gut journalism as a vital […]

Posted on: Nov 30, 2005,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Newspaper industry, Comments: 6 Comments

Newspapers are growing online

While there have been a great deal of articles predicting the coming demise of the newspaper industry, there are also those who also see the industry in a great position to successfully transition to the new world of news dissemination. The San Diego Union-Tribune has an article that says when you factor in the growing […]

Posted on: Nov 30, 2005,  Section: Newspaper industry, Comments: Comments Off on Newspapers are growing online

Best Political Cartoons 2006 Edition

Daryl Cagle and Brian Fairrington have released their latest book “The Best Political Cartoons of the Year, 2006 Edition”. The book is 256 pages and can be purchased from Amazon for about $10. Technorati Tags: Editorial cartoon books

Posted on: Nov 30, 2005,  Section: Books, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Best Political Cartoons 2006 Edition

Stan Berenstain dies

While slightly off topic for this site, Berenstain bear co-creator, Stan Berenstain, has passed away.

Posted on: Nov 29, 2005,  Section: Books, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Stan Berenstain dies

Ted Rall is creating controversy

There have been a few blog postings regarding some of Ted Rall’s cartoons being a bit too offensive of late. Not wanting to link to a personal ranting blog, I’ve not touched the subject. I did run across this blog who, while still being a personal blog, does a good job of documenting the reaction […]

Posted on: Nov 29, 2005,  Section: Controversies, Comments: Comments Off on Ted Rall is creating controversy

Editorial cartoon tainting jury pool in Alabama?

A Mobile County school board member is on trial for driving under the influence and his attorney has filed a motion to move the trial out of the county because: Briskman said there have been numerous “negative” stories, editorials and, in particular, editorial cartoons in the Mobile Register that “portrayed (Thomas) in a light that […]

Posted on: Nov 29, 2005,  Section: Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Editorial cartoon tainting jury pool in Alabama?

Eric Shansby success story

The Hartford Courant has a great article on Eric Shansby, who at age 17 was asked to illustrate Washington Post humor columnist Gene Weingarten’s Below the Beltway column. It’s been two years and Shansby is now at Yale and still working with Weingarten. Weingarten tells it differently.”After I talked to his high school journalism class, […]

Posted on: Nov 29, 2005,  Section: Cartoons, College cartoonists, Comments: Comments Off on Eric Shansby success story

Aaron McGruder interviewed about Boondocks television show

The A.V. Club has a good interview with Boondocks creator, Aaron McGruder about taking his comic strip to the small screen. Some of the questions he answers go into the process of taking his strip into television, American politics and government and handling the public eye. AVC: Do you feel like the comic strip is […]

Posted on: Nov 28, 2005,  Section: Comic strips, Television, Comments: 2 Comments

Time Magazine: Peanuts in the Gallery

Time magazine has a good article on the two Los Angeles museums showing a large 900 piece exhibit on the history of American Comics that I reported on earlier. Says John Carlin, curator: When I started doing research, I felt this was a lost continent. Comics are one of the most important forms of artistic […]

Posted on: Nov 28, 2005,  Section: Comic history, Exhibits, Comments: Comments Off on Time Magazine: Peanuts in the Gallery

David Fitzsimmons to speak at Economic Development luncheon

AZ Daily Star Cartoonistist David Fitzsimmons will be speaking to the Arizona Association for Economic Development on December 20th. Registration is $20.

Posted on: Nov 26, 2005,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Speaking Engagements, Comments: Comments Off on David Fitzsimmons to speak at Economic Development luncheon

Help write Dilbert strip

Scott Adams has posted on his blog that he is looking for help to complete a Dilbert strip. It’s 8 am, Saturday, Pacific Time, and I need help writing one line of Dilbert dialog. Dilbert is at a sales call explaining how his company’s product fits with the technology of the other company. I need […]

Posted on: Nov 26, 2005,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

Charles M. Schulz birthday

Today would mark the 83rd birthday for Charles Schulz. The Peanuts creator died in 2000.

Posted on: Nov 26, 2005,  Section: Cartoons, Comments: 2 Comments

Tribune Columnist Criticizes Company’s Staff Cuts

The Tribune Company is getting criticized from within as Kathleen Parker of the Orlando Sentinel writes that as the parent company is trimming down the newsroom, so goes the soul of the newspaper. She also defends the value of an editorial cartoonist on the staff of a newspaper. If only they would listen. Parker, who […]

Posted on: Nov 26, 2005,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Newspaper industry, Comments: Comments Off on Tribune Columnist Criticizes Company’s Staff Cuts

National Cartoonists Society xmas party

Debbie Ridpath Ohi has posted on her blog a review of the National Cartoonist’s Association’s Christmas party in Canada. All party attendees were encouraged to draw something; markers and a stack of paper were provided in a corner of the room. Very cool to see the cartoons accumulate on the wall above the bar (see […]

Posted on: Nov 26, 2005,  Section: Cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on National Cartoonists Society xmas party

Interview with Mike Luckovich

I’m not sure when this was originally published, but it was an entertaining read. Newsweek’s Educational Program interviewed Mike Luckovich, editorial cartoonist for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Donald Rumsfeld requested one of my cartoons. I’m not a big fan of Rumsfeld, but for some reason, that doesn’t bother him. He has several of my cartoons hanging […]

Posted on: Nov 26, 2005,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Interviews, Comments: Comments Off on Interview with Mike Luckovich