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Archives for January, 2006

Boondocks gets green light for 2nd season

“The Boondocks” has proved popular enough to warrant a second season on the Comedy Channel. 20 New Episodes of Hit Adult Swim Series to Debut Beginning in Winter 2006 Adult Swim has given the greenlight for a second season of The Boondocks, the new hit series from creator Aaron McGruder, based on his award-winning comic […]

Posted on: Jan 26, 2006,  Section: Comic strips, Television, Comments: 40 Comments

Dan Davis to appear at Gem City Comic Con

Dan Davis, who cites on his web site that he inks comic features such as “Blondie,” “Alley Oop” and holds “Paws Inc.” as a client, will be appearing at the upcoming Gem City Comic Con in Dayton Ohio.

Posted on: Jan 26, 2006,  Section: Cartoons, Exhibits, Comments: Comments Off on Dan Davis to appear at Gem City Comic Con

Rev. Sharpton criticizes ‘Boondocks’ for showing King saying the n-word

The irreverent “Boondocks” television show has triggered an outcry from Rev. Al Sharpton who demanded an apology for depicting Martin Luther King using the “N” word. The episode, The Return of the King, aired Jan. 15, the day before the national holiday honoring the slain civil-rights leader. It shows King emerging from a coma and […]

Posted on: Jan 26, 2006,  Section: Comic strips, Controversies, Television, Comments: 14 Comments

Opus now posted on Breathed’s web site

Not sure when it first happened, but word is that “Opus” is now being posted on Berkeley Breathed’s web site each Monday.

Posted on: Jan 26, 2006,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Opus now posted on Breathed’s web site

Original radio debut of Superman available in podcast

While trolling through the iTunes Music Store’s podcast directory, I came across comicweb’s podcast of the original radio debut of Superman back in 1940. It was interesting to hear the set up of the Man of Steel. You can go to comicweb’s web site and subscribe to the feed. The ComicWeb has just started a […]

Posted on: Jan 26, 2006,  Section: Comic strips, Technology, Comments: Comments Off on Original radio debut of Superman available in podcast

Borgman contemplates change in his blog

Yesterday, Jim Borgman posted in his blog that he is considering changing what gets posted to his blog and asked his readers to tell him what they’d like to see. As it stands, he posts sketches that he makes prepatory to creating the editorial cartoon. I’ve been tentatively wandering around the blogosphere in the last […]

Posted on: Jan 25, 2006,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Borgman contemplates change in his blog

Create your own Garfield strip

From a feature section in the Metro West Daily News comes this little tidbit. You know the drill, readers: Every so often, we compile enough strange, curious, and simply head-scratching Web sites to make an entire column out of them. And wouldn?t you know it? This is one of those weeks. Special thanks to the […]

Posted on: Jan 25, 2006,  Section: Cartoons, Off topic, Comments: 2 Comments

Dilbert will soon become a mobile phone game

Scott Adam’s “Dilbert” will soon be a downloadable game for you mobile phone according to this press release by Namco. Namco Networks, a leading publisher and developer of wireless games and content, today announced plans to bring Dilbert to mobile phones through a partnership with United Media, a worldwide licensing and syndication company focused on […]

Posted on: Jan 25, 2006,  Section: Comic strips, Technology, Comments: Comments Off on Dilbert will soon become a mobile phone game

Randy Wicks memorial scholarship fund growing

Tim Whyte, General Manager of the Signal (Santa Clarita Valley, CA) writes that it will be 10 years since the passing of their editorial cartoonist, Randy Wicks. His passing prompted the newspaper to create a memorial scholarship fund. The Randy Wicks Memorial First Amendment Scholarships and their fund-raiser, the SCV Newsmaker Awards, have lasted longer […]

Posted on: Jan 25, 2006,  Section: Anniversaries, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Randy Wicks memorial scholarship fund growing

Michigan cartoonist draws on holy humor

This local cartoonist story comes from the Lansing State Journal about Jonny Hawkins who specializes in drawing Christian cartoons. He’s been published in over 300 publications since he started in 1986. He works in a small room, decorated with Detroit Tigers wallpaper border and other baseball memorabilia. From the window, he can watch an occasional […]

Posted on: Jan 25, 2006,  Section: Cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Michigan cartoonist draws on holy humor

January 24 was a big day for comic history

Via the Comics Reporter comes this story out of the Lincoln Tribune. January 24 is a loaded day when it comes to comic history. Tuesday, January 24th. – This is a big month in the history of America’s comic strips and cartoons. Charles Addams, whose most famous creation was the ghoulish “Addams Family” was born […]

Posted on: Jan 25, 2006,  Section: Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on January 24 was a big day for comic history

It’s not funny when Doonesbury buried in Sunday funnies

I some how missed this, but last Friday there was an article in the San Francisco Chronicle about the confusion and uproar that occured when Sunday readers of the Chronicle opened up the funnies to see Garfield on the front page and Doonesbury moved to page two. For them I have good news: Doonesbury is […]

Posted on: Jan 25, 2006,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

How does a slumping newspaper industry impact comic strips?

In the last couple o’ days there have been some newspaper industry news (Knight Ridder may go on another cutting spree; New York Times Company earnings down 40% last quarter; Wall Street thinks news print businesss is dead) and when newspapers need to cut expenses an editorial cartoonist is shown the door. I’ve always wondered […]

Posted on: Jan 25, 2006,  Section: Comic strips, Newspaper industry, Comments: Comments Off on How does a slumping newspaper industry impact comic strips?

Lucky Cow not so lucky with the Deseret News

Mark Pett’s Lucky Cow has been dropped from the Deseret News (Salt Lake City, UT). According to Pett, the Deseret News occasionally drops features to gauge its popularity based on the number of people who complain. He writes: If you are a reader of the Deseret News, and would like to see “Lucky Cow” back […]

Posted on: Jan 24, 2006,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Lucky Cow not so lucky with the Deseret News

Drew Litton’s chat transcript posted

As far as I know Drew Litton is the only sports editorial cartoonist in the nation. Instead of skewering politicians, he slams athletes. He was recently the on the Rocky Mountain News’s chat and they’ve posted the transcript. Questions ranged from influences, how he comes up with his cartoons, and his take on several comic […]

Posted on: Jan 24, 2006,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Interviews, Comments: Comments Off on Drew Litton’s chat transcript posted