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Archives for February, 2006

Moderate Muslims sponsor new cartoon contest

First there was the Danish Mohammad cartoons that set the Muslim communities around the world in an uproar, then the Iranian Holocaust cartoon contest was announced, then a graphic designer in Israel proposed a contest for Jews to lampoon themselves and now a moderate Muslim group wants a cartoon contest to promote a peaceful Mohammad. […]

Posted on: Feb 28, 2006,  Section: Contests, Controversies, Comments: Comments Off on Moderate Muslims sponsor new cartoon contest

Ted Ralls pledge drive update

Ted Rall’s pledge drive to raise money to take Ann Coulter to court for libel and slander is slowly inching its way into the … five figures. In a recntly blog entry he posts the most recent pledge to $13,716.00. He also answers the question of what he’d do with the winnings if the suit […]

Posted on: Feb 28, 2006,  Section: Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Ted Ralls pledge drive update

Ziggy to promote Cincinnati Museum Gala

“Ziggy” cartoonist Tom Wilson recently lent his time and star power to promote a local Cincinnati Museum. Along with supplying the fund raising event with posters, he also judged the children’s coloring contest. Tom Wilson, creator of Ziggy, this week was spotlighted on the morning Cincinnati television station, WXIX CH. 19 (FOX) for his efforts […]

Posted on: Feb 28, 2006,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Ziggy to promote Cincinnati Museum Gala

Mans collection of Schulz drawings worth $150,000 to $200,000

The OC Register has a great story about Arnold Shapiro, who over the years of acquantance with Schulz built up a collection of his original works. With the help of a friend he got a ticket to the “Antiques Roadshow” and there spell bound the crowd with his personal stories of working with Schulz and […]

Posted on: Feb 28, 2006,  Section: Comic history, Comic strips, Television, Comments: Comments Off on Mans collection of Schulz drawings worth $150,000 to $200,000

Edward Livingston Franklin, 1921-2006

Edward Franklin, editorial cartoonist for The Globe and Mail, passed away recently. He was an american working for a Canadian newspaper. For Edward Livingston Franklin, editorial cartooning is just one more thing he sees dying. It has been his work at The Globe and Mail for 16 years, and he believes that editorial policies, deadlines […]

Posted on: Feb 28, 2006,  Section: Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Edward Livingston Franklin, 1921-2006

Aaron McGruder takes 6 months off

The Chicago Tribune is reporting that Aaron McGruder will be taking a 6 month hiatus from his “Boondocks” strip. What Aaron will be doing during his time is unclear. Universal Press Syndicate confirmed today that McGruder will go on hiatus beginning March 27, resuming the strip, which appears in 350 newspapers including the Chicago Tribune, […]

Posted on: Feb 28, 2006,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Aaron McGruder takes 6 months off

Mort Walker at NY Comic-con

The New York Comic Con is now past and a few news stories on the event are trickling in. This one is about Mort Walker who was on hand this last weekend, as was his two sons Greg and Brian. “Beetle Bailey is the everyman who has to fight the system,” said [Mort] Walker. “He’s […]

Posted on: Feb 28, 2006,  Section: Comic strips, Speaking Engagements, Comments: 6 Comments

Sherffius’ editorial cartoons syndicated through Copley

John Sherffius’ editorial cartoons will be syndicated through Copley starting March 13. John was the editorial cartoonist for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch until 2003 when he resigned out of frustration that the paper was trying to tone down this cartoons. John’s comic feature “Sam and Me” was launched last year through Creators.

Posted on: Feb 28, 2006,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Syndicates, Comments: 1 Comment

Malaysian paper apologizes for running Non Sequitur cartoon

In a follow up to a story I posted yesterday, The New Straits Times, in Malaysia, has apologized for running a Non Sequitur strip that touched on the Muslim prophet Mohammad (but did not depict him). The Times gave a private explanation to the government Thursday and published an apology on its front page Friday. […]

Posted on: Feb 24, 2006,  Section: Comic strips, Controversies, Comments: Comments Off on Malaysian paper apologizes for running Non Sequitur cartoon

20+ King Feature cartoonist to be at NY Comic-con

Editor and Publisher has a story that more than 20 King Feature cartoonist will be on hand at the New York Comic-Con. Among the King creators slated to appear are Isabella Bannerman (“Six Chix”), Ray Billingsley (“Curtis”), Frank Bolle (“Apartment 3-G”), Chance Browne (“Hi and Lois”), Hy Eisman (“Popeye”), Ron Ferdinand (“Dennis the Menace”), Joe […]

Posted on: Feb 24, 2006,  Section: Cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on 20+ King Feature cartoonist to be at NY Comic-con

Several cartoonists to work on Big Top while creator’s ill

Several syndicated Universal Press cartoonists are taking time to help produce the “Big Top” comic feature while creator Rob Harrell is undergoing cancer treatment behind his right eye. ?I?ve really been overwhelmed by the kindness and the support of all the creators and the syndicate,? said Harrell, whose Universal strip features a cast of circus […]

Posted on: Feb 24, 2006,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Several cartoonists to work on Big Top while creator’s ill

Ann Coulter takes a jab at Arabs, O’Reilly and ‘Garfield’

Ann Coulter, the right-wing columnist (syndicated through Universal Press), just can’t stop offending the cartoonists. Currently she’s got Ted Ralls’ knickers in a twist after claiming he had entered the Iranian Holocaust cartoon contest (which he denies), now in her latest column she bashes Arabs, Bill O’Reilly, the NYT and even takes a parting swipe […]

Posted on: Feb 24, 2006,  Section: Comic strips, Controversies, Comments: Comments Off on Ann Coulter takes a jab at Arabs, O’Reilly and ‘Garfield’

Ted Rall’s pledge drive up to $11k

Ted Rall, who aspires to sue Ann Coulter for libel/slander has raised nearly $11,000, but still is well short of the money required to take the case all the way to the finish. Pledges currently total nearly $11,000. That’s seriously encouraging but we’re still short of what’s needed to launch a successful libel and slander […]

Posted on: Feb 24, 2006,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Ted Rall’s pledge drive up to $11k

Scott Bateman takes Bush to task for mispronouncing ‘nuclear’

Scott Bateman, former King Features political cartoonist, writes in to announce that he’s on say that he’s on day 190 (okay, technically, yesterday was 190 – today is 191) of his project to produce an animated cartoon every day for a year. His latest cartoon features a score board of sorts counting the number of […]

Posted on: Feb 23, 2006,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Technology, Comments: Comments Off on Scott Bateman takes Bush to task for mispronouncing ‘nuclear’

Scott Stantis writes op-ed on Mohammad controversy

Prickly City cartoonist Scott Stantis has a op-ed piece with his take on the Mohammad cartoon controversy. Newspapers with a long and storied history of cartoonists have seen fit to cut loose this valuable resource. Papers like the Los Angeles Times and Baltimore Sun are now without a staff cartoonist. The Chicago Tribune recently dedicated […]

Posted on: Feb 23, 2006,  Section: Cartoons, Comic strips, Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Scott Stantis writes op-ed on Mohammad controversy