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Archives for February, 2006

Ripped from the headlines: Today’s Natural Selection

I sometimes wonder about the effectiveness of cartoons that are “insider-ish.” Yesterday’s Natural Selection, by Russ Wallace, depicting a political cartoonist entering the witness protection program, was funny and topical, but how did it square with the rest of the newspaper reading public?

Posted on: Feb 23, 2006,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Ripped from the headlines: Today’s Natural Selection

Newseum sponsoring cartoon controversy discussion

The Newseum is sponsoring a discussion on how publications should cover the cartoon controversy. The panel includes Signe Wilkinson of the Philadelphia Daily News. How did the publication of cartoons portraying the Prophet Muhammad come to spark violent Islamic protests? Where should we draw the line between free speech and religious tolerance? What issues does […]

Posted on: Feb 23, 2006,  Section: Cartoons, Controversies, Interviews, Comments: 1 Comment

Non Sequitur cartoon causing problems in Malaysia

The government of Malaysia may revoke The New Straits Times’ permit to print after it ran a Non-Sequitur cartoon. Wiley Miller’s February 20th’s Non Sequitur depicts an artist with a sign saying “Caricatures of Muhammad while you wait.” The New Straits Times got a show-cause letter from the Internal Security Ministry and was given three […]

Posted on: Feb 23, 2006,  Section: Comic strips, Controversies, Comments: Comments Off on Non Sequitur cartoon causing problems in Malaysia

Anti-Semitic Cartoons Contest posts gallery

The Anti-Semitic cartoon contest has opened the gallery of entries. While the deadline for entry is not until March 5th, early entrant’s work are being posted. You can read more about this contest in one of my earlier posts.

Posted on: Feb 22, 2006,  Section: Cartoons, Controversies, Comments: Comments Off on Anti-Semitic Cartoons Contest posts gallery

Walt Handelsman posts animated editorial cartoon

Walt Handelsman, editorial cartoonist for Newsday, has posted his first animated editorial cartoon. It’s unknown whether this will be a regular thing. Perhaps Walt will be taking Mark Fiore on as the king of animated editorial cartoons?

Posted on: Feb 22, 2006,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Technology, Comments: 1 Comment

Bizarro and FBORW books to hit stores this spring

Two book announcements have been made. The first is a hardbound book called “I Love My Grandpa” by “For Better Or For Worse” Lynn Johnston. It will be released March 1. The second is a book called “Bizarro and Other Strange Manifestations of the Art of Dan Piraro” and will feature cartoons from Dan Piraro’s […]

Posted on: Feb 21, 2006,  Section: Books, Cartoons, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Bizarro and FBORW books to hit stores this spring

A Look at Gays and Lesbians in Comics

From E&P: An exhibit called “No Straight Lines: Queer Culture and the Comics” will be held March 18 through June 25 at the Cartoon Art Museum of San Francisco. The show features the work of 20 cartoonists — including Alison Bechdel, who self-syndicates the “Dykes to Watch Out For” strip; and Paige Braddock, whose “Jane’s […]

Posted on: Feb 21, 2006,  Section: Cartoons, Exhibits, Comments: Comments Off on A Look at Gays and Lesbians in Comics

Village Voice to stop running editorial cartoons

From Daryl Cagle’s “blog” (scroll down to 2nd story in Feb 18th posting): A knowledgeable source tells me that the Village Voice, the New York alternative tabloid with a great tradition of editorial cartoonists going back for decades – including Jules Feiffer and Ed Sorel – will stop running editorial cartoons, and any future cartoons […]

Posted on: Feb 21, 2006,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Newspaper industry, Comments: Comments Off on Village Voice to stop running editorial cartoons

Indiana museum honors its own cartoonists

The Scott County Heritage Center and Museum in Scottsburg Indiana is hosting an exhibit of cartoons from cartoonists, like Jim Davis, who call Indiana their home. In addition to Davis, a native of Muncie, the exhibit showcases cartoonists such as Allen Saunders, a Boone County native and Wabash College alumnus who revamped “Mary Worth”; and […]

Posted on: Feb 21, 2006,  Section: Cartoons, Exhibits, Comments: Comments Off on Indiana museum honors its own cartoonists

Chris Lamb editorializes on the power of cartoons

Chris Lamb, the author of the book Drawn to Extremes: The Use and Abuse of Editorial Cartoons, has a great editorial in the Rhode Island Providence Journal about the power of editorial cartoons. According to him, violent reactions to cartoons have also occured on American soil. This is not the first time an editorial cartoonist […]

Posted on: Feb 21, 2006,  Section: Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Chris Lamb editorializes on the power of cartoons

Ted Rall to be at NY Comic Con

As posted on Ted’s blog, he will be at the upcoming NY Comic Con and will be available to sign and sell books. New Yorkers attending next week’s New York Comic Con should bring their Ted Rall books for me to sign. I’ll be at the NBM Publishing table 6-8 pm Friday and 3-5 Saturday?Sunday […]

Posted on: Feb 21, 2006,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Ted Rall to be at NY Comic Con

Comic strips keep pushing biting wit to limit

From the Atlanta Journal-Consitution comes this story how the comics have been on the front end of controversy before. Comic strips cited in this story include: Blondie, For Better Or For Worse, Beetle Bailey, Little Orphan Annie, Pogo, and Popeye. Comic strips, often whimsical and boiling with schmaltz, have been the province of pointed commentary, […]

Posted on: Feb 20, 2006,  Section: Comic strips, Controversies, Comments: 2 Comments

London opens cartoon museum

While this may have very little impact to readers of this site, I post it nonetheless on the grounds that it has nothing to do with the Mohammad cartoon contoversy. With that admission, here is the story. Enjoy. London’s first cartoon museum, with 3,000 books and 1,200 images, covers three centuries, from Georgian Rowlandson watercolours […]

Posted on: Feb 20, 2006,  Section: Cartoons, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Exhibits, Comments: Comments Off on London opens cartoon museum

Six cartoonists and their most controversial work

Bill Day asked six other editorial cartoonists (Rex Babin, Chip Bok, Chris Britt, J.D. Crowe, Matt Davies, Steve Sack) to post their most controversial editorial cartoons and the reaction they received. You can see the cartoons and the reactions on the Commercial Appeal web site.

Posted on: Feb 20, 2006,  Section: Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Six cartoonists and their most controversial work

Pat Oliphant reacts to Mohammad cartoons in editorial

Pat Oliphant, Pulitzer Prize winning editorial cartoonist, has written an editorial for the Chicago Tribune on his reaction of the Danish Mohammad cartoons. He also addresses the impact of the cartoons on American editorial cartoonists. Things have changed greatly since Mr. Nast’s day. We who work as cartoonists in the United States must always be […]

Posted on: Feb 20, 2006,  Section: Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Pat Oliphant reacts to Mohammad cartoons in editorial