Franklin Fibbs gets renamed to Little Fibbs

Wes Hargis and Hollis Brown have renamed their “Franklin Fibbs” feature to “Little Fibbs” and changed the premise from one centered around an older senior citizen to one around a precocious child, Franklin…. Plus, the fact that they both find it fun to write and draw for a young character led them to make the change.”The change occurred last week on the 7th of May.The new description for the feature is:”Little Fibbs” is about a small boy with a big imagination.

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Jack Higgins apologizes for using wrong photo in cartoon

On his screen then was the original Yahoo search preview image and under it a Newsweek page with a small image of the magazine’s current cover with the headline “The Haditha Question.”  Higgins made the erroneous assumption that the image in the photo preview was a photograph of victims of the killings that unproved allegations say were committed by U.S. Marines.

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AAEC convention story round-up

The AAEC convention concluded this weekend and a few stories are still trickling in. From the prolific Editor and Publisher editor Dave Astor we have several stories: Editorial Cartoonists Group Seeks Funds Beyond Herb Block Grant:DENVER The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists has used a lot of the $150,000 Herb Block Foundation grant it received in 2004 to improve its site….  The first three are Pulitzer Prize winners from 2005, 2002, and 2004, respectively, while Sack has been a Pulitzer finalist.Cartoonists’ Award Sparks Protest:The Cartoonists Rights Network (CRN) has given its Courage in Editorial Cartooning Award to the 11 Danish artists who drew the Prophet Muhammad.Cartoonists from Cuba and Algeria at U.S. Confab:The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists (AAEC) has two interesting guests at its convention here — a cartoonist from Algeria and another who recently defected from Cuba.Cartoonists from Cuba and Algeria at U.S. Confab:National Public Radio host Scott Simon discussed Judith Miller, Ann Coulter, Stephen Colbert, and the Danish cartoon controversy during keynote remarks at the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists (AAEC) convention here Saturday night.And from the Denver Post comes this report: ‘toon townJust what state are editorial cartoonists in?Editorial cartoonists see the world through a much different lens than the rest of us (read: bent).

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