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Archives for June, 2006

Scott Adams will be keynote speaker at Assembly Technology Expo

Scott Adams, the creator of the comic strip ?Dilbert?, will address the Assemblly Technology Expo (ATExpo 2006) as the keynote speaker. Not familiar with Expo? As in years past, it’s where you can discuss everything “from lean manufacturing to adhesive use and wire harness assembly.” Hold me back!

Posted on: Jun 28, 2006,  Section: Cartoons, Comic strips, Speaking Engagements, United Media, Comments: Comments Off on Scott Adams will be keynote speaker at Assembly Technology Expo

Atlanta car dealership apologizes for Luckovich cartoon

According to this site, a Mercedes-Benz dealership in Atlanta paid for a full-page ad in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution to apologize for an editorial cartoon by Mike Luckovich that compared Al-Qaeda terrorists to the U.S. in torturing captives.

Posted on: Jun 28, 2006,  Section: Cartoons, Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 8 Comments

“Stone Soup” comes out on top in Eugene, Ore.

“Stone Soup,” drawn by Eugene’s own Jan Eliot, once again reigns supreme in The Register-Guard of Eugene, Oregon. It was re-elected their favorite strip after also finishing No. 1 in the newspaper’s previous poll in 2000. It was closely followed by “Zits” and “For Better or for Worse.”

Posted on: Jun 27, 2006,  Section: Comic strips, Contests, Newspaper industry, Comments: Comments Off on “Stone Soup” comes out on top in Eugene, Ore.

Ziggy turns 35

Ziggy celebrates 35 years on the comics page, which debuted on June 28, 1971. The comic is distributed to over 600 newspapers by Universal Press Syndicate.

Posted on: Jun 27, 2006,  Section: Anniversaries, Cartoons, Daily Cartoonist, Universal Press, Comments: 2 Comments

Patrick O’Connor wins Los Angeles Press Club Award

Editorial cartoonist Patrick O’Connor won first-place at the Los Angeles Press Club’s 48th Southern California Journalism Awards banquet Saturday night. O’Connor was honored for his cartoon titled “Undocumented Workers.”

Posted on: Jun 27, 2006,  Section: Awards, Editorial cartooning, Newspaper industry, Comments: Comments Off on Patrick O’Connor wins Los Angeles Press Club Award

Aaron Taylor temporarily takes the helm at the Daily Cartoonist

I will be on vacation for through Friday and have turned the reins of power over to a trusted friend and talented and award-winning cartoonist Aaron Taylor.  Aaron is the editorial cartoonist for the Daily Herald in ultra-conservative Provo Utah which makes editorial cartooning too easy most days.

Posted on: Jun 26, 2006,  Section: Daily Cartoonist, Comments: Comments Off on Aaron Taylor temporarily takes the helm at the Daily Cartoonist

GoGags soliciting more cartoonists for mobile phone deal

I received and email from Dawn Douglas, the founder of GoGags (not to be confused with Universal Press’ GoComics) who is wheeling and dealing to get more cartoonists to sign up for their mobile cartoon and “My Fridj” products.  These products allow any cartoonist to publish their cartoons on to mobile phones and take a generous percentage of the advertising and direct sales for each cartoon.

Posted on: Jun 26, 2006,  Section: Cartoons, Comments: 10 Comments

Mike Luckovich’s cartoon on torture etiquette generates reader angst

On the heals of Steve Benson’s Haditha cartoon comes Mike Luckovich’s cartoon on torture etiquette that has generated 18,000 votes on an online poll (Mike’s cartoons usually generate only 1,000) according to Editor and Publisher.Public Editor Angela Tuck, in a column Saturday, took issue with its timing, and claimed the “symbolism clearly overshadowed the intent.” The cartoon showed a hooded figure holding an American flag while reading a book on torture etiquette to an al-Qaida member.Not by design, it appeared just above photos of two Americans killed by insurgents in Iraq this week, whose bodies were brutalized, probably after they died.Tuck wrote: “Luckovich had that brutality in mind when he drew the cartoon, which was meant to criticize U.S. military leaders for allowing torture tactics, such as waterboarding (making prisoners feel as though they are being drowned) at Guantanamo Bay….’

Posted on: Jun 26, 2006,  Section: Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Mike Luckovich’s cartoon on torture etiquette generates reader angst

Joe Heller’s butterfly project story and photos posted

Awhile ago, I posted a notice that Green Bay Press-Gazette editorial cartoonist Joe Heller was one of 41 artists to create artwork that would be displayed through out the city streets and then auctioned off to raise money for the Einstein Project.  Joe’s work is now on display in the lobby of the Brown County Library at 515 Pine Street.

Posted on: Jun 26, 2006,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Exhibits, Comments: Comments Off on Joe Heller’s butterfly project story and photos posted

David Silverman to be on the Tonight Show – (UPDATED)

Rick Stromoski writes in to alert readers that this year’s Reuben division winner for TV Animation, David Silverman, will be on Jay Leno’s Tonight Show tonight (June 23rd) to play his “Flaming Tuba” during a segment called “Don’t Try This At Home.”Check your local listings for time and channel.

Posted on: Jun 24, 2006,  Section: Cartoons, Speaking Engagements, Television, Comments: Comments Off on David Silverman to be on the Tonight Show – (UPDATED)

Masheka Wood and Mikhaela Reid to wed; Ted Rall will officiate

Ted Rall will be the officiator at a small wedding between Congratulations to Masheka and Mikhaela!

Posted on: Jun 23, 2006,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

Reader reaction to Steve Benson’s cartoon posted on Cagle

Daryl Cagle invited readers to email him with their opinions regarding Steve Benson’s Marine Corps cartoon.  He received over 300 responses.We asked for it, and we got it – more than three hundred responses to the Benson cartoon below.

Posted on: Jun 23, 2006,  Section: Blogs, Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 9 Comments

AAEC attendee photos have been posted (UPDATED)

Still more AAEC convention news and photos are being posted.  The AAEC web site lists the stories that were generated from the convention (I think I’ve linked to most of them earlier) – but for those wanting to see photos of the event, they offer two links: Photos by J.P.

Posted on: Jun 23, 2006,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on AAEC attendee photos have been posted (UPDATED)

Chris Brownes interviewed regarding his move to South Dakota

Last May, I reported that Chris Brown, “Hagar the Horrible” had got fed up with the over development in Sarasota, Floriday and was moving to a much more peaceful life in Sioux Falls South Dakota.The Argus Leader has a very good Q and A regarding the move.

Posted on: Jun 23, 2006,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 6 Comments

Mike Shelton begins animation shorts

Mike Shelton, editorial cartoonist for the Orange County Register, began creating short animations last May and has now created five of them.  The animations are being done with co-worker Jocelyne Leger and the cartoons are also being distributed to other newspapers (as well as television) that belong to the same communication chain as the OC Register.Dave Astor has a much longer story detailing Mike’s work.

Posted on: Jun 23, 2006,  Section: Blogs, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Mike Shelton begins animation shorts