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Mike Lynch offers a peak into the studio of the Lockhorns

Over on Mike Lynch’s blog, he’s posted several photos and the background story on Bill and Bunny Hoest’s creations, The Lockhorns and Howard Huge.  Last month, I was fortunate enough to snap a few photos of the studio where The Lockhorns (as well as a Howard Huge) is produced.Did you know The Lockhorns was originally titled The Lockhorns of Levittown?

Posted on: Jul 14, 2006,  Section: Cartoons, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Mike Lynch offers a peak into the studio of the Lockhorns

Discussion: Cartooning without the pencil

How many cartoonists can draw the final cartoon without first penciling a draft? Is it something only editorial cartoonist are known to do?

Posted on: Jul 14, 2006,  Section: Cartoons, Comments: 46 Comments

New Boondocks episodes delayed until 2007

According to this report on Red Orbit, new episodes of Aaron McGruder’s Boondocks television show are being delayed until March 2007.  The Cartoon Network has asked for five more episodes.

Posted on: Jul 14, 2006,  Section: Television, Comments: 37 Comments

Guy Gilchrist’s Cartoon Academy to host fund-raiser

Guy Gilchrist’s Cartoonist’s Academy will be hosting a fund-raiser for Operation First Response which helps families of soldiers wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan.  According to E&P, the event is scheduled for July 25th in Simsbury, CT and will include other cartoonists such as Frank McLaughlin and Mike Lynch.  Guy is the co-creator of Nancy.`

Posted on: Jul 13, 2006,  Section: Cartoons, Speaking Engagements, Comments: Comments Off on Guy Gilchrist’s Cartoon Academy to host fund-raiser

Did Johnny Hart make another derogatory statement against Islam? (Updated)

This two panel cartoon begins with the turtle character stepping on something in tall grass and ends with a question, “What makes a bite thats shaped like a crescent moon?”…  I remember at the time defending Johnny on ToonTalk as the crescent is a common symbol/cliché used on outhouses and that people were inserting their own views into the strip, but now with this strip, I’m thinking that perhaps Johnny is capable of these clever puns (verbal or visual).

Posted on: Jul 11, 2006,  Section: Comic strips, Controversies, Comments: 72 Comments

Terri Libenson to be on Washington Post’s online chat

E&P reports that this Friday Pajama Diaries cartoonist Terri Libenson is scheduled to take part in the Washington Post’s live chat this Friday at 1 p.m. eastern time.

Posted on: Jul 11, 2006,  Section: Comic strips, Speaking Engagements, Comments: 3 Comments

Cartoonists Take Up Smoking exhibit in D.C.

The National Museum of Health and Medicine recently opened “Cartoonists Take Up Smoking,” an exhibit showing over 55 original editorial cartoons on the topic of smoking.  The exhibit is part of a traveling show that was first unveiled in Kentucky but has also been on display in Seattle, Tscaloosa, and Birmingham.

Posted on: Jul 11, 2006,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Exhibits, Comments: Comments Off on Cartoonists Take Up Smoking exhibit in D.C.

Cathy on vacation; Pajama Diaries filling in; Lio gets permanent post in Free Press

The Detroit Free had a blurb Sunday that I missed, but it goes something like this – Cathy Guisewite’s Cathy is on vacation until August 6 and the Free Press will run Pajama Diaries as a temporary replacement.  Mark Tatulli’s Lio has gained a permanent place in the Freep taking the place of A Doctor, a Lawyer & a Cop.

Posted on: Jul 11, 2006,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Cathy on vacation; Pajama Diaries filling in; Lio gets permanent post in Free Press

Ted Rall to auction off all originals from Silk Road book

In a unusual offer, Ted Rall has announced on his blog that he will be auctioning off all the original artwork (99 full comic pages) of his upcoming book “Silk Road to Ruin: Is Central Asia the New Middle East.”The auction runs now through July 22 and has a minimum bid of $4,500 (or $10,000 if the auction runs after July 22.  Visit his web site for more information.

Posted on: Jul 10, 2006,  Section: Books, Comments: Comments Off on Ted Rall to auction off all originals from Silk Road book

Marshall Ramsey to publish 10 year anniversary book

It will include the complete collection of Katrina cartoons and my Pulitzer portfolio from this year, plus lots of old favorites….  The book should be out sometime in September.If there are any cartoons you’d like to see, let me know.

Posted on: Jul 10, 2006,  Section: Books, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 4 Comments

Lucky Cow wins permanent spot in St. Louis Post-Dispatch

After six months of battling it out in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Mark Pett‘s Lucky Cow spot has been made permanent.  Back in January, the Post-Dispatch informed readers that it was going to test four new features and ask for feedback on which one should stay.  The other features (and in the order of their popularity after Lucky Cow are: Brevity, Candorville, and Brewster Rockit.

Posted on: Jul 10, 2006,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 4 Comments

Gary Varvel now has a blog

Gary Varvel, editorial cartoonist for the Indianapolis Star, now maintains a blog and as done so since May.  A belated welcome to the blogosphere!

Posted on: Jul 7, 2006,  Section: Blogs, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

Sergio Aragones to visit library, share tips and hints

Mad Magazine cartoonist Sergio Aragones will visit the Ojai Library at 3:30 p.m. Friday to share cartooning hints and tips.The free event is part of a monthlong summer “amigos” program at the library, 111 E….  For more information, call 646-1639.

Posted on: Jul 7, 2006,  Section: Magazine cartoons, Speaking Engagements, Comments: Comments Off on Sergio Aragones to visit library, share tips and hints

Agnes character officially Catholic

Tony Cochran has made it official: Agnes is a CatholicAgnes recently graced the cover of a Catholic publication, Our Sunday Visitor, (June 25th edition) as well as a two pages story inside regrading the spiritual heritage of her humor.

Posted on: Jul 7, 2006,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Agnes character officially Catholic

Mike Lester cartoon stirs the pot in Tallahassee

News-Tribune and Cagle Cartoons.Lester drew Uncle Sam holding a copy of the Times that featured a front page with the headline “All the Treason Fit to Print” and the subhead “U.S. Anti-Terror Program: Details Inside.”… He added that the letter that “really gave me second thoughts” was from former Democrat Publisher Carrol Dadisman, who wrote: “In more than 50 years of various responsibilities for newspapers and editorial pages, I’ve defended a lot of editorial cartoons.

Posted on: Jul 6, 2006,  Section: Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 16 Comments