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Archives for September, 2006

Daryl Cagle visits Wabash College

Nationally syndicated editorial cartoonist Daryl Cagle wrapped up his visit to Wabash College with a public lecture Thursday night, during which he talked about the craft of cartooning, the business of running a syndicate, and how, sooner or later, cartoonists make just about everybody angry.

Posted on: Sep 29, 2006,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Speaking Engagements, Comments: Comments Off on Daryl Cagle visits Wabash College

Music inspired by ‘Peanuts’ to air

As a fan of music, Charles Schulz named Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Ellen Taaffe Zwilich in a strip, which started a correspondance and inspired the composer to create music based on Peanuts characters. The latest performance is being recorded for PBS to air on stations in October.

Posted on: Sep 29, 2006,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Music inspired by ‘Peanuts’ to air

Cartoonist Ted Rall discusses his new book

Editorial cartoonist and columnist Ted Rall talks about his new book with fellow political cartoonist and reporter J.P. Trostle. The book, “Silk Road to Ruin: Is Central Asia the New Middle East?,” is described by Rall “as a blend of graphic journalism, travelogue and analysis.”

Posted on: Sep 29, 2006,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Interviews, Comments: Comments Off on Cartoonist Ted Rall discusses his new book

International Comics Art Festival in D.C.

On October 12 through the 14, the International Comics Art Festival will be held at the Library of Congress and feature a talk and exhibit by Jules Feiffer, an exhibit of Herblock’s work, and a discussion of “Krazy Kat,” according to Editor and Publisher.

Posted on: Sep 28, 2006,  Section: Exhibits, Comments: Comments Off on International Comics Art Festival in D.C.

Cartoon exhibit at Library of Congress

“Cartoon America: Highlights from the Art Wood Collection of Cartoon and Caricature” will run from Nov. 2 to Jan. 27 at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.. On display will be original artwork from Rube Goldberg, Bill Mauldin, Pat Oliphant, George Herriman (“Krazy Kat”), Lynn Johnston (“For Better or For Worse”), Winsor McCay (“Little […]

Posted on: Sep 28, 2006,  Section: Exhibits, Comments: 3 Comments

Allison Barrows discusses ‘PreTeena’

New Hampshire resident Allison Barrows talks about her comic strip “PreTeena” which is syndicated by in over 100 papers by Universal Press Syndicate.

Posted on: Sep 28, 2006,  Section: Comic strips, Interviews, Comments: 186 Comments

Tom Toles returns to Buffalo

An interesting Q&A of Washington Post editorial cartoonist in anticipation of his return to Buffalo deliver the keynote address at the â??Challenging the New Censorshipâ? seminar presented by the University at Buffalo and the Erie County Public Library. Tom Toles was the editorial cartoonist at the Buffalo News before filling the vacancy at the Washington […]

Posted on: Sep 28, 2006,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Interviews, Comments: Comments Off on Tom Toles returns to Buffalo

Andy Capp statue moving ahead in the UK

Plans to erect a statue in memory of famous cartoon character Andy Capp are pressing ahead after the idea was backed in a poll.

Posted on: Sep 28, 2006,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Andy Capp statue moving ahead in the UK

Trudeau visits Pentagon

Garry Trudeau, the award-winning creator of the Doonesbury cartoon strip, stopped by the Pentagon to visit with wounded servicemembers and to sign his latest book. According to the story, Trudeau will be launching a military blog on doonesbury.com on October 8 and will feature entries from servicemembers in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Posted on: Sep 27, 2006,  Section: Blogs, Books, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Trudeau visits Pentagon

Cartoonists not surprised ‘Boondocks’ is ending

According to the Editor and Publisher, fellow cartoonists Willey Miller, Darrin Bell, Houston Chronicle editor Jeff Cohen, and Chicago Tribune associate managing editor Geoff Brown all weigh in on Aaron McGruder’s decision to not continue with “The Boondocks.”

Posted on: Sep 27, 2006,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

Willey Miller’s childrens book hits bookshelves in November

Wiley Miller, whose comic strip â??Non Sequiturâ? is distributed by Universal Press, is releasing a new illustrated childrenâ??s book called The Extraordinary Adventures of Ordinary Basil.

Posted on: Sep 27, 2006,  Section: Books, Comments: 4 Comments

‘Funky Winkerbean’ cancer story line follows creator’s own battle

“Funky Winkerbean” creator Tom Batiuk’s own fight with cancer triggered a story line in which character Lisa Moore has her cancer return. The 59-year-old Batiuk was diagnosed with prostate cancer three years ago.

Posted on: Sep 27, 2006,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 96 Comments

St. Pete Times looks to hire staff editorial cartoonist

The St. Petersburg Times in Florida is looking to add a full-time editorial cartoonist to its staff, according to the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists. The Times has been without a staff cartoonist since Don Addis retired in 2004.

Posted on: Sep 26, 2006,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Newspaper industry, Comments: 3 Comments

“Boondocks”: Longer hiatus or end of the strip?

Aaron McGruder, who in February put his strip “The Boondocks” on what was supposed to be a six-month hiatus, has not decided when, or if, he will return to the newspapers. According to an article from Editor & Publisher, Universal President Lee Salem said “it was obvious that Aaron would not be able to meet […]

Posted on: Sep 26, 2006,  Section: Comic strips, Daily Cartoonist, Universal Press, Comments: 1 Comment

Doug Marlette talks ‘toons and novels

The Charlotte Observer interviews Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist Doug Marlette about his latest novel and the power (or lack thereof) of today’s editorial cartoons.

Posted on: Sep 25, 2006,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Doug Marlette talks ‘toons and novels