Charlos Gary, creator of Working It Out, will release his first book collection book October 15.Â The book bears the same title as the feature is entitled “It’s Always a Great Day to Be the Boss” and is being published by Sourcebooks Hysteria.From the book description:Yes, no matter what the weather or the quarterly forecast, it’s always thebest of all worlds to be the boss Charlos Gary, syndicated cartoonist withCreators Syndicate, provides a laugh a minute and the perfect gift forcoworkers, whether the boss is asking you to wash his car, locking you inyour cubicle, booby trapping the office supplies cabinet or firing someoneon the same day they’re closing on their new house.Working It Out is syndicated by Creators to over 35 newspapers.
Baldo creator’s Carlos Castellanos and Hector Cantu inserted one of their loyal readers into their September 5th strip – part of a fund-raiser for the RubÃ©n Salazar Scholarship Fund.Â Barbara Fajardo has been immortalized in black and white after her two daughters won a silent auction during the National Association of Hispanic Journalists’ convention last June. One of the daughters supplied Carlos with a photo of Barbara which was used to create her likeness.
Yesterday’s Prickly City by Scott Stantis paid a special tribute to Bob Thaves and his feature Frank & Ernest.Â Scott assisted Bob on his feature King Baloo years ago.Â Back in August, Darrin Bell paid a tribute to Bob in his Candorville as well.Â Bob passed away in early August at the age of 81.Â His son Tom will continue on with the feature.
Richard Thompson will be featured on the Washington Post’s live chat discussions today at noon (EST).Â Richard does a local comic called Cul de Sac for the Post each Sunday and also Richard’s Poor Almanac which appears in the Post on Saturdays.
Sandra Bell-Lundy, creator of Between Friends will be the judge in the fifth annual CanWrite! story contest. The contest is sponsored by the Canadian Authors Association which is open to all U.S. and Canadian residents who can produce an unpublished, fictional short story under 1,500 words.
Via Comics Curmudgeon and E&P is news that Mary Worth is worthy of YouTube. Again. The latest Mary Worth story line has Mary being stalked by the freaky Captain Kangaroo looking Aldo. The story line inspired a Benny Hill type 22 second video that was posted on YouTube.
According to E&P, a new book from University of Chicago Press entitled Revel with a Cause: Liberal Satire in Postwar America will be available on September 15.Â This book looks at political humorists of the 50’s and 60’s and includes Jules Feiffer and Walt Kelly.