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Happy Halloween to Daily Cartoonist visitors

Posted on: Oct 31, 2006,  Section: Daily Cartoonist, Comments: 1 Comment

Dennis the Menace statue stolen

Comicsreporter.com points us to a story about a Dennis the Menace statue being stolen from a park in Monterey CA.  There is a reward for the arrest and conviction of the mischievous person(s) involved.

Posted on: Oct 31, 2006,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Dennis the Menace statue stolen

Baldo cartoon helps nab two con-artists

A Hector Cantu and Carlos CastellanosBaldo cartoon is reported to may have helped a woman avoid a con-artist scam and catch the two con-artists.  In Woodland CA, a woman was walking out of Wal-Mart and was approached by a woman speaking in Spanish asking for help to find an address and explaining that she had been in an accident and needed to sell some diamonds. A second woman approached the two acting like she had overheard the conversation to ask questions.  The intended victim remembered news about this type of scam from a newspaper article or the Baldo cartoon and left the scene and reported it to authorities.

Posted on: Oct 31, 2006,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Baldo cartoon helps nab two con-artists

Gary Larson’s Tales from the Far Side posted on Google Video

Back in 1994, Gary Larson produced an animated TV feature called Tales from the Far Side. A copy of the feature has been posted to Google Video where you can view it for free (or at least until they take it down).

Posted on: Oct 31, 2006,  Section: Comic strips, Television, Comments: 3 Comments

Charlie Brown Christmas Jihad

Jean Schulz can’t be happy with this.

Posted on: Oct 31, 2006,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 4 Comments

Harvard editorial cartoonist accused of plagiarism (UPDATED)

The Harvard Crimson’s editorial cartoonist, Kathleen Breeden’s editorial cartoons are coming under scrutiny for possible plagiarism.  An unnamed individual informed the the newspaper Saturday and pointed out the similarities of her work with those on Cagle.com.  In question are four cartoons published on September 22nd and October. 11, 18 and 25th.

Posted on: Oct 30, 2006,  Section: College cartoonists, Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Bill Mauldin exhibit opens

Mark Anderson points us to an article over in the Chicago Tribune about a Bill Mauldin exhibit that opened up on Friday at the Jean Albano Gallery.  There are some interesting historical tidbits about Bill that I didn’t know, such as:

Posted on: Oct 30, 2006,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Bill Mauldin exhibit opens

Online newspapers seeing increased numbers of viewers

It’s been a while since I’ve reported on any newspaper industry trends. This article out of the Clickz Network reports that newspapers in September attracted more than 58 million unique readers according to a  Nielsen/NetRatings report.  That is the highest number for newspapers ever.  The increase is attributed to an increase number of video and podcasts produced by newspapers.

Posted on: Oct 30, 2006,  Section: Newspaper industry, Comments: Comments Off on Online newspapers seeing increased numbers of viewers

Scott Adams regains ability to speak (UPDATE)

He’s tried Botox injections that helped relieve the spasms and allowed some of his normal speech, but that solution was affecting his professional speaking, so he discontinued the Not giving up, he’s tried hard to find patterns in contexts of when he could speak clearly and when he could not….  But for some reason the context is just different enough from normal speech that my brain handled it fine.Jack be nimble, Jack be quick.Jack jumped over the candlestick.I repeated it dozens of times, partly because I could.

Posted on: Oct 29, 2006,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Today’s Remaindered Links

The last couple of weeks have been pretty eventful around in Gardner home and when I get squeezed for time, I can’t highlight every story that lands in my inbox.  As an attempt to catch some of those things that would normally fall through the cracks, I’m starting a new feature called the Remaindered Links.

Posted on: Oct 27, 2006,  Section: Cartoons, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Interviews, Comments: Comments Off on Today’s Remaindered Links

Steve Moore featured in Lake Oswego Review

The Lake Oswego Review – the paper that Steve Moore worked for fresh out of college – has caught up with the In the Bleacher’s cartoonist to talk about his sports panel, the movie Open Season that he wrote and those first years working for the Review as their sports editor and editorial cartoonist.  If you’re a fan of Steve’s this is a good read.

Posted on: Oct 27, 2006,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Steve Moore featured in Lake Oswego Review

Dr. Seuss exhibit offers peek into his editorial cartoons

I’ve mentioned the traveling Dr. Seuss exhibit before and now the exhibit has landed in Naperville (IL). The exhibit features his original and replicated artwork from his early days as an editorial cartoonist in the 1920s. The exhibit runs through November 13. Exhibit opens Saturday with a ribbon cutting. See the Naperville Sun for more details on times and locations.

Posted on: Oct 27, 2006,  Section: Exhibits, Comments: Comments Off on Dr. Seuss exhibit offers peek into his editorial cartoons

Jim Morin exhibit runs through December

Miami Herald Pulitzer Prize editorial cartoonist Jim Morin has a new exhibit called The Incomparable Jim Morin which features his paintings. The exhibit opens this Sunday with an opening reception and then runs through December 3rd at the Alper Jewish Community Center. 

Posted on: Oct 27, 2006,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Exhibits, Comments: Comments Off on Jim Morin exhibit runs through December

Not everybody wants to be in a comic strip

When contacted by the Boston Globe about her cameo in Stan Lee’s comic she’s reported to have responded: Lopez said she wouldn’t be caught dead being a reporter, even in a comic strip….  Why don’t you live your own?”If you read the segment, the character Maria Lopez doesn’t even look at all like the TV judge.

Posted on: Oct 27, 2006,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Not everybody wants to be in a comic strip

Selections of South East Chapter NCS artwork on exhibit

The South East Chapter of the National Cartooning Society will be converging on Gainsville (GA) on November 4th for their annual convention (tentative schedule posted on their web site). A selection of artwork by SECNCS members is now on exhibit at Gainsville State College through November 8th.

Posted on: Oct 26, 2006,  Section: Cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Selections of South East Chapter NCS artwork on exhibit