End of week remainders

I’m still trying to catch up from last weeks vacation and it’s not looking like I’m going to be able to give these stories the individual attention that they deserve, but I wanted to make sure they got some play on the blog.

If you haven’t had your fill of all things Dick Tracy, you can attend the Chester Gould-Dick Tracy Museum gala reception from 7 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 25, at the Woodstock Opera House. On display are some of the first Dick Tracy comic originals.

David Reddick, who is a Paws Inc. staffer and draws the comic The Trek Life for StarTrek.com will appear in a 30 second TV commercial promoting the Starbase Indy convention in Indianapolis.

Joe Martin, creator of the comics Mr. Boffo, Willy ‘n Ethel, Cats With Hands, and On the Edge AND founder of his own syndicate “Neatly Chiseled Features” will begin to offer animated comics to foreign newspaper web sites. Clients (foreign and domestic) include: The Boston Globe, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the Woodland Hills, Calif., Daily News, and the London Daily Mail.

Just off of his trip to Wabash College, Daryl Cagle, will be heading up to Washington state on the 14th of this month to keynote the Washington State Council for the Social Studies teachers’ convention. His topic is: “Political Cartoons at the Center of the Storm — and Weathering the Storm in Your Classroom.”

Fans of all things Baldo can head over to Hector Cantu and Carlos Castellanos‘ web site to see photos from their appearance on 21st semi-annual conference of the Association of Hispanic Advertising Agencies where they appeared in a panel entitled Latino Character.

Idaho Press Tribune editorial cartoonist Allen Gladfelter‘s animated editorial cartoon depicting Idaho Governor Jim Risch as receiving all the state’s money has made it to YouTube. As of this writing, it’s been viewed 2,807 times and can be viewed here.

You can now buy official Mutts postage stamps through Zazzle.com (stamps are approved by the post office). Proceeds go to Humane Society of the United States which Mutts creator, Patrick McDonnell, is a board member.

Doug Marlette is out promoting his latest non-fiction book, Magic Time, and can be seen at the Novello Festival of Reading on October 12 (tickets required). The above link also goes to a favorable review from the Charlotte Observer.

The Challenge Fund for Journalism, a non-profit entity comprised of three major charitable foundations, has given the AAEC a slice of $584,500 in challenge grants and the AAEC will have will have one year to match or double their specific awards. Best of luck.

And lastly a nice human interest story.

Vancouver Sun editorial cartoonist, Roy Peterson’s brother was one of two Canadian airmen that were shot down over the Netherlands during WWII and whose body was never recovered. Now 60 years later, Flying Officer Sidney Peterson’s remains will be brought home after a five year salvage project by the Dutch people to recover the crash site.  A funeral and burial service was held Wednesday.