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Archives for October, 2006

Julie Larson publishes new Dinette Set collection

Julie Larson, creator of Dinette Set, has a new Sunday collection book out entitled ‘Sunday Best’ and will be out doing signings.  If you’re in the Illinois area, go see her at the Peoria Main Library on the 26th of October and in Charleson Cargegie Library on the 5th of November. Visit her web site for times. 

Posted on: Oct 23, 2006,  Section: Books, Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Jim McCloskey enteres blogosphere

Jim McCloskey started a blog on the 10th of this month. Jim uses his blog to post his cartoons and then respond back to the comments.

Posted on: Oct 23, 2006,  Section: Blogs, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Tom the Dancing Bug named best comic strip

The weekly New York Press has named Ruben Bolling’s Tom the Dancing Bug Manhattan’s Best Comic Strip.  The paper’s yearly “Best of Manhattan Reader Poll” was published September 27.

Posted on: Oct 20, 2006,  Section: Awards, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

Randy Bish enters blogosphere with the BishBlog

Randy Bish, editiorial cartoonst for the Pittsburg Tribune-Review, has started a blog called the “BishBlog.”  Randy’s first post was earlier this week on the 16th.  He joins a small but growing number of editorial cartoonists that maintain blogs (see my list on the right hand side of this page). 

Posted on: Oct 20, 2006,  Section: Blogs, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Randy Bish enters blogosphere with the BishBlog

Zits features an easter egg (and not the kind delivered by a bunny)

Yesterday’s Zits had an easter egg. Not a real Easter egg, but a hidden novelty known only to Jim Borgman.  The strip featured Jeremy and his dad, Walter. Walter is wearing a t-shirt that says “Nutter Fort” in the first panel, “West Virginia” in the third and back to “Nutter Fort” in the last.  A Charleston Gazette reporter got Jim on the phone to figure what the special message was.

Posted on: Oct 19, 2006,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Zits features an easter egg (and not the kind delivered by a bunny)

Green Bay Press-Gazette – Frogs, butterflies raise $67,000 for Einstein Project

Back in April and June, I posted stories about editorial cartoonist Joe Heller’s participation in a fund raiser for the Einstein Project.  The project involved 40 artists who decorated statues of butterflies, frogs and beetles that would be placed in several locations throughout Green Bay and later auctioned off.  Last Tuesday the auction was held and Joe’s butterfly fetched $3,700 – the third highest for the evening.

Posted on: Oct 19, 2006,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Green Bay Press-Gazette – Frogs, butterflies raise $67,000 for Einstein Project

Cow & Boy is this year’s NEA holiday strip

This year’s Newspaper Enterprise Association’s holiday comic strip will be Mark Leiknes’ Cow & Boy.

Posted on: Oct 19, 2006,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Cow & Boy is this year’s NEA holiday strip

Cartoons and Cocktails event happens tomorrow

The National Press Club’s Cartoons and Cocktails fundraiser will be tomorrow night. The annual event raises money for the Ellen Masin Persina scholarship (help fund the first year of college study for a needy high school student), Young D.C. (training opportunities and hands-on experience with news media) and Cartoonists Rights Network (devoted to helping editorial cartoonists who face censorship, imprisonment, intimidation or death for their commentary).

Posted on: Oct 18, 2006,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Exhibits, Comments: Comments Off on Cartoons and Cocktails event happens tomorrow

Dick Tracy Museum is running out of money

With all the recent celebratory events and commemorations of the comic Dick Tracy‘s 75 year anniversary, one would be surprised to read that the Gould family has told the Woodstock City Council that the museum is in need of donations to keep the doors open. The museum draws 4,000 to 7,000 visitors a year and has an operating budget of $40,000. The Gould family contributes the lion share of the financial support, but requires $25,000 in annual donations to operate.  With a recognizable brand name such as Dick Tracy, one would think money would not be an issue, but TMS owns all the rights to royalties for the brand, so the Gould family doesn’t see any of that money.

Posted on: Oct 18, 2006,  Section: Exhibits, Comments: 8 Comments

Marshall Ramsey’s book signing dates

Here are the latest book signing dates for “Marshall Ramsey’s greatest hits: A collection of editorial cartoons from The Clarion-Ledger”.November 1 – 4 (Wednesday through Saturday) Mistletoe Marketplace, JacksonNovember 7 (Tuesday) Lobby of The Clarion-Ledger 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.November 9 (Thursday) St.

Posted on: Oct 18, 2006,  Section: Books, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Marshall Ramsey’s book signing dates

Hilda Terry creator of “Teena” passes at age 92

Last Friday, Hilda Terry, the creator of Teena that ran in papers between 1941 and 1964 has passed away at at 92. Hilda had an interesting and full life. This story out of the New York Sun sums up much of what she accomplished. She was in many ways a trailblazing cartoonists – accomplishing many firsts.

Posted on: Oct 18, 2006,  Section: Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Hilda Terry creator of “Teena” passes at age 92

UN Cartooning for Peace seminar video available

I mentioned yesterday that several cartoonist from around the globe had descended in Manhattan to talk about cartooning, free speech and religion.  Attending from the U.S. is Mike Luckovich.  From ComicsDC blog comes news that Ann Telnaes was also there and that you can watch the streaming video.  To watch it, click the link and scroll down to the Special Event on October 16 (or do a find on “cartoon”).

Posted on: Oct 18, 2006,  Section: Speaking Engagements, Comments: 1 Comment

Robert Mankoff, Ed Stein, Mike Keefe speak at Denver Press Club

New Yorker cartoon editor Robert Mankoff was in Denver last night as the featured guest at the Denver Press Club.  The event was hosted by Denver Post cartoonist Mike Keefe and Rocky Mountain News cartoonist Ed Stein.

Posted on: Oct 17, 2006,  Section: Speaking Engagements, Comments: Comments Off on Robert Mankoff, Ed Stein, Mike Keefe speak at Denver Press Club

Editorial cartoonists meet at U.N.

Editorial cartoonist from around the world met in New York at the United Nations to discuss the topic of free expression and respect for religious beliefs. Representing the United States was Mike Luckovich of the Atlanta Journal Constitution.  Fifteen cartoonists from Denmark, the Middle East, US and Africa attended.  U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan opened the seminar.

Posted on: Oct 17, 2006,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Editorial cartoonists meet at U.N.

Doug Marlette to take part in book reading

Doug Marlette will be in Hillsborough on October 29th to attend a reading sponsored by the Orange County Public Library.  Doug’s book, Magic Time has been released and is available for purchase.

Posted on: Oct 17, 2006,  Section: Books, Comments: Comments Off on Doug Marlette to take part in book reading