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Archives for October, 2006

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette running comic survey

The are testing out Baby Blues, F minus, Lio, Over the Hedge, Red and Rover, Soup to Nutz, and Watch Your Head.You can head over and vote now.  The do ask for an email address, gender, age, etc. I took the poll twice, so unless they’re filtering it on the back end, it looks like this survey could be easily hi-jacked.

Posted on: Oct 17, 2006,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Michael Jantz, Mark Fiore to show work at Cartoonlandia

Michael Jantz’s art work will be featured at Cartoonlandia in San Francisco on October 19.  Mark Fiore’s work will also be shown.

Posted on: Oct 17, 2006,  Section: Exhibits, Comments: Comments Off on Michael Jantz, Mark Fiore to show work at Cartoonlandia

Lio wins Hartford Courant’s online comic poll

Mark Tatulli’s Lio has won the Hartford Courant’s online comics poll according to E&P. That poll was protested by NCS President Rick Stromoski (who’s feature Soup to Nutz was not comic in the poll).  Lio was up against Brevity, F Minus, On a Claire Day, and Silo Roberts.

Posted on: Oct 17, 2006,  Section: Daily Cartoonist, Comments: 4 Comments

Nick Anderson’s latest 3-D editorial cartoon

Nick Anderson’s latest animated editorial cartoon has been posted.  This last salvo picks on Hillary Clinton’s baggage and is a parody of Black Eye Peas’ “My Humps”.

Posted on: Oct 17, 2006,  Section: Blogs, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 6 Comments

Open Season at number 2 in box office

Open Season is still doing well in theaters after three weekends.  So far the film has grossed $59 million domestically ($63 worldwide).

Posted on: Oct 17, 2006,  Section: Movies, Comments: Comments Off on Open Season at number 2 in box office

New Candorville book hits shelves

Darrin Bell has announced on his blog that his new book,  Another Stereotype Bites the Dust: A Candorville Collection, is hot off the press and will be on store shelves shortly.  If you can’t wait for the retail store, he has a few copies that he can sell you off of his web site and they come autographed and with a sketch of one of the characters as well.  Visit his web site for details.

Posted on: Oct 12, 2006,  Section: Books, Comments: Comments Off on New Candorville book hits shelves

Ranan Lurie Political Cartoon Award

It’s that time of year again when the leaves turn colors and notices of deadlines for cartooning awards are being distributed throughout the community. First up is the Ranan Lurie Political Cartoon Award.  Deadline is in December. It has a $10k payoff to the winner.

Posted on: Oct 12, 2006,  Section: Awards, Comments: 6 Comments

Exhibit Will Focus on a ‘Peanuts’ Wall That Moved to California

E&P reports that a wall from a Colorado Springs home where Charles Schulz lived has been removed and sent to the Charles M….  The wall had been repainted by later residents, but Stan and Polly Travnicek who bought the home in 1979, learned about the paintings underneath and successfully removed the layers of paint to reveal the original artwork below (consisting of characters from Peanuts and other storybooks).

Posted on: Oct 12, 2006,  Section: Exhibits, Comments: Comments Off on Exhibit Will Focus on a ‘Peanuts’ Wall That Moved to California

Another editorial cartoonist is shown the door

The Denton Record-Chronicle has let go of it’s freelance editorial cartoonist J.R. Lane due to budget constraints.  The paper, which is a sister paper to the Dallas Morning News has been using J.R.’s local and national cartoons since 2001.

Posted on: Oct 12, 2006,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Another editorial cartoonist is shown the door

Rick Stromoski slams comic polls

NCS President Rick Stromski took issue with the Hartford Courant’s latest cartoon poll that I mentioned last Friday and wrote a letter to the editor arguing that the polls were flawed and that editors ought select the comic strips themselves.

Posted on: Oct 11, 2006,  Section: Comic strips, Controversies, Comments: 6 Comments

Masters of American Comics in Newark to feature Feiffer, McDonnell, Robinson

After the Masters of American Comics exhibit left LA and Milwaukee, I kind of let it slide as to the events surrounding it in various cities.  Now that the exhibit is in New Jersy, there are some interesting panel discussions scheduled.

Posted on: Oct 11, 2006,  Section: Exhibits, Speaking Engagements, Comments: Comments Off on Masters of American Comics in Newark to feature Feiffer, McDonnell, Robinson

Lucy Shelton Caswell talks about OSU Cartoon Library on NPR

Lucy Shelton Caswell was on NPR’s Talk of the Nation to talk about The Ohio State University Cartoon Research Library which has the largest collection of cartoons in America.  Head over and give it a listen.

Posted on: Oct 11, 2006,  Section: Exhibits, Interviews, Comments: 1 Comment

Scott Adams should have won Nobel Prize

Paul B. Farrell of Market Watch thinks that a great injustice has been perpetrated by not awarding Scott Adams the Nobel Prize in Economics this year. This year, we were rooting for Adams. His simple formula reminds us of how, after being awarded the Nobel Prize, Albert Einstein spent his entire life searching for the […]

Posted on: Oct 11, 2006,  Section: Daily Cartoonist, Comments: Comments Off on Scott Adams should have won Nobel Prize

Ed Stein to lecture at American Political Cartoonists exhibit

Ed Stein, editorial cartoonist for the Rocky Mountain News, will be speaking at the College of William and Mary (Virginia) on October 12 as part of the American Political Cartoonists exhibit that is running at the college through January 2007. Some of Ed’s work is on display as is a selection of work from Thomas Nast, Bill Mauldin, Dr. Seuss, Herbert Block (Herblock), Pat Oliphant, Garry Trudeau, Signe Wilkinson, and Hugh Haynie. Admission to the lecture is free. Hugh Haynie’s stuff can be seen online.

Posted on: Oct 11, 2006,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Exhibits, Speaking Engagements, Comments: 2 Comments

Over the Hedge DVD on sale October 17

The movie “Over the Hedge comes out on DVD on the 17th of this month. If you didn’t take my advice from my review and see it in theaters, make sure you pick up a copy of the DVD. The movie is of course based on the comic strip by T. Lewis and Michael Fry.

Posted on: Oct 11, 2006,  Section: Movies, Comments: Comments Off on Over the Hedge DVD on sale October 17