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Archives for November, 2006

Cartoonist surrenders after storming newspaper

I received many an email alerting me to the unfolding story regarding editorial cartoonist José Varela who stormed The Miami Herald office building and threatened its editor and others. I’m sure most of you have read up on the story. The latest news I can find reports that he’s already posted a $75,000 bond. E&P […]

Posted on: Nov 28, 2006,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Cartoonist surrenders after storming newspaper

Garry Trudeau’s Sandbox blog profiled

Tom Spurgeon over at the Comics Reporter links to an article in the Hartford Courant regarding Garry Trudeau’s The Sandbox – a blog he began this year to allow service men and women to post their experiences over in the Middle East. Kelley’s post was on The Sandbox, a milblog begun earlier this year by […]

Posted on: Nov 28, 2006,  Section: Blogs, Comments: Comments Off on Garry Trudeau’s Sandbox blog profiled

Candorville picks up Boondocks clients

The New Jersey Journal has picked up Darrin Bell’s Candorville in place of The Boondocks.

Posted on: Nov 28, 2006,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Dan Piraro on Veganism

Mike Lynch links to a couple o’ interviews with Bizarro cartoonist Dan Piraro on the topic of veganism and cartooning.

Posted on: Nov 28, 2006,  Section: Interviews, Comments: Comments Off on Dan Piraro on Veganism

Mike Luckovich on Craig Ferguson

Rich Diesslin writes in to alert me that Mike Luckovich was on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson last night. He says that the segment was short but had some good anecdotes. The show’s web site mentions Mike’s book, Four More War (Years), so presumably Mike’s appearance is to talk about the book.

Posted on: Nov 28, 2006,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Television, Comments: Comments Off on Mike Luckovich on Craig Ferguson

Interview and reviews for Doug Marlette’s book

The Boston Globe has posted a review of Doug Marlette’s fiction novel, Magic Time. And the Clarion-Ledger has posted an interview with Doug regarding the book. Here’s an excerpt from the interview. Q: In your dedication, you point out that your father looked for the bodies of Schwerner Chaney and Goodman, as if to distinguish […]

Posted on: Nov 28, 2006,  Section: Books, Comments: Comments Off on Interview and reviews for Doug Marlette’s book

Aaron Taylor’s first book hits stores

Book cover, copyright by Aaron Taylor. Used by permission Aaron Taylor, editorial cartoonist for the Daily Herald, has printed a collection of his best cartoons of 2006. The book is entitled, Elephants, Donkeys, and Cougars…Oh My!Says Aaron: This volume contains a hundred pages of my “greatest hits” since I joined the Herald in September 2005. […]

Posted on: Nov 27, 2006,  Section: Books, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Gary Larson speaks

Gary Larson recently gave a rare interview with USA Today regarding his upcoming 2007 calendar. The proceeds of the calendar go to Conservation International whose work includes trying to end illegal trade in “Asian elephants, Indochinese tigers, Asiatic black bears, pangolins, freshwater turtles, and Siamese crocodiles in Cambodia.”

Posted on: Nov 24, 2006,  Section: Interviews, Comments: 8 Comments

Thomas, LeBan, Mallett profiled in News & Observer

Cory Thomas creator of Watch Your Head, Patty and Terry LeBan, creators of Edge city and Jef Mallett, creator of Frazz were recently profiled in the News & Observer. Click below for their individual profiles. Cory Thomas Patty and Terry LeBan Jef Mallett

Posted on: Nov 24, 2006,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Thomas, LeBan, Mallett profiled in News & Observer

Signe Wilkinson in Library of Congress calendar

Comics Reporter Tom Spurgeon points us to a story about Signe Wilkinson, editorial cartoonist for the Daily News, will be featured in the Library of Congress’ annual “Women Who Dare” calendar. Signe received this honor for being the first woman to receive the Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning (1992). Instead of her portrait, the calendar […]

Posted on: Nov 24, 2006,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Signe Wilkinson in Library of Congress calendar

Chic Young’s Dagwood sandwich shoppe getting more press

If you missed my earlier postings on Dean Young’s new sandwich shop chain, “Dagwood’s,” then go read this story out of the Sun-Sentinel. I see a couple of stories about his business venture on the AP wire every month or so. I also have noticed text ads on various web sites (including this blog) promoting […]

Posted on: Nov 24, 2006,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Lynn Johnston book signings

For Better or For Worse creator Lynn Johnston will be out signing books this weekend. Here’s her schedule if you’re in the area. Nov. 25th, 1-3 pm Gulliver’s Quality Books and Toys 705-474-7335 157 Main Street West, North Bay Nov. 26th, 1-3 pm Coles Sudbury, at the New Sudbury Shopping Centre 705-566-9298 1349 Lasalle Boulevard […]

Posted on: Nov 24, 2006,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Lynn Johnston book signings

Daily Cartoonist is closed for Thanksgiving

Enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday. I’ll resume blogging on Friday. Alan

Posted on: Nov 22, 2006,  Section: Daily Cartoonist, Comments: Comments Off on Daily Cartoonist is closed for Thanksgiving

Cartoon Art Museum to have Pogo and Peanut exhibits

The Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco will be holding two events starring some of comic history’s great features. On December 12, the museum will host a “Draw Me a Possum” presentation that will feature artwork and other Pogo related items. According to E&P, three Pogo experts are to speak as well. The museum will […]

Posted on: Nov 21, 2006,  Section: Exhibits, Comments: Comments Off on Cartoon Art Museum to have Pogo and Peanut exhibits

Prince Valiant DVD Set to be released

Prince Valiant fans will be able to pick up volume two DVD set called “The Legend of Prince Valiant-The Complete Series” on January 16. The comic feature was an animated television show between 1991 and 1993 where it featured the voice talent of Robby Benson (Beauty and the Beast), Tim Curry (Rocky Horror Picture Show), […]

Posted on: Nov 21, 2006,  Section: Comic strips, Licensing, Movies, Comments: 1 Comment