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Archives for January, 2007

Open Season goes to DVD

This article over at E&P reminds me that “Open Season” has been released to DVD. Open Season is based on a movie treatment written by In The Bleachers cartoonist Steve Moore. You can read my interview with Steve and his work on Open Season here. If you haven’t had a chance to see Open Season, […]

Posted on: Jan 31, 2007,  Section: Movies, Comments: Comments Off on Open Season goes to DVD

New Peanuts exhibit to explore cartooning and pop culture

E&P is reporting that there is a new exhibit planned at the Charles M. Schulz Museum that is focusing on the influence of Peanuts on cartooning and pop culture. The exhibit runs March 3rd through January 28 of 2008 and will include over 50 comics and 50 editorial cartoons that reference Peanuts.

Posted on: Jan 31, 2007,  Section: Exhibits, Comments: Comments Off on New Peanuts exhibit to explore cartooning and pop culture

Mutts web site celebrates fourth anniversary

Congratulations are in order to Patrick McDonnell and his Muttscomics.com web site which is celebrating its fourth year in operation. When it launched in 2003 with 5,000 daily visitors which has ballooned to well over 25,000 today. In other Patrick news, a Best of Mutts collection will be released this fall along with another children’s […]

Posted on: Jan 31, 2007,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Mutts web site celebrates fourth anniversary

Rina Piccolo to be signing prints at NY Comic-con

There’s been quite a bit of news regarding comic strip cartoonists attending this year’s New York Comic-Con next month. From Rina Piccolo’s web site is news that she’ll be there on the 25th to sign prints of her feature Tina’s Groove. As I reported yesterday, she’ll also be panelling a discussion on non-traditional paths into […]

Posted on: Jan 31, 2007,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Rina Piccolo to be signing prints at NY Comic-con

Charles Schulz inducted into skating hall of fame

Charles Schulz was posthumously inducted into the World Figure Skating Museum and Hall of Fame this month. Gold medalist Scott Hamilton presented the medal to Charles’ wife Jean.

Posted on: Jan 31, 2007,  Section: Awards, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Charles Schulz inducted into skating hall of fame

Complete Dick Tracy volumes not to be released as quickly as hoped

From the Comic Rack is a tidbit that The Complete Dick Tracy volumes that were origninally planned to roll out every quarter have been rescheduled to roll out every twice a year. The first volume was released in October by IDW.

Posted on: Jan 30, 2007,  Section: Daily Cartoonist, Comments: Comments Off on Complete Dick Tracy volumes not to be released as quickly as hoped

Ann Telnaes posts first animated cartoons

Pulitzer Prize winning editorial cartoonist Ann Telnaes has posted her first animated editorial cartoon on her web site. The flash piece runs about less than a minute and uses actual audio from President Bush as opposed to other editorial cartoon animators who use their own voices. Hat tip: E&P

Posted on: Jan 30, 2007,  Section: Daily Cartoonist, Comments: 2 Comments

Brian Crane to speak at youth leadership conference

A leadership conference in Reno NV has been organized to give seventh and eighth grade students learn public speaking, time management and school spirit and Pickles creator Brian Crane will be one of the featured speakers.

Posted on: Jan 30, 2007,  Section: Speaking Engagements, Comments: Comments Off on Brian Crane to speak at youth leadership conference

Another freelance editorial cartoonist loses gig

In a cost-saving move, the Trentonian has suspended its use of freelance editorial cartoonist Rick Cole who was informed that this two-cartoon-a-week contract was being broken. He’s been a contributor to the paper since 2002. In an e-mail that was published on the AAEC web site, he writes, “Freelancing editorial cartoons is certainly something you […]

Posted on: Jan 30, 2007,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Get Fuzzy gets edited in the Washington Post (Updated)

Mike Rhode over on ComicsDC is taking the Washington Post to task for removing last weeks Get Fuzzy that contained marijuana overtones. According to Mike, the Washington Post has a history of running comic repeats during any feature’s episodes that it feels are offensive. Yanked features over the years include Scott Adams’s Dilbert, The Boondocks, […]

Posted on: Jan 30, 2007,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

Jules Feiffer to recieve lifetime achievement Award

Jules Feiffer will be honored at this years Writes Guild Awards as he will receive a lifetime achievement award for animation writing. Jules was the editorial cartoonist for the Village Voice, but he is also a playwright, novelist, screen writer and children’s book author and illustrator. His film credits include “Little Murders,” and “Carnal Knowledge.” […]

Posted on: Jan 30, 2007,  Section: Awards, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Jules Feiffer to recieve lifetime achievement Award

New York Comic-Con to discuss self-syndication and non-traditional entrances into syndication

According to one source, the New York Comic-Con will feature a panel to discuss self-syndication vs traditional syndication. Those panelling the discussion include: Doug Bratton, creator of online comic and self-syndicated feature Pop Culture, Andrew Feinstein, co-creator of Girls & Sports, Francesco Marciuliano, writer for Sally Forth and creator of Medium Large, Rina Piccolo, creator […]

Posted on: Jan 30, 2007,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 10 Comments

A word about commenting on this blog

Just as a FYI, I’m seeing a dramatic increase in the number of spam comments that are being submitted to The Daily Cartoonist. The vast majority are being caught by a spam filter that I use, but some are still getting through – which I apologize. Some of that stuff can be pretty icky. I […]

Posted on: Jan 29, 2007,  Section: Daily Cartoonist, Comments: 4 Comments

Free Peanuts comic book coming in May

According to the Aaugh Blog Fantagraphic books will print a comic book called The Unseen Peanuts which as the name denote features over a 100 strips that were unprinted before their inclusion into The Complete Peanuts collection (also published by Fantagraphics). According to the Aaugh blog author: Not every store will have The Unseen Peanuts. […]

Posted on: Jan 29, 2007,  Section: Comic strips, Daily Cartoonist, Comments: Comments Off on Free Peanuts comic book coming in May

Joe Martin’s Mr. Boffo to be spokescomic for stop smoking initiative

Joe Martin’s Mr. Boffo comic will serve as spokescomic for the first annual “Boffo” St. Valentine’s Day SmokeOut – an initiative created by relationship columnist Dr. Jon Carlson who is advocating that on Valentines day this year that smokers quit the habit for themselves and their loved ones. The Mr. Boffo cartoon features a group […]

Posted on: Jan 29, 2007,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment