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Archives for March, 2007

Review: Little Dog Lost by Steve Boreman

Today, Steve Boreman’s new feature Little Dog Lost is launching nationally. I had the opportunity to speak with Steve while I was in Ohio for the comic symposium. He’s funny and witty in person and his new feature is impressive as well. LDL is a deceptively subtle strip in almost every regard. The premise of […]

Posted on: Mar 26, 2007,  Section: Comic strips, New Launches, Comments: 18 Comments

NCS award nominees have been announced

The National Cartoonist Society has announced the nominees for the various awards that will be given out during the Reuben weekend May 27th in Orlando this year. Here is the breakdown on who’s up for what: Cartoonist of the Year Bill Amend Dave Coverly Dan Piraro Feature Animation Peter De Seve, Character Design (Fox) “Ice […]

Posted on: Mar 23, 2007,  Section: Awards, Cartoons, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 29 Comments

CEO Dad to be made into animated short

A couple of people emailed me with the announcement that CNBC is developing an animated series based on Tom Stern’s comic strip CEO Dad. According to Hollywood Reporter, the initial plan is to create five one-minute animated shorts based on Tom’s strip that may run during prime-time programming. If all goes well, a full series […]

Posted on: Mar 23, 2007,  Section: Comic strips, Television, Comments: 1 Comment

Phil Hands wins best single editorial cartoon contest

A congratulations are in order for Phil Hands who has won the 2006 Wisconsin Excellence in Journalism award for best single editorial cartoon. Phil is at the Wisconsin State Journal. Placing second in that contest is Joe Heller who cartoons at the Green Bay Press-Gazette.

Posted on: Mar 23, 2007,  Section: Awards, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Phil Hands wins best single editorial cartoon contest

Italian cartooning contest looking for more american entrants

Nick Anderson writes in to bring attention to an international humor festival in Tolentino, Italy this summer. The organizers would like more american cartoonists to enter. The theme is: “Che fine ha fatto il maschio. Troppa mamma, troppa famiglia, troppo lavoro?” (translation: Where has the macho gone off to? Too many mummy’s boys, too many […]

Posted on: Mar 23, 2007,  Section: Contests, Comments: 2 Comments

Paper adds 10 new comics, drops 0

Comic strip fans in Sunbury PA have got to be happy. The local paper, The Daily Item has added 10 new strips without dropping any of the existing line-up according to E&P. The new features include: Brian Basset’s Adam@Home, Jerry Scott and Rick Kirkman’s Baby Blues, Tony Carrillo’s F Minus, Darby Conley’s Get Fuzzy, Wiley […]

Posted on: Mar 21, 2007,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 3 Comments

Tom the Dancing Bug cartoon detective absolutely dies

This week’s Tom the Dancing Bug has a tragic end for a character who has, well, ended before (17 times), but this time the death will be “absolutely final.” Those who may be shocked by the news may take comfort that the Sam Roland character’s death has been called “absolutely final” at least four other […]

Posted on: Mar 21, 2007,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Exhibit looking for best presidential election cartoons from 1960-2008

AAEC President Rob Rogers has put out a call for the best editorial cartoons for each presidential election since 1960 for an exhibit at American University’s Katzen Art Center entitled, “Running Out of Ink: 50 Years of Campaign Cartoons.” The exhibit will feature 80 framed original cartoons. Rob is asking fellow editorial cartoonists to send […]

Posted on: Mar 21, 2007,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

Nick Anderson posts his collection of Iraq War cartoons

To mark the 4th anniversary of the Iraq War, Houston Chronicle editorial cartoonist Nick Anderson has posted most of his editorial cartoons that he’s drawn on the topic since 2002. A quick count put the total number of cartons at about 70 – some I recognized from his portfolio that won him his Pulitzer.

Posted on: Mar 21, 2007,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Rogers, Rall, Stantis, Wilkinson to participate in war forum

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette editorial cartoonist Rob Rogers will moderate a illustrated panel presentation called “There’s Nothing Funny About War: Editorial Cartoonists Take Aim” on March 28th. The panel will include Ted Rall, Scott Stantis, and Signe Wilkinson. The event is free, but you must reserve your tickets.

Posted on: Mar 21, 2007,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Speaking Engagements, Comments: Comments Off on Rogers, Rall, Stantis, Wilkinson to participate in war forum

More audio interviews over at Cagle

Daryl Cagle has posted another audio interview, this time with M.e. Cohen. Scroll down to find the link on his blog.

Posted on: Mar 20, 2007,  Section: Interviews, Comments: 6 Comments

Dan Piraro seeks to auction cartoons to raise money for animal sanctuary

Dan Piraro is asking cartoonists to help raise money for an animal sanctuary in upstate New York by auctioning off cartoon originals. The last time a cartoon original auction was held for the sanctuary was in 2004 and according to Dan, “it made more money than any of our other fundraising events and the cartoon […]

Posted on: Mar 20, 2007,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Upcoming events at the Schulz Museum: Borgman, Scott, Jantze!

The Charles M. Schulz museum has a full schedule this spring. On March 31, they’ll uncover the nursery wall that Charles’ painted back in 1951 in his home that has since been restored. On April 21, Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman will be on hand to talk about their Zits feature. On May 5th – […]

Posted on: Mar 20, 2007,  Section: Exhibits, Comments: Comments Off on Upcoming events at the Schulz Museum: Borgman, Scott, Jantze!

Dilbert comic in business section irks readers

If you thought readers have strong opinions on their favorite comics, just wait until a paper moves their comics to different sections of the paper. Back in October the Hartford Courant placed Scott Adam’s Dilbert strip in the business section for “thematic” reasons. Karen Hunter, the paper’s “reader representative” has had a stead stream of […]

Posted on: Mar 20, 2007,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Comic page line up changes

Opus now appears in Tribune Democrat (Johnston, PA). First time Berkeley Breathed’s work has graced their pages…ever. The Capitol (MD) opines about how difficult it is to switch strips in and out of the funny pages but settles on adding the following for their Sunday selection: Pearls Before Swine Pickles and Non Sequitur. Outgoing strips […]

Posted on: Mar 19, 2007,  Section: Daily Cartoonist, Comments: 3 Comments