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Archives for April, 2007

B.C. is getting dropped – who’s picking up the spots

Even with B.C. being carried on by family, some papers (not a lot, mind you) are dropping the late Johnny Hart’s classic and replacing it with other features. Here is what I’ve tracked down this weekend. The Lexington Herald-Leader is going to drop B.C. and Wizard of Id and replace them with a new feature. […]

Posted on: Apr 30, 2007,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 21 Comments

Complete Peanuts 1963-1964 ships early

The Aaugh blog reports that The Complete Peanuts 1963-1964 is already shipping.

Posted on: Apr 26, 2007,  Section: Books, Comic strips, Daily Cartoonist, Comments: 2 Comments

Lynn Johnston to appear at two book signings

For Better of For Worse creator, Lynn Johnston, will be on hand on Saturday May 5th at North Bay Ontario to meet fans and sign books. She’ll also be in Sudbury Ontario on May 6th. Check her web site for time and location.

Posted on: Apr 26, 2007,  Section: Books, Comic strips, Speaking Engagements, Comments: Comments Off on Lynn Johnston to appear at two book signings

Walker, Grace, Van Amerongen to speak at Reuben Weekend

E&P has reported that Mort Walker (Beetle Bailey), Bud Grace (The Piranha Club), and Jerry Van Amerongen (Ballard Street) will be seminar speakers during the NCS Reuben Weekend that will be held on May 25-28 in Orlando FL.

Posted on: Apr 26, 2007,  Section: Gatherings, Speaking Engagements, Comments: 1 Comment

Signe Wilkinson is latest editorial animator; thoughts on judging animation

With all three of the Pulitzer Prize nominees having submitted animated editorial cartoons, I was beginning to wonder if that was the harbinger that ushers in the era of animated editorial cartoons (at least for those who want the “prize”). Signe Wilkinson is the latest to take a swing at animation. You can check it […]

Posted on: Apr 26, 2007,  Section: Animation, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 13 Comments

AAEC convention plans becoming more defined

Rob Rogers, AAEC president has posted an update on the AAEC convention schedule in Washington D.C. this year. Here are the events, speakers and sessions that have been lined up so far: As far as scheduled events, a pre-convention fund-raiser is scheduled for July 3rd to raise money for the AAEC. D.C. citizens are invited […]

Posted on: Apr 26, 2007,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Gatherings, Mohammed Cartoon, Comments: Comments Off on AAEC convention plans becoming more defined

AAEC creates new membership director position

AAEC president Rob Rogers has appointed Clay Bennett to a new position called “membership director.” On the AAEC web site, Rob writes that: Clay will be an ombudsman, of sorts, to new and existing members. He will appoint a small membership committee to discuss membership issues and bring those issues to the AAEC board. This […]

Posted on: Apr 26, 2007,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on AAEC creates new membership director position

Garry Trudeau to speak at Muhlenberg College; receive honorary degree

Doonesbury creator Garry Trudeau is scheduled to speak at the Muhlenberg College commencement on May 20th where he will also receive an honorary doctorate of humane letters. Hat tip to E&P.

Posted on: Apr 25, 2007,  Section: Awards, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Garry Trudeau to speak at Muhlenberg College; receive honorary degree

Philadelphia Cartoonists Society celebrates 10 years

Jeff Kilpatrick writes in to announce that the Philadelphia Cartoonist Society, which he co-founded, will be celebrating their 10 year anniversary on May 4th with a large art show that will include the artwork for over 20 of their members. The organization has over 80 members with 30 who are active participants including Andrew Hart […]

Posted on: Apr 25, 2007,  Section: Anniversaries, Cartoons, Exhibits, Gatherings, Comments: Comments Off on Philadelphia Cartoonists Society celebrates 10 years

Boy on a Stick and Slither debut today on comics.com

I received an email from Steven Cloud announcing that his web comic Boy on a Stick and Slither has been picked up by United Media to run on comics.com beginning today. From the press release: BOASAS is a strip that can be silly, profound, or even absurd. At times, it can be political, but not […]

Posted on: Apr 25, 2007,  Section: Comic strips, Daily Cartoonist, Comments: 11 Comments

Bad Reporter Don Asmussen wins Best of the West award

Bad Reporter cartoonist Don Asmussen has won the Best of the West award for editorial cartooning. The award is sponsored by First Amendment Funding – an Arizona non-profit group with an aim to promote freedom of information. Also placing second in this award is Dave Horsey of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, and third place goes to […]

Posted on: Apr 25, 2007,  Section: Awards, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Bad Reporter Don Asmussen wins Best of the West award

More details on Dan Piraro auction activities

Last month I told you that Dan Piraro was involved with an auction to help raise money for an animal sanctuary in upper-state New York and that other cartoonists’ work were also on the auction block. From Dan I learn that some of the other cartoonists’ work will include: Garry Trudeau, Patrick McDonnell, Carol Lay, […]

Posted on: Apr 25, 2007,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on More details on Dan Piraro auction activities

Definitive Milton Caniff biography to be released next month

From the AAEC web site comes news that R.C. Harvey’s biography of Milton Caniff, creator of Terry and the Pirates and Steve Canyon is due out next month. “Twenty-five years in the making,” Harvey joked: “I started on it in 1982, interviewing Caniff, who was still alive then, and I finished the first draft in […]

Posted on: Apr 24, 2007,  Section: Books, Comic history, Comments: 1 Comment

Saturday’s Dilbert strip pulled after Virginia Tech shootings

Saturday’s Dilbert strip was switched out with a repeat because the scheduled strip made a reference to serial killing and on the heels of the Virginia Tech shootings, Scott felt that would not be well received. From Scott Adam’s blog: Yes, today’s Dilbert comic (Saturday) is a repeat. Here’s the scoop. I submit my comics […]

Posted on: Apr 24, 2007,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

What the Duck in the news and bingo progress

Back in December and March, I told you about a comic submission called What the Duck by Aaron Johnson. He created a creative way to track the rejections of the submission progress. He’s heard back from everyone but King Features and had some interest from Universal Press. Check out the his bingo chart for more […]

Posted on: Apr 24, 2007,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 4 Comments