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Archives for April, 2007

Brendan Burford named King Feature’s comics editor

E&P is reporting that Brendan Burford has been named King Feature Syndicate’s comics editor. “Jay had planned for the inevitability of succession one day when he hired Brendan,” King President T.R. “Rocky” Shepard III said in a statement. “Brendan has worked side by side with Jay for the last seven years, and brings to his […]

Posted on: Apr 24, 2007,  Section: King Features, Comments: 1 Comment

Congrats to Brian Anderson

A hearty congratulations goes out to Dog Eat Doug creator Brian Anderson and his family for the new arrival of their son Liam Maxwell. Congrats Brian.

Posted on: Apr 23, 2007,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 7 Comments

Pibgorn leaves comics.com to find new home

Joshua Fruhlinger over at Comics Curmudgeon, posts news that Brooke McEldowney, 9 Chickweed Lante artist, has announced that Pibgorn has left comics.com to find a new home online. Here is the note: With United Media’s announcement that “Pibgorn” is to be discontinued, I have been inundated with e-mail, much of it agitated and distressed. I’m […]

Posted on: Apr 23, 2007,  Section: web comics, Comments: 2 Comments

Signe Wilkinson wins Overseas Press Club award

Signe Wilkinson, editorial cartoonist for the Daily News has been awarded the Overseas Press Club’s Thomas Nast Award for international cartooning – her third time for this award. Congratulations, Signe.

Posted on: Apr 20, 2007,  Section: Awards, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Signe Wilkinson wins Overseas Press Club award

Cagle rounds up controversial cartoons about the VT shootings

Over on Daryl Cagle’s blog, he’s posted the more controversial cartoons about the Virginia Tech shootings as well as the many gripes about them (scroll down). The two cartoons that are creating the most ruckus are Milt Priggee’s drawing of the letters “VT” drawn out in bodies as well as Rob Roger’s usage of imagery […]

Posted on: Apr 19, 2007,  Section: Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 5 Comments

Leigh Rubin creates animation short for indy film

According to E&p, Rubes cartoonist, Leigh Rubin has created an opening-sequence animation for an independent film entitled “Moola” that opens this Friday at the Newport Beach Film Festival in California

Posted on: Apr 19, 2007,  Section: Animation, Cartoons, Movies, Comments: Comments Off on Leigh Rubin creates animation short for indy film

Ward Sutton ends “Sutten Impact”

Ward Sutton, who created Sutten Impact 12 years ago has said that he’s ending the feature so he can concentrate on other projects. For the last 9 years, Sutten Impact has ran in the Village Voice along with other papers. He says: In the last couple weeks I made a big decision: to retire my […]

Posted on: Apr 19, 2007,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

Notes from the Jay Kennedy Memorial

If you haven’t visited Mike Lynch’s blog and read is write up regarding the recent Jay Kennedy Memorial, I suggest you do.

Posted on: Apr 18, 2007,  Section: Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Notes from the Jay Kennedy Memorial

Conservative blogger: Doonesbury not funny or factual

Garry Trudeau’s Doonesbury has been hitting conservatives pretty hard this last couple of weeks (and in many cases, deservedly so). At least one conservative blogger is taking issue with one Doonesbury that brings to light the fact that the family values banner waving GOP front-runners have a mired history of adultery and divorce. Trudeau is […]

Posted on: Apr 18, 2007,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 36 Comments

Scott McCloud: comic’s future to be online; Bill Griffith: and so what?

Two stories of interest on the topic of where the future lies for comics. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch looks at the grown of web comics and interviews the usual suspects, Scott Kurtz (PVP), Scott McCloud, and Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins of Penny Arcade fame. Scott McCloud: “It defies reason to think this isn’t a […]

Posted on: Apr 18, 2007,  Section: Comic strips, web comics, Comments: 3 Comments

Brad Gilchrist and Peter Menice launch “The Green House” this Sunday

Last March I told you about Brad Gilchrist and Peter Menice’s new comic strip The Green House which they are launching on Earth Day (this Sunday). The strip is going the route of self-syndication. Greener living is the long-term goal of Gilchrist and Menice, who are marketing their comics through Internet subscriptions and through self-syndication […]

Posted on: Apr 17, 2007,  Section: Comic strips, New Launches, Comments: 1 Comment

Cartoonists in the news: Doug Marlette

Doug Marlette recently spoke at the Virginia Commonwealth University on the topic of editorial cartooning. From the article: An example of one of his most influential cartoons was one from 1986 that featured a crying eagle looking up at the dark sky, in response to that year’s NASA space shuttle explosion. The cartoonist said he […]

Posted on: Apr 17, 2007,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Mohammed Cartoon, Speaking Engagements, Comments: Comments Off on Cartoonists in the news: Doug Marlette

Greg Evans wants to draw your blood

Greg Evans, who does the Luann comic, will be on hand this Saturday to draw sketches of from his comic for those who are donating blood during a blood drive at Valley Blood Services – something he’s done for 20 years now. Also on hand will be Doreen Dotson, the creator of Outskirtz. Greg is […]

Posted on: Apr 17, 2007,  Section: Comic strips, Speaking Engagements, Comments: 3 Comments

Kory Merritt wins 2007 Locher Award

State University of New York College at Brockport editorial cartoonist Kory Merritt has been awarded this year’s AAEC/John Locher Memorial Award for best college editorial cartoonist. As the designated winner, he’ll receive a free trip to this year’s AAEC convention in Washington D.C. First Runner-up for the award was Sam Ayres, of Yale University, and […]

Posted on: Apr 17, 2007,  Section: Awards, College cartoonists, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Kory Merritt wins 2007 Locher Award

Walt Handelsman wins second Pulitzer Prize

Walt Handelsman, editorial cartoonist for Newsday is this year’s Pulitzer Prize winner for editorial cartooning – his second such prize (the first was with the Times-Picayune in 1997). The Pulitzer committee said Handelsman’s was worthy of the high prize because of “his stark, sophisticated cartoons and his impressive use of zany animation.” This seemed to […]

Posted on: Apr 17, 2007,  Section: Awards, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Walt Handelsman wins second Pulitzer Prize