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Archives for May, 2007

Center for Cartoon Studies graduates its first class

The first graduating class of the Center for Cartoon Studies have been issued their diplomas and are out drumming up work to pay off their $30,000 tuition for the two year institution. More than 150 people crammed into the downtown opera house Saturday afternoon to watch the 18 cartoonists graduate. Commencement speaker Patrick McDonnell, the […]

Posted on: May 22, 2007,  Section: Cartoons, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Center for Cartoon Studies graduates its first class

News & Observer picks up Cafe Con Leche

The News & Observer has picked up Charlos Gary’s Cafe Con Leche as their current guest comic which will run through June 16. Readers can go to their forum and share their opinions about the feature as well as talk about other features that should be considered or dropped.

Posted on: May 22, 2007,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on News & Observer picks up Cafe Con Leche

Keith Knight wins Glyph Award (Updated)

Congrats to Keith Knight who takes home a Glyph Award for best comic strip for his K Chronicles feature. The Glyph Awards are given out yearly at the East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention in Philadelphia. Other nominees included Darrin Bell for Candorville and Watch Your Head by Cory Thomas. Hat tip to Comics […]

Posted on: May 22, 2007,  Section: Awards, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Keith Knight wins Glyph Award (Updated)

Pulitzers should include separate category for animation

Mike Keefe is another cartoonist that is openly advocating that animated editorial cartoons should not be judged along side of print editorial cartoonists. In a comment posted on Daryl Cagle’s blog, Mike responds to earlier comments by Scott Stantis I am a great fan of editorial cartoon animation and have tried my hand at it […]

Posted on: May 22, 2007,  Section: Animation, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Candorville reinstated in L.A. Times

Darrin Bell’s Candorville was dropped by the L.A. Times back in March along with La Cucaracha and Mallard Fillmore. While Lalo Alcaraz’s feature was quickly picked back up after reader protests, the others appeared to be permanently dropped. Earlier this month, Candorville was once again spotted in the Times – the reader feedback had reached […]

Posted on: May 22, 2007,  Section: Comic strips, Daily Cartoonist, Comments: 2 Comments

Matt Wuerker posts map of political blogosphere

Matt Wuerker, the editorial cartoonist who is shaking things up in D.C. (not his official title), has posted a very cool interactive map of the political blogosphere. If you’re a political junkie – this is a fun way to find more blogs to fill up your day reading more slanted demagoguery.

Posted on: May 22, 2007,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Matt Wuerker posts map of political blogosphere

Festival of Cartoon Art announces speakers line-up

Information regarding this year’s Festival of Cartoon Art has been posted on the OSU’s Cartoon Research Library’s web site. Scheduled speakers will include Nick Anderson, Ray Billingsley, Jules Feiffer, Mike Peters, R.C. Harvey, Ted Rall, Brian and Mort Walker. There are more lined up including authors, publishers and other notables. The schedule has also been […]

Posted on: May 22, 2007,  Section: Exhibits, Gatherings, Speaking Engagements, Comments: Comments Off on Festival of Cartoon Art announces speakers line-up

World’s longest comic strip attempted

Mark Pett, creator of Lucky Cow holds the Guinness World Record for the LARGEST comic strip. Back in June of 2003, he organized a fund-raising event for the local high school art department wherein students recreated a larger scale version of a Lucky Cow strip. As far as I know, that record still stands. You […]

Posted on: May 22, 2007,  Section: Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on World’s longest comic strip attempted

AAEC raises estimated $5,747 for Cartoons for the Classroom project

The 30 editorial cartoons that were auctioned off to raise money for the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists’ Cartoons for the Classroom program has garnered the AAEC an estimated $5,747 based on yesterday’s closing bidding numbers. The largest bid went for a Tom Toles original for $306.00 with 10 bidders. The most active bidding centered […]

Posted on: May 21, 2007,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 16 Comments

Wicks cartoon legal case coverage

Bryan Munn at Sequential, a blog that covers “Canadian Comix News & Culture,” has been following the Ben Wicks abandoned comic court case. Here’s review of Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, and Day 4. It appears that under Canadian law the defendants have to prove that the Wicks family had left it property behind […]

Posted on: May 18, 2007,  Section: Comic history, Controversies, Comments: Comments Off on Wicks cartoon legal case coverage

Calvin and Hobbes becomes animated on YouTube

From YouTube. I’m actually surprised at how well the animators tried to keep the original drawing style of Bill Watterson. The next thing I thought was, I’m really glad Bill never sold out and licensed C&H for animation. Watching the short did take away something from strip. Because the strip had no voices attached to […]

Posted on: May 18, 2007,  Section: Animation, Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: 8 Comments

Cartoonists in the news: Berkeley Breathed

Berkeley Breathed continues his book tour. He was interviewed by the Northwest Herald. Did you think “Bloom County” was going to be as successful as it was? The only reason that “Bloom County” worked in the ’80s is because I didn’t know what I was doing. I had no intentions of being any more of […]

Posted on: May 18, 2007,  Section: Books, Comic strips, Interviews, Comments: 52 Comments

How to go about syndicate the wrong way

Charles Brubaker writes in to point out attention to Chris Harding’s blog wherein he writes about his short-lived syndication deal (Feet of Clay) back in the 1997-1998. It’s a two part posting (one and two) and offers a glimpse behind the curtain into the demands a daily comics strip can have on one who may […]

Posted on: May 18, 2007,  Section: Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Newspaper drops its cartoonist over cartoon caper

The Adirondack Daily Enterprise has dropped the use of upstate New York freelance cartoonist Mark Wilson (aka “Marquil”) after they ran a cartoon critical of New York State’s handling of an armed standoff. Complaints flooded in and the paper caved (link provided goes to a google cached version of the story as the original is […]

Posted on: May 17, 2007,  Section: Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 9 Comments

“Art of Dick Tracy” exhibit to open in Chester Gould museum

More than a 100 examples of original Dick Tracy cartoons will be on display at a new exhibit called the “The Art of Dick Tracy: 75 Years of Crooks, Dames and Fedoras” at the Chester Gould-Dick Tracy Museum on June 22.

Posted on: May 17, 2007,  Section: Comic history, Comic strips, Exhibits, Comments: Comments Off on “Art of Dick Tracy” exhibit to open in Chester Gould museum