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Archives for June, 2007

More Live Blogging Scheduled

MJ writes in to announce that this Friday he’ll be live blogging while he creates his editorial cartoon. Check it out this Friday at 12:00 pm (CST).

Posted on: Jun 27, 2007,  Section: Blogs, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Review: Cul De Sac by Richard Thompson

Cul De Sac © Richard Thompson; Distributed by Universal Press Syndicate Richard Thompson’s new feature Cul De Sac just might be the break away comic strip release this year and not because it has some big name endorsements from Bill Watterson and Pat Oliphant, but because it is a really polished feature that has some […]

Posted on: Jun 26, 2007,  Section: Comic strips, New Launches, Comments: 14 Comments

Mocca photo round up (Updated)

Mike Lynch has posted his photos from this last weekend’s Mocca Festival as well as posting links to other camera toting artist/bloggers who’ve posted their photos (scroll to bottom of page). UPDATE: Comics reporter has combined a much greater list of blogs, photos and news stories surrounding this year’s Mocca.

Posted on: Jun 26, 2007,  Section: Exhibits, Gatherings, Museums, Comments: Comments Off on Mocca photo round up (Updated)

J. B. Handelsman passes at age 85

New Yorker cartoonist J.B. Handelsman has passed away at the age of 85. According to his obituary in the New York Times, he had nearly a thousand cartoons published in the New Yorker. The Comics Reporter has more information along with several related links.

Posted on: Jun 26, 2007,  Section: Magazine cartoons, Obituary, Comments: 2 Comments

Cartoonists in the News: Larry Feign

Larry Feign, who gained international fame for his comic feature Lily Wong, was asked by CNN on his opinion of how Hong Kong is fairing 10 years after Britain handed over control of the city to China. “Everyone always thought Hong Kong would influence China,” Feign said. “What really surprises me and a lot of […]

Posted on: Jun 26, 2007,  Section: Cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Cartoonists in the News: Larry Feign

Paul Fell loses gig after flippant remark about newspaper’s ethical policy (UPDATED… again)

Paul Fell who has for years been the freelance cartoonist for the Lincoln Journal Star has been terminated as a contributing cartoonist over published remarks to MSNBC when they questioned him about a $450 contribution to a Democratic house candidate back in 2006. Paul was one of 144 journalists (or individuals working in the media […]

Posted on: Jun 25, 2007,  Section: Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 23 Comments

Marshall Ramsey passes 1st anniversary as blogger

A small shout-out to Clarion-Ledger editorial cartoonist Marshall Ramsey who, last Friday passed his first anniversary as a blogger along with his cartooning duties. Over the last year, Marshall has posted 2,414 posts (averaging 7-a-day). If you’ve kept up with his blog, he’s quite prolific (blogging 7 days a week) and entertaining. The blog is […]

Posted on: Jun 25, 2007,  Section: Blogs, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Miami Herald hold’s “Great Cartoonist Search”

For reasons I’m still trying to uncover, the Miami Herald is holding contest called the “Great Cartoonist Search” contest. The contest is open to any individual cartoonist or teams of two (must be U.S. resident and 18+ years old). To enter, submit three cartoons to the paper by July 24th. There will be three rounds […]

Posted on: Jun 25, 2007,  Section: Cartoons, Contests, Comments: 1 Comment

Meeting Mort Walker

The Beat blog posts a write up on bumping into Beetle Bailey creator Mort Walker and an update on the cartoon museum Mort has diligently worked on for so long. As it stands now, the art that was once housed in the museum is sitting in storage in Stamford, CT. Walker told us that Ohio […]

Posted on: Jun 25, 2007,  Section: Comic strips, Exhibits, Comments: Comments Off on Meeting Mort Walker

Borgman’s Summer Themed Cartoon Slideshow Posted

The Cincinnati Enquirer has posted a slide gallery called “Borgman in a summer mode” which shows nine editorial cartoons Jim Borgman has created on the topic of summer starting in 1986 through 2001. Classic Borgman stuff.

Posted on: Jun 25, 2007,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Borgman’s Summer Themed Cartoon Slideshow Posted

Shoe is safe from getting axe in Bristol Herald Courier

Just last week, I wrote that the Bristol Herald Courier was giving Jeff MacNelly’s Shoe the boot to make room for a new feature and that a good ol’ fashion paper ballot poll was underway to find out which new feature (Get Fuzzy, Zits, For Better For Worse and Pickles) ought to take its place. […]

Posted on: Jun 25, 2007,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Shoe is safe from getting axe in Bristol Herald Courier

Roger Armstrong passes at 89 (UPDATED)

I received an e-mail noting I haven’t posted anything about the recent passing of Roger Armstrong, who was a career cartoonist drawing Bugs Bunny and The Flintstones. In such passings, I struggle whether it is within the scope of this blog (which narrowly focuses on newspaper based cartooning) to mention the passing of other giants […]

Posted on: Jun 25, 2007,  Section: Obituary, Comments: 1 Comment

American University Museum to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Editorial Cartooning

I mentioned back in April that the AAEC was planning a exhibit of cartoons on the Bush Administration to coincide with their convention in D.C. in a couple of more weeks. Details on the exhibit have been announced. The exhibit is entitled “Bush Leaguers: Cartoonists Take on the White House” and will cartoons from over […]

Posted on: Jun 25, 2007,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Exhibits, Comments: 1 Comment

New Manga Musical Written by Jerry Robinson Scheduled for July

Jerry Robinson, co-author of Manga comic Astra, has a musical play based on the comic that will be performed at the Warehouse Theatre from July 7-14 in Washington D.C. The feature is a tongue-in-cheek parody about Astra who is “a fearless, no-fuss woman who visits Earth for the first time, attempting to save her all-female […]

Posted on: Jun 24, 2007,  Section: Cartoons, Comments: 1 Comment

Daily Cartoonist Upgraded

I’ve upgraded the blog software for this here blog. I’ve fixed a few issues that came up, but if you see anything misbehaving, please let me know so I can fix it. The next project – trimming the number of spam that is still getting through the spam blocker! Thanks, Alan

Posted on: Jun 23, 2007,  Section: Daily Cartoonist, Comments: Comments Off on Daily Cartoonist Upgraded