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Archives for September, 2007

The International Comic Arts to Be Held at Library of Congress

E&P notes that The International Comic Arts will be at the Library of Congress this year (Oct. 18-20). Scheduled speakers include Kevin “Kal” Kallaugher and Robert Russell, founder of the Cartoonists Rights Network International.

Posted on: Sep 28, 2007,  Section: Cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on The International Comic Arts to Be Held at Library of Congress

Single and Looking now in Winston-Salem Journal

Matt Janz’ Single and Looking is in trial mode over at the Winston-Salem Journal. The announcement comes with an article explaining Matt’s recent decision to change the title of his feature, which used be called “Out of the Gene Pool.”

Posted on: Sep 28, 2007,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

The Golden Notebook, 50 Years of the AAEC: 1957-2007 Now Available

The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists (AAEC) have published a special limited-edition book celebrating the organization and its cartoonists. The book contains: The complete history of the worldâ??s oldest and largest organization for professional editorial cartoonists, from its founding to the rise of the internet. Reports on major speakers, panels, controversies and practical jokes at […]

Posted on: Sep 28, 2007,  Section: Books, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on The Golden Notebook, 50 Years of the AAEC: 1957-2007 Now Available

Party Toons Winners Announced

Jimmy Margulies won this year’s “Party Toons” – an editorial cartoonist contest sponsored by Drew Rougier-Chapman, the producer of Party Toons. Party Toons is a half-hour weekly political show built around editorial cartoons and political comedy. Mike Keefe of the Denver Post took second place, with a three-way tie between Justin Bilicki, Sage Stossel and […]

Posted on: Sep 28, 2007,  Section: Awards, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Nicole Hollander Interviewed on NPR About Upcoming Book

Sylvia creator Nicole Hollander was on NPR yesterday talking about her new book called “Tales of Graceful Aging from the Planet Denial.” The book is a humorous look at getting older. The book was published by Broadway book. From the description of the book: Nicole Hollander grew up in the nineteen-fifties, when women of a […]

Posted on: Sep 28, 2007,  Section: Books, Interviews, Comments: Comments Off on Nicole Hollander Interviewed on NPR About Upcoming Book

Lalo Alcaraz to Speak at Houston Book Festival

La Cucaracha creator Lalo Alcaraz will be speaking and signing books at the 5th Annual Houston Latino Book & Family Festival in Houston on Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday he’ll field questions from other attendees regarding his comic feature and then on Sunday he’ll panel a discussion entitled, “How to Be a World-Famous Cartoonist” where […]

Posted on: Sep 28, 2007,  Section: Comic strips, Speaking Engagements, Comments: Comments Off on Lalo Alcaraz to Speak at Houston Book Festival

Richard Thompson begins Cul de Sac blog

Richard Thompson, creator of Cul de Sac and Richard’s Poor Almanac has started blogging. The blog features sketches and an interesting story of a dinner with syndicate executives. It was only started Monday, so we’ll see where it goes.

Posted on: Sep 28, 2007,  Section: Blogs, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Richard Thompson begins Cul de Sac blog

Wiley Miller talks about Non Sequitur, Basil, and Maine

Comic Book Resources has an excellent interview with Non Sequitur creator Wiley Miller about all his feature, his book and his move to Maine. Was it hard to sell the syndicate on a strip without characters or themes, just focusing entirely on the funny? At the time, yes. I created this during a severe recession […]

Posted on: Sep 27, 2007,  Section: Comic strips, Interviews, Comments: 3 Comments

Bill Griffith to speak at Small Press Expo

Bill Griffith, creator of Zippy the PinHead will be a featured speaker at this year’s Small Press Expo (SPX) in Maryland on Oct. 12 and 13. Bill “will deliver a heavily illustrated slideshow talk about his life and work to date.” SPX will also present its 11th annual Ignatz award for outstanding achievement in comics […]

Posted on: Sep 27, 2007,  Section: Comic strips, Speaking Engagements, Comments: Comments Off on Bill Griffith to speak at Small Press Expo

3 Trends Most Likely to Impact Future of Newspaper Cartoons

While we all sit around trying to think of what the newspaper based cartooning industry is going to look like in the next 5-10 years, I’ve found three stories that I believe indicate factors and trends that will have a big impact on print cartooning. Firstly Gannett newspapers are looking to reduce their paper size […]

Posted on: Sep 27, 2007,  Section: Newspaper industry, Comments: 32 Comments

Excerpt from Charles Schulz biography in Vanity Fair

From Collected Comics Library blog, comes news that Vanity Fair is running an excerpt of the soon to be released biography of Charles Schulz. Link hat tip: Tom Spurgeon

Posted on: Sep 26, 2007,  Section: Books, Comic history, Comments: Comments Off on Excerpt from Charles Schulz biography in Vanity Fair

Nasty Editorial Cartoons Are Natural During Campaign Season

The Executive Editor of the Telegraph Herald (Dubuque IA), notes that most calls of complaints he gets from opinions on the editorial page is overwhelmingly about the editorial cartoons, but from a historical perspective, editorial cartoons have always been controversial. “Newspaper cartoons that ridicule and vilify rival presidential candidates have been seriously criticized in the […]

Posted on: Sep 26, 2007,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

Funky Winkerbean Character, Lisa Moore, to Pass Away October 4

I’ve received confirmation from King Features that the Funky Winkerbean character, Lisa Moore, will pass away on Thursday October 4. The story-line will ultimately conclude on October 26th upon which the comic feature will leap 10 years into the future and focus on the sons and daughters of the strip’s original characters. In addition to […]

Posted on: Sep 26, 2007,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 47 Comments

Readers Enjoy Hybrid for Better or for Worse

Readers of the Star-Gazette (Elmira, NY) were asked if they should replace Lynn Johnston’s For Better or For Worse now that it was 28 years old and starting to run old material. The response was 95% no. The paper has responded that it won’t drop the feature.

Posted on: Sep 26, 2007,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Readers Enjoy Hybrid for Better or for Worse

Gary Gianni Talks About His Work on Prince Valiant

Over on Comic Book Resources is a great, and lengthy interview with Gary Gianni who began to take over on the art work on Prince Valiant in 2000 while John Cullen Murphy transitioned out. Gary also talks about a Prince Valiant art book that is due out next year which will include reproductions of preliminaries, […]

Posted on: Sep 26, 2007,  Section: Books, Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment