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Archives for September, 2007

Early Chic Young, Blondie Material Online

The ASIFA-Hollywood Animation Archive (A-HAA) blog has posted some great Chic Young and Blondie material that’s worth a few minutes of your time. Hat tip: Dirk Deppey

Posted on: Sep 26, 2007,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Early Chic Young, Blondie Material Online

Season 2 of Aaron McGruder’s Boondocks back on Adult Swim

Months after its rumored return, Aaron McGruder’s The Boondocks is scheduled to return to the Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim on October 8. The second season is only 15 episodes, but will feature the voice talent of many celebrities including: Busta Rhymes, Snoop Dogg, Ghostface Killah, Cee-lo, Lil Wayne, Donald Faison, Aisha Tyler, Kym Whitley, Tichina […]

Posted on: Sep 26, 2007,  Section: Animation, Television, Comments: 1 Comment

American Masters to highlight Charles Schulz

Peanuts creator Charles Schulz will featured on an upcoming episode of PBS’s “American Masters” program. The episode, according to E&P includes interviews with members of the Schulz family, Jules Feiffer, Lynn Johnston and Schulz biographer David Michaelis. The episode is scheduled for October 29th.

Posted on: Sep 25, 2007,  Section: Comic history, Television, Comments: 25 Comments

Canadian Editorial Cartoonist Peter Whalley Passes at Age 86

Canadian Editorial Cartoonist Peter Whalley, whose career started before World War II when he was 16 has passed away at the age of 86. The Gazette has an excellent article about his life and accomplishments. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Smith whom he married in 1948 and his three daughters.

Posted on: Sep 25, 2007,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Canadian Editorial Cartoonist Peter Whalley Passes at Age 86

Brad McMillan Passes at Age 61

Brad McMillan, whose editorial cartoons appeared in the Memphis Business Journal since 1983, has passed away at age 61. Brad originally taught english in Jackson Tennessee, but switched careers and moved to Memphis to pursue a career in art. He was a successful artist in Memphis in the 70’s and 80’s, eventually settling in Texas, […]

Posted on: Sep 25, 2007,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Brad McMillan Passes at Age 61

Clay Jones Talks Shop With Scott Stantis, Joel Pett and Matt Davies

Freelance-Star editorial cartoonst Clay Jones interviewed fellow cartoonists Scott Stantis, Joel Pett and Matt Davies to talk shop about various aspects of cartooning. Topics covered include: state of today’s cartoons, disagreeing with the paper’s positions, how does winning the Pulitzer affect your work, impact of blogs, and receiving hate mail. On that last topic, here […]

Posted on: Sep 25, 2007,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Interviews, Comments: Comments Off on Clay Jones Talks Shop With Scott Stantis, Joel Pett and Matt Davies

Self-Syndicated Outzkirts Appears In 50 Papers

I received an email from Dave Dotson regarding a couple of significant milestones for his self-syndicated feature Outzkirts. He reports that not only his his feature in 50 papers nation-wide but that he’s also picked up the Jacksonville Daily Progress, his first daily. He also mentions that the Kerrville Daily Times in Texas is planning […]

Posted on: Sep 25, 2007,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

Phil Frank Memorial Included Skewered Politician, Fans in Costume

Yesterday, a large memorial was held in honor of Phil Frank, who drew Farley for the San Francisco Chronicle for 22 years. The crowd neared 2000 people and a good number of them were dressed up in their favorite costumes based on characters in the strip. Attending the service included members of his family, Phil […]

Posted on: Sep 25, 2007,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 3 Comments

Pat Byrnes Expecting Second Child

A hearty congratulations are in order for Pat Byrnes, who does cartoons for the New Yorker and other newspapers, magazines. He and his wife are expecting their second child in March. His wife is Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan.

Posted on: Sep 25, 2007,  Section: Cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Pat Byrnes Expecting Second Child

Funny Page Line-ups Changes

Only a couple of line-up changes that I’m aware of. Candorville creator Darrin Bell reports on his blog that Lalo Alcaraz’ La Cucaracha has been dropped in favor of Alex Hallatt’s Arctic Circle. John Hambrock, creator of The Brilliant Mind of Edison Lee reports on his blog that his feature was recently dropped by Rocky […]

Posted on: Sep 25, 2007,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Funny Page Line-ups Changes

Lynn Johnston Honored by American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Lynn Johnston, creator of For Better or For Worse, will be presented a 2007 Media Award by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association bringing attention to “Aphasia” a disorder often brought out as a result of a stroke or brain injury. In her comic feature, the grandfather character struggles to regain his speech after a stroke. The […]

Posted on: Sep 25, 2007,  Section: Awards, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Lynn Johnston Honored by American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Chicago Tribune Outlines Reasons They Censored Get Fuzzy

Chicago Tribune Public Editor Timothy McNulty has written a response to many a questioning readers as to why a September 14th Get Fuzzy strip was yanked and what criteria does the paper use to determine whether a comic feature should be removed. Readers asked why the Sept. 14th Get Fuzzy, which used the words like […]

Posted on: Sep 24, 2007,  Section: Comic strips, Controversies, Comments: 5 Comments

Matt Bors’ editorial cartoons get picked up by United Feature (UPDATED)

Beginning today, Matt Bors’ editorial cartoons are syndicated through United Feature Syndicate. Matt will produce three cartoons a week in color and black and white. “Matt Bors is one of the most original and talented young cartoonists around,” said Ted Rall, Acquisition and Development Editor for United Media. “He infuses the traditional format of editorial […]

Posted on: Sep 24, 2007,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 9 Comments

Marshall Ramsey to Host Pretty Cow Contest at State Fair

Marshall Ramsey, editorial cartoonist for the Clarion-Ledger, has accepted an invitation to be a “Pretty Cow Contest” judge at this year’s Mississippi State Fair. Marshall has been a judge before.

Posted on: Sep 24, 2007,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Marshall Ramsey to Host Pretty Cow Contest at State Fair

Cartoonists Quit in Protest of Cartoonist’s Firing

Four cartoonists, whose works appear in the Cavalier Daily, have quit in protest over the firing of Grant Woolard who’s cartoon depicting nine naked black men fighting with chairs, sticks and boots with the caption of “Ethiopian Food Fight.” The departing cartoonists include Ellisha Marongelli, Joe Shaver, Chen Song and Laura Lin. Their departure leaves […]

Posted on: Sep 24, 2007,  Section: College cartoonists, Comments: 3 Comments