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Archives for October, 2007

Current Non Sequitur storyline inspired by new Schulz biography?

Yesterday’s and today’s Non Sequitur by Wiley Miller are dealing with distorted biographies for the sake of selling more books. The storyline includes the Danae character questioning her father about his childhood with the intent to write her own distorted biography in the event he becomes famous. The timing of the material might suggest that […]

Posted on: Oct 31, 2007,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 18 Comments

Go see Baldo co-creators in Texas

Hector Cantu and Carlos Catellanos, the co-creators of Baldo are featured attendees of Wizard World, a comic convention in Texas on November 16-18.

Posted on: Oct 31, 2007,  Section: Comic strips, Speaking Engagements, Comments: 8 Comments

A big thanks to those purchasing Leopard through this blog

I want to take a moment and thank those individuals who purchased their Mac OS X Leopard upgrade through this blog. As of last night, four individuals have purchased either the family pack or the single license netting me a 6% commission on each purchase. Thank you.

Posted on: Oct 31, 2007,  Section: Daily Cartoonist, Comments: Comments Off on A big thanks to those purchasing Leopard through this blog

Schulz documentary boosts sells of controvercial biography

E&P did a bit of footwork and found that after Monday night’s viewing of Charles M. Schulz documentary on PBS’ American Masters the Amazon rating for the controvercial biography Schulz and Peanuts rose to 53rd place. The week before it hovered in 80s and 90s. On a related note, PBS is rerunning the documentary. Check […]

Posted on: Oct 31, 2007,  Section: Books, Comments: Comments Off on Schulz documentary boosts sells of controvercial biography

Charles Schulz remains on Top-earning deceased celebrities list

Every year Forbes tallies up the top-earning deceased celebrities and Charles M. Schulz is once again in the top five. Sparky comes in at #3 with $35 million behind John Lennon’s $44 million and Elvis Presely’s $49 million.

Posted on: Oct 30, 2007,  Section: Comic history, Comments: 2 Comments

Heart of the City feature to run encore storyline in November

Mark Tatulli’s Heat of the City will run an encore of a 2002 storyline to commemorate the anniversary of Kristallnacht. Kristallnacht, or “the night of broken glass,” refers to the terrifying sequence of events throughout Germany and parts of Austria on Nov. 9-10, 1938 as 8,000 Jewish villages, homes and businesses were swarmed and destroyed […]

Posted on: Oct 30, 2007,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 3 Comments

2 Halloween cartoon round-ups being posted

Clay Jones, editorial cartoonist for the Free Lance-Star, is putting together what he is calling the “Great Halloween Theme Editorial Cartoon Research Project.” For the last couple of weeks he’s been rounding up all the editorial cartoons over on the AAEC web site that are Halloweened themed. His list is now up to 63 cartoons. […]

Posted on: Oct 30, 2007,  Section: Blogs, Cartoons, Comments: 3 Comments

Bi-racial cartoons getting cold shoulder from newsppaers?

Charlos Gary, who launched Cafe Con Leche earlier this year about a Hispanic and African-American couple has asked if newspapers are ready to embrace strips with bi-racial characters. On his blog he writes: Looking around, I remember reading something about another cartoon about a bi-racial couple that didn’t find much success. I remember a comic […]

Posted on: Oct 30, 2007,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 21 Comments

Mark Tatulli talks about Lio and movie deals

I haven’t had a chance to listen to it, but this week’s Comics Coast to Coast guest is Mark Tatulli who talks about his feature Lio and the movie deal announced last week.

Posted on: Oct 30, 2007,  Section: Podcasts, Comments: 2 Comments

Schulz featured on tonights PBS American Masters program (OPEN DISCUSSSION)

A reminder that tonight’s PBS American Masters program is featuring Charles M. Schulz. Program begins at 9 p.m. EST. Meet back here tomorrow to discuss. Updated: I’m still watching the program (Mountain Standard Time) while I’m watching those on the East coast beginning to write in. Keep the comments coming. I’ll post my thoughts when […]

Posted on: Oct 29, 2007,  Section: Comic history, Television, Comments: 39 Comments

Mike Witmer’s Pinkerton picked up by Gocomics

Mike Witmer’s feature Pinkerton has been picked up on GoComics and will begin its daily run on November 5th. Mike also does the feature 44th Union Avenue that also appears on GoComics. You can see Pinkerton over on his web site, which will also continue to post the feature.

Posted on: Oct 29, 2007,  Section: web comics, Comments: 11 Comments

The Oshkosh Northwestern dropped Crankshaft’s rape cartoon

The Oshkosh Northwestern quietly dropped last week’s Crankshaft rape cartoon opting to run a replacement without notifying readers of the reasons behind the decision. It is not generally known but I have a gentleman’s agreement with Crankshaft. If he leaves me alone and behaves himself, I’ll leave him alone. I heard a lifetime of complaints […]

Posted on: Oct 29, 2007,  Section: Comic strips, Controversies, Comments: 31 Comments

Justin Bilicki doing weekly editorial cartoon for New York Press

E&P reports that Justin Bilicki will be doing a weekly local cartoon for The New York Press. You can see his lastest cartoon here.

Posted on: Oct 29, 2007,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Festival of Cartoon Art wrap up (UPDATED)

Mark Anderson attended the Festival of Cartoon Art and blogged the experience. Head over to Mark’s blog for his report on day 1 (day one photos), day 2. Mike Rhode has written up a short review as well as posting photos over on Flickr. UPDATE #1: Mark posts a final Q&A about his thoughts of […]

Posted on: Oct 29, 2007,  Section: Blogs, Festival of Cartoon Art, Gatherings, Comments: 6 Comments

Howard Huge dropped permanently from Parade Magazine?

Over on RACS, D.D.Degg reports that yesterday’s Parade magazine didn’t feature Bunny Hoest’s Howard Huge, a cartoon staple of the magazine since 1980. Earlier this month I reported that the magazine had begun running other cartoonists including cartoons by Dave Coverly, Carla Ventresca, Dan Piraro, Donna Barstow and Gary McCoy.

Posted on: Oct 29, 2007,  Section: Magazine cartoons, Comments: 34 Comments