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Archives for November, 2007

News and Observer begins final comic strip polling

The News and Observer has begun it’s final polling after running seven guest features this last year. Also up for reader feedback are 10 regularly featured comic strips. The results will be published in January and they mention that they’ll keep an open spot for more trial features that they’ve wanted to get arond to […]

Posted on: Nov 29, 2007,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 37 Comments

Utah editorial cartoonist resigns after plagiarism claims

Park Record editorial cartoonist John Kilbourn was asked to resign after a Mad Magazine collector faxed a Mort Druker cartoon to a local NPR station reporter and the Park Record publishers pointing out similarities between it and a recent Kilbourn cartoon. Kilbourn admits to basing his cartoon off of the Druker cartoon, but claims he […]

Posted on: Nov 29, 2007,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 5 Comments

Did New Yorker cartoonist plagiarize from The Far Side?

Gelf magazine is wondering if a New Yorker cartoonist is plagiarizing a Gary Larson cartoon. In this week’s latest New Yorker is a cartoon by Lee Lorenz, a former art director at the magazine, which depicts a man feeding birds in a park and appears to be attacked and eaten by the birds. A very […]

Posted on: Nov 29, 2007,  Section: Comic strips, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 30 Comments

Nick Anderson’s animation is used on CNN/YouTube GOP debate (UPDATED)

Yesterday I mentioned that Houston Chronicle editorial cartoonist Nick Anderson had submitted three of his animations the GOP CNN/YouTube debate. One of the videos containing an animated Dick Chenney asking if the candidates would grant as much power to their vice president as President Bush has to his was used during the broadcast. Presidential candidates […]

Posted on: Nov 29, 2007,  Section: Animation, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Nick Anderson’s animation is used on CNN/YouTube GOP debate (UPDATED)

Tonight’s YouTube/CNN GOP debate might include video animation from Nick Anderson

Over on Nick Anderson’s blog, comes word that he has submitted three video animations for the CNN/YouTube GOP debate that will be held tonight. There we over 4,000 video questions submitted, so the chance of one of his being used is pretty small. Computerworld has reviewed the videos and have compiled their top 10 best […]

Posted on: Nov 28, 2007,  Section: Animation, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 4 Comments

Tom Richmond reviews OS X 10.5 Leopard

Tom Richmond has been running Apple’s new OS X 10.5 AKA Leopard for a while now. He’s posted an artist-centric review of the OS on his blog. He writes: A week or so ago Apple released the first update to Leopard in version 10.5.1. I had already installed Leopard on my MacBook Pro to get […]

Posted on: Nov 28, 2007,  Section: Technology, Comments: Comments Off on Tom Richmond reviews OS X 10.5 Leopard

Mort Walker to be featured on Mr. Media

Bob Andelman’s Mr. Media blog will feature Beetle Bailey creator Mort Walker next month. Right now, the featured guest is David Michaelis, biographer of the controvercial “Schulz and Peanuts” book. Mort was one my recent Cartoonist’s Cartoonists. Check out the cartoonists he admires or had an influence on him.

Posted on: Nov 28, 2007,  Section: Comic strips, Interviews, Comments: Comments Off on Mort Walker to be featured on Mr. Media

Zippy the Pinhead now in Brattleboro Reformer

The Brattleboro Reformer (VT) has announced that they have picked up Bill Griffith’s Zippy the Pinhead.

Posted on: Nov 28, 2007,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

Catch Chad Carpenter at Sears

Chad Carpenter, of self-syndicated, Tundra, is spending another holiday in the “Tundra Store” in the Sears Mall in Anchorage Alaska. As he reports: Every year between Thanksgiving & Christmas I have a “Tundra Store” in the Sears Mall in Anchorage. I spend my days schlepping my books, calendars, t-shirts, etc. to the unsuspecting public. Not […]

Posted on: Nov 27, 2007,  Section: Comic strips, Speaking Engagements, Comments: 3 Comments

Pat Bagley publishes Survival Guide for Utah

Salt Lake Tribune editorial cartoonist Pat Bagley has published a new book called “Bagley’s Survival Guide for Utah” a book that takes shots at Utah’s culture. In talking about his book, Pat says, We have a state that is unique; it’s like no other place in the world, and I think the people ought to […]

Posted on: Nov 27, 2007,  Section: Books, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Pat Bagley publishes Survival Guide for Utah

Patrick O’Connor to speak on the art of political satire

Los Angeles Daily News editorial cartoonist Patrick O’Connor will be speaking on November 29th on the topic of “The Art of Political Satire.” The event will be at the Burbank (CA) Public Library at 7 p.m.

Posted on: Nov 27, 2007,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Speaking Engagements, Comments: Comments Off on Patrick O’Connor to speak on the art of political satire

Scott Adams to blog less

Scott Adams announced on his blog that he intends to blog less (as in no longer daily) as the return on investment for his blogging has been disappointing. His original intent with the blog was to generate ad revenue, compile blog posts into a book, grow Dilbert audience, and create an outlet for non-Dilbert “artistic […]

Posted on: Nov 27, 2007,  Section: Blogs, Comments: 25 Comments

Tony Carrillo scheduled for book signing

F Minus creator Tony Carrillo will be at the Changing Hands Bookstore on December 15 (noon to 3 p.m.) in Tempe Arizona for a F Minus book signing. If you’re not in Arizona, you can purchase the book through Amazon.

Posted on: Nov 27, 2007,  Section: Books, Speaking Engagements, Comments: Comments Off on Tony Carrillo scheduled for book signing

Stay Tooned! coming in December

John Read has sent me a copy of the cover of the upcoming first edition of his Stay Tooned! magazine that will hopefully launch before Christmas Day. The cover offers original art from Marcus Hamilton (Dennis the Menace), John Rose (Barney Google and Snuffy Smith), Rob Corley (BoyRobo), Scott Stantis (Prickly City), Steven Butler (Sonic […]

Posted on: Nov 27, 2007,  Section: Publications, Comments: 16 Comments

The Cartoonist’s Cartoonists: Sandra Bell-Lundy

This week’s featured cartoonist is Sandra Bell-Lundy. Sandra’s feature, Between Friends, launched in 1994 and is loosely based on friendships with her close friends. It is now in over 130 papers. She recently wrote a series of blog posts about her road to syndication. Here is Sandra’s list of cartoonists that have inspired her or […]

Posted on: Nov 26, 2007,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comments: 11 Comments