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Archives for November, 2007

John McPherson’s Close to Home Celebrates 15 years

John McPherson, creator of Close to Home will celebrate 15 years doing his single panel feature. After 5,000 comic panels, the ink well of ideas for some cartoonists might dry up, but not for McPherson. The key for “Close to Home’s” longevity is keeping things fresh. “I don’t have recurring characters or an ongoing storyline […]

Posted on: Nov 19, 2007,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 13 Comments

Dave Coverly on Comics Coast to Coast

Last weeks Comics Coast to Coast podcast featured Speed Bump creator Dave Coverly. Don’t forget to check out Dave’s Cartoonist’s Cartoonist profile and see which cartoonists he admires or influenced his work.

Posted on: Nov 19, 2007,  Section: Comic strips, Podcasts, Comments: Comments Off on Dave Coverly on Comics Coast to Coast

Dave Horsey publishes sixth, maybe seventh book

Seattle Post-Intelligencer editorial cartoonist Dave Horsey has a new book coming out entitled “Draw Quick, Shoot Straight.” The book is a collection of his cartoons from the last four years. Here’s Dave interviewing himself about the book: Horsey: Any cartoons about Bush? Horsey: Well, duh. (Snort of derision.) They take up pretty much half the […]

Posted on: Nov 19, 2007,  Section: Books, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

Civil War era editorial cartooning

There is an interesting article in the L.A. Times regarding editorial cartooning during the Civil War era in U.S. history. A new book is coming out entitled “Lines of Contention” by J.G. Lewin and P.J. Huff. One of the most difficult preconceived beliefs to abandon is of Abraham Lincoln as a revered, even sacrosanct figure. […]

Posted on: Nov 19, 2007,  Section: Comic history, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Civil War era editorial cartooning

Gary Clement honored by Ontario teachers association

The National Post editorial cartoonist Gary Clement has been honored with a leadership award by the Ontario Teachers Association for his “contribution to the study of history and social sciences.” In addition to his editorial cartoons, Gary also does illustration for children’s books. Hat tip: E&P

Posted on: Nov 16, 2007,  Section: Awards, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Gary Clement honored by Ontario teachers association

Tom Richmond to teach caricature, inking

Tom Richmond will be at a “mini-con” sponsored by the St. Louis chapter of the National Caricaturist Network on March 2-5, 2008. He’ll be the main speaker and will also be leading an inking workshop. The inking workshop, however, is a little different. While inking is mostly about cartooning and not about caricature, I thought […]

Posted on: Nov 16, 2007,  Section: Cartoons, Gatherings, Comments: 3 Comments

Mike Luckovich among international panel discussing cartoon controversy

Atlanta Journal Constitution editorial cartoonist Mike Luckovich was among eight international cartoonists that met on the campus of Emory University for a panel discussion entitled “Art of Controversy: Where to Draw the Line?” The panel included Palestine’s Baha Boukhari, Algeria’s Ali Dilem, New York’s Liza Donnelly, Turkey’s Piyale Madra, Israel’s Michel Kichka and Japan’s No-rio […]

Posted on: Nov 16, 2007,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Speaking Engagements, Comments: 1 Comment

Slate posts slideshow essay on Charles Schulz

Slate has posted a slideshow essay about Peanuts creator Charles Schulz. The slideshow is based on information found in David Michaelis’ book “Schulz and Peanuts.”

Posted on: Nov 16, 2007,  Section: Books, Comic history, Comments: 5 Comments

Matt Bors covers former UN Ambassador John Bolton forum

Syndicated editorial cartoonist Matt Bors attended Pacific University’s 25th annual Tom McCall Forum to hear former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton and Democratic Congressman Lee Hamilton (D-IN) debate on foreign policy. He wrote up a column and cartoon that was published in Campus Progress. So imagine my excitement earlier this month when I heard that Bolton […]

Posted on: Nov 15, 2007,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Watch Guy Endore-Kaiser and Rodd Perry’s creative process for Brevity

I wrote back in October that Brevity co-creators Rodd Perry and Guy Endore-Kaiser were going to be at a book signing at Borders. As part of a promotion of their upcoming calendar release, Border’s has posted a video of them walking through their creative process. It’s a funny video – lots of self-deprecating humor.

Posted on: Nov 15, 2007,  Section: Comic strips, video, Comments: 1 Comment

Chicago Tribune announces 2 changes to line up (UPDATED)

The Chicago Tribune has made two changes in their line-up. Starting this last Monday, they’ve added Bill Whitehead’s Free Range and Harry Bliss’ Bliss. To make room, they’ve dropped Dog Eat Doug and The Humble Stumble. Non Sequitur and Mister Boffo, which had previously ran as panels are now running as strips. UPDATED: The Tribune’s […]

Posted on: Nov 15, 2007,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

Celebrity auction includes autographed bowls from Jim Davis, Lynn Johnston and Bill Keane

An annual celebrity auction was held yesterday in Winnipeg Canada to raise funds for a local food bank. The annual Empty Bowls Dinner provides attendees a bread and soup dinner and a chance to bid on autographed bowls signed by Hollywood a-list celebrities, musicians, and cartoonists. Among the celebrity bowls included bowls signed by Family […]

Posted on: Nov 15, 2007,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Celebrity auction includes autographed bowls from Jim Davis, Lynn Johnston and Bill Keane

Betsy Streeter inspires kids with cartooning, art, animation

Brainwaves creator Betsy Streeter recently spent time at the Center of Arts, Technology and Science (CATS) to teach kids about cartooning, teaching art and animation. The local ABC affiliate was there and aired the segment on their “The View from the Bay.“

Posted on: Nov 14, 2007,  Section: Comic strips, Television, Comments: Comments Off on Betsy Streeter inspires kids with cartooning, art, animation

Patrick McDonnell talks about the origins of Mutts

The Cincinnati Enquirer has published a small interview with Mutts creator Patrick McDonnell about the origin of his feature. Q: Was (Mutts) difficult to create? A: The names were the tough part. For a long time, Earl was named Zero. I mentioned it to Charles Schulz, and he told me to name him after my […]

Posted on: Nov 14, 2007,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 6 Comments

Mike Luckovich’s Thanksgiving cartoon gallery

Over on the Atlantla Journal-Constitution’s web site, they’ve created a gallery of 12 of Mike Luckovich’s favorite editorial cartoons. Visitors are able to vote on each cartoon. The most popular one is a turkey, with axe in hand, ready to cut off the head of an Atlanta Falcon football player – clearly a favorite local […]

Posted on: Nov 13, 2007,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Mike Luckovich’s Thanksgiving cartoon gallery