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Archives for January, 2008

News Briefs for January 31st

Stories of interest: Lafayette’s Bentley High School is putting on a musical based on Jim Toomey’s Sherman’s Lagoon. Allan Holtz has posted an Editor and Publisher article on Pogo creator Walt Kelly after he was awarded Cartoonist of the Year in 1952. An entertaining review of Doonesbury, Cathy, Dilbert, Garfield, 9 Chickweed Lane, and Family […]

Posted on: Jan 31, 2008,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 3 Comments

The Humble Stumble to end in March

Roy Schneider’s has confirmed that his feature The Humble Stumble strip will come to an end in March (8th for dailies, 9th for Sundays). The strip which was launched in 2000 was the result of a 13 year effort to become a syndicated cartoonist but Roy says that in the current comic market, it was […]

Posted on: Jan 31, 2008,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 61 Comments

Sandra Bell-Lundy posts more information on developing her strip with Jay Kennedy

Sandra Bell-Lundy, creator of Between Friends, has posted a fifth segment to her very interesting (and inspiring) history of getting into syndication. (See here for links to segments 1-4). In this last post, Sandra talks about insights into the development period with Jay Kennedy as her editor. She’s also posted a few of his notes […]

Posted on: Jan 31, 2008,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Sandra Bell-Lundy posts more information on developing her strip with Jay Kennedy

New Gil Thorp character named after fan

There is a new character in Gil Thorpe and it’s named after Andrew Gregory, a fan the strip. Neal Rubin, the current cartoonist for the feature adds a new character each year. Rubin, who is also a features columnist for the Detroit News, said by e-mail that he has to come up with new characters […]

Posted on: Jan 31, 2008,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on New Gil Thorp character named after fan

New book published about first African American woman cartoonist

University of Michigan Press is publishing a book about Jakie Ormes, the first African American woman cartoonist who created Torchy Brown which ran in papers between 1937 and 1956. The book in entitled, Jackie Ormes: The First African American Woman Cartoonist and is written by Nancy Goldstein. You can learn more about Jakie over on […]

Posted on: Jan 31, 2008,  Section: Books, Comments: 1 Comment

Last day to submit for The Jay Kennedy Memorial Scholarship

Today is the last day to apply for the Jay Kennedy Memorial Scholarship.

Posted on: Jan 31, 2008,  Section: College cartoonists, Comments: 3 Comments

Hawaii official demands censoring cartoon

Office of Hawaiian Affairs Chair Haunani Apoliona is taking issue with a recent cartoon published in The Hawaii Reporter poking fun at their Kau Inoa campaign to find Hawaiians willing to participate in a tribal government. The cartoon, which can be seen here, pokes fun at the campaign calling it “Cow Inoa.” Apoliona calls it […]

Posted on: Jan 30, 2008,  Section: Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 15 Comments

High school student cartoonists nets $24k scholarship

A Pontiac Central High School senior has been awarded a $24,000 scholarship to the College of Creative Studies in Detroit according to The Oakland Press. Tiffany Patterson received the award based on her portfolio showcasing editorial cartoons and other original work. She hopes “her political cartoons will grace the editorial pages of newspapers across the […]

Posted on: Jan 29, 2008,  Section: College cartoonists, Comments: Comments Off on High school student cartoonists nets $24k scholarship

Exhibits, exhibits and more exhibits

There are quite a few exhibits opening or getting press coverage. Here they are in no particular order. Pat Oliphant’s “Leadership: Oliphant Cartoons and Sculpture During the Bush Years” exhibit (I’ve blogged about it before) opens this Friday in Savanna Georgia. Pat will be on hand for the opening night. For those in the New […]

Posted on: Jan 29, 2008,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Exhibits, Comments: 2 Comments

Get the Daily Cartoonist on Twitter

If you’re hip to the Twitter scene, I’ve set up an account (dailycartoonist) that you can follow. Each day you’ll get the headlines from this blog as they’re posted as well as any cartoon related thoughts or activities that I’m having/doing. Think of it as this blog’s back channel. As with all Daily Cartoonist endeavors, […]

Posted on: Jan 28, 2008,  Section: Daily Cartoonist, Comments: Comments Off on Get the Daily Cartoonist on Twitter

Where to put Mallard Fillmore

The Public Editor for the News and Observer has written a column on their reader’s bemusing of Bruce Tinsley’s Mallard Fillmore placement on the funny pages while Garry Trudeau’s comic Doonesbury is squirreled alway on the op-ed pages. One reason for the inconsistent treatment of the politically flavored comics is the newspaper’s internal setup. The […]

Posted on: Jan 28, 2008,  Section: Comic strips, Controversies, Comments: 34 Comments

Comic changes for the week (UPDATED)

The News and Observer has picked up Signe Wilkinson’s Family Tree as their latest guest comic. Thad Ogburn, the features editor, mentions that last month’s trial comic, It’s All About You didn’t get much of a response, but he opines that may have been because so much discussion has been made of the paper’s decision […]

Posted on: Jan 28, 2008,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Pooch Cafe strips to be animated by RingTales

Paul Gilligan has announced that his feature Pooch Cafe is in works with RingTales to animate Pooch Cafe strips for distribution through the web, mobile phones. RingTales was co-founded by Michael Fry (Over the Hedge writer) with the objective of animating print comics. In my interview with Michael a year ago, he had mentioned that […]

Posted on: Jan 28, 2008,  Section: Animation, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Pooch Cafe strips to be animated by RingTales

Allison Barrows’ doodle sells for $1k at fund raiser auction

Allison Barrows, creator of Preteena, recently raised $1,000 for the annual “Doodle for Hunger” auction. The yearly celebrity auction helps fund the Capuchin Food Pantries in New York feed, clothe and provide counseling for the poor. This year’s event raised over $400,000. Allison’s doodle of PreTeen characters Teena, Stick and Jeri, started bidding at $350.

Posted on: Jan 25, 2008,  Section: Auctions, Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Universal Press to launch Argyle Sweater to newspapers (UPDATE)

Scott Hilburn’s Argyle Sweater has been picked up by Universal Press Syndicate. Argyle Sweater started out on uclick’s Comics Sherpa and then moved over to Gocomics in December of 2006. Scott’s feature has an April launch date (I’ll get a specific date soon). Universal Press has posted samples, and of course there are a lot […]

Posted on: Jan 25, 2008,  Section: Comic strips, New Launches, Comments: 89 Comments