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Archives for February, 2008

Perry Bible Fellowship comes to an end

The alt-weekly and web comic darling, The Perry Bible Fellowship will come to an end according to its creator Nicholas Gurewitch. Nicholas cites, “I’ll be sending another PBF next Monday. After that, I’ll be discontinuing The PBF as a weekly strip.” By my calculation, PBF created just over 201 comics most of which have been […]

Posted on: Feb 20, 2008,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 10 Comments

Chicago Sun-Times recaps 60 years of editorial cartooning

The Chicago Sun-Times is celebrating its 60th birthday and part of that celebration is republishing some of the best cartoons of its history by its staff cartoonists: Bill Mauldin, John Fischetti, Jacob Burck and current cartoonist Jack Higgins. Visit web site for slideshow and to read the full article.

Posted on: Feb 20, 2008,  Section: Comic history, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Chicago Sun-Times recaps 60 years of editorial cartooning

Payne to Borgman: you’re missing the evolution

Detroit News editorial cartoonist Henry Payne has responded to Jim Borgman’s “February Q’s?” in which he asked if the editorial cartooning profession was due for a make-over. Henry responds: I think you have missed two evolutions in cartooning. First, the Oliphant formula has not been the newspaper standard for some time. Cartoonists as varied as […]

Posted on: Feb 20, 2008,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 31 Comments

Mexican cartoonist attempts to change Mexican policy regarding U.S.

Newsweek has an interesting article about a Mexican editorial cartoonist, Francisco “Paco” Calderon, who works for the Reforma newspaper and his struggle to influence Mexican policy in regard to its relationship with the United States. His contention is that Mexico has played the victim role far too long and that it should work to strengthen […]

Posted on: Feb 20, 2008,  Section: Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: Comments Off on Mexican cartoonist attempts to change Mexican policy regarding U.S.

Argyle Sweater inks calendar deal before syndication

In a rare development, the calendar rights to Scott Hilburn’s The Argyle Sweater have been snatched up by Borders even before the comic has entered into print syndication. Borders will sell The Argyle Sweater as one of its top 2009 calendar properties through all of its retail chains and mall kiosks nationwide.

Posted on: Feb 20, 2008,  Section: Comic strips, Licensing, Comments: Comments Off on Argyle Sweater inks calendar deal before syndication

Charlos Gary looking for reader input

Working It Out and Cafe Con Leche creator Charlos Gary will be doing a series of workplace cartoons entitled “10 Signs That Your Working for a Crazy Boss.” He’s soliciting ideas from his readers.

Posted on: Feb 19, 2008,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

17 Danish papers reprint Mohammed cartoons igniting another round of woldwide protests

After the arrest of three men for suspicion of plotting to kill famed Danish cartoonist Kurt Westergaard, 17 Danish papers have reprinted the 12 Mohammed cartoons “vowing to defend freedom of expression” and in doing so, igniting another round of worldwide protests. Pakistani youth rallied in Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar and other places burning the Danish […]

Posted on: Feb 19, 2008,  Section: Cartoons, International, Mohammed Cartoon, Comments: 21 Comments

News Briefs for February 15, 2008

The Comic Coast to Coast guys have posted part 2 of their interview with Wiley Miller. From a story about Dick Tracy creator Chester Gould’s daughter being nominated for an Edgar Award we learn that the Dick Tracy Museum in Woodstock IL will close in June for economic reasons. NPR interviewed editorial cartoonists KAL (The […]

Posted on: Feb 15, 2008,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Interviews, Museums, Comments: 3 Comments

Editorial cartoons submissions sought for presidential campaign book

The AAEC has posted a call for submissions for editorial cartoons to be published this fall in two campaign trail collections entitled “ROAD TO DENVER: The Race for the 2008 Democratic Nomination” and “ROAD TO MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL: The Race for the 2008 Republican Nomination.” The books will be published by Pelican Publishing in August. A […]

Posted on: Feb 15, 2008,  Section: Books, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Tom Richmond posts first of series on how to do caricatures

MAD Magazine cartoonist/illustrator Tom Richmond, has posted the first of a multi-part series on how to do caricatures. Iâ??ve been working with young caricaturists at theme parks for over two decades now, and Iâ??ve learned one very important lessonâ?¦ itâ??s impossible to teach someone to draw caricatures. I can teach them to DRAWâ?¦ that isnâ??t […]

Posted on: Feb 15, 2008,  Section: Cartoons, How-to, Comments: 3 Comments

Borgman: Isn’t this profession due for a makeover?

Blaming it on the February blahs, Cincinnati Enquirer’s Jim Borgman asks a series of questions regarding the state of editorial cartooning. He asks: Isn’t this profession due for a makeover? The last Renaissance was more than forty years ago when Oliphant came to the states (with Rigby, Low and Searle in his suitcase) and reinvented […]

Posted on: Feb 15, 2008,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 21 Comments

Universal Press syndicates “Magic in a Minute”

Magic in a Minute, a how-to comic on magic is now available through Universal Press Syndicate. This Sunday only feature, by Mac King (a Las Vegas magician) and illustrated by Bill King (Mac’s cousin), teaches children how to perform magic tricks. Magic in a Minute was previously syndicated through Tribune Media Syndicate. See samples:

Posted on: Feb 15, 2008,  Section: New Launches, Comments: 1 Comment

Two dailies close and shift strategies

Phil Hands writes in to alert us to the news that The Capital Times in Wisconsin has announced that they will be ending their daily version of their newspaper and replacing it with their web site. The paper will continue to print a twice weekly tabloid and expand it’s circulation to about 80,000 (currently under […]

Posted on: Feb 13, 2008,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 5 Comments

Four editorial cartoonists to speak at Columbia University (UPDATED)

Jimmy Margulies writes in to tell us that he and editorial cartoonists Matt Davies, M.E. Cohen and Adam Zyglis have been invited to speak at Columbia University by the Columbia Political Union. The union is a non-partisan organization to promote involvement in the political process and previous speakers have included Governor Howard Dean, Senator Orrin […]

Posted on: Feb 13, 2008,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Speaking Engagements, Comments: Comments Off on Four editorial cartoonists to speak at Columbia University (UPDATED)

Another Mohammad cartoonist murder plot discovered

Last September I reported that Swedish cartoonist Lars Vilks had a $100,000 reward on his head after one of his cartoons depicting the prophet Mohammad’s head on the body of a dog was published. It’s now being reported that the Sweden’s Economic Crimes Bureau conducted a raid of a home back in November and found […]

Posted on: Feb 13, 2008,  Section: Cartoons, Controversies, International, Comments: 1 Comment