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Archives for March, 2008

Retro Geek ends run

Retro Geek, the newly launched feature by Steve Dickenson and Todd Clark has ended as of yesterday’s strip. According to Jan Guszynski, Director of Marketing for Tribune Media Services, the two creators made a decision to pursue other joint and independent projects.

Posted on: Mar 31, 2008,  Section: Comic strips, New Launches, Comments: 8 Comments

Al Jaffee profiled in New York Times

Al Jaffee, the MAD Magazine cartoonist who draws the MAD Fold-In and one of this year’s Reuben Award nominees has been profiled by the New York Times. An excerpt: So Mr. Jaffee became a writer-artist. And in 1964 he had an idea. Playboy, Life and other magazines had their lavish color fold-outs, so Mad, he […]

Posted on: Mar 31, 2008,  Section: Magazine Cartoonist Bloggers, Comments: 1 Comment

Rich Stevens interviewed

Comicmix.com has interviewed Rich Stevens regarding his long running webcomic Diesel Sweeties and its current foray into newspapers. Here’s an excerpt: Nearly 2000 strips and a newspaper syndication deal later, DS has evolved into an Internet phenomenon of sorts. The series is often held up as a prime example of the success an online-based comic […]

Posted on: Mar 31, 2008,  Section: Comic strips, Interviews, Comments: 1 Comment

Wiley Miller Interviewed

Wiley Miller, creator of Non Sequitur, was interviewed by the Kennebunkport Post. Nothing too new from this interview, but does an excellent recap of the Wiley’s history before Non Sequitur and how his feature came about. Here’s a sample: “When my friends and I would hang out I would just do little doodles on napkins. […]

Posted on: Mar 31, 2008,  Section: Comic strips, Interviews, Comments: 6 Comments

Ralf the Destroyer in development with United Media (UPDATED)

Scott Lincoln has posted a website to showcase his comic feature Ralf the Destroyer, a comic that he says is now in development with United Media Syndicate. Scott has worked for several years with Guy Gilchrist and had an inspirational strip called Solomon Road that was syndicated through D.B.R. Media for a couple of years. […]

Posted on: Mar 31, 2008,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 7 Comments

David Horsey apologizes for misinterpretation of his cartoon

Seattle Post-Intelligencer editorial cartoonist David Horsey found himself in an uncomfortable situation when one of his cartoons unintentionally offended many of the Jewish faith. The cartoon which ran last Thursday depicts two prodigal sons. The first, representing investment firms returning to a receptive father willing to bail him out and a second an individual home […]

Posted on: Mar 31, 2008,  Section: Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on David Horsey apologizes for misinterpretation of his cartoon

NCS Division Award candidates announced (mostly)

Most of the NCS Division Awards candidates have been posted. Here is the run down so far. Animation Feature Brad Bird, “Ratatouille” Sylvain Deboissy, “Surf’s up” David Silverman, “The Simpsons Movie” Television Animation Sandra Equiha &Amp; Jorge Gutierrez, “El Tigre: The Adventures, of Manny Rivera Stephen Silver, “Kim Possible” Richard Webber, “Purple and Brown” Book […]

Posted on: Mar 31, 2008,  Section: Awards, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: 3 Comments

Archived photos of legendary cartoonists

A Swedish cartoonist/blogger who has posted photos of some of the cartooning industry’s legendary cartoonists. Names like: Al Capp, Otto Soglow, Jimmy Swinnerton, Hal Foster, Westover, Goldberg, Hatlo and Chic Young. The first thing that jumps out at me is that they all wore ties. At their drawing board. Okay, so maybe it was for […]

Posted on: Mar 28, 2008,  Section: Comic history, Comments: Comments Off on Archived photos of legendary cartoonists

Chicago Tribune changing Sunday funnies to tabloid?

Mark Anderson writes on his blog that the Chicago Tribune is planning to change their Sunday comics from broadsheet to tabloid size. The comics appear to be tucked inside their section of “The Guide.” Below is the notice Mark posted. He’s promised to also post pictures when it comes out. Starting next Sunday, TV Week […]

Posted on: Mar 28, 2008,  Section: Newspaper industry, Comments: Comments Off on Chicago Tribune changing Sunday funnies to tabloid?

Sock Monkey and Perry Bible Fellowship exhibit planned

Nicholas Gurewitch, creator of Perry Bible Fellowship and Tony Millionaire creator of Sock Monkey will be sharing an exhibit that opens April 3rd in Portland OR and runs through April 30th. Nicholas will be at Floating World Comics on April 27th to sign books. Original art and oversized prints will be available for purchase.

Posted on: Mar 28, 2008,  Section: Comic strips, Exhibits, Comments: Comments Off on Sock Monkey and Perry Bible Fellowship exhibit planned

Second volume of Terry and the Pirates released

E&P reports that the second volume of the Milton Caniff’s classic Terry and the Pirates collection has been released. This second out of six volume is 352 pages with all the daily and Sunday strips that first appeared between 1937-1938.

Posted on: Mar 28, 2008,  Section: Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Conference call set up to talk about web comics (UPDATED)

For those who may have dropped out of the conversation regarding the web comics financial model (and what print/syndicated cartoonists can be learn from it), Scott has set up a call-in conference call for Friday at 7:00 p.m. EST. Here’s the details taken from the comment thread: Title: Cartoonist Meeting Episode Notes: re: the Daily […]

Posted on: Mar 27, 2008,  Section: web comics, Comments: 26 Comments

Sally Forth and Pearls Before Swine engage in new kind of cross-over (UPDATED, again)

Pearls Before Swine creator Stephan Pastis is know for his crossing over other comic strip characters and parodies of other strips. Today’s PBS brings in Ted Forth of Sally Forth asking the concierge of a hotel about finding a “date” as his wife is “homely and bland.” What may not be apparent is that Francesco […]

Posted on: Mar 27, 2008,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 5 Comments

New “Improved” Orphan Works Bill due out next week

A “new and improved” Orphan Works Bill is expected to be introduced to the House and Senate next week. The original Orphan Works bill was meant to make it easier for corporations to use creative works without compensating the creator if the creator cannot be found. The problem that the legislation would have created is […]

Posted on: Mar 27, 2008,  Section: Legal, Comments: 8 Comments

Please take this readership survey

I am running the following survey for the next week or so to learn a bit about my readers and why they come here, and how I might improve my coverage of the news that matters most to you. Please take a moment to fill out this 13 question survey. The results are important as […]

Posted on: Mar 26, 2008,  Section: Daily Cartoonist, Comments: 12 Comments