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Archives for March, 2008

Beetle Bailey Collection to be released

Checker Book Publishing has teamed up with King Features to publish an early Beetle Bailey collection. The first book is entitled Mort Walker’s Beetle Bailey 1950-1952. The book should hit bookshelves in May or June of this year.

Posted on: Mar 26, 2008,  Section: Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

News Briefs for March 26, 2008

» Gary Varvel, editorial cartoonist for the Tribune-Star, Indianapolis Star visited middle school children to tell them about his job and how to deal with rejection and the benefits of working hard. » Namco has released “Dilbert Cubicle Chaos” – a mobile game based on Scott Adam’s Dilbert feature. The game also allows for downloading […]

Posted on: Mar 26, 2008,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on News Briefs for March 26, 2008

Early gag panels by legendary comic strip creators posted

Mike Lynch has dug up and posted a few early magazine gag panels that were published by B.C. creator Johnny Hart, Beetle Bailey creator Mort Walker, Dennis the Menace creator Hank Ketcham among others.

Posted on: Mar 25, 2008,  Section: Comic history, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Early gag panels by legendary comic strip creators posted

Wes Alexander passes at age 42

Wes Alexander, who’s comic strip Stormfield was syndicated through DBR Media, has passed away at the age of 42 of causes yet to be disclosed. According to Journalista!, his feature had reached 450 newspapers. You can read more about Wes over on the Great Lakes NCS chapter site.

Posted on: Mar 25, 2008,  Section: Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: 5 Comments

Nancy daily comic strip to be produced in color

Guy Gilchrist writes in to tell me that starting next week, the Nancy comic strip will be provided to subscribing newspapers and web sites in color. The decision was made to enhance the art on the web and have control over the coloring.

Posted on: Mar 25, 2008,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 3 Comments

Ted Rall, Rich Stevens, others debate webcomic impact on cartooning

Editorial cartoonist and United Media’s Acquisition and Development Editor Ted Rall, Rich Stevens, creator of online and print comic Diesel Sweeties, along with web cartoonist Dean Haspiel, Raina Telgemeier, Collen Venable were at the first Graphic Novel Symposium held on March 15th to discuss the impact and viability of webcomics in the cartooning industry. The […]

Posted on: Mar 25, 2008,  Section: Cartoons, Editorial cartooning, web comics, Comments: 266 Comments

Stu Rees to receive Silver T-Square Award

E&P is reporting that the National Cartoonists Society will honor Stu Rees with the Silver T-Square Award this year. Stu is being honored for the pro bono legal counsel that he has provided to the NCS.

Posted on: Mar 25, 2008,  Section: Awards, Reuben, Comments: 9 Comments

Garry Trudeau to be honored by Yale School of Medicine

Doonesbury creator Garry Trudeau will be awarded the Mental Health Advocacy Award from Yale School of Medicine for his portrayal of soldiers dealing with the challenges of returning from wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. He’ll be honored during the Department of Psychiatry’s Neuroscience 2008 symposium on April 5th. “The Mental Health Research Advocacy Award is […]

Posted on: Mar 25, 2008,  Section: Awards, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Garry Trudeau to be honored by Yale School of Medicine

Garry Trudeau’s Doonesbury is off on hiatus, papers begin replacements

Garry Trudeau, creator of Doonesbury announced earlier this month that he was taking a three month vacation. Subscribing papers could opt for three months of free re-runs. Some have opted to run guest comic polls. Here’s a break down of what I’ve read: » The Star-Gazette is running Scott Stantis’ Prickly City afer 61% of […]

Posted on: Mar 24, 2008,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 15 Comments

Pooch Cafe hits 3000 milestone

Paul Gilligan, creator of Pooch Cafe has mentioned that the 3000th Pooch Cafe comic ran last Thursday. The feature was first launched in 2000 with Copley News Syndicate but then moved to Universal in 2000. You can see the very first strip on his blog.

Posted on: Mar 24, 2008,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 3 Comments

Matt Bors creates new bi-weekly strip for ACLU

Syndicated editorial cartoonist Matt Bors launches a bi-weekly comic for the ACLU today. The feature is part of the ACLU’s StandUp campaign “that educates younger audiences about today’s pressing civil liberties issues.” “Matt’s cartoons are often about civil liberties violations and other injustices,” said Anthony Romero, ACLU executive director. “We’re excited to have someone as […]

Posted on: Mar 23, 2008,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

Richard Thompson nominated for Best Newspaper Comics Strip

Mike Rhode is reporting on his blog that Cul De Sac creator Richard Thompson has been nominated for a NCS division award in the category of best Newspaper Comic Strip. Congratulations Richard!

Posted on: Mar 23, 2008,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 5 Comments

Gordon Campbell to run on Cagle.com

Gordon Campbell, who was laid off last week from his editorial cartooning gig with the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, will now be seen on Cagle.com. Gordon will continue to freelance for his paper. To Daryl Cagle he wrote about his dismissal: (See the March 18 entry) And the year started out so promising, too! For […]

Posted on: Mar 21, 2008,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Gordon Campbell to run on Cagle.com

News briefs for March 21, 2008

» Steve Greenberg, editorial cartoonist for the Ventura County Star, will be the guest speaker at the Congregation B’nai Emet’s Shabbat service next Friday in Simi Valley, CA. » Jerry Craft, creator of Mama’s Boyz will teach a comic book course in April and May at Middle School University in Connecticut.

Posted on: Mar 21, 2008,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on News briefs for March 21, 2008

DBR Media closes

Mike Lynch is reporting that DBR Media is closing it’s doors. DBR is a smaller syndicate that distributes a few comics and editorial cartoons. Cartoonists associated with DBR include: Guy Gilchrist, Randy Glasbergen and editorial cartoonist Ed Hall. From an email sent to DBR contributers, executives wrote: “As you know, DBR Media has been experiencing […]

Posted on: Mar 20, 2008,  Section: Syndicates, Comments: 16 Comments