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Archives for March, 2008

Daily Universe explains why it pulled Dilbert’s Hay-Soos

The Daily Universe, the campus newspaper of Brigham Young University, pulled Scott Adam’s Hay-Soos series and offers this explanation: Some recent letters to the editor have decried The Daily Universe’s decision to not print recent Dilbert cartoons because of inappropriate references to Jesus Christ. To be upfront about the issue, we make no apologies for […]

Posted on: Mar 20, 2008,  Section: Comic strips, Controversies, Comments: 13 Comments

Sherffius at Herblock Award ceremony: “I am angry”

Mike Rhode has an excellent write up after attending the award ceremony honoring John Sherffius as this year’s Herblock Award winner. His introduction noted that his portfolio was overwhelmingly critical of the Bush administration and when John spoke, he explained why. “I am angry…” at the Bush administration for a litany of failures and malfeasance […]

Posted on: Mar 20, 2008,  Section: Awards, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 8 Comments

Cagle yells YAHTZEE!

Daryl Cagle coined the phrase Yahtzee! when speaking of a number of editorial cartoonists using the same metaphor in their cartoons. He’s posted three different Yahtzees relating to recent news: The Olympic logo used as wheels of tanks; Pills coming out of the faucet; and a cuban cigar labeled “Castro” being nearly burned up.

Posted on: Mar 20, 2008,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Review: Creating comics goes social with Bitstrips

Bitstrips launched earlier this month as the latest new social web social 2.0 social web application to make webcomics easy. Did I mention that it was social? I was curious about the site both from a technical perspective and how it would treat comics. It was a big hit at this year’s South by South […]

Posted on: Mar 20, 2008,  Section: Technology, web comics, Comments: 4 Comments

My Cage announces contest winners; new blog

Last January, I reported that My Cage creators Ed Power and Melissa Dejesu were running a writing and fan art contest for their feature. They have announced the winners, as well as created a new blog for their feature. Winners of each contest will be featured in the strip. They’ve posted the drawings of the […]

Posted on: Mar 19, 2008,  Section: Comic strips, Contests, Comments: Comments Off on My Cage announces contest winners; new blog

Fourth Watterson archived editorial cartoon posted

With the demise of the Cincinnati Post, Matt Tauber has gone through the microfilm archives and pulled out some of Bill Watterson’s editorial cartoons. So far he’s posted four of his cartoons: see first, second, third (this is a well known, circulated cartoon) and finally a fourth one as well.

Posted on: Mar 19, 2008,  Section: Comic history, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 5 Comments

New K Chronicles collection to be released

Dark Horse Comics will release a “comprehensive” collection of Keith Knight’s The K Chronicles. The new volume will contain all comics of the first four collections that are now out of print. “Folks have been clamoring for this collection ever since my books went out of print,” says Knight “The fact that one of the […]

Posted on: Mar 19, 2008,  Section: Books, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on New K Chronicles collection to be released

Candorville pulled from papers, again

Darrin Bell’s Candorville was pulled from the Washington Post two weeks ago as well as the Detroit Free Press. The week long story-line involved character Lemont Brown interviewing the Secret Service why security for Barack Obama appeared to be lacking. According to one RACs reader who asked the Free Press Special Features and Syndicates Editor […]

Posted on: Mar 19, 2008,  Section: Comic strips, Controversies, Comments: Comments Off on Candorville pulled from papers, again

Two Boondock episodes yanked from U.S. to run in Canada

Two upcoming episodes of Aaron McGruder’s The Boondocks will not be viewed in the U.S. because the Cartoon network pulled them because “they savage another cable network, BET.” BET CEO Debra Lee is depicted in Sunday’s episode as Debra Lee-vil, a Dr. Evil clone who kills underlings and rants about creating a network “that would […]

Posted on: Mar 18, 2008,  Section: Animation, Controversies, Television, Comments: Comments Off on Two Boondock episodes yanked from U.S. to run in Canada

Liberty Meadows 10th Anniversary collection released this week

Last January I told you Frank Cho would be releasing a 10-year anniversary collection of his Liberty Meadows strip. Wednesday “Liberty Meadows 10th Anniversary Edition” will hit book shelves. It’s 176 pages and contains all the strips from the first nine collections plus a special introduction by Erik Larsen and never-before-seen college strips than started […]

Posted on: Mar 18, 2008,  Section: Anniversaries, Books, Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

John Sherffius wins Wilbur Award

John Sherffius, editorial cartoonist for the Daily Camera (Boulder, CO) has won this year’s Wilbur Award for outstanding work in the secular media addressing religious issues. John will be formally recognized in a banquet and ceremony on April 5th. John is also this year’s Herblock award winner.

Posted on: Mar 18, 2008,  Section: Awards, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on John Sherffius wins Wilbur Award

Dilbert strip offends those “not especially religious”

Last week’s Dilbert created a stir among those “not especially religious” for a story-line mocking Jesus in the weeks leading up to Easter according to Dilbert creator Scott Adams on his blog. See beginning of story-arc. This week’s series in Dilbert caused quite a stir. It featured a new guy in the office whose name […]

Posted on: Mar 18, 2008,  Section: Comic strips, Controversies, Comments: 74 Comments

Jackson Kilgore 1936-2008

I would like to take a moment to thank all those who posted their condolences and sympathies on the blog or took the time to e-mail me. My wife and I were genuinely touched by the outreach of so many people whom we’ve never met, yet somehow I can call friends. Yesterday, my mother-in-law laid […]

Posted on: Mar 18, 2008,  Section: Obituary, Comments: 4 Comments

Death in family; updates to be minimal

Blogging will be minimal at best on Friday and into next week as I attend to family matters. –Alan

Posted on: Mar 13, 2008,  Section: Daily Cartoonist, Comments: 57 Comments

Editorial cartoon exhibit dates extended out of public interest

The “Left, Right, & Wrong: Celebrating the Art of Editorial Cartooning” that opened up in Seattle last February has been extended until April 15 due to great public interest. The exhibit features the editorial cartoons of David Horsey, Pat Moriarity, Andrew Wahl, Peter Bagge, Donna Barr, Lew Andrus, Dan McConnell, and George Jartos. “Whether from […]

Posted on: Mar 12, 2008,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Exhibits, Comments: Comments Off on Editorial cartoon exhibit dates extended out of public interest