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Archives for April, 2008

Sandra Bell-Lundy talks about her writing process

Between Friends creator Sandra Bell-Lunday has posted some insightful writings on her road to syndication. Now she’s posted a sneak peak at her brainstorming sessions by scanning a couple of pages from her notebooks so that you can see her writing, notes, and scribbles.

Posted on: Apr 30, 2008,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Sandra Bell-Lundy talks about her writing process

Herblock exhibit opens in Smithsonian

The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery will be opening an exhibit featuring famed editorial cartoonist Herbert “Herblock” Block in May. The exhibit, entitled “Herblock’s Presidents: ‘Puncturing Pomposity” features 40 political cartoons. The exhibition includes his depictions of Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald […]

Posted on: Apr 30, 2008,  Section: Exhibits, Museums, Comments: Comments Off on Herblock exhibit opens in Smithsonian

Bob Bierman passes at ag 86

British Columbia cartoonist Bob Bierman has passed away at the age of 86. Bob was the cartoonist for the Victoria Daily Times from 1962 to 1972. He left the paper after a newspaper strike and began work for the government. He was sued for libel in 1978 by a British Columbia cabinet member for a […]

Posted on: Apr 30, 2008,  Section: Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Bob Bierman passes at ag 86

Herblock book in works for 100th birthday

According to Mike Rhode, the Herb Block Foundation is working on an extensive book collection of Herblock’s cartoons to be released in time for his 100th birthday, October 13, 2009. The planned collection is said to include a DVD of 16,000 of his cartoons and a 4,000 word essay by Haynes Johnson, who was Herblock’s […]

Posted on: Apr 30, 2008,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Herblock book in works for 100th birthday

ToonSeum celebrates Free Comic Book Day

The ToonSeum at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh kicks off Free Comic Book Day and National Cartoonists Day with guests: editorial cartoonist Rob Rogers, illustrator Don Peoples, “Yo Gabba Gabba” animator Kris Boban and comic book artist Mike Corle. Visitors will be treated to cartooning demonstrations and performances, cartooning workshops, special “by request” drawings from […]

Posted on: Apr 29, 2008,  Section: Museums, Comments: Comments Off on ToonSeum celebrates Free Comic Book Day

Paul Combs ends TMS contract

Paul Combs, the former former Tampa Tribune editorial cartoonists, has ended his contract with Tribune Media Services. Paul has accepted a full-time position as a magazine illustrator. His last cartoon will be Friday May 2nd. Regarding Paul’s decision, Mary Elson, Managing Editor at TMS said, “Paul has some good opportunities, and we wish him the […]

Posted on: Apr 29, 2008,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

Mark Anderson release first collection book

Mark Anderson has released his first cartoon collection book through Lulu.com. The book is entitled “Rub My Tummy and It’s a Deal” and is 109 pages of business related cartoons. The book will also be sold through Amazon.com.

Posted on: Apr 29, 2008,  Section: Books, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 1 Comment

News Briefs for April 29, 2008

» The San Antonio Express-News interviews John Hambrock, creator of The Brilliant Mind of Edison Lee about his comic and has posted that interview as an MP3. » E&P notes that Somewhat Country, a local Sunday comic that has run in the Colorado’s Summit Daily News for the last 10 years is ending. The cartoonist […]

Posted on: Apr 29, 2008,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on News Briefs for April 29, 2008

Tom Richmond on the latest Orphan Act

MAD Magazine cartoonist Tom Richmond takes issue with an article written by Meredith L. Patterson entitled “Six Misconceptions About Orphaned Works” and why artist have no need to fear the 2008 version of the Orphan Works bill that is making its way through Congress. A week or two ago I found this sarcastic but reasonably […]

Posted on: Apr 29, 2008,  Section: Cartoons, Legal, Comments: 1 Comment

Get a free copy of Hogan’s Alley

Tom Heintjes, publisher of “Hogan’s Alley,” is renewing his Free Comic Book day offer this year. Anyone who emails him a request for a free copy of his magazine on Saturday, May 3rd, will receive a free copy of the magazine. The only stipulation is that the request must be received on May 3rd and […]

Posted on: Apr 29, 2008,  Section: Cartoons, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 3 Comments

KAL speaks to National Archives

Kevin “KAL” Kallaugher will be speaking at the National Archives in May regarding the evolution of political cartoons from two-dimensional print to 3-D animation. The lecture is entitled, “Moving Political Cartoons from Page to Screen” and will be on May 8th. On a related note, KAL has created his own video channel over on YouTube […]

Posted on: Apr 29, 2008,  Section: Animation, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on KAL speaks to National Archives

Comics in the 21st Century panel

Scott Lincoln, creator of Ralf the Destroyer, attended the “Comics in the 21st Century” panel at this year’s New York Comicon. He was able to record the session with a hand-held tape recorder and has converted it to MP3. You can download and listen to it from his web site. The recording runs about 53 […]

Posted on: Apr 29, 2008,  Section: Cartoons, Syndicates, Comments: Comments Off on Comics in the 21st Century panel

Clay Bennett wins 2007 Thomas Nast Award

Chattanooga Times Free Press editorial cartoonist Clay Bennett has won this year’s Thomas Nast Award for best cartoons on international affairs from the Overseas Press Club of America. The award was given for a portfolio of work while he was at The Christian Science Monitor. The judges noted, “his cartoons do what all great cartoons […]

Posted on: Apr 29, 2008,  Section: Awards, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

The Daily Cartoonist version 3.0 is now in beta!

The Daily Cartoonist will be going through some major changes over the next year and I’d like to invite you to check out the first change: a significant redesign and function of the blog. From my initial efforts in 2005, I’ve tried to maintain a professional level of reporting and I haven’t felt that the […]

Posted on: Apr 28, 2008,  Section: Blogs, Daily Cartoonist, Comments: 9 Comments

Jim Toomey hopes to create positive image of sharks

Sherman’s Lagoon creator Jim Toomey is working with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to help launch a campaign to change the bad reputation of sharks and advance greater protection for sharks in international waters. Currently sharks are being caught for their fins (for soup). “Finning” is illegal in American waters, but in international waters, […]

Posted on: Apr 28, 2008,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments