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Archives for April, 2008

Rex Babin doing animated editorial cartoons

Sacramento Bee editorial cartoonist Rex Babin has been doing animated editorial cartoons for his paper’s web site for about a year now, but as the public editor admits, “the paper has done a poor job of telling readers the animated cartoons even exist, let alone guiding them to the animations.” In all there are 10 […]

Posted on: Apr 28, 2008,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

Anyone else attending the Reuben Weekend?

I’ll be attending/covering this year’s NCS Reuben Weekend next month. From all that I hear, it’s a fun experience and I’m looking forward to it. If anyone is attending and would like to share the cost of the hotel room, I’m looking for a room-mate. Please contact me if you’re interested.

Posted on: Apr 25, 2008,  Section: Daily Cartoonist, Comments: 5 Comments

Closed today (UPDATED)

I’ve been working on a major redesign of this blog for the last month with a goal to post it live before May 1. I’m very close to doing that, but it’s taking a good chunk of my time. As such, I won’t be posting any news today. Sometime over the weekend, I’ll post a […]

Posted on: Apr 25, 2008,  Section: Daily Cartoonist, Comments: 2 Comments

Jay Kennedy Scholarship winner announced

The National Cartoonists Society Foundation (NCSF) announced the winner of the first annual Jay Kennedy Memorial Scholarship, Juana Medina, a sophomore at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). Medina edged out almost two hundred applicants for the award, which includes a $5,000.00 scholarship and a trip to the National Cartoonists Society’s Reuben Award convention. […]

Posted on: Apr 24, 2008,  Section: Awards, College cartoonists, Comments: 17 Comments

Vaughn Larson begins 3rd tour of duty

Editorial Cartoonist Vaughn Larson has begun his third tour of duty – this time to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. During his 12 month deployment, Vaughn will edit The Wire, a weekly news magazine and draw an occasional cartoon for the publication. He will also be responsible for escorting civilian media visiting Guantanamo. Vaughn was the news […]

Posted on: Apr 24, 2008,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Vaughn Larson begins 3rd tour of duty

Penny Arcade, PVP doing live online shows

Webcomics creators Mike Krahulik (Penny Arcade) and Scott Kurtz (Player Vs. Player) have both begun to stream live videos of them creating their cartoons according to NewTeeVee.com. Mike reports that his first video has been viewed 70,000 times and each “livecast” has about 1,000 visitors. Scott ays that his numbers are about half that for […]

Posted on: Apr 24, 2008,  Section: web comics, Comments: 2 Comments

Steve Brodner on Presidential figures

Watch New Yorker cartoonist Steve Brodner discuss and draw the current presidential candidates. Love his water coloring.

Posted on: Apr 22, 2008,  Section: Animation, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Oprah’s big givers get Luckovich cartoon

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution editorial cartoonist, Mike Luckovich, is helping out a local cause to raise money for Children’s Restoration Network by providing a limited edition cartoon to donors of Oprah’s Big Give Georgia. To receive the print, the donor must be one of the first 100 to donate $100 or more during the campaign. The […]

Posted on: Apr 22, 2008,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Oprah’s big givers get Luckovich cartoon

KAL unveils animated Barack, Hillary

Economist cartoonist Kevin “KAL” Kallaugher unveiled his animated Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton last night at Atlanta’s Alliance theater. You can see the video on the Economist’s web site.

Posted on: Apr 22, 2008,  Section: Animation, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 7 Comments

News Briefs for April 21, 2008

» Dave Astor talks to previous Pulitzer Prize winners about how the award has changed their life. » Universal is selling limited edition Lio and Pooch Cafe acetate cell prints. There are two Lio prints available. They’re 8×8″ and cost between $25 to $34. There is a 8×12″ Pooch Cafe print for $34. As Paul […]

Posted on: Apr 21, 2008,  Section: Comic strips, Interviews, Comments: 2 Comments

Yale student wins 2008 Locher Memorial Award

Sam Ayres, student editorial cartoonist for the Yale Daily News has been awarded this year’s AAEC/John Locher Memorial Award for best college cartoonist according to E&P. Sam is a Junior studying English and Political Science. He was a runner up to last year’s award. He’ll be honored at this year’s AAEC convention in San Antonio, […]

Posted on: Apr 21, 2008,  Section: Awards, College cartoonists, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Yale student wins 2008 Locher Memorial Award

King Feature artists go green on Earth Day

Forty-five King Feature cartoonists are taking part in a “first-of-its-kind comics event” tomorrow to commemorate the annual Earth Day. Every King Feature comic will mention or make a statement about Earth Day. Some serials like Judge Parker and Rex Morgan M.D. (both written by Woody Wilson), interrupt their normal story-line to display a single image […]

Posted on: Apr 21, 2008,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on King Feature artists go green on Earth Day

Kirkman, Scott headline Schulz Museum events

Baby Blues creators Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott will be at the Charles M. Schulz Museum this weekend for a two day fund-raising event. On Saturday night, the two will attend a Major Donors reception where they will speak about their work, talk to guests and sign books. On Sunday, April 27th, the museum will […]

Posted on: Apr 21, 2008,  Section: Comic strips, Museums, Comments: Comments Off on Kirkman, Scott headline Schulz Museum events

Dick Locher inducted to local hall of fame

As mentioned back in January, Chicago Tribune editorial cartoonist Dick Locher will be inducted into the Fox Valley Arts Hall of Fame this Thursday evening in a black tie affair in Geneva, IL. The honor was created to recognize artists affiliated with Fox Valley by birth, education, residence or service that have “achieved international or […]

Posted on: Apr 21, 2008,  Section: Awards, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Dick Locher inducted to local hall of fame

Dunlap-Shohl honored with First Amendment Award

Anchorage Daily News editorial cartoonist Peter Dunlap-Shohl was honored last Saturday night with Alaska Press Club’s First Amendment Award. In the nomination letter, his former editorial page editor wrote the following: Nearly three decades later, they still do. When Parkinson’s disease threatened his drawing capabilities, Peter learned new computer techniques and actually expanded his repertoire. […]

Posted on: Apr 21, 2008,  Section: Awards, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Dunlap-Shohl honored with First Amendment Award