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Archives for April, 2008

Corey Pandolph Found Dead

Yesterday’s Non Sequitur featured a small easter egg for those looking into the details. In the fifth panel, The character “Joe” is holding a paper with the headline, “Corey Pandolph Found Dead At Gritty’s.” Corey Pandolph is the cartoonist for Elderberries, and creator of Toby, Robot Satan, and Barkeater Lake. Both he and Non Sequitur […]

Posted on: Apr 21, 2008,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 9 Comments relaunches in Web 2.0 fashion (UPDATED)

Dilbert creator Scott Adams has announced that has relaunched with a new design and a host of new features. Some of the features include allowing registered users the ability to rewrite the punch-lines and email them to friends. Readers can vote on the best submitted rewritten gags. The site has more animation provided by […]

Posted on: Apr 18, 2008,  Section: Web Sites, Comments: 6 Comments

News Briefs for April 18, 2008

» John Branch, editorial cartoonist for the San Antonio Express-News is featured in an exhibit called “Lines of Humor, Shades of Controversy: A Century of Student Cartooning at UNC” at the University of North Carolina’s Wilson Library in Chapel Hill. The exhibit runs through May 31. » Mark Tatulli has been interviewed by Chris Mautner […]

Posted on: Apr 18, 2008,  Section: Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Exhibits, Interviews, Comments: Comments Off on News Briefs for April 18, 2008

Allison Barrows’ PreTeena to come to end

Journal Register News is reporting that Allison Barrow’s PreTeena is coming to an end mid-May. “I didn’t want to stop,” Barrows said. “I love Teena and seeing how she deals with her world, but it was time to start another chapter in my own life.” That chapter appears to coincide with changes in her family […]

Posted on: Apr 18, 2008,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 39 Comments

KAL, Second City begin national comedy tour

Kevin (KAL) Kallaugher and Second City, an improv comedy company, have teamed up for a national tour entitled “The Art of Political Satire.” The show opens on April 21st in Atlanta and then moves to Durham North Carolina on the 24th and is described as a combination of “political improv and hands-on cartooning.” Other cities […]

Posted on: Apr 18, 2008,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on KAL, Second City begin national comedy tour

Jan Eliot to be guest cartoonist at Schulz Musuem

Jan Eliot, creator of Stone Soup, will the featured Cartoonist-in-residence at the Charles Schulz Museum on May 10th where visitors can see her work and talk with her about feature. Her feature is also featured in the current exhibit, “The Language of Lines: How Cartoonists Communicate.”

Posted on: Apr 18, 2008,  Section: Comic strips, Museums, Speaking Engagements, Comments: Comments Off on Jan Eliot to be guest cartoonist at Schulz Musuem

Jay Kennedy’s cartoon collection now at Ohio State Cartoon Research Library

Ohio State Cartoon Research Library has announced that Jay Kennedy, the former King Features Syndicate Editor in Chief, who died last year has bequeathed his entire collection to the library. The collection has more than 9,500 items and is considered one of the most extensive collections of underground comics in the world. Regarding Jay’s collection, […]

Posted on: Apr 18, 2008,  Section: Cartoons, Museums, Comments: 1 Comment

Tony Rubino is WP Meet the Comics Page guest

Tony Rubino, co-creator of Daddy’s Home, is this week’s Meet the Comics Page guest over on the Washington Post web site. The chat begins at 1 p.m. EST.

Posted on: Apr 18, 2008,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Tony Rubino is WP Meet the Comics Page guest

Richard Thompson named best DC cartoonist

Cul de Sac creator Richard Thompson was named this year’s Best Cartoonist by The Washington City Paper – a local best of for the Washington D.C. area. Regarding Richard, they write: Thompson is a local institution-in addition to scads of magazine work, his “Richard’s Poor Almanack” is one of the few things in the Saturday […]

Posted on: Apr 18, 2008,  Section: Awards, Comic strips, Comments: 7 Comments

NCSF awards 2007 scholarships

The National Cartoonist Society Foundation has awarded scholarship money to two Minneapolis College of Art and Design students, Christina Beard and Evan Palmer. Christina is specializing in character and game design and Evan is studying to be a traditional comic book artist. Both students are seniors. Tom Richmond, who attended the college’s Annual Partners in […]

Posted on: Apr 18, 2008,  Section: College cartoonists, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: Comments Off on NCSF awards 2007 scholarships

17 Cartoonist Unite for Abuse Cause

This Sunday, 17 cartoonists will join up their child characters to highlight April as Sexual Violence Awareness and National Child Abuse Prevention Month. On this day, Teresa Dowlatshahi’s Frog Applause will offer some sobering real-life statistics about abuse written in between the guest child characters. Like celebrities lending their names and faces to a good […]

Posted on: Apr 17, 2008,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 35 Comments

What’s to see at NY Comic-con (UPDATED)

The New York Comic-con is this weekend and there are many syndicated folks working the show. Here’s a run down of individuals and sessions of interest: Lee Nordling is moderating a panel entitled “Comic Strips for the 21st Century.” It is described as: Throughout the 20th Century, the comic strip rode the crest of newspaper […]

Posted on: Apr 16, 2008,  Section: Gatherings, Speaking Engagements, Comments: 9 Comments

Eric Devericks keeps his job for another day

Just received word from Seattle Times editorial cartoonist Eric Devericks that his position within the newspaper has been spared from the staffing cut backs that were announced last week.

Posted on: Apr 16, 2008,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

News Briefs for April 16, 2008

» Stacy Curtis has two new books from the Meghan Rose series that he illustrated. » The “Inside Peanuts: The Life and Art of Charles M. Schulz” exhibit currently running at the Toonseum in Pittsburgh has been extended until May 18th. » Mike Witmer, who does the Pinkerton webcomic on has signed a publishing […]

Posted on: Apr 16, 2008,  Section: Books, Comic history, Speaking Engagements, web comics, Comments: 12 Comments

SF Chronicle discusses their comic selection

Executive Datebook Editor for the San Francisco Chronicle, David Wiegand, has written a column about how his paper is trying to find a suitable replacement for the vacationing Doonesbury. They’ve been running Darrin Bell’s Candorville and have received mostly positive feedback. The feedback has also revealed other interesting opinions about Lio, which features readers want […]

Posted on: Apr 16, 2008,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 3 Comments