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Archives for May, 2008

Happy 70th Birthday, Mom!

Rarely do I diverge from the hard news of the cartoon industry, but I’d like to take a personal moment to wish my Mom a happy birthday today. I think turning 70 is a milestone that should be celebrated, but she doesn’t seem to think so. She’s a bit self-conscience about things like that. Because […]

Posted on: May 28, 2008,  Section: Off topic, Comments: 9 Comments

‘CartoonBombing’ Dutch Ministry organized

The Cartoonists Rights Network International (CRNI) has issued a call to cartoonists around the world to flood the Dutch Ministry of Justice with emails with their cartoons – all of their cartoons. According to CRNI, the arrest of Dutch cartoonist Gregorious Neskschot has been revealed that the Dutch Secret Service has a division “dedicated to […]

Posted on: May 28, 2008,  Section: International, Comments: 1 Comment

David Reddick launches ‘Legend of Bill’ webcomic

David Reddick, who draws The Trek Life, Gene’s Journal and Rod & Berry is now launching another online webcomic entitled Legend of Bill. Legend is about Bill who leaves his 9-5 job as a file intern in search of adventure with his sidekick, Frank (a blue dragon). The feature will be updated twice a week […]

Posted on: May 27, 2008,  Section: web comics, Comments: 1 Comment

Tributes or Plagiarism at the New Yorker?

The New Yorker is changing a Harry Bliss cartoon’s attribute on its website after a professor in Wisconsin contacted the magazine and then New York newspapers alerting them that the Bliss cartoon looked like a 1962 “Tales to Astonish” comic book cover by Jack Kirby. A spokesman for the New Yorker says that Harry’s attempt […]

Posted on: May 27, 2008,  Section: Controversies, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 5 Comments

Inspiration for Family Circus mom passes away

Bil Keane’s wife, Thelma, has passed away at the age of 82. Bil based the Family Circus mom character after his wife. “I give all the credit to my wife Thel who was the inspiration for all the cartoons,” Keane told the Republic. “She was very, very vital to any success that I had. When […]

Posted on: May 27, 2008,  Section: Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: 4 Comments

Al Jaffee wins Reuben Award for Outstanding Cartoonist

The National Cartoonist Society has awarded this year’s Reuben Award for the Outstanding Cartoonist of the year to Al Jaffee. Al is a legendary cartoonist who is best known for his MAD Magazine’s Fold-in. He joined Mad Magazine in 1964.

Posted on: May 24, 2008,  Section: Awards, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Comments: 15 Comments

Chad Carpenter wins Newspaper Panel Award

This year’s Newspaper Panel division award has been given to Chad Carpenter who draws the self-syndicated comic panel Tundra. Chad’s feature is one of the most successful self-syndicated strips in newspapers appear in over 200 papers in North America.

Posted on: May 24, 2008,  Section: Awards, Comic strips, Reuben, Comments: 3 Comments

Bill Schorr wins Editorial Cartoons Award

Bil Schorr was honored with this year’s NCS Division award in the category of Editorial Cartoons. “I’d like to thank Mike Ramirez for leaving one award for the rest of us,” Bill joked as he received the award.

Posted on: May 24, 2008,  Section: Awards, Editorial cartooning, Reuben, Comments: 6 Comments

Jim Meddick wins Newspaper Strips Award

Jim Meddick has been awarded Best Newspaper Strip by the NCS for his comic strip Monty

Posted on: May 24, 2008,  Section: Awards, Comic strips, Reuben, Comments: 11 Comments

Tom Richmond wins Advertising Illustration Award

Tom Richmond has been awarded the Advertising Illustration award. Tom is a MAD Magazine cartoonist since 2000. He won this division award previously in 2003.

Posted on: May 24, 2008,  Section: Awards, Illustration, Reuben, Comments: 1 Comment

Sandra Boynton wins Book Illustration Award

This year’s NCS divison award for Book Illustration goes to Sandra Boynton. Sandra’s career began in greeting cards and then into children’s board books. She’s also produced four albums based on her children’s books. She was honored with this year’s NCS Milton Caniff Lifetime Achievement Award.

Posted on: May 24, 2008,  Section: Awards, Books, Reuben, Comments: 2 Comments

Sean Kelly wins Newspaper Illustration Award

Sean Kelly was honored by the NCS in the category of Best Newspaper Illustration.

Posted on: May 24, 2008,  Section: Awards, Illustration, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on Sean Kelly wins Newspaper Illustration Award

David Silverman wins Animation Feature Award

This year’s NCS division award for Animated feature goes to David Silverman for his work on The Simpsons Movie. David was the director of The Simpsons movie as well as The Road to Eldorado and worked on Pixar’s Monster’s Inc.

Posted on: May 24, 2008,  Section: Animation, Awards, Reuben, Comments: 41 Comments

Stephen Silver win Television Animation Award

Stephen Silver has been awarded this year’s Television Animation division Award for his work on the television show Kim Possible. Currently Stephen is a character designer at Disney Television Animation and has done work for Warner Bros and Columbia Tristar.

Posted on: May 24, 2008,  Section: Animation, Reuben, Television, Comments: Comments Off on Stephen Silver win Television Animation Award

Mort Gerberg wins Gag Cartoons Award

Mort Gerberg was honored with the NCS division award for Gag Cartoons. He was also a presenter today.

Posted on: May 24, 2008,  Section: Awards, Magazine cartoons, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on Mort Gerberg wins Gag Cartoons Award