News Briefs for June 26, 2008

» Mike Keefe has won first place in the Best of the West award for journalism.

» Jerry Craft, creator of Mama’s Boyz, has illustrated a new children’s book called “Hillary’s Big Business Adventure” for children ages 4-8.

» Hong Kong-based cartoonist Larry Feign has had his comic strip Do Not Disturb adapted to stage and television. The comic strip, which only appears only on his website, attracted the attention of Former BBC script writer Lawrence Gray liked the premise of a work-at-home father as the basis for a live action television series.

» Tom Richmond’s MAD blog is celebrating its second anniversary. Congrats on a fine publication, Tom.

» Retail creator Norm Feuti is working on a second strip.

» Single and Looking (AKA Out of the Gene Pool) may have left newspapers, but fans can pick up a copy of Matt Janz’ book collection of the feature over at

» Keith Knight, creator of The Knight Life, was recently featured in the Washington Post’s “Meet the Comics Pages” online chat. Transcript has been posted.

» Ed Hall was recently honored in the first Sunshine Sunday Award for Editorial Cartoons. The award is presented by the First Amendment Foundation and is given to the best political cartoon created for Sunshine Week.