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Archives for June, 2008

Richard Thompson to be featured at Heroes Con

Cul De Sac creator Richard Thompson will be featured at this weekend’s Heroes Convention in Charlotte N.C. He will be interviewed by Comics Reporter Tom Spurgeon about art, caricature and the Otterloop family.

Posted on: Jun 19, 2008,  Section: Comic strips, Speaking Engagements, Comments: Comments Off on Richard Thompson to be featured at Heroes Con

Happy 30th Birthday Garfield round-up

Today marks Jim Davis’ 30th anniversary of the launch of Garfield. Here is a round up of all things Garfield for the day. News Articles The Times Online (Uk) takes a look at the Garfield empire that is estimated at $750 Million to $1 Billion last year. Newslink Indiana interviews Jim Davis. They’ve also posted […]

Posted on: Jun 19, 2008,  Section: Anniversaries, Comic strips, Comments: 7 Comments

Harvey Awards nominees announced

This year’s Harvey Award nominees have been released. in the category of Best Syndicated Strip or Panel, the nominees are: Doonesbury (Garry Trudeau), Get Fuzzy (Darby Conley), The K Chronicles (Keith Knight), The Mighty Motor-Sapiens, (Mark Wheatley, Daniel Krall, Robert Tinnell, MJ Butler, Craig Taillerfer, Matthew Plog, and Jerry Carr), and Mutts (Patrick McDonnell). In […]

Posted on: Jun 19, 2008,  Section: Awards, Comic strips, web comics, Comments: 1 Comment

Single and Looking to end this Sunday

Matt Janz’ Single and Looking will be coming to an end this Sunday. On his web site Matt writes that he’s pulling the feature due to lack of client newspapers. He continues: The infamous name change from “Out of the Gene Pool” in 2007 was a last effort to reach those close-minded, hairy-noseaphobic newspaper editors […]

Posted on: Jun 18, 2008,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 31 Comments

Discussion: Can a cartoonist plagiarize own work?

Earlier today, I posted a blurb about New York Post cartoonist Sean Delonas who is being criticized by some for running essentially the same cartoon twice – merely altering the drawing, or redrawing (tracing) it from a previous cartoon of his. Rob Tornoe, who was the first to point out Sean’s re-drawings, now alleges that […]

Posted on: Jun 17, 2008,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 55 Comments

Priggee Dad’s Day cartoon offends many

A Father’s Day cartoon drawn by Milt Priggee has garnered a strong reaction from military folks. The cartoon depicts a dead soldier with what may appear a blown off skull and leg, with a note lying next to him with the words, “We love you Dad.” Reader reactions and Milt’s reactions have been posted on […]

Posted on: Jun 17, 2008,  Section: Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 122 Comments

Sean Delonas catches flack for duplicating self

In what might be best described as Bad Cartoonist fodder, Sean Delonas, editorial cartoonists for the New York Post, is catching flack for drawing two near-identical cartoons that appear to be mirror images of each other. Politicker.com editorial cartoonist Rob Tornoe was the first to call attention to the cartoon, and yesterday Matt Bors leveled […]

Posted on: Jun 17, 2008,  Section: Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 14 Comments

Breen, Peters, Wilkinson to be Comic-Con guests

Editorial cartoonists Steve Breen, Mike Peters, and Signe Wilkinson are scheduled to appear at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con as special guests this July. Other notable guest include: Sergio Aragones, Kyle Baker, Lynda Barry, Ed Brubaker, and Al Jaffee. Hat tip: E&P.

Posted on: Jun 17, 2008,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Gatherings, Speaking Engagements, Comments: Comments Off on Breen, Peters, Wilkinson to be Comic-Con guests

The Cartoonist’s Cartoonists: Clay Bennett

Visit Clay’s work with the Chattanooga Times Free Press Not having spotlighted an editorial cartoonist in my Cartoonist’s Cartoonists feature, I wanted to make sure it was a cartoonist who had a unique artistic style. I’m happy to feature Chattanooga Times Free Press cartoonist Clay Bennett. Clay started his cartooning career while attending the University […]

Posted on: Jun 17, 2008,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comments: 5 Comments

John James Knudsen passes at age 85

Long-time AAEC member Jim Knudsen has passed away at the age of 85. Jim was a member for 48 of the association’s 51 years. He did cartoons for the Catholic publication Tidings and the paper that later became the The San Diego Union-Tribune, according to E&P.

Posted on: Jun 17, 2008,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on John James Knudsen passes at age 85

Scary Gary debuts; Doonesbury returns

Today marks the debut of Mark Buford’s Scary Gary – a Munster type strip with a 700 year-old vampire, a monster and disembodied head living in a jar who move into the suburbs. Along with the Knight Life and Pooch Cafe, Scary Gary is on trial mode at the News and Observer. Garry Trudeau’s Doonesbury […]

Posted on: Jun 16, 2008,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 4 Comments

Randy Glasbergen goes global

Randy Glasbergen, one of the most prolific cartoonists in the industry, has several projects that are going to be launching in various places around the world. Firstly, Randy has signed a 5-year contract with Recycled Paper Greetings (RPG). RPG will be adapting Randy’s single-panel cartoons to greeting card designs for holidays and other occasions. Randy’s […]

Posted on: Jun 16, 2008,  Section: Comic strips, Licensing, Comments: 10 Comments

The Cartoonist’s Cartoonists: Tom Batiuk

Visit Tom’s web site Check out Tom’s books Tom Batiuk began his cartooning career while teaching Jr. High in Elyria Ohio in 1970 when he created a comic panel for the Elyria Chronical-Telegram. The panel was the precursor to what later became his strip Funky Winkerbean that was launched in 1972. In 1979 Tom created […]

Posted on: Jun 16, 2008,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comments: 18 Comments

KAL to travel to Azerbaijan, China

The Economist editorial cartoonist Kevin “KAL” Kallaugher will be in Baku, Azerbaijan next week as part of a cultural visit organized by the US Embassy. He will open an exhibition of his political cartoons during the visit and address a wide range of groups including artists, journalists and diplomats. In July, Kal will be visiting […]

Posted on: Jun 13, 2008,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on KAL to travel to Azerbaijan, China

News Briefs for June 12, 2008

» Jeff Stahler has a new collection of his comic panel Moderately Confused out in book form. It’s entitled “21st Century Confusion: A Moderately Confused Collection” and can be had at Amazon.com or your nearest bookstore. » Todd Clark also has a new book collection for his comic Lola. Check it out on Amazon. » […]

Posted on: Jun 12, 2008,  Section: Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Interviews, web comics, Comments: 1 Comment