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Archives for July, 2008

Norm Feuti posts syndication submission online

Last month, I told you that Retail creator Norm Feuti was working on a second strip entitled Gill. He has posted the Gill syndication submission online. He writes: Well, so far Gill has received a “pass” from both King Features and Universal Press. Both Brendan Burford (my editor at King) and John Glynn (the comic […]

Posted on: Jul 31, 2008,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 27 Comments

Hosting issues; TDC affected

The company that I host with has notified me that they applied an update last night to the server that The Daily Cartoonist runs on. The “fix” has caused issues that has affected whether TDC loads or not. The issue should be resolved soon, but until then, thanks for your patience. UPDATE: The site has […]

Posted on: Jul 31, 2008,  Section: Daily Cartoonist, Comments: Comments Off on Hosting issues; TDC affected

Garfield minus Garfield book announced

The Beat is reporting that Ballantine books will be printing a collection of the Garfield Minus Garfield strips by Dan Walsh. From their press release: The full-color book format will give readers the experience of having both the original and doctored Garfield strips together on the same page for comparison. Dublin, Ireland-based Garfield Minus Garfield […]

Posted on: Jul 31, 2008,  Section: Books, Comic strips, Comments: 16 Comments

Wash. Post gets special Candorville change

Last Friday’s Candorville contained language that the Washington Post objected to (the word “nuts” in the context of male anatomy). Instead of pulling Darrin Bell’s feature as they have in the past, Washington Post Writers Group (WPWG) Comics Editor Amy Lago says they were supplied an alternate version. Amy was quoted by E&P as saying, […]

Posted on: Jul 31, 2008,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 3 Comments

Ted Rall offers 3 cures for newspaper conundrum

Ted Rall writes in his column this week that newspapers could save themselves if they “take three audacious but absolutely essential steps, the print newspaper industry can save itself.” Those steps include: 1. taking newspapers offline, 2. copyrighting all articles they write, and 3. cut off the wire services. All of these steps, he argues […]

Posted on: Jul 30, 2008,  Section: Newspaper industry, Comments: 41 Comments

Tunisian nationals appeal to Supreme Court

The two tunisian nations that were arrested for allegedly planning to kill Danish cartoonist Kurt Westergaard will appeal their case to the Supreme Court. Last week an appeals court upheld a lower court ruling that the two should remain in jail pending their trial. The Supreme Court will decide whether they will hear the case.

Posted on: Jul 30, 2008,  Section: International, Comments: Comments Off on Tunisian nationals appeal to Supreme Court

News Briefs for July 29, 2008

» Dan Reynold’s Reynolds Unwrapped is now back on gocomics.com after a year or so hiatus. » You’ll Have That creator Wes Molebash has moved his strip to a new web site yhtcomic.com » Brooke McEldowney, creator of 9 Chickweed Lane and webcomic Pibgorn is updating the latter strip five times a week now. The […]

Posted on: Jul 29, 2008,  Section: Comic strips, web comics, Comments: 1 Comment

Freelancer loses gig after plagiarism claim

Jim Hope, who freelanced editorial cartoons for the Culpeper Star-Exponent, has reportedly lost his gig after someone questioned whether a recent cartoon was a bit too similar to a Nate Beeler cartoon. Clay Jones, cartoonist for the The Free Lance-Star, has posted the cartoons in question on his blog where he also talks about this […]

Posted on: Jul 29, 2008,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 13 Comments

Cartoon Art Museum features Briana Miller

The Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco will be spotlighting the art of Briana Miller starting on August 16th. Briana Miller is a Berkeley-born, East Bay resident who has lived in almost every city that touches the eastern side of the San Francisco Bay. She created her first comic in 2000 and quickly discovered what […]

Posted on: Jul 29, 2008,  Section: Exhibits, Museums, Comments: Comments Off on Cartoon Art Museum features Briana Miller

Toonseum exhibit to celebrate Pittsburgh birthday

The Pittsburgh based Toonseum has announced a new exhibit. To celebrate the city’s 250th birthday, the museum will feature original cartoon art from cartoonists spanning 50 years with artists such as Rob Rogers, Tim Menees, Tim Hartman, Randy Bish and Cy Hungerford. The exhibit is entitled “Drawn to the Hive” and runs from August 9 […]

Posted on: Jul 29, 2008,  Section: Exhibits, Museums, Comments: Comments Off on Toonseum exhibit to celebrate Pittsburgh birthday

New alt-comic monthly to debut in D.C.

As reported by Mike Rhode, a new 16 page alternative-comics monthly will debut on Friday. Part of line-up includes: Dan Archer, Pascal Blanchet, Ken Cursoe, Theo Ellsworth, Eamon Espey, Keith Knight, Morgan Pielli, Jesse Reklaw and Jen Sorenson.

Posted on: Jul 29, 2008,  Section: Alternative comics, Comments: Comments Off on New alt-comic monthly to debut in D.C.

Judge, Lasseter, Park win Winsor McCay Award

The International Animated Film Society has announced this year’s Winsor McCay winners are Mike Judge, John Lasseter and Nick Park. The award honors animators who are “best known as a prolific artist and pioneer in the art of comic strips and animation.” The three will receive trophies next January at the 36th annual Annie Awards. […]

Posted on: Jul 29, 2008,  Section: Animation, Awards, Comments: Comments Off on Judge, Lasseter, Park win Winsor McCay Award

Ces Marciuliano reviews first Bizarro substitute

As reported earlier, Sally Forth writer Francesco “Ces” Marciuliano is filling in for Bizarro creator Dan Piraro this week using his Medium Large comic material. The first one is out and you can read Ces’ review of it on his blog. If you like Medium Large, visit the official site.

Posted on: Jul 29, 2008,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Candidate draws webcomic to raise campaign funds

Sean Tevis is filing papers to run for the office of state representative in Kansas. The 39 year-old, first time politician was told he would need to raise nearly $26,000 to fund his campaign against the deeper pockets of his Republican competitor. After raising just over $1000 the traditional method of asking for donations from […]

Posted on: Jul 28, 2008,  Section: web comics, Comments: 6 Comments

Comic page changes

Some of these are a bit old. It seems that after the Doonesbury hiatus was over, the number of changes reported dropped and I just held the stories until there was a number of them to gather into one post. » The News Observer is trying out The Other Coast, Ollie and Quentin and Home […]

Posted on: Jul 28, 2008,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment