News Briefs for August 12, 2008

» Dennis the Menace cartoonist Marcus Hamilton will be a featured speaker at the Cartoonist and Illustrator’s Shop Talk at the Montford Community Center this Saturday. See web site for details.

» Liberty Meadows creator Frank Cho has re-signed an exclusive contract with Marvel comics. Newsarama has an interview with the details.

» Philadelphia Inquirer editorial cartoonist Tony Auth has illustrated a pirate book aimed at Pre-Teens.

» Sylvia creator Nicole Hollander will be a featured cartoonist at the OSU’s Cartoon Research Library on October 21. She’ll read from and discuss her 2007 book “Tales of Graceful Aging from the Planet Denial.”

» Kerry G. Johnson, a caricaturist and cartoonist was recently awarded first place in the National Press Club’s 2008 Art Exhibit Contest for his illustration entitled “Barack Obama’s Working it Out.”

» Baldo creators Hector Cantu and Carlos Castellanos recently polled their fans regarding their strip. Unsurprisingly, the results were favorable.

» David Kellett, creator of webcomic Sheldon has posted a video on how he draws Sheldon.

» The latest Comics Coast to Coast podcast features Baldo co-creator Carlos Castellanos.

» Mark Engel, who does the Prematurely Disappointed webcomic has a new site.