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Archives for August, 2008

Creators to launch “The Barn” in October

Creators Syndicate will launch a new comic strip on October 27 entitled The Barn by Ralph Hagen. Ralph has been drawing professionally for over 30 years. He was the editorial cartoonist for two papers in Stony Plain, Alberta for 16 years and has been featured in The Saturday Evening Post, Reader’s Digest and has done […]

Posted on: Aug 26, 2008,  Section: Comic strips, New Launches, Comments: 5 Comments

Update on the comment section

Regarding yesterday’s post about closing down the comments, I am still receiving quite a few emails. Thank you all for the kind words of support and appreciation for the blog. Please feel free to continue to send me your thoughts. I read every one of them, though at this point, I won’t be able to […]

Posted on: Aug 25, 2008,  Section: Daily Cartoonist, Comments: Comments Off on Update on the comment section

United Feature to syndicate Mike Lester

Conservative editorial cartoonist Mike Lester has been picked up by United Feature Syndicate for national syndication. His cartoons will be available both in black and white as well as color starting September 1. Mike is the cartoonist for the Rome (GA) News-Tribune.

Posted on: Aug 25, 2008,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

New changes regarding comments

The tone and level of constructive discussion in the comment section of The Daily Cartoonist has degraded in the last few months. I have tried to have a very liberal, open policy (with only three small rules) hoping that the community could police those who became unruly, but the comments are no longer an intelligent […]

Posted on: Aug 25, 2008,  Section: Daily Cartoonist, Comments: Comments Off on New changes regarding comments

Jantze to replace Scott at Disney Toonfest

E&P is reporting that Jerry Scott will not be attending this year’s Toonfest due to a “medical condition requiring surgery” and that Michael Jantze will be joining Dave Coverly, Jan Eliot and Greg Evans instead. Toonfest is held each year in Walt Disney’s home town of Marceline MS and will be held on September 19-20. […]

Posted on: Aug 25, 2008,  Section: Speaking Engagements, Comments: Comments Off on Jantze to replace Scott at Disney Toonfest

Michael Jantze launches new Audio Comics feature

The Norm creator Michael Jantze has launched a new feature called “Audio Comics.” According to the Director of Animation at the Jantze Studio, Kelly McNutt, the emphasis of this new feature is the performance of the strip. Michael has named them Audio Comicsâ?¢ because the emphasis is on the performance of the strip; using motion […]

Posted on: Aug 25, 2008,  Section: Animation, Comic strips, Comments: 5 Comments

Cartoonist at the Democratic Convention round up

» Rob Rogers tries to find protestor, but can only find disgruntled Hillary supporters. » David Horsey explains why he isn’t attending this year’s convention. (h/t: Rob Tornoe) » Tom Tomorrow/Dan Perkins writes of his experience covering his fourth convention. » Denver locals Mike Keefe, Drew Litton and Ed Stein continue to post their cartoons. […]

Posted on: Aug 24, 2008,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Cartoonist at the Democratic Convention round up

Rob Rogers is cartooning from the DNC (UPDATED)

For those who follow politics like sports (blood sports, nowadays), today marks the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Denver, CO. Attending in person to cover the event is Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Rob Rogers. He’s posting his cartoons and musings on his new blog. Last week I reported that Drew Litton, the sports cartoonist […]

Posted on: Aug 24, 2008,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Rob Rogers is cartooning from the DNC (UPDATED)

Kevin Kallaugher hits stage, conventions

Kevin (KAL) Kallaugher is touring once again with the comedy group Second City. New shows are scheduled for October 7th in Philadelphia and on November 1st in New York City. See web site for details. Kal will also be attending both the Democratic and Republican conventions and providing daily sketches for the Economist’s web site […]

Posted on: Aug 22, 2008,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Speaking Engagements, Comments: Comments Off on Kevin Kallaugher hits stage, conventions

Dick Locher approaches 10,000 cartoon, retirement

Dick Locher has been the editorial cartoonist for the Chicago Tribune for 38 years and as he nears his 10,000 cartoon, he hints that it might be time to retire. In a story in the Telegraph Herald (Dubuque, IA) he says that he’s looking forward to other things. Locher. 79, also has drawn the syndicated […]

Posted on: Aug 22, 2008,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Dick Locher approaches 10,000 cartoon, retirement

Rare Arctic Circle caption contest created

The Daily Green, a web site dedicated to living green, is offering its readers a one-time caption contest of a cartoon created by Arctic Circle creator Alex Hallatt. The Daily Green editors will whittle the choices down to 10 and then Alex will pick the winner who will receive a signed and framed print with […]

Posted on: Aug 22, 2008,  Section: Contests, Comments: Comments Off on Rare Arctic Circle caption contest created

Drew Litton posts animations for DNC convention

Drew Litton, sports cartoonist for the Rocky Mountain News, has teamed up with Rich Moyer to produce five political animations in time for the Democratic National Convention that will be held in Denver starting the 25th of August. See the other four at Drew’s site.

Posted on: Aug 22, 2008,  Section: Animation, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

Mr. Media to interview Scott, Borgman, Kirkman

Bob Andelman (AKA Mr. Media) will be conducting a live interview with Jerry Scott, Jim Borgman and Rick Kirkman on Tuesday August 26th at 4 p.m. EST. The show is live and listeners can call in or participate via a webchat. See Bob’s Talkshoe site for details.

Posted on: Aug 21, 2008,  Section: Comic strips, Interviews, Comments: Comments Off on Mr. Media to interview Scott, Borgman, Kirkman

News Briefs for August 21, 2008

» Dan Piraro will be doing more stand up comedy in California on September 10, 11. » Dilbert creator Scott Adams was featured on ABC’s Medical Mysteries last Tuesday night. See my earlier article on his speech disorder that was featured on TV. » Zippy the Pinhead fans in Baltimore are working hard to get […]

Posted on: Aug 21, 2008,  Section: Comic strips, Mohammed Cartoon, Comments: Comments Off on News Briefs for August 21, 2008

Justin Bilicki wins Science Idol contest

The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) has announced this year’s winner of their Science Idol: Scientific Integrity Editorial Cartoon Contest. The winner is Justin Bilicki. The annual contest hopes to draw attention to the growing problem of political interference in federal government science. “It has become increasingly difficult to trust anything or anyone associated with […]

Posted on: Aug 21, 2008,  Section: Contests, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 6 Comments