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Archives for September, 2008

Matt Bors’ relation with Free Inquiry uncertain

Syndicated editorial cartoonist Matt Bors has issued a retraction to an earlier announcement that he was going to be a regular contributor to Free Inquiry magazine. The relationship between Matt and the magazine is still uncertain at this point. He writes: “I’m writing to perform the embarrassing act of retracting my press release announcing that […]

Posted on: Sep 30, 2008,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

News Briefs for September 30, 2008

» As reported earlier, Pooch Cafe creator Paul Gilligan created a plush toy version of main character Poncho to send around the world to fans who will take a picture of the stuffed animal in a notable locale and then send it on to the next fan. He’s already posted the first pics. » Dallas […]

Posted on: Sep 30, 2008,  Section: Auctions, Comic strips, Exhibits, Comments: 1 Comment

Bleeker one stop closer to TV animation

Jonathan Mahood, who’s web comic Bleeker the rechargeable dog, is one stop closer to seeing his comic creation on television. Radical Sheep Productions, who optioned his strip back in 2007 for television has made a deal with TVO to develop an animated comedic series for children. Script writing and animation design is already underway […]

Posted on: Sep 30, 2008,  Section: Animation, Comic strips, web comics, Comments: 7 Comments

Rob Cabrera starts “Super Tuesday” comic

Rob Cabrera, creator of Silo Roberts that was syndicated by United Media for two years before he ended the strip to focus on his graduate studies, has started a new comic strip inspired by this year’s presidential campaign. The new strip entitled Super Tuesday runs on his blog “Super Tuesday- the Comic Strip.” He tell […]

Posted on: Sep 29, 2008,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Peter Dunlap-Shohl leaving Anchorage Daily News

Peter Dunlap-Shohl, the editorial cartoonist with The Anchorage Daily New for the last 25 years, has been told his position is being eliminated and he’s accepted a buyout offer. This will be his last week with the paper. After this week, he plans on building a web site and doing freelance cartoons for the paper […]

Posted on: Sep 29, 2008,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 11 Comments

Good Morning Jim, welcome to the next stage

Good morning Jim. Hope today isn’t too odd not having to go into the office and work through another editorial cartoon. You can turn off the wonks and talking heads and enjoy the small, simple pleasure of the feeling the Strathmore paper as you brush away the eraser bits or watching ink flow over pencil […]

Posted on: Sep 29, 2008,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

Richard Crowson laid off from Wichita Eagle

Wichita Eagle editorial cartoonist Richard Crowson has been laid off from his newspaper as part of the McClatchy-wide staff reduction effort. The paper has dropped its workforce by 2% this year already. The parent company, McClatchy announced earlier that it was trimming 10 percent, or 1,150 full-time employees from its payroll. Richard told the Wichita […]

Posted on: Sep 29, 2008,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 7 Comments

Free Inquiry mag picks Bors as their cartoonist

Syndicated cartoonist Matt Bors has been selected by Free Inquiry magazine to be their regular cartoonist replacing Don Addis who has drawn for the magazine for decades. “He appears to have the right stuff and then some,” says Christopher Hitchens, a columnist for Free Inquiry. “If you already know, then you will know what I […]

Posted on: Sep 29, 2008,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Magazines, Comments: 5 Comments

Doonesbury, PBF, Complete Peanuts win Harvey award

With the Baltimore Comic-Con has drawn to a close and the Harvey Award winners were announced at their Saturday Gala. Among the winners included Doonesbury creator Garry Trudeau who won the award for Best Syndicated Strip or Panel. Fantagraphics Books received the Best Domestic Reprint Project award for I and Nicholas Gurewitch for Best On-line […]

Posted on: Sep 29, 2008,  Section: Awards, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Doonesbury, PBF, Complete Peanuts win Harvey award

AAEC responds to passage of Orphan Works Act

Ted Rall, president of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists (AAEC) has written an official response to the Senate passage of the Orphan Works Act. It is as follows: The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists (AAEC) is dismayed to learn that unscrupulous members of the U.S. Senate have taken advantage of Americans’ focus on the […]

Posted on: Sep 28, 2008,  Section: AAEC, Cartoons, Editorial cartooning, Legal, Comments: 16 Comments

Senate passes Orphan Works Act

I’ve received an e-mail from JP Trostle alerting me that the Senate has passed their version of the Orphan Works Act last night before the presidential debate. He opines that the timing of its passage was deliberate as the media and watchdog groups are distracted by the debates as well as the Wall Street economic […]

Posted on: Sep 27, 2008,  Section: Cartoons, Legal, Comments: 39 Comments

News Briefs for September 26, 2008

» E&P reports that Bill Rechin to continue ‘Crock’ comic after Don Wilder’s death. » Gary Varvel will speak at his local library on the Art of Political Cartooning on Oct. 12. » Rubes creator Leigh Rubin will be in Eugene OR on Oct 15-16. He’s speaking at the University of Oregon on the 16th. […]

Posted on: Sep 26, 2008,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

John Hart studios launches new web site

John Hart Studios has rolled out a new web site that features the daily B.C. and Wizard of Id comic strips along with a blog, character write-ups, and information about the current cartoonists working on the two strips, plus bios of the creators, Johnny Hart and Brant Parker.

Posted on: Sep 25, 2008,  Section: Comic strips, Web Sites, Comments: 2 Comments

Crock co-creator Don Wilder passes away at age 74

Mike Rhode and E&P are reporting that Crock co-creator and writer Don Wilder has passed away at the age of 74. Don created Crock along with Bill Rechin and Brant Parker in 1975.

Posted on: Sep 25, 2008,  Section: Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: 2 Comments

Celebrating 12 year anniversary. No posts today

Taking the day off to spend with my gorgeous wife, Brenda, to whom I’ve been married 12 years as of today. See you back here tomorrow!

Posted on: Sep 24, 2008,  Section: Daily Cartoonist, Comments: 14 Comments