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Archives for October, 2008

Powell-traitor cartoon receives condemnation

A recent cartoon by Gordon Campbell is being called out of bounds due to its racially charged message depicting Revolutionary War general Benedict Arnold with a black face with the words “Benedict Powell… Race Patriot” referring to former Secretary of State Collin Powell as a traitor because of his endorsement of presidential nominee Barack Obama. […]

Posted on: Oct 21, 2008,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 31 Comments

The Stars of political cartooning

All month, Comic Book Resources has been posting profiles and samples of artwork from notable political cartoonists through American history. Due to a change in my work schedule, I’ve fallen behind in posting links to these artists. So here they are: ROLLIN KIRBY JAMES GILLRAY EDMUND DUFFY JAY NORWOOD â??DINGâ? DARLING GEORGE CRUIKSHANK PHILIP ZEC […]

Posted on: Oct 21, 2008,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Finding comic history using Google’s news archive

Charles Brubaker has been using Google’s news archive to look for gems of comic history. So far he’s found short run comics such as: Kelly & Duke (or just Kelly as it was titled in its first two years); Boomers Song by Seattle Post-Intelligencer editorial cartoonist David Horsey; Arnold by Kevin McCormick; Nutheads by famed […]

Posted on: Oct 21, 2008,  Section: Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Finding comic history using Google’s news archive

Rich Moyer posts new video on Obama’s change

Rich Moyer, creator of the formerly syndicated Ick comic panel, has posts new YouTube Obama animation parody of Barack Obama winning over the most racist Americans. So far the video has been viewed nearly 12,000 times. Rich wrote and animated the parody and Mike Kaminski did the voice portion. Rich was also Drew Litton’s animation […]

Posted on: Oct 21, 2008,  Section: Animation, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Rich Moyer posts new video on Obama’s change

KAL launches USDemocrazy with UMBC students

The Economist editorial cartoonist Kal Kallaugher (KAL), has launched a new informational web site called “US Democrazy” the was created by students and staff at University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). The site creators set out to capture the color and character of each of our 50 states. To help in this endeavor, KAL contacted […]

Posted on: Oct 21, 2008,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on KAL launches USDemocrazy with UMBC students

Mark Heath launches new gag panel web site

Mark Heath, creator of Spot the Frog, has launched a new web site to promote his gag panel cartoons. The web site offers visitors the opportunity to search and purchase a reprint license for his freelance cartoons.

Posted on: Oct 20, 2008,  Section: Magazine cartoons, Comments: 3 Comments

Clear Blue Water relaunches as webcomic

Clear Blue Water, which was dropped by Universal Press Syndicate last month, has been relaunched as a daily webcomic on Karen Montague-Reyes’ new web site. From her blog she writes about the transition: I am excited about the new direction and the new freedom this change brings with it, but sad about the fact that […]

Posted on: Oct 20, 2008,  Section: Comic strips, web comics, Comments: 5 Comments

Bok, Borgman, Luchovich roast Peters for charity

Editorial cartoonists Chip Bok, Jim Borgman and Mike Luckovich gathered in Dayton Ohio to roast Mike Peters for the annual Bipartisan Bash – a fundraiser for Kids Voting USA. Each of the cartoonists were able to share stories of their experiences with Mike over the years. The three that were “family friendly” and could be […]

Posted on: Oct 20, 2008,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

Aussie Bill Leak seriously injured in balcony fall

Australian cartoonist Bill Leak suffered a serious head injury after falling 3-4 meters off a balcony in the Mount White area of Australia’s central coast. He was reportedly feeding parrots with friends at the time of the fall. He was unconscious immediately after the fall and was flown by helicopter and had emergency brain surgery […]

Posted on: Oct 20, 2008,  Section: International, Comments: 1 Comment

GoComics allows adding comics to iGoogle page

Universal Press Syndicate’s uClick division has released a iGoogle gadget that allows anyone to view their favorite GoComics comic strips and editorial cartoons on their personalized iGoogle home pages. From the GoComic’s blog: We are truly excited here at Uclick to offer this new gadget, which was many months in the making. It gives iGoogle […]

Posted on: Oct 17, 2008,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 9 Comments

Which features are taking Opus Sunday slot? (UPDATED)

The legendary Opus is leaving the papers after November 2, but which features will take its place? I’ve asked the syndicates which features are being picked up to replace Berkeley Breathed‘s strip. Here’s what initial reports indicate: United Media reports that Pearls Before Swine has picked up four papers: Columbus Dispatch, Hartford Courant, Boulder (CO) […]

Posted on: Oct 17, 2008,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

VP candidate comments on Cagle cartoon

Tom Toles is not the only editorial cartoonist that is being watched by the Obama/Biden campaign. A CBS News blog reports that a Daryl Cagle cartoon was mentioned by Democratic VP nominee Joe Biden at an Ohio University rally yesterday. Biden remarked, “There’s a cartoon, I don’t know if you guys saw this, it’s John […]

Posted on: Oct 16, 2008,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 18 Comments

Webcomics Weekly News Roundup – October 14, 2008

» Comic Book Resources reports that Cartoon Network is developing a number of webcomics for television that competed on Zuda. The first treatment is Peter Timony’s Night Owls. Other possible animated series include: Bayou, High Moon, Black Cherry Bombshells and Supertron. » Randall Munroe’s XKCD joked that someone should create a program that reads your […]

Posted on: Oct 15, 2008,  Section: web comics, Comments: 12 Comments

Baldo to feature “El Muerto” (The Dead One)

Hector Cant’u and Carlos Castellanos’ Baldo comic strip will feature independent comic book superhero “El Muerto” (The Dead One) during the last week of October and on the first and second day of November – the Day of the Dead holiday for many Latinos. “The Day of the Dead is a special holiday for lots […]

Posted on: Oct 15, 2008,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

How do comics fit in the future of newspapers?

A couple of years ago, I posted a summary of an article that predicted the collapse of the print newspaper within a decade. We’ve had this conversation on this blog since then and the opinions vary. This last summer has been horrific for those in the business. Massive lay-offs, slumping stock values, unpaid debt. For […]

Posted on: Oct 14, 2008,  Section: Newspaper industry, Comments: 18 Comments