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Archives for November, 2008

Interviewed: Borgman, McDonnell, Feuti, Osborne

Here are a few of the interviews that took place last week: » Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s Warren Brown talks to formed Cincinnati Enquirer editorial cartoonist Jim Borgman. Look for the link to the right for the video piece that goes with this interview. » Mr. Media (AKA Bob Andleman) talks with Mutts creator Patrick McDonnell. […]

Posted on: Nov 17, 2008,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Interviews, Comments: Comments Off on Interviewed: Borgman, McDonnell, Feuti, Osborne

Nate Beeler wins 2008 Berryman Award

Washington Examiner editorial cartoonist Nate Beeler has won the 2008 Clifford K. Berryman and James T. Berryman Award for Editorial Cartooning. The annual award is sponsored by the National Press Foundation. The Berryman award will be presented to Nate during their Annual Awards Dinner in February. The judges, which included Ann Telnaes, said they were, […]

Posted on: Nov 17, 2008,  Section: Awards, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 5 Comments

Webcomic Weekly News Round up moved to Twitter

A few weeks ago I announced a weekly news round up of webcomic news. For those who follow the webcomic scene, you’ve noticed the weekly feature has languished. The big issue for me is that by waiting for each Wednesday to publish the round-up, some of the items are stale and finding time to gather, […]

Posted on: Nov 16, 2008,  Section: Daily Cartoonist, web comics, Comments: 6 Comments

Steve Kelley sues former newspaper employer

Former San Diego Union-Tribune editorial cartoonist Steve Kelley is suing his former employer for allegedly pressuring the current editorial cartoonist Steve Breen to not work with him on a collaborative comic strip that was due to launch this year. According to Voices of San Diego, an online newspaper, Kelley and Breen teamed up to create […]

Posted on: Nov 15, 2008,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Legal, Comments: 9 Comments

Rumors of Dick Tracy’s demise are premature

A recent Bob Harvey article has started a rumor that Tribune Media Services might be ending the Dick Tracy serial comic strip at the end of the year when its current writer/artist Dick Locher retires from editorial cartooning. The rumor has spread to the Gaylord Herald Times and then echoed by the Comics Reporter, but […]

Posted on: Nov 14, 2008,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Seattle Times lays off Eric Devericks

Just received confirmation that Eric Devericks, editorial cartoonist for the Seattle Times, has been laid off along with 40 to 50 others. Eric’s position was on the cutting block earlier this year, but was spared after enough staffers took a voluntary buyout. On this round, only about half of the necessary cuts were voluntary. As […]

Posted on: Nov 14, 2008,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 9 Comments

Interviews and profiles

There have been a couple of interviews and profiles that have been posted lately. The Daily Interview has interviewed Chattanooga Times Free Press editorial cartoonist Clay Bennett (see parts 1, 2 and 3) and The Hippo has profiled top cartoonists living in New Hampshire which includes: magazine gag cartoonist Mike Lynch, Six Chix cartoonist Stephanie […]

Posted on: Nov 14, 2008,  Section: Cartoons, Comic strips, Interviews, Comments: Comments Off on Interviews and profiles

Brad Anderson to appear on Animal Planet

Brad Anderson, the creator of Mamaduke, will be on Animal Planet’s “Dogs 101/Cats 101” this Saturday (8 p.m. ET/PT) and then again on Sunday. The program offers viewers just about everything they want to know about different breeds of cats and dogs. Brad’s episode will of course highlight his own Great Danes. “I am so […]

Posted on: Nov 14, 2008,  Section: Comic strips, Television, Comments: Comments Off on Brad Anderson to appear on Animal Planet

Self syndication seminar update

As mentioned back in August, Bill Kellogg, the Marketing Director behind Tundra, proposed hosting a self-syndication seminar in Las Vegas for early spring. Due to scheduling conflicts, the seminar is being pushed back to September or October of 2009. He has confirmed to me that Amy Lago, comics editor at Washington Post Writers Group, will […]

Posted on: Nov 13, 2008,  Section: Cartoons, Comic strips, Gatherings, Self Syndication, Comments: 8 Comments

Altered Wizard of Id making rounds on Internet

An 2004 Wizard of Id made its way around the Internet this year with an altered punch-line aimed to insinuate that unintelligent people vote Democratic. The joke is set up by Rodney, the cowardly knight, asking if voters shouldn’t be required to take an intelligence test to vote. Here is the altered comic: After receiving […]

Posted on: Nov 13, 2008,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 13 Comments

Obama win defeats Kenyan cartoonist plans for world peace

Godfrey Amon Mwampembwa (goes by the name Gado), a Kenyan-based cartoonist heading to the U.N.’s Cartooning for Peace exhibit in Wellington, New Zealand, was not able to attend the exhibit, that included his own work, after Kenyan workers declared an impromptu national holiday after Barack Obama was named the winner of the U.S. presidential election. […]

Posted on: Nov 13, 2008,  Section: International, Comments: Comments Off on Obama win defeats Kenyan cartoonist plans for world peace

Comic characters better than c-list celebrities

According to an article on Mint, comic strip characters have the recognition of celebrities at a fraction of the cost when it comes to businesses using them to build brand recognition and advertising campaigns. Due to an economic downturn worldwide, using comic strip characters is a growing trend because in addition to the cost, the […]

Posted on: Nov 13, 2008,  Section: Comic strips, Licensing, Comments: 2 Comments

Steve Brosnihan draws for kids in hospital

With so much gloom and doom in the industry, I couldn’t help highlight a heartwarming story that was reported in EastbayRI.com about cartoonist Steve Brosnihan that has been drawing and teaching cartooning to sick children twice a week at his local hospital since 1991. From the article: Steve visits with six or seven patients every […]

Posted on: Nov 12, 2008,  Section: Cartoons, Comments: 2 Comments

Harper’s Weekly lays off Thomas Nast to cut costs

Jimmy Margulies, editorial cartoonist for The New Jersey Record, has written the following faux news article to parody the senseless firings of editorial cartoonists. New York ( November 12 ) Harper’s Weekly has eliminated the position of Thomas Nast, famed editorial cartoonist, noted for his pursuit of Boss Tweed and Tammany Hall as well as […]

Posted on: Nov 12, 2008,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 4 Comments

Oliphant: What to do with a president you like?

We’ve discussed this issue before: how will a largely liberal editorial cartoonist community deal with a president that many were rooting for? Pat Oliphant, in an article in the Kansas City Star, admits that he likes Obama. In the article he states, “I’m now trying to deal with the dilemma of liking the new guy. […]

Posted on: Nov 12, 2008,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 16 Comments