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Archives for November, 2008

Review of the new Comics.com

Over the weekend, United Media rolled out a radically new designed Comics.com and announced that their paid subscription model service was retired in favor of free, unfettered, full access to all their 92 comic features and 45 editorial cartoonists. Comics.com went from one of the most expensive paid subscription comic services to completely free. Free […]

Posted on: Nov 3, 2008,  Section: Comic strips, web comics, Comments: 22 Comments

Live blogging the election

I’ll be live blogging the live bloggers during tomorrow night’s election results. If you’re a cartoonist who will be blogging about the election tomorrow night, please drop me an email so I can be watching for your stuff.

Posted on: Nov 3, 2008,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

Peanuts short animations coming through iTunes

E&P is reporting that 20 new 3-4 minute Peanuts animations are being released today on iTunes. The animated shorts are taken from classic 1964 comic strips and produced using Flash technology with new voices by Warner Bros. Motion Comics. Each episode contains 2 shorts for $.99. In an interview with E&P, Jeannie Schulz, the wife […]

Posted on: Nov 3, 2008,  Section: Animation, Comic history, Comments: 5 Comments

News Briefs for November 3, 2008

» Comic Book Resources posted their last profile of historic editorial cartoonists. Go read about Art Young. » Karen Montague-Reyes has posted the last two “road to syndication” articles on her blog. Part 3 and part 4. » The Aaugh blog notes that the latest Complete Peanuts volume (vol. 11)

Posted on: Nov 3, 2008,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on News Briefs for November 3, 2008

More comic changes announced for funny pages

In addition to the announcements from the syndicates as to what features newspapers were picking to replace the outgoing Opus, the following papers have announced their changes: The Tulsa World has picked up Mutts to run in the Sunday only slot vacated by Opus. The Sacramento Bee is going to trial run Secret Asian Man […]

Posted on: Nov 3, 2008,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on More comic changes announced for funny pages

Toon Talk moves to Ning

Darrin Bell’s venerable Toon Talk comic forum has moved to a new location to escape the ever growing onslaught of spam. Toon Talk is now hosted on Ning – a social network type service that, in addition to the forum that made Toon Talk a worthwhile destination, also allows it’s community members to create blogs, […]

Posted on: Nov 3, 2008,  Section: web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Toon Talk moves to Ning

Opus ends, in a story book

Berkeley Breathed’s final Opus appeared today. The comic that appeared in newspapers directed readers to the Humane Society’s web site to see the final panel which depicted Opus in children’s storybook, “Goodnight Moon” by Margaret Wise Brown. Berkeley’s own web site appeared to be struggling under the traffic load. Berkeley reports on his website that […]

Posted on: Nov 2, 2008,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 11 Comments