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Archives for December, 2008

Year end review for 2008: Rollercoaster

2008 might well be described in a word as a roller coaster or to many a third and fourth quarter stock market ride. Clearly many cartoonist achieved career highs and milestones, but for many cartoonist who live and die in the newspaper, there was a lot of dying. In writing this review, I can’t help […]

Posted on: Dec 31, 2008,  Section: AAEC, Awards, College cartoonists, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, International, King Features, Mohammed Cartoon, Museums, National Cartoonist Society, Newspaper industry, Tribune Media Services, United Media, web comics, Comments: 13 Comments

Daily Cartoonist closed for holidays

I’m taking the rest of the holiday off. I’ll be posting the annual End of the Year review sometime between today and, well the end of the year. If something big and newsworthy does happen, I’ll post that as well. Enjoy the holidays and I’ll see you back here on January 5th.

Posted on: Dec 26, 2008,  Section: Daily Cartoonist, Comments: 3 Comments

Richard Thompson draws next Stay Tooned! cover

Just received news from John Read, of Stay Tooned! magazine, that Cul de Sac creator Richard Thompson will be the featured cover artist for Issue 3 (see cover above). Richard will be one of the featured cartoonists in the magazine as will Chad Carpenter, Benita Epstein, Jim Scancarelli, Mike Witmer, plus Paul Fell and R.J. […]

Posted on: Dec 22, 2008,  Section: Magazines, Comments: 4 Comments

KAL creates and designs new credit crunch game

The Economist editorial cartoonist Kevin “KAL” Kallaugher has created and designed a new board game for this month’s Christmas double edition of the magazine. The game is called “Credit Crunch.” The rules are explained as: Players start with 500m econos each. One player doubles as banker. Players move round by throwing four coins and progressing […]

Posted on: Dec 19, 2008,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on KAL creates and designs new credit crunch game

Ripley’s Believe It or Not cartoon turns 90

The Ripley’s Believe It or Not cartoon panel will turn 90 years old tomorrow. The feature started by Robert Ripley in 1918 to fill space in the New York Globe. Robert took a file of “dubious athletic achievements” and created a feature called Champs and Chumps which was then later retitled to Perceive it or […]

Posted on: Dec 18, 2008,  Section: Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

ANC President sues cartoonist “Zapiro” for libel

African National Congress President Jacob Zuma has filed a libel suit against editorial cartoonist Jonathan “Zapiro” Shapiro for the amount of $712,300 over a controversial cartoon published in September that depicted Lady Justice being held down by four ANC members who urged Zuma to rape her. Zuma had been charged with rape in 2005, but […]

Posted on: Dec 18, 2008,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Interviews, Comments: 2 Comments

AAEC Prez opposes Nast Award entry fee increase

Ted Rall, the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists president, has written an open letter to the Overseas Press Club of America president, Mr. Allen Dodds Frank, over an increase in the awards entry fee from $150 to $175 and accuses the organization of using the fees as a “revenue enhancing” operation at the expense of […]

Posted on: Dec 18, 2008,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Thomas “TAB” Boldt laid off from Sun Media

The journalism melt down that has reduced the number of staff editorial cartoonists by 18% this year isn’t just an American phenomenon. The Association of Canadian Editorial Cartoonists announced that Thomas “TAB” Boldt, cartoonist for Sun Media, has been laid off. He’s been with Sun Media (who owns dailies across Canada) since 2001. Sue Dewar, […]

Posted on: Dec 18, 2008,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 15 Comments

Rall responds to Time’s top 10 editorial cartoons

Association of American Editorial Cartoonists president Ted Rall has fired off a letter to Time Magazine regarding their “bland, inane, and just plain stupid” choice of editorial cartoons in this year’s selection of the year’s top 10. His letter in its entirety: To the Editor: Your list of the Top 10 Editorial Cartoons of 2008 […]

Posted on: Dec 18, 2008,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 49 Comments

News Briefs for December 17, 2008

» Clear Blue Water creator Karen Montague-Reyes, continues writing on her blog things she learned while her strip was in syndication. Her latest post includes an important lesson on word count. Because her strip didn’t appear in her local paper, a friend sent her a months worth of tear sheets so she could see how […]

Posted on: Dec 17, 2008,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Newspaper industry, Comments: 25 Comments

Duffy to do cartoons for Register competitor

Brian Duffy, who was unceremoniously shown the door after 25 years as the editorial cartoonist for the Des Moines Register two weeks ago, will be doing a weekly cartoon for a competing newspaper. The alternative newsweekly, Cityview, gave Brian a full page last week to say good bye to readers, but the publisher decided to […]

Posted on: Dec 17, 2008,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 8 Comments

uClick adds three more webcomics to iTunes store

Uclick, a division of Unversal Press Syndicate, is rapidly expanding the number of comic strips and cartoons available through the iTunes app store. The latest announcement adds webcomic We the Robots by Christ Harding, Scott Meyer’s Basic Instructions and Brooke McEldowney’s fantasy Pibgorn to the line up. We the Robots joined GoComics this year; Pibgorn […]

Posted on: Dec 16, 2008,  Section: mobile, web comics, Comments: 3 Comments

Happy 40th Birthday, Tom Spurgeon

Posted on: Dec 16, 2008,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Happy 40th Birthday, Tom Spurgeon

News Briefs for December 15, 2008

» Bob Schieffer, host of CBS’ Face The Nation program mentioned a cartoon by Houston Chronicle editorial cartoonist Nick Anderson, during yesterday’s programming. Check out the video on Nick’s blog or go to the cartoon that was mentioned. » Daryl Cagle interviews Canadian editorial cartoonists Patrick Corrigan and Thomas “Tab” Boldt about the wacky year […]

Posted on: Dec 15, 2008,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on News Briefs for December 15, 2008

Richard Crowson to cartoon for Wichita Magazine

Former Wichita Eagle editorial cartoonist Richard Crowson who was laid off back in September, will now be cartooning for the Wichita Magazine. The monthly magazine has given him a unique opportunity to have free reign with the inside back page. The planned feature which begins in January will be called Wichidog Town and is described […]

Posted on: Dec 15, 2008,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments