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The Daily Cartoonist is closed for the holidays

See you back here on January 4. Happy holidays everyone.

Posted on: Dec 24, 2009,  Section: Daily Cartoonist, Comments: 10 Comments

Larry Wright to retire from editorial cartooning

Daryl Cagle has posted news that Larry Wright is retiring permanently from the Detroit News at the end of this month. He retired from the paper as a full time employee in 2006, but continued to freelance three cartoons a week with them until last year where they dropped him to two a week and […]

Posted on: Dec 23, 2009,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Larry Wright to retire from editorial cartooning

News briefs for December 23, 2009

Comic Strips » JC Duffy has launched called “Nightly Deposits.” Interviews » Scott Nickel interviews illustrator Danny Hellman. Webcomics » Comic Book Resources has posted their review of the year in webcomics.

Posted on: Dec 23, 2009,  Section: Blogs, Comic strips, Interviews, web comics, Comments: 4 Comments

Scott Kurtz to speak at Macworld

The Macworld website has posted news that PvP creator Scott Kurtz will speak at this year’s Macworld along with Chicago Sun-Times and Macworld columnist Andy Ihnatko. The discussion description: or the past century, succeeding as a writer or artist in the newspaper business required submitting work to syndicates and editors. Chances of success for slim, […]

Posted on: Dec 23, 2009,  Section: Gatherings, Speaking Engagements, Technology, web comics, Comments: 333 Comments

Shrek Forever After trailer released

This is supposed to be the last Shrek movie produced.

Posted on: Dec 23, 2009,  Section: Animation, Movies, Comments: Comments Off on Shrek Forever After trailer released

Toy Story 3 to be released in IMAX 3D

Pixar is releasing “Toy Story 3” in IMAX 3D when it opens in June of next year. Here is the 2 minute extended trailer.

Posted on: Dec 23, 2009,  Section: Animation, Movies, Comments: 2 Comments

New “Despicable Me” trailer released

I’m intrigued with the movie, but admit I’m confused by this trailer.

Posted on: Dec 23, 2009,  Section: Animation, Movies, Comments: 1 Comment

King Features suspends ads on Comic Kingdom

King Features has temporarily suspended its ad server after last week’s hack into their ad database. Hackers used a recently discovered exploit to inject malware into the database using the Adobe Acrobat 0-day exploit. King Features, according to a press release, assures its clients that Comics Kingdom has not be compromised and is safe to […]

Posted on: Dec 22, 2009,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 8 Comments

Non Sequitur Sign-off contest announces winner

Yesterday’s Non Sequitur announced the winner to the caption/sign-off contest. The winner went to Mary Cameron of Leander, TX. She’ll receive a signed original cartoon and an autographed replica of the sandwich board featured in the cartoon.

Posted on: Dec 22, 2009,  Section: Comic strips, Contests, Comments: Comments Off on Non Sequitur Sign-off contest announces winner

First Marmaduke teaser/trailer released

I’ve posted video of the director talking about the show, but here is the first teaser for the movie which has a release date of June 14, 2010.

Posted on: Dec 22, 2009,  Section: Animation, Movies, Comments: 3 Comments

News Briefs for December 21, 2009

Animation » Some suspect the Homer Simpson character is a caricature inspired by Irish comic strips of the late 1800s – dumb and drunkard. Children’s Books » Stephanie McMillan has put together a video preview of the children’s book she’s illustrating. The book is entitled “Mischief in the Forest” Editorial Cartooning » David Willson, the […]

Posted on: Dec 21, 2009,  Section: Animation, Children's Books, Interviews, mobile, Comments: 3 Comments

Washington Times ends Sunday comic section

The Washington Times, after cutting their daily comics section last month, ran an announcement in yesterday’s paper stating that they have cut the Sunday funnies as well. The announcement read, “Effective today, The Washington Times will no longer run Sunday comics. We apologize for the inconvenience.”

Posted on: Dec 21, 2009,  Section: Comic strips, Newspaper industry, Comments: 25 Comments

Toronto editorial cartoonist still on no-fly list

Shahid Mahmood, a Toronto-born architect and cartoonist has not been able to fly into the U.S. since 2004 after Air Canada placed him on their no-fly list. He and the Human Rights Commission have been investigating why his name was placed on the list and if racial profiling was involved. So far they’ve only found […]

Posted on: Dec 21, 2009,  Section: Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: Comments Off on Toronto editorial cartoonist still on no-fly list

Hi & Lois to hit small screen in Europe

Mort Walker has entered into a co-development agreement with Yowza Digital & Kavaleer Productions to create a television program based on for Mort’s Hi & Lois comic strip. The co-development agreement gives Kavaleer the exclusive right to represent the property in Europe, allowing them to seek distribution and broadcaster interest as well as meeting with […]

Posted on: Dec 21, 2009,  Section: Comic strips, Television, Comments: 1 Comment

Bil Keane family donates $50k to cartoon library

The Bil Keane family has generously donated $50,000 to support the new Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum facility (formerly the Cartoon Research Library). With the matching grant from Jean Shulz, the total impact of the donation will be $100,000. Bil is the creator of The Family Circus. His son Jeff Keane assists his father […]

Posted on: Dec 21, 2009,  Section: Comic strips, Museums, Comments: Comments Off on Bil Keane family donates $50k to cartoon library