News Briefs for February 9, 2009

» Australian Special Broadcasting Service has posted a transcript of an interview it did with political cartoonist Pat Oliphant. Topics range from why he left Australia, his other artistic endeavors and of course his lament of the Bush administration.

» Leigh Rubin, creator of Rubes will be the featured speaker at the Tulare Historical Museum.

» In These Times has an in-depth profile of alternative editorial cartoonist Mikhaela Reid about her politics, personality, etc.

» Mike Rhode over at ComicsDC mentions that a current Smithsonian Exhibit about a skeleton from southern Maryland is accompanied by a webcomic.

» A writer at the Colorado Springs Gazette rants about Home Owners Associations and how a recent story-line by Mike Peters’ Mother Goose and Grimm is making fun of those HOAs.

» Tom Wilson, of Ziggy fame, has a new book “Zig-Zagging: Losing Madly, Losing Badly… How Ziggy Saved My Life.” As the story goes, Tom took over the Ziggy strip when his father’s health was failing, but was hit by a string of misfortune: a leg crushing auto accident, the death of his wife and dealing with his father’s serious illnesses all of which sent Tom into a depression. Should be an interesting read.

» The Political Cartoon Gallery in England maintains that it is the only gallery in the world devoted to editorial cartoons. Founder Tim Benson suggests that it might be closing.

One thought on “News Briefs for February 9, 2009

  1. Bloghorn would like to update news on London’s Political Cartoon Gallery and confirm that it has no plans to close, contrary to the reports in the Metro newspaper and which are reported above. Details are available at this link.
    Kind regards,
    The Bloghorn
    for the UK’s Professional Cartoonists’ Organisation

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