News Briefs for February 24, 2009

» Brian Duffy made news this morning with news that he is considering suing his employer for copyright ownership of his cartoons. The Telegraph Herald has announced that they are picking up his freelance cartoons.

» uClick announced that you can now get Garfield Minus Garfield iPhone/iPod app.

» Editorial Cartoonist Donna Barstow has been added to

» If you’re in the D.C. area, consider visiting the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery and American Art Museum in April to see New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast who will be speaking at their “American Pictures Distinguished Lecture Series.”

» Italian comic strip (yeah, that’s the feature’s name) is celebrating its 100th birthday. An exhibit is opening to honor what many consider the beginning of Italian comic strips.

» Rupert Murdock has apologized for the now infamous chimp/monkey cartoon. Says Murdock, “Over the past couple of days, I have spoken to a number of people and I now better understand the hurt this cartoon has caused. At the same time, I have had conversations with Post editors about the situation and I can assure you – without a doubt – that the only intent of that cartoon was to mock a badly written piece of legislation. It was not meant to be racist, but unfortunately, it was interpreted by many as such.” Still no word from Sean Delonas, the cartoon’s creator. Comic Riff blogger Mike Cavna has penned an open letter asking Delonas to do the right thing. Keep asking, Mike, but since Delonas is almost a phantom like cartoonist, I’m not holding my breath.

» Another comic poll has been commissioned this time in the Duluth News Tribune.

One thought on “News Briefs for February 24, 2009

  1. Please keep Cul-de-sac and get the new Dick Tracy comic! We couldn’t log in for the survey, Thanks.

    Jack Madsden

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