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News Briefs for February 23, 2009

» Via Journalista! is news that the New York Times edited political cartoon by Michel Kichna showing Hugo Chavez flipping the bird. Mike Lynch has larger, detailed images. » Phil Hands is featured in a video produced by Wisconsin State Journal. » MariNaomi, author and illustrator of Estrus Comics and Jimmy Gownley, creator of Amelia […]

Posted on: Feb 23, 2009,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Speaking Engagements, video, Comments: 2 Comments

Disappearing Ink exhibit scheduled in Florida

Florida A&M University’s Division of Journalism will host an exhibit entitled “Disappearing Ink” starting Feb. 24 in their Journalism and Graphic Communication Gallery. The exhibit displays original artwork by Bruce Beattie, Daytona Beach News Journal, Ed Gamble, The Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville), Chan Lowe, South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale), Doug MacGregor, The News-Press (Fort Myers), Andy […]

Posted on: Feb 23, 2009,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Disappearing Ink exhibit scheduled in Florida

Comic page changes in LA Times, Times-News

The L.A. Times has announced that they are picking up Jan Eliot’s Stone Soup and Steve Sicula’s Home and Away as replacements for Better or for Worse and Sally Forth. The Times-News has picked up Dan Thompson’s Rip Haywire as well as writing up a nice profile on Dan.

Posted on: Feb 23, 2009,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 9 Comments

Jantze to teach class on new media and cartooning

\Michael Jantze, creator of “The Norm,” will be at the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco on March 7th to teach a three-hour class on “the past, current and future markets for new media.” Michael take students through the process of converting traditional comics into new media shorts using his “Audio Comics” product.

Posted on: Feb 23, 2009,  Section: Museums, Speaking Engagements, Technology, Comments: Comments Off on Jantze to teach class on new media and cartooning

NY Post cartoon fall out

Over the weekend, people are still pontificating the impact, meaning of Sean Delonas’ editorial cartoon that ran in the New York Post last Wednesday. Here is a round up of some of the stories and recent developments. » The NAACP is urging readers of the NY Post to boycott the paper and are calling on […]

Posted on: Feb 23, 2009,  Section: Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

Rob Harrell to work on Adam@Home

Universal Press Syndicate has announced that former Big Top cartoonist Rob Harrell is working on Brian Basset’s Adam@Home as the artist and production assistant. You’ll notice, Rob’s name inked into the strip starting today. Brian brought Rob into the strip to allow more time for his other comic strip, Red & Rover. “We’re excited that […]

Posted on: Feb 23, 2009,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 98 Comments

Livin’ Large: Life According To Garfield

Jim Davis and Paws Inc. have debuted yet another Garfield spin off cartoon.  The weekly cartoon, entitled Life According To Garfield features the famed fat feline dispensing quick one liners in a single panel format.  Don’t we all wish we could have the marketing and saturation the cranky fat cat enjoys.

Posted on: Feb 23, 2009,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 7 Comments

Pat Bagley wins 2009 Herblock Prize

Pat Bagley of the Salt Lake Tribune has been selected the winner of the 2009 Herblock Prize for editorial cartooning. The prize is awarded each year by the Foundation for “distinguished examples of original editorial cartooning that exemplify the courageous standard set by Herblock .” Bagley will receive the Prize April 2 in a ceremony […]

Posted on: Feb 23, 2009,  Section: Awards, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 12 Comments

Yves Bigerel creates set of comic demonstrations using Flash

Yves Bigerel (known as Balak01 on DeviantArt) has created a set of comic demonstrations using Flash.

Posted on: Feb 21, 2009,  Section: Animation, Comic strips, How-to, web comics, Comments: 5 Comments

Andrew Feinstein producing animation shorts for Fox Sports

Girls and Sports co-creator Andrew Feinstein is involved in a CGI project for Fox Sports’ NASCAR broadcast this season. The animation entitled “The Adventures of Digger and Friends,” first appeared last Sunday before the Daytona 500 and another cartoon will air before the Auto Club 500 this Sunday. Andrew is the producer, writer and executive […]

Posted on: Feb 20, 2009,  Section: Animation, Comments: Comments Off on Andrew Feinstein producing animation shorts for Fox Sports

New York Post issues qualified apology for chimp cartoon

Today’s issue of the New York Post contains an editorial with an apology for Wednesday’s cartoon depicting police shooting a monkey that many inferred as a racial slur against President Obama, but the apology’s author made it clear they were issuing the apology to everyone but those who have had “differences with The Post in […]

Posted on: Feb 20, 2009,  Section: Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 17 Comments

Delanos’ Chimp cartoon goes viral

We’re a tightly connected world. Sean Delano’s cartoon that was published Wednesday was echoed throughout many “spheres” (blogosphere, twittersphere, etc.) A Google News search results in over a thousand stories published on the cartoon, a Google Blog Search results in over 3,000 blog posts on the topic. It’s a bit harder to get a hard […]

Posted on: Feb 19, 2009,  Section: Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 27 Comments

Planet Karen caught in deadly blaze, needs help.

Karen Ellis has been burned out of her home.

Posted on: Feb 19, 2009,  Section: Comic strips, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Planet Karen caught in deadly blaze, needs help.

Argyle Sweater now available on iPhone

uClick continues to roll comics out to the iPhone and iPod Touch. Today they have announced that Scott Hilburn’s popular comic panel Argyle Sweater is now available on the iTunes App store. In total three Argyle Sweater apps available. Each have approximately 100 or so cartoons and cost $.99.

Posted on: Feb 19, 2009,  Section: Comic strips, mobile, Comments: Comments Off on Argyle Sweater now available on iPhone

Ben Sargent takes buyout at American Statesman

Ben Sargent, who has the editorial cartoonist for the Austin American-Statesman for the last 35 years has opted to take what he described as a “pretty generous buyout.” His last day with the paper will by March 13th. His wife, who is the paper’s longtime TV critic, is also taking a buyout. Ben says that […]

Posted on: Feb 19, 2009,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 15 Comments