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Archives for April, 2009

Working in overdrive. Minimal blogging today

April and May are crunch month for a number of projects that I’m working on for my day job. I’ve been working long hours and opting to sleep through my normal blogging hours as a result. As such, blogging will be minimal today and tomorrow. If there is a news story that you think ought […]

Posted on: Apr 30, 2009,  Section: Daily Cartoonist, Comments: 10 Comments

Character designs from Monsters vs. Aliens

From the Character Design blog, comes this little gem featuring some of the character designs for the movie “Monsters vs. Aliens.”

Posted on: Apr 29, 2009,  Section: Animation, Cartoons, Movies, Comments: 7 Comments

Ed Stein now featured in Coloradoan

Former Rocky Mountain News editorial cartoonist Ed Stein has been picked up by the Coloradoan – though from the announcement, it’s more likely that they’ve picked up his syndication work, not original, local work. The article also mentions that RMN sports cartoonist Drew Litton’s work is also getting print in the same paper.

Posted on: Apr 29, 2009,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Zapiro says the shower head will stay

Jonathan Shapiro (“Zapiro”), one of the leading cartoonist/satirists in South Africa, has been sued twice by Jacob Zuma who will be sworn in this Saturday as the new president. The legal cases are still in the courts. Despite that threat, Zapiro pledges that he’ll continue to draw Zuma with a shower nozzle over Zuma’s head […]

Posted on: Apr 29, 2009,  Section: Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: 8 Comments

Photoshop: Crutch or powertool

Editorial cartoonist Matt Bors has written a 5 minute tutorial to create an iconic caricature of the Ayatollah Khomeini by John Sherffius. I wanted to see how fast I could replicate this master so I hit up Google image search and grabbed the first result. Then I opened it in Photoshop and applied the Threshold […]

Posted on: Apr 28, 2009,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 67 Comments

Comic experiment needs participants

Neil Cohen is doing an experiment on “making judgements about various created comic strips” and would like your help for a study. The results will be used in a presentation in a comic-con later this year. Survey should take 20 minutes and participants are entered into a drawing for a $50 gift certificate at Best […]

Posted on: Apr 27, 2009,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 6 Comments

Get a free issue of Hogan’s Alley

Once again Tom Heintjes is giving away a free issue of Hogan’s Alley this Saturday on Free Comic Book Day. To receive your free issue, email Tom ON MAY 2ND with your name, mailing address. The condition he reports is that the email must be sent on Free Comic Book day (May 2) not a […]

Posted on: Apr 27, 2009,  Section: Comic history, Magazines, Comments: 4 Comments

Amazon: 60% Off Dilbert 2.0 today only

Scott Adam’s “Dilbert 2.0: 20 Years of Dilbert” collection is currently one of Amazon’s Deal of the Day listed at 60% off list price making the $85 purchase a slim $34. Click here to get the deal. Hat tip to From the editors blog.

Posted on: Apr 24, 2009,  Section: Blogs, Books, Comic strips, Comments: 4 Comments

1934 editorial cartoon could run today

Click for larger view. Salt Lake Tribune editorial cartoonist Pat Bagley forwarded me this editorial cartoon that is reportedly published in The Chicago Tribune in 1934 during the great depression. It’s uncanny how easily this cartoon could run today with some minor changes in the labeling. I’m not sure who the artist was. Perhaps one […]

Posted on: Apr 24, 2009,  Section: Comic history, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 38 Comments

Jean Schulz gives $1 million to cartoon library

Jean Schulz, the widow of Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz, has given $1 million to the Ohio State University Cartoon Library & Museum to support the renovation of Sullivant Hall, the future home of the world’s most comprehensive academic research facility dedicated to documenting printed cartoon art. Jean has also promised another matching gift of […]

Posted on: Apr 23, 2009,  Section: Cartoons, Comic history, Museums, Comments: 9 Comments

News Briefs for April 23, 2009

Comic Books » On May 2, comic book stores across the country will give away an estimated 2 million comic books. You can find a list of the give aways and find your local comic book store at the free comic book day website. Comic Strips » Pearls Before Swine creator Stephan Pastis is profiled […]

Posted on: Apr 23, 2009,  Section: Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Novels, Comments: 1 Comment

More comics strips dealing with the recession

Earlier this month, Bobby Bryant of The State wrote about how the recession is creeping into story-lines of Brenda Starr, Doonesbury, Dilbert and Mary Worth. The latest piece on the topic comes from Maclean’s (Canada’s only national weekly current affairs magazine) who note economic jokes in Blondie, Hi and Lois, Archie, Beetle Bailey, Wizard of […]

Posted on: Apr 23, 2009,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 6 Comments

MAD magazine publishes 500th edition

This week MAD magazine publishes its 500th edition after 57 years. MAD magazine cartoonist Tom Richmond tells us what to expect this week: The editors and staff wanted to have issue 500 contain as many of the artists and writers who helped MAD get to issue 500 as possible, so MAD took a sort of […]

Posted on: Apr 23, 2009,  Section: Magazine cartoons, Magazines, Comments: 13 Comments

Steve Breens wins Overseas Press Club award

The San Diego Union-Tribune’s Steve Breen has been honored with a second national award just two days after learning he was this year’s recipient of the Pulitzer Prize. Yesterday the Overseas Press Club announced Steve as the winner of the The Thomas Nast Award for editorial cartooning. The judges noted Steve’s “strong graphics, subtle messages […]

Posted on: Apr 23, 2009,  Section: Awards, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 18 Comments

Pooch Cafe animated strips now on YouTube

Paul Gilligan’s Pooch Cafe is the next comic to be brought to life through animation. This animation studio this time is Powerhouse Animation out of Austin, TX. Pooch Cafe is is the last of many comic features on YouTube. Previous announcements include Richard Thompson’s Cul de Sac, Scott Hilburn’s Argyle Sweater, Mark Tatulli Lio, Jim […]

Posted on: Apr 22, 2009,  Section: Animation, Comic strips, Comments: 16 Comments