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News Briefs for April 20, 2009

Comic Strips » B.C. cartoonist Mason Mastroianni is heading up a new program called “Mason on the Move” to encourage elementary students in his area to eat healthy and avoid obesity. Mason will use stories of his own childhood dealing with obesity and two new cartoon characters he created for a DVD to inspire kids […]

Posted on: Apr 22, 2009,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Novels, Comments: Comments Off on News Briefs for April 20, 2009

Details emerging about Pixar’s “Partly Cloudy”

Every Pixar feature film is accompanied by a short film that plays before the main feature. Various film blogs are reporting details about the short film “Partly Cloudy” that will be released with “Up.” The short will be centered around a gray cloud name Gus. From the animationblog.com comes this synopsis. Everyone knows that the […]

Posted on: Apr 22, 2009,  Section: Animation, Movies, Comments: 4 Comments

Comic changes for the week

» From a reader of the Orlando Sentinel comes a report that the paper moved their comic section out of the features section and into the middle of the classified section. I can only presume the paper is trying to drive more readers into the classifieds to maintain (increase?) the value of said ads. » […]

Posted on: Apr 22, 2009,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 4 Comments

ANC leader sues Zapiro… again

Jacob Zuma, the leader of the African National Congress and presumed next president of South Africa, has filed another suit against cartoonist Jonathan Shapiro (pen name “Zapiro”) over a series of “unflattering cartoons” that Zuma supporters consider racist. “I’ve been accused of racism many times in the past seven or eight months. In the previous […]

Posted on: Apr 22, 2009,  Section: Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: 3 Comments

Patrick O’Connor lands work with the L.A. Times

Patrick O’Connor, who was laid off from the Los Angeles Daily News back in January, has picked up a bit of work with the cross town rival paper the Los Angeles Times doing illustrations for their op-ed page. From his blog, he writes: I’ve been doing some illustrations for the Los Angeles Times! Most editors […]

Posted on: Apr 22, 2009,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 8 Comments

Ted Rall laid off from United Media

Ted Rall, who worked as the Editor of Acquisitions and Development at United Media has been laid off last Thursday. Ted tells me that eight other individuals were also let go and that his responsibilities would probably be reassigned to other people. Ted was brought in for the position back in 2006. During his term […]

Posted on: Apr 22, 2009,  Section: Comic strips, United Media, Comments: 77 Comments

Winners of the Stumptown Trophy Awards 2009

The Winners of this year’s Stumptown Awards were announced over the weekend. The winners are: Outstanding Art: Spike – Templar, Arizona Outstanding Debut: George Leon – Luchadores in Space Outstanding Design: Jeffrey Ellis – Historyonics Outstanding D.I.Y.: E. Stackhouse & N. Shahan – Brazilianoir Outstanding Small Press: George Leon – Luchadores in Space Outstanding Writing: […]

Posted on: Apr 21, 2009,  Section: Awards, Comic Books, Graphic Novels, Comments: Comments Off on Winners of the Stumptown Trophy Awards 2009

Randall Munroe to release XKCD, Volume One

If you haven’t spent an afternoon flipping through the XKCD archives, you haven’t truly lived. Okay, that’s kind of dramatic, but only a little. It has just been announced that XKCD artist Randall Munroe will be publishing his first book of compiled work. Randall Munroe is a webcomic pioneer and remains one of the most […]

Posted on: Apr 20, 2009,  Section: Books, web comics, Comments: 46 Comments

Steve Breen wins second Pulitzer Prize

Steve Breen has been honored this year with his second Pulitzer Prize. The San Diego Union Tribune editorial cartoonist took the prize in 1998 while at the Asbury Park Press. He has been with the Union Tribune since 2001. Regarding this year’s submissions, the judges wrote that this award is for “his agile use of […]

Posted on: Apr 20, 2009,  Section: Awards, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 30 Comments

Breen, Thompson, Wuerker Pulitzer Prize finalists

With the announcement that Steve Breen being named as the winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize, so too are named the other finalists. This year’s finalists also include Mike Thompson of the Detroit Free Press and Matt Wuerker of Politico. This is the third time Mike has been been a finalist. The judges note that […]

Posted on: Apr 20, 2009,  Section: Awards, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Benita Epstein joins Six Chix

Benita Epstein is the latest cartoonist to join the Six Chix comic strip, replacing Kathryn LeMieux, who is leaving the feature to pursue other interests. Benita’s first strip was in yesterday’s paper and future daily work will be featured on Fridays (Sundays are rotated amongst the six women). “Kathryn LeMieux’s contribution to Six Chix over […]

Posted on: Apr 20, 2009,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 10 Comments

Pulitzers announced today at 3 (EST) – details here

The Pulitzer Prize winners will be announced at 3 p.m. EST. I will be posting the announcements as they are made public. Meet back here to discuss the winner.

Posted on: Apr 20, 2009,  Section: Awards, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 9 Comments

2009 Stumptown Trophy Awards nominees posted

This year’s nominees for the Stumptown Trophy Awards has been released. The winners will be announced at this year’s The Stumptown Comics Fest 2009 in Portland OR this weekend. This is the festival’s 5th year. Nominees for Outstanding Art miriam libicki TABLE 51 – jobnik!, fierce ease jason janicki TABLE 121 – Wayfarer terrytoledo – […]

Posted on: Apr 17, 2009,  Section: Graphic Novels, web comics, Comments: 1 Comment

Karl Kerschl guest artists on today’s PVP

Despite past animosity on this site, there is sort of a big deal going on at PvP with guest artist Karl Kerschl doing today’s strip. I don’t care what side of the print/webcomics fence you’re on, this strip is amazing. If this post kicks off any kind of conversation it should be about how mainstream, […]

Posted on: Apr 17, 2009,  Section: Comic strips, web comics, Comments: 17 Comments

Jim Lange passes away at age 82

Jim Lange, who spent 58 years on the editorial page of The Oklahoman died last night. He was 82. He retired last fall. Via the Tulsa World: “Jim Lange was not only one of the greatest political cartoonists Oklahoma ever produced, he was one of the most outstanding cartoonists in the history of American journalism,” […]

Posted on: Apr 17, 2009,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Obituary, Comments: 11 Comments