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Archives for May, 2009

Interview with Bob Camp

I just posted an interview with cartoonist Bob Camp, who was a director on Ren & Stimpy. Read it here.

Posted on: May 28, 2009,  Section: Animation, Interviews, Television, Comments: 3 Comments

How to write a continuity strip

Margaret Shulock, one of the Six Chix cartoonist, has written about her experience writing a continuity strip, in this case Apartment 3-G that she wrote for three years ago. So how do you write a strip that someone else draws? I was unsure but I knew the previous writer had simply typed up scripts with […]

Posted on: May 28, 2009,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 3 Comments

News Briefs for May 27, 2009

Animation » The plot for Toy Story 3 is the subject of an A.P. story posted a week or so ago. “Next year’s “Toy Story 3″ has the gang learning they have reached their shelf life as the young boy who owns them grows up and goes off to college.” » Pixar receives lots of […]

Posted on: May 27, 2009,  Section: Animation, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Interviews, web comics, Comments: 8 Comments

Comic page changes for the week

» Deflocked bumps out Zippy the Pinhead for a place in The Berkshire Eagle. » The Toronto Star has added Garfield and Baby Blues to their line up . No other features were cut. » New Britain (CT) Herald: began running running Sunday Frazz this last Sunday. » The Palm Springs (CA) Desert Sun added […]

Posted on: May 27, 2009,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 4 Comments

Spider-Man is still married… in newspapers

Marvel comics ended the marriage between Spider-Man character Peter Parker and Mary Jane in several comic book titles and the newspaper comic strip soon followed suit for the sake of continuity with the comic books. But that now seems to have ended, at least in the newspaper version of the comic. Sunday’s comic revealed that […]

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

Guy Gilchirst debuts animated music video

Nancy cartoonist Guy Gilchirst has produced his first music video of his relaunched music career in Nashville. The song is entitled “Jim Beam me up, Scotty” and the video was produced with his artwork and the animation talent of Mike Cope. Guy tells me in an email: Then I started drawing. A few hundred pieces […]

Posted on: May 27, 2009,  Section: Comic strips, video, Comments: 2 Comments

2009 Reuben Award winner: Dave Coverly

The 2009 Reuben award for Outstanding Cartoonist of the year goes to Dave Coverly. Dave does the comic panel “Speed Bump” and does panel cartoons formthe New Yorker and Parade Magazine. “Speed Bump” is syndicated through Creators Syndicate. Other nominees this year included Stephan Pastis, and Dan Piraro.

Posted on: May 24, 2009,  Section: Awards, Comic strips, Comments: 15 Comments

NCS Division award for comic strip: “Lio”

This years National Cartoonist Society’s division award has been given to Mark Tatulli for his comic strip “Lio”. Lio launched with Universal Press Syndicate in 2006 and has been one of the most recent success. Mark beats out Stephan Pastis and Richard Thompson for this honor.

Posted on: May 24, 2009,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 23 Comments

Reuben Award and division awards results

Here are the results thus far: Greeting card: Jem Sullivan Comic books: Cyril Pedrosa for “Three Shadows” Advertising illustration: Craig McKay Gag Cartoons: Mort Gerberg Television animation: Sandra Equihua and Jorge Gutierrez for “El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Riviera” Feature Animation: Nicholas Marlet – character designs for “Kung Fu Panda” Magazine Feature/illustration: Sam Viviano […]

Posted on: May 24, 2009,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 17 Comments

Reuben, NCS division awards results here live on Saturday

I’m closing shop down for the weekend to head to AZ for a family wedding. Thanks to Mary Anne Grimes at United Media and John Read of Stay Tooned! magazine, we’ll be able to bring you the results of the National Cartoonists Association’s Reuben Awards weekend. Mary and John will be texting me the results […]

Posted on: May 21, 2009,  Section: Awards, Blogs, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: 9 Comments

News Briefs for May 20, 2009

Things are still quite chaotic at work. I apologize that it’s eating into the time I usually dedicate to the blog. Products are set to launch first week of June. Things on the blog should pick up then. Until then, you’re all free to create an account and post any stories, discussion items that isn’t […]

Posted on: May 20, 2009,  Section: Animation, Comic strips, Graphic Novels, International, Comments: 3 Comments

“Chowder” wrapping up?

C.H. Greenblatt, creator of Cartoon Network’s Chowder, writes that the final episode of the show is being produced right now. We don’t know if there’ll be any more Chowders after this one, so we have to assume this is the end until we hear otherwise. As I was told, CN doesn’t cancel shows, they just […]

Posted on: May 19, 2009,  Section: Animation, Television, Comments: 42 Comments

The future of syndication: online “stores”

Daryl Cagle, editorial cartoonist for MSNBC and founder of Cagle Cartoons Syndicate has laid out what he believes is the future of syndication. It would seem that the new paradigm is to think of a syndicate like a store. A store in a good location has lots of customers who find the store. A store […]

Posted on: May 19, 2009,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Self Syndication, Syndicates, Comments: 33 Comments

Reuben Award night stringer wanted

Since I won’t be able to attend this year’s Reuben Award weekend due to a wedding in AZ, I’m looking for a “stringer” who would be willing to text the results to me. I can have canned announcements of the winners ready to go, but need someone on the inside who can tell me which […]

Posted on: May 18, 2009,  Section: National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Comments: 33 Comments

Maine Comics Arts Festival round up

We have several Daily Cartoonist regulars who attended or participated in this weekend’s Maine Comics Arts Festival. Mike Peterson has posted his thoughts on the “Surviving as a Print Cartoonist” panel featuring Corey Pandolph (Barkeater Lake, Toby: Robot Satan, The Elderberries), Norm Feuti (Retail, Gill) and Lincoln Peirce (Big Nate) with Mike Lynch moderating. Mike […]

Posted on: May 18, 2009,  Section: Cartoons, Comic strips, Gatherings, Speaking Engagements, Comments: 1 Comment