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Archives for May, 2009

Ed Stein wins 2009 Aronson Award

Ed Stein has been named on of the 2009 Aronson Award Winners. The award is given to “journalists who measure business, government and social affairs against clear ideals of the common good.” Ed’s work was recognized for “the graphic sophistication and range of his work in 2008 on the economy, torture and other crucial issues.” […]

Posted on: May 12, 2009,  Section: Awards, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Ed Stein wins 2009 Aronson Award

News Briefs for May 11, 2009

Editorial Cartooning » Maryland resident Kerry G. Johnson is now doing editorial cartoons for the Muskegon Tribune in Michigan. In the past, he has drawn cartoons for the New Pittsburgh Courier and other African-American newspapers. Interviews » Tall Tales Features Radio talks to Speed Bump creator Dave Coverly. Dave is up for Best Cartoonist at […]

Posted on: May 11, 2009,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Interviews, web comics, Comments: 4 Comments

Disney to release new hand-drawn animated film

Disney Animation Studios will release a hand-drawn animation film called “The Princess and the Frog” this December. A teaser trailer has been released as well (see below). The movie is set in New Orleans.

Posted on: May 11, 2009,  Section: Animation, Comments: 43 Comments

2009 Doug Wright Awards winners announced

This year’s 2009 Doug Wright Awards for the “best and brightest English-language comics and graphic novels” go to: Best Book: Skim, by Jillian & Mariko Tamaki (Publisher: Groundwood Books) Best Emerging Talent: Kate Beaton for History Comics The Pigskin Peters Award: Matthew Forsythe for Ojingogo, (Publisher Drawn & Quarterly) James Llewellyn Frise was also inducted […]

Posted on: May 11, 2009,  Section: Awards, Books, Comments: 1 Comment

News Briefs for May 8, 2009

Editorial Cartooning » Pulitzer Prize Winning editorial cartoonist Walt Handelsman will Address Dean College Graduation tomorrow. Interviews » More Toronto Comics Art Festival interviews: Howard Chackowicz, Valerie Sury, Jason Thompson, Diana Tamblyn,

Posted on: May 8, 2009,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Interviews, Speaking Engagements, Comments: Comments Off on News Briefs for May 8, 2009

Shapiro wins award for Rape of Justice cartoon

South African editorial cartoonist Jonathan Shapiro (“Zapiro”) won the graphical journalism category of the Mondi Shanduka Newspaper Awards for his two cartons “Rape of Justice” and “Xenophobia Flag.” The former cartoon depicted the then African National Congress leader Jacob Zuma of preparing to rape lady justice and sparked a law suit against the cartoonist by […]

Posted on: May 8, 2009,  Section: Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: 3 Comments

Tons of Reviews of the Kindle DX

There is no shortage of general news about the Amazon Kindle DX, and the potential for comic distribution has already become a hot topic onto itself.

Posted on: May 8, 2009,  Section: Books, Comic Books, Comic strips, Newspaper industry, web comics, Comments: 8 Comments

News Briefs for May 7, 2009

Comics » The L.A. Times has an extensive write up about Jerry Robinson’s career in comic books and cartooning. He has an exhibit entitled “ZAP! POW! BAM! The Superhero: The Golden Age of Comic Books, 1938-1950” that is currently in the Breman Museum in Atlanta. Interviews » More interviews at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival: […]

Posted on: May 7, 2009,  Section: Cartoons, Comic history, Graphic Novels, Interviews, web comics, Comments: 3 Comments

Toonseum feature Animation B.C. (before computers)

The ToonSeum and the Art Institute of Pittsburgh present Animation B.C. (Before Computers!). Animation B.C. features a century of animation art and artifacts, including a rare production sketch of Gertie the Dinosaur created circa 1914, heralded as the first animated character. The show includes original storyboards, background paintings, production cels and sketches from some of […]

Posted on: May 7, 2009,  Section: Animation, Museums, Comments: 2 Comments

News briefs for May 6, 2009

Children’s Books » Mutts creator Patrick McDonnell has a new book coming out this fall called “Wag.” The book is based on the characters in his comics strip. It’s due out in October. Editorial Cartooning » Steve Greenberg, taking a page from the Milt Priggee playbook, is now doing editorial cartoons for the news blog […]

Posted on: May 6, 2009,  Section: Children's Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Novels, Interviews, mobile, web comics, Comments: 2 Comments

Fox orders second season of “The Cleveland Show”

The Fox Network has ordered a second season of “The Cleveland Show” – which isn’t slated to premiere until this fall. The spin-off show from “The Family Guy” was created by Seth MacFarlane, Rich Appel and Mike Henry about the Cleveland Brown character and his family. You can see previews over on Fox.

Posted on: May 6, 2009,  Section: Animation, Television, Comments: 4 Comments

Painting a peace mural with Phil Yeh

Phil Yeh, considered the godfather of the American graphic novel, will be at the Dayton International Peace Museum today painting a mural about world peace. People are invited to get involved in the work and will receive a free book. Phil started Cartoonists Across America & The World back in 1985 to promote literacy and […]

Posted on: May 6, 2009,  Section: Cartoons, Museums, Comments: 6 Comments

Jan Eliot helps build Habitat for Humanity home

Stone Soup creator Jan Eliot will be swinging a hammer this Saturday for a Habitat for Humanity project in the North Willamette Valley area. The effort is part of the National Women Build Week going on this week. “I have long been inspired by the great work done by Habitat for Humanity,” Jan said. “But […]

Posted on: May 6, 2009,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

The pros and cons of allowing cartoon embedding

Daryl Cagle recently added more “Web 2.0” features on his site including RSS feeds, sharing to other social media sites, favorites, email and a big one: allowing visitors to embed the cartoon on their blog or website – a feature Comics.com recently added with their redesign last fall. Daryl writes about the difficult decision on […]

Posted on: May 6, 2009,  Section: Cartoons, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 20 Comments

Brian Duffy’s animation work on local TV station

Brian Duffy’s animated editorial cartoons will now be carried on the local television newscast twice a week starting today. KCCI News will broadcast his work during the 6 and 10 p.m. news show Tuesdays and Thursdays with the cartoons posted on the KCCI website on Wednesday and Fridays. On KCCI’s site, News Director Dave Busiek […]

Posted on: May 5, 2009,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 7 Comments