News briefs for July 13, 2009


Michael Cavna’s Comic Riffs hits 1 years old today. Congrats!


» Lindsay Perna writing for the Religion News Service reviews Johnny Hart’s “I Did It His Way” – a collection of Johnny’s religiously themed B.C. strips.

Comic Books

» Daniel Ford of the Wilmington Comic Books Examiner writes his review of DC Comics’ new Wednesday Comics.

» The childhood home of Jerry Siegel, co-creator of Superman, has been renovated by fans as a memorial to the man who helped bring The Man of Steel to life.

Comic Strips

Vanessa Gates of JAM! Books interviews For Better or For Worse creator Lynn Johnston about her newly released children’s book based on her Farley character. “Farley Follows His Nose” was released in April.

» Darrin Bell posts his Michael Jackson comic strip that had to be rewritten before it could go out to papers. Darrin calls it “censorsed” on his blog. The topic is discussed over at the Comic Riffs including quotes fromCandorville editor Amy Lago. I would use the word “edited” in this context.

Editorial Cartooning

» Jonathan Shapiro (aka “Zapiro”), Brandan Reynolds, Jeremy Nell and Stacey Stent will be paneling a discussion on the limits of political cartooning in Africa. The discussion happens July 23rd at the University of Stellenbosch.

» Mario Robles has been awarded this year’s Award for Courage in Editorial Cartooning from Cartoonists by the Rights Network International for his work in Noticias Voz e Imagen a newspaper in Oaxaca, Mexico. The award was announced at last week’s Association of American Editorial Cartooning convention.


» A new Peanuts exhibit opens in Ontario. The free exhibit entitled “Snoopy as the World War I Flying Ace” a title that pretty much sums up the exhibit. It runs through Aug. 16 and is free to the public. After Ontario, it moves to Kansas City, Mo.