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Archives for August, 2009

Guy Gilchrist ends Night Flights

Guy Gilchrist has announced that he’s ending his Sunday feature Night Lights and Fairy Flights as of September 6th citing dwindling sales. Guy says that making this decision was an emotional one. From his Facebook page he writes – reprinted here by permission, This is an emotional ending for me. I’ve been drawing it, writing […]

Posted on: Aug 26, 2009,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 6 Comments

New peace exhibit opens in Israel

A new exhibit to promote peace and reconciliation will be opening in Israel on September 12. The exhibit entitled “The Parents Circle” features original cartoon art by Pat Oliphant, Jeff Danziger, Liza Donnelly, Jim Morin and Palestinian cartoonist Baha Bukhari of Ramallah. The exhibit will also travel to the United States and Europe.

Posted on: Aug 26, 2009,  Section: Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: 7 Comments

News briefs for August 25, 2009

Books » John Kovaleski’s new graphic novelette entitled “Great Scott: A Day in the Life” is now available. Comic Strips » The News and Advance talks with Mary Lou Parker, wife of the late â??Wizard of Idâ?? cartoonist Brant Parker. Calendars » Richard Thompson will have a Cul de Sac calendar in 2010. Interviews » […]

Posted on: Aug 25, 2009,  Section: Books, Comic strips, Interviews, Comments: 15 Comments

Harvey Pekar creates webcomic project

Legendary storyteller Harvey Pekar has teamed up with Smith Magazine and four artists to create a webcomic “The Pekar Project.” From the project website: Harvey Pekar’s been mining the mundane for magic for more than 30 years in his autobiographical American Splendor comics. Now he has teamed with SMITH and four remarkable artists to create […]

Posted on: Aug 25, 2009,  Section: web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Harvey Pekar creates webcomic project

International cartoon exhibit held during G-20 Summit

Pittsburgh will be hosting this year’s international G-20 economic summit and the ToonSeum will feature an international exhibit entitled “Drawn to the Summit: A G-20 Exhibition of International Political Cartoons” featuring editorial cartoons from the leading cartoonists from those countries. Exhibit opens September 18 and runs through October 18. The cartoons will provide an alternative […]

Posted on: Aug 25, 2009,  Section: Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: 1 Comment

Ignatz Awards nominees announced

This year’s nominees for the Ignatz Awards have been announced. They are: Outstanding Artist Tim Hensley, Mome (Fantagraphics), Kramer’s Ergot #7 (Buenaventura) Nate Powell, Swallow Me Whole (Top Shelf) Richard Sala, Delphine (Fantagraphics/Coconino) Josh Simmons, Mome (Fantagraphics) Carol Tyler, You’ll Never Know, Book One: A Good and Decent Man (Fantagraphics) Outstanding Anthology or Collection Abandoned […]

Posted on: Aug 25, 2009,  Section: Comic strips, Graphic Novels, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Ignatz Awards nominees announced

An open letter from Mike Lester

Dear Fellow Professional Cartoonists: Thanks to all of you who’ve written and please accept my gratitude for your concern. I don’t do self-pity any better than I do humble (or battery) so forgive me if I just do “human”. Of course I would have preferred the incident not to have happened and to not be […]

Posted on: Aug 24, 2009,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 40 Comments

News briefs for August 24, 2009

Editorial Cartooning » JD Crowe gets roasted by “a death panel of peers and disgruntled politicians.” » Dick Locher is immortalized in a mural in his hometown of Naperville. The wall is “being painted on the outer wall of the Naperville Art League and depicts famous artists creating their well-known works.” Interviews » Sandra Bell-Lundy […]

Posted on: Aug 24, 2009,  Section: Books, Editorial cartooning, International, web comics, Comments: 1 Comment

“Dear Mr. Watterson” teaser released

A “thank you” documentary about the effect of Bill Watterson’s Calvin and Hobbes has had on readers and fans is in production for a 2011 release. A teaser has been released recently (see below). Teaser from DMW on Vimeo. The producers are using social media to allow fans to participate in the project using YouTube […]

Posted on: Aug 24, 2009,  Section: Comic strips, Movies, Comments: 4 Comments

Baltimore Comic-Con announces line-up of guests

I’ve received a couple of promotional emails from the folks at the Baltimore Comc-Con regarding their line-up of guests and panelists. The Guest of Honor will be George Perez. The line-up of guests so far include: Jason Aaron Mike Allred Laura Allred Dick Ayers Brian M Bendis Ryan Bodenheim Doug Braithwaite Pat Broderick Buzz Jim […]

Posted on: Aug 24, 2009,  Section: Comic Books, Comments: 4 Comments

Tom Spurgeon begins “best of decade” project

Tom Spurgeon has begun what I’d consider a massive project – naming the top 100 comics for the years 2000-2009. The categories he’s outlined so far include: Anthologies, Archival Editions, Original Long-Forms and Definitive Collections, Comic Books, Manga, Newspaper, On-Line, and Works On The Subject Of Comics. He’s already penned an impressive list of comics […]

Posted on: Aug 24, 2009,  Section: Cartoons, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Graphic Novels, Manga, web comics, Comments: 14 Comments

The Phantom embarks on 20 month story-line

Fans of serial comics may want to settle in for a longer than usually story-line that launches today for The Phantom. Tony DePaul, the current writer for the strip, was quoted as saying that he was going to “shake things up a bit” and begin a 20 month story-line opposed to the normal 17 week […]

Posted on: Aug 24, 2009,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 9 Comments

Digital Comics Store for PSP Coming in December

Digital Comics Store for PSP Coming in December This December, you will be able to purchase and download from over 1000 digital comics on PlayStation Store (on the PSP and Media Go). Weâ??ve partnered with one of the leading comic publishers, Marvel Entertainment, to bring you the biggest names in comics, including Spider-Man, X-Men and […]

Posted on: Aug 23, 2009,  Section: Comic strips, Technology, Comments: 3 Comments

Mike Lester arrested after “domestic altercation”

Mike Lester, editorial cartoonist for the Rome News-Tribune, was charged last night with “simple assault in violation of the Family Violence Act and interference with a 911 call” according to a news report on Rome News Wire. A news story in the Rome News-Tribune confirms the arrest. From the Rome News Wire: Regan Lester [Mike’s […]

Posted on: Aug 21, 2009,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 45 Comments

News briefs for August 21, 2009

Books » The Houston Chronicle reviews “I Did it His Way”, the latest B.C. collection of Johnny Hart’s best-known religious cartoons. Comic Strips » Rich Tennant’s 5th wave is no longer on The comic is still in syndication, but at Rich’s request, it won’t be featured gocomics anymore. Editorial Cartooing » Daryl Cagle announces […]

Posted on: Aug 21, 2009,  Section: Books, Comic strips, Interviews, mobile, Comments: 2 Comments