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Archives for September, 2009

Family Guy slams editorial cartoonists (UPDATED)

Ouch, but so true. h/t Rob Tornoe, Mike Lynch UPDATE: The Family Guy scene isn’t really directed at Tom Toles, but was uploaded with the title, “Family Guy- Washington Post” implying his cartooning. Tom responded on his blog, “I couldnâ??t understand it because the characters werenâ??t labeled. Family Guyâ??s writers might examine my latest cartoon […]

Posted on: Sep 30, 2009,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 11 Comments

Westergaard’s Yale visit stirring controversy

Kurt Westergaard, who drew the famous Muhammad cartoon, will be speaking tomorrow at Yale on the same day as the author of “The Cartoons that Shook the World” (the one that won’t reprinting the cartoons). The two events were organized independently of each other. For security concerns, Westergaard’s speech was moved off campus. The Yale […]

Posted on: Sep 30, 2009,  Section: Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Speaking Engagements, Comments: 1 Comment

Tom Gammill invades The New Yorker magazine

Headline says it all. Enjoy the clips.

Posted on: Sep 30, 2009,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 8 Comments

Keith Knight responds to race card cartoon

The K Chronicle’s creator, Keith Knight, has responded to the protests at the Slippery Rock University (PA) regarding a cartoon he drew depicting an African-American with a noose around his neck while white characters accused him of playing the race card. Students complained to the paper and are organizing a peace march and protest. On […]

Posted on: Sep 30, 2009,  Section: Comic strips, Controversies, Comments: 7 Comments

News briefs for September 29, 2009

Books » The Best of the Wizard of Id published by Titan Books, is scheduled for release on Nov. 10, 2009. » Out now is Peekaboo Planet: A Collection of Rose is Rose Comics, a collection of Rose is Rose comics from the last 25 years. Comic Strip » Doonesbury creator Garry Trudeau will be […]

Posted on: Sep 29, 2009,  Section: Books, Comic strips, Interviews, Comments: 2 Comments

Amazon posts quarterfinalists in Comic Strip Superstar contest

Amazon has posted the results of the first round of judging in their Comic Strip Superstar contest with Andrews McMeel Publishing. Those making it past this first round will now go on to be winnowed down by John Glynn and Lee Salem of Universal Uclick. Those that advance will then be judged by Garry Trudeau, […]

Posted on: Sep 29, 2009,  Section: Comic strips, Contests, Comments: 92 Comments

Comic changes for the week

Only two changes that I’ve found reported and they both have to do with Scott Stantis’ Prickly City. The Appeal Democrat in Marysville, CA has picked up the strip for their opinion page. Additionally, the New Hampshire Union Leader has picked it up for a trial run for their comic line-up.

Posted on: Sep 29, 2009,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Comic changes for the week

Students upset at Keith Knight K-Chronicle toon

Several Slippery Rock University students protested the running of A K Chronicles cartoon that depicted an African-Ameican with a noose around his neck saying, “You’re doing this because I’m black, aren’t you?” while white characters accused him of playing the race card. The cartoon even led some students to show up to the Union with […]

Posted on: Sep 29, 2009,  Section: Comic strips, Controversies, Comments: 29 Comments

The Ignatz Award winners are…

This year’s Ignatz Award Winners were announced at the Small Press Expo that ran over the weekend in Bethesda Maryland. The award recognizes outstanding achievement in comics and cartooning and the winners are selected by ballot by attendees of the expo. This year’s winners are: Outstanding Artist – Nate Powell, Swallow Me Whole (Top Shelf) […]

Posted on: Sep 28, 2009,  Section: Awards, Comments: Comments Off on The Ignatz Award winners are…

Striker comic ends, but no-one told the readers

The British daily comics about football entitled Striker finished a 24 year run by its creator Pete Nash, but The Sun, which published the cartoon apparently never informed the readers that it was ending and abruptly filled the space with “funny pictures from the internet.” The result was a large amount of questions and complaints […]

Posted on: Sep 28, 2009,  Section: Comic strips, International, Comments: 3 Comments

Regarding the notes I’ve posted of the Success in Comics weekend

I debated how much information from the seminar to share with my readers who didn’t attend. I took extensive notes filling seven full, single space, typed pages. It seems unfair to those who ponied up the $350, plus travel and hotel expenses to find out a good portion of it was available to those who […]

Posted on: Sep 28, 2009,  Section: Gatherings, Self Syndication, Comments: 24 Comments

My review of the Success in Comics weekend

This last weekend was the Success in Comics seminar hosted by Chad Carpenter and Bill Kellogg, the cartoonist and sales guy for the Tundra comics strip. The idea for this seminar was hatched over a year ago after many cartoonist approached Bill asking him how he was able to get Tundra into so many papers […]

Posted on: Sep 28, 2009,  Section: Gatherings, Self Syndication, Comments: 8 Comments

Success in Comics seminar notes: Howard Tayler

Howard Tayler, the creator of The Schlock Mercenary was the last speaker and the lone representative of the webcomic free model. Howard stayed clear of openly advocating the free webcomic market instead talked about the ideas and concepts that he learned over the years that have enhanced his ability to provide a living based solely […]

Posted on: Sep 27, 2009,  Section: Self Syndication, web comics, Comments: 1 Comment

Success in Comics seminar notes: Keith Knight

Keith Knight, a prolific cartoonist doing three cartoons, The Knight Life syndicated through United Media, and self syndicated (th)ink and The K Chronicles. The K Chronicles was a college comic that was eventually picked up by the San Francisco Weekly and San Francisco Chronicle. He began self-syndicating the strip to other daily papers. During his […]

Posted on: Sep 27, 2009,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Self Syndication, Speaking Engagements, Comments: 1 Comment

Success in Comics seminar notes: Andrew Feinstein

Andrew Feinstein, co-creator of Girls and Sports was the second speaker of the day here at the Success in Comics seminar. Andrew and Justin Borus started the comic strip while in college and self syndicated to other about 80 universities papers before they attempted self syndication to dailies. They set a goal back in 2004 […]

Posted on: Sep 27, 2009,  Section: Animation, Books, Creators, Self Syndication, Syndicates, Comments: 2 Comments