News briefs for October 19, 2009


» Monte Schulz, son of Charles M. Schulz, has a new novel out entitled “This Side of Jordan.” It will be the first of three that will be published by Fantagraphic books.

Comic Strips

» Leigh Rubin will be offering a free presentation about creativity and perseverance and the comics life.

Editorial Cartoons

» The Sunday Mail editorial cartoonist Neil Matterson has been named as a finalist in the 54th Walkley Awards for Excellence in Journalism.


» Chris Muir, who does the political webcomic Day by Day, created a small stir with a comic that inferred a “veiled assassination threat.” To call it a tempest in a teacup might be an exaggeration.