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Archives for October, 2009

Korean cartoonist ordered to pay indemnities

South Korean cartoonist “Choi” has been ordered to pay $20 million won (about $17,000) by the Chuncheon District Court to Wonju City who sued the cartoonist for including offensive words about President Lee Myung-bak. The cartoon depicted family members paying respect to a soldier’s monument, but included offensive words hidden in the pattern of the […]

Posted on: Oct 26, 2009,  Section: International, Comments: Comments Off on Korean cartoonist ordered to pay indemnities

News briefs for October 23, 2009

Animation » Hector Cortez, over on TheAnimationBlog.com, is reporting that MGM Home Entertainment’s “Spaceballs: The Totally Warped Animated Adventures!” will be out on DVD this December 29. Comic Strips » Matt Price, features editor of The Oklahoman, interviews Jill Schulz about upcoming events commemorating Peanuts’ 60th anniversary. » Paul Jon, who launched his Fort Knox […]

Posted on: Oct 23, 2009,  Section: Animation, Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Pixar releases trailer for UP DVD short animation

Pixar is releasing UP to DVD on November 10 and as customary, they are including an original short animation in the bonus section. This year’s short is entitled “Dug’s Special Mission.” See video below. Hat Tip: Hector Cortez of TheAnimationBlog.com

Posted on: Oct 23, 2009,  Section: Animation, Comments: 1 Comment

High selling art in Cartoons & Cocktails: $1,750

Politico editorial cartoonist Matt Wuerker had the honor of having the highest-selling cartoon in last nights Cartoons & Cocktails. His cartoon eulogy for Ted Kennedy fetched a handsome $1,750 according to Mike Rhode (COMICSDC blog).

Posted on: Oct 23, 2009,  Section: Auctions, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

Rex Babin: local cartoons deserve more credit

Sacramento Bee editorial cartoonist and current Association of American Editorial Cartoonists (AAEC) Rex Babin has told Editor and Publisher that he believes more attention should be given to cartoonists drawing local issue cartoons and that even nation competitions like the Pulitzer should recognize effective local cartooning. “There are a lot of exceptional local cartoonists out […]

Posted on: Oct 23, 2009,  Section: AAEC, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 21 Comments

Newsday.com moves to subscription model

Newsday is putting up a pay-wall on their news website beginning next Wednesday. The website is still free for those who subscribe to the newspaper or Optimum Online, a website owned by the internet cable service that also owns the paper. Those who are not customers of Optimum Online or the newspaper – both owned […]

Posted on: Oct 23, 2009,  Section: Newspaper industry, Comments: 15 Comments

Asterix and Obelix turn 50

French comic strip characters Asterix and Obelix will turn 50 at the end of this month. The comic strip is based on these two Gallic friends and their adventures with the Romans. Commemorating the anniversary is the release of “Asterix and Obelix’s Birthday: The Golden Book” which will be released in 15 countries. Additionally, Asterix […]

Posted on: Oct 22, 2009,  Section: Comic strips, International, Comments: Comments Off on Asterix and Obelix turn 50

News briefs for October 22, 2009

Comic strips » Frazz creator Jef Mallett has published a book on living “the triathlon lifestyle.” The book is entitled “Trizophrenia: Inside the Minds of a Triathlete.” » Stephanie McMillan is running a contest within her comic Minimum Security asking readers to help create an acronym for the character’s “save the world resistance grouplet.” Entries […]

Posted on: Oct 22, 2009,  Section: Alternative comics, Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Illustration, mobile, Comments: Comments Off on News briefs for October 22, 2009

Cartoonists report on their trip to Algiers

Back in September I reported that Daryl Cagle and Jan Eliot were heading to Algiers to participate in their international cartooning festival. Jan is still traveling but posted news on her blog regarding her initial days there. Daryl has written a longer review of his experience there and has also included photos.

Posted on: Oct 21, 2009,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: 1 Comment

Peanuts look-a-like contests kicks off 60th anniversary celebration

Kicking off a year-long series of events celebrating Peanuts’ 60th Anniversary in 2010, Peanuts announces the launch of its first-ever PEANUTS 60th Anniversary Photo Look-A-Like Contest, which will benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Peanuts fans of all ages are invited to submit photos of themselves or their children looking like one of these […]

Posted on: Oct 21, 2009,  Section: Comic history, Comic strips, Contests, Comments: 2 Comments

Charlie Brown Christmas inspired ice sculpture attraction

Opening on November 20th in Nashville is a first of its kind ice sculpture attraction retelling the story of “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” Here’s promo video: More from the press release: The family of the late and legendary Charles Schulz is preparing for a visit to Nashville, Tenn. It is there that artisans from Harbin, […]

Posted on: Oct 20, 2009,  Section: Comic history, Comic strips, Television, Comments: 3 Comments

Cartoonist updates from the Middle East

Last week I reported that 10 National Cartoonist Society cartoonists were traveling to the Middle East with the USO to visit with troops. Due to security concerns, those cartoonists with blogs can’t identify their location, but some are reporting back their experiences. Here’s the Stars and Stripes story about their stop at Landstuhl Regional Medical […]

Posted on: Oct 20, 2009,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, National Cartoonist Society, Speaking Engagements, Comments: 1 Comment

Tom Gammill meets Mell Lazarus in latest Learn to Draw

Enjoy.

Posted on: Oct 20, 2009,  Section: Comic history, Comic strips, video, Comments: 5 Comments

News briefs for October 19, 2009

Books » 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 » […]

Posted on: Oct 19, 2009,  Section: Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, International, Movies, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on News briefs for October 19, 2009

HOPE poster creator admits to using AP photo

Shepard Fairey, noted for his iconic “HOPE” poster featuring Barack Obama, has now admitted that the photo he used as reference was indeed the one the AP has maintained he used. Fairey still maintains that his work should fall under fair use and will continue his lawsuit with AP. Laurence Pulgram, an intellectual property lawyer […]

Posted on: Oct 19, 2009,  Section: Illustration, Comments: 9 Comments