News briefs for December 1, 2009


» Todd DePastino Wins 2009 Sperber Prize for his Biography of World War II Cartoonist Bill Mauldin (available at

» Secret Asian Man creator Tak Toyoshima is releasing a complete collection of his strip that ran in daily syndication. The book is entitled “Secret Asian Man: The Daily Days” and can be pre-ordered from Amazon.

Comic strips

» Check out the new e-cards from Johnny Hart studios.

» Dan Thompson, creator of Rip Haywire, has posted three roughs from his strip. Always interesting to see the penciled versions.

» Six Chix cartoonist Stephanie Piro is on the cover of The Cartoonist!


» The Des Moines Register highlights local cartoonist Buck Jones who launched to sell custom pet cartoons after other freelance opportunities dried up in this difficult economy.

Magazine cartoonists

» Tom Richmond posts video footage for a short film interviews with MAD legends Sergio Aragonés and Al Jaffee.


» Scott Nickel interviews Lucas Turnbloom and Stephanie McMillan.

» Mike Lynch interviews It’s all about you creator Tony Murphy.