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Archives for December, 2009

Cartoon Art Museum celebrates 25 years

The Cartoon Art Museum is celebrating 25 years as a “a non-profit, educational museum dedicated to the collection, preservation and display of original cartoon art in all its forms.” The museum was started by a group of cartoon art collectors and enthusiasts, led by Malcolm Whyte back on December 14, 1984. The museum operates in […]

Posted on: Dec 14, 2009,  Section: Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Exhibits, Museums, Comments: 1 Comment

Robert Ariail Lurie UN Political Cartoon Award

Former The State editorial cartoonist Robert Ariail has won this year’s United Nations’ Ranan Lurie Political Cartoon Award. Robert is the first American cartoonist to win first prize in the award’s 10-year history. Second and third place went to Silvan Wegmann of Switzerland and Shlomo Cohen of Israel. Robert takes home a $10,000 prize which […]

Posted on: Dec 14, 2009,  Section: Awards, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

Review: The Princess and the Frog

I took my four kids to see Disney’s return to hand drawn animation on Saturday. The two boys wanted to go see “The Fantastic Mr. Fox;” the girls the princess movie. Since we’ve been renting mostly action adventure movies lately as a family, despite the protests of my tween girls, I figured a princess movie […]

Posted on: Dec 14, 2009,  Section: Animation, Movies, Comments: 11 Comments

Missing Rex Morgan returns; fans puzzled by absence

The HamptonRoads.com follows up with Rex Morgan M.D. writer Woody Wilson as to why the strip’s title character has been missing from the feature these last five months. But there was another reason to feature her. Call it a case of art imitating life. Wilson had a family member stricken with Alzheimer’s. He felt compelled […]

Posted on: Dec 14, 2009,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Missing Rex Morgan returns; fans puzzled by absence

Wanted: Comic data for iPhone app

I’m tossing ideas around for an iPhone app (one that can also be ported to other devices). One idea I had was a comic related app where users can look up titles, comics, artists, relevant dates, etc. I’d like to include as many areas of the industry as possible (comic strip, editorial cartooning, comic books, […]

Posted on: Dec 13, 2009,  Section: Daily Cartoonist, mobile, Comments: 4 Comments

Peter Brookes honored as Cartoonist of the Year

Peter Brookes, editorial cartoonist for the Times (UK), has been honored as this year’s “Cartoonist of the Year” by the Political Cartoon Society. This is his second such honor. He said that he was more proud of some drawings than others. “The great thing about working for daily papers is that if you feel you […]

Posted on: Dec 11, 2009,  Section: Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: Comments Off on Peter Brookes honored as Cartoonist of the Year

Time Mag posts top 10 editorial cartoons of 2009

Time Magazine has posted their annual top 10 lists, including the top 10 editorial cartoons of 2009. The editorial cartoonists who made the Jimmy Margulies (The New Jersey Record), Walt Handelsman (Newsday), RJ Matson (St. Louis Post-Dispatch ), Clay Bennett (Chattanooga Times Free), Mike Luckovich (Atlanta Journal Constitution), Stuart Carlson (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel), Mike Smith […]

Posted on: Dec 11, 2009,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 73 Comments

Editor and Publisher closes after 125 years

Editor and Publisher, the journalist publication of record, will cease both print and online publication at the end of this year. The announcement made earlier today after its parent company The Nielsen Co. informed staffers of its decision. Romensko posted the announcement from Greg Farrar, President, Nielsen Business Media: Today, we announced that Nielsen Business […]

Posted on: Dec 10, 2009,  Section: Newspaper industry, Comments: 14 Comments

RingTales creates Dilbert, New Yorker mobile app

RingTales and Metranome have partnered to release the first ever animated Dilbert and New Yorker “Cartoon a Day” integrated calendar for BlackBerry smart phones. The downloadable calendars combine the utility of a daily agenda with a daily animated New Yorker or Dilbert cartoons. The app also integrates with the native calendar application on the BlackBerry […]

Posted on: Dec 10, 2009,  Section: Comic strips, mobile, Technology, Comments: Comments Off on RingTales creates Dilbert, New Yorker mobile app

Web animation series features Over the Hedge

T Lewis and Michael Fry’s Over the Hedge will be featured as a new animated web series on Babelgum.com. Babelgum.com already has an agreement to exclusively premiere new animated installments of Scott Adam’s Dilbert and the animated New Yorker Cartoons, which are produced by Michael’s company RingTales.

Posted on: Dec 10, 2009,  Section: Animation, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Web animation series features Over the Hedge

Cartoon exhibit explores middle east peace

An international roster of acclaimed editorial cartoonists explore Israeli-Palestinian reconciliation and peace in a traveling exhibit scheduled to stop in New York City from December 10th – 23rd, organizers announced today. “Cartoons in Conflict: Editorial Cartoonists Explore Palestinian-Israeli Conflict” offers the singular perspective of forty renowned artists, including Pulitzer Prize winners Pat Oliphant and Jim […]

Posted on: Dec 9, 2009,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Exhibits, Comments: 1 Comment

Joe Wos wins landslide victory in election

I’m not even going to bother writing a summary for this story. It’s as good as it gets by itself. All I can say is, “congratulations to Joe and I can’t wait to see you skewered by Rob Rogers.” Joe Wos, cartoonist, storyteller, executive director of the ToonSeum and producer of Dr. Sketchy Pittsburgh can […]

Posted on: Dec 9, 2009,  Section: Museums, Comments: 7 Comments

Benson to judge free expression cartoon contest

Arizona Republic editorial cartoonist Steve Benson will be the lead judge in a cartooning contest sponsored by the Council for Secular Humanism. The contest is looking for the “most ingenious creations touching on that most sensitive subject: religion.” The prize has a $2,500 prize and is open to both professionals and amateurs. What they’re not […]

Posted on: Dec 9, 2009,  Section: Awards, Contests, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 4 Comments

Mel Lazarus featured again in ‘Learning to Draw’

Tom Gammill puts out another “Learning to Draw” video with another guest appearance with Mel Lazarus.

Posted on: Dec 9, 2009,  Section: Comic strips, video, Comments: 2 Comments

Online exhibit launching for the music of Peanuts

Musicians are often surprised to find that they can actually play the music notes floating above Schroeder’s toy piano in the Peanuts comic strip, and they are even more amazed to learn that its not just anyones music Schroeder is playing-the compositions were created by none other than his idol, Ludwig van Beethoven! Now visitors […]

Posted on: Dec 9, 2009,  Section: Comic history, Comic strips, Exhibits, Comments: 1 Comment