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News briefs for January 29, 2009

Comic Strips » Ted Dawson posts some early Family Circus strip. Editorial Cartooning » Canadian editorial cartoonists are planning their annual convention in September. Newspapers » The Deseret News’ parent company is launching a Spanish-language paper in February. The paper will start out as a tri-weekly with a circulation goal of 25,000. Television » “A […]

Posted on: Jan 29, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Newspaper industry, Television, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on News briefs for January 29, 2009

Rhode: D.C. comics 65 percent as good as 2007

In Mike Rhode’s latest column in the Washington City Paper, compared the number of cartoons in each D.C. paper with what was offered in 2007. The result: only 65 percent of the comics remain. As we take stock of this great nation of ours, it is evident that one group is sufferingâ??a surprising group given […]

Posted on: Jan 29, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 6 Comments

College paper apologizes for Haiti sex cartoon

The Independent Florida Alligator has issued an apology for running a cartoon depicting a man and woman having sex while texting their donation to the American Red Cross (link goes to the cartoon, NSFW). When deciding to run that cartoon, we in no way wanted to make light of the situation that happened in Haiti. […]

Posted on: Jan 28, 2010,  Section: College cartoonists, Comic strips, Controversies, Comments: 22 Comments

Live video and tweet coverage of Apple Special Event

Below is an unofficial live video stream of the event. Below the video is liveTweet coverage via ArsTechnica. Tweets should auto update every 10 seconds below.

Posted on: Jan 27, 2010,  Section: Technology, Comments: 4 Comments

Roland Hedley twitter account closes

Roland Hedley, the fictional Doonesbury character who began using Twitter last spring has closed his account. Doonesbury creator Garry Trudeau used his character to poke fun at the emerging Twitter social phenomenon. He went on to create a real Twitter account under the character’s name that gained the attention of the New Yorker and the […]

Posted on: Jan 27, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 4 Comments

Newsday’s paywall nets 35 subscribers

I reported earlier that Newsday’s website was going behind a paywall. The site was free for those that used the patent company’s cable services, otherwise one needed to buy a subscription. Three months later the number of subscriber is 35. So, three months later, how many people have signed up to pay $5 a week, […]

Posted on: Jan 27, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 16 Comments

Live Apple Tablet coverage here tomorrow morning (UPDATED)

Due to the potential impact on the print industry (at least the interest in it by those in print and web), I will enable a LIVE stream of the Apple “Jesus Tablet” announcements here on the site. Please come by and offer your impressions as it rolls out to the industry. UPDATE: The McGraw Hill […]

Posted on: Jan 26, 2010,  Section: Newspaper industry, Technology, Comments: 34 Comments

Comic page changes for the week

» The Deseret News in Salt Lake City has picked up the new strip Dustin. While the article didn’t mention who got dropped to make space for Dustin, it appears from the comments that it was F Minus. » Jim Borgman and Jerry Scott are taking a two week vacation with Zits. The News-Sentinel (Ft. […]

Posted on: Jan 26, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Guy Gilchrist launches new daily panel

Guy Gilchrist, the cartoonist behind Nancy, has launched a new panel for the web called Today’s Dog. The new toon is available for free on his new website, Facebook, RSS and via Twitter. The topic of the ‘toon is funny things dogs do. I am so, so happy about how much support the cartoon has […]

Posted on: Jan 26, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, web comics, Comments: 7 Comments

Trailer for Diary of a Wimpy Kid posted

I got a chuckle out of it. Can’t wait to take the kids.

Posted on: Jan 26, 2010,  Section: Graphic Novels, Movies, Comments: 2 Comments

Cartoonist, Journalist Prageeth Eknaligoda missing

Reporters without Borders is reporting that Sri Lanka journalist and cartoonist Prageeth Eknaligoda has been reported missing. Eknaligoda, who writes political analyses for the Lankaenews website, left work at about 9 p.m. but did not arrive home and has not contacted any family members or friends. He had told a close friend he thought he […]

Posted on: Jan 26, 2010,  Section: International, Comments: 1 Comment

Julie Larson takes Dinette Set to self syndication

Julie Larson, creator of The Dinette Set, has left Creators Syndicate to pursue self syndication. Through an email she tells me: I decided it was time to go solo, I can probably sell just as well as a syndicate, especially when it’s one’s own property. I know its going to get #1 priority. It’s a […]

Posted on: Jan 25, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 50 Comments

Reminder: Help the Hodges auction on-going

Last week I posted a report that the National Cartoonists Society Foundation was holding an auction to raise money for the Hodges family whose son is in a coma after a car accident. The auction began last Friday. A full list of auction items and details on dates are found in my earlier report.

Posted on: Jan 25, 2010,  Section: Auctions, Comments: Comments Off on Reminder: Help the Hodges auction on-going

Tom Richmond reviews his trip to Cuba

MAD cartoonist Tom Richmond reports back about his recent trip to Cuba along with Jeanne Schulz and others for an artistic and culture exchange with Cuban artists. Other’s participating in the trip: Justin Thompson, Brian Narelle, Lex Fajardo, and Hilary Price. I was contacted several months ago by Jeannie Schulz, the widow of the great […]

Posted on: Jan 25, 2010,  Section: Cartoons, Gatherings, International, Comments: 9 Comments

Happy 25th anniversary Bizarro

Last Friday was Dan Piraro’s 25th anniversary of his Bizarro comic panel in syndication. You may think that all of that adds up to fame and fortune, but you’d be wrong. I’m a little bit famous, in some areas, in some circles, and not at all rich. But I’m not complaining. I’ve made a nice […]

Posted on: Jan 25, 2010,  Section: Anniversaries, Comic strips, Comments: 3 Comments