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Archives for February, 2010

Eddie Pitman on Tall Tale Radio

Eddie Pitman, who launched his web graphic novel Red’s Planet, was Tom Racine’s guest on Tall Tale Radio this week. As always, an entertaining listen.

Posted on: Feb 26, 2010,  Section: Podcasts, Comments: 3 Comments

George Lopez to bring Speedy Gonzales to theaters

Comedian George Lopez will voice the Looney Tunes character Speedy Gonzales on the big screen. New Line is producing a live-action/CG hybrid movie featuring the famous 50’s character. Over the years, Speedy appeared in the live-action/animation features “Who Framed Roger Rabbit,” “Space Jam” and “Looney Tunes: Back in Action.” But the character has often courted […]

Posted on: Feb 26, 2010,  Section: Animation, Movies, Comments: 14 Comments

Fourth Seth MacFarlane show in the works

Details of what may be the forth Seth MacFarlane show was released by Alex Borstein recently. -Alex will voice the show?s main character, who is female. -The show will be developed by Alex and Gary Janetti, a television writer who helped in writing ?Stewie B. Goode?, which later became the first part of Stewie Griffin: […]

Posted on: Feb 25, 2010,  Section: Animation, Comments: 21 Comments

Rudy Larriva dies at 94

Veteran animator Rudy Larriva, whose animation credits extend to Warner Bros, United Production of America (UPA), Format Films, Ruby-Spears, among others, passed away on February 19th. He was 94. Despite his long range of credits, he is without a doubt known among animation fans as the director of several low-budget Road Runner cartoons, which were […]

Posted on: Feb 25, 2010,  Section: Animation, Comments: 1 Comment

Daryl Cagle reports on his trip to Columbia

The ever traveling Daryl Cagle returned recently from a trip to Columbia to attend a conference of cartoonists. I gave lectures at colleges, to the public and to groups of journalists in Bogota, Medell’in and Cartagena. I was impressed with the audiences; they understood everything and laughed at all the same things an American audience […]

Posted on: Feb 25, 2010,  Section: Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: 1 Comment

Brevity guys make Google commissioned animation

Brevity co-creators Rodd Perry and Guy Endore-Kaiser worked with RingTales to create a Google commissioned video to help people learn how to share videos through social media. Here it is:

Posted on: Feb 25, 2010,  Section: Animation, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Brevity guys make Google commissioned animation

Hart family hopeful for B.C. animated feature (UPDATED)

The Hart family is shopping Wizard of Id and B.C. to Hollywood for an animated feature or television series. Portfolio.com reports that animator Mark Simon has signed a production and development agreement with the Hart Estate last December and is now working with Creators and a Talent agency to pitch the idea for a movie […]

Posted on: Feb 25, 2010,  Section: Animation, Comic strips, Comments: 20 Comments

Washington Post, Dallas Morning News post profits

E&P has stories on fourth-quarter earnings reports of two newspaper companies. Regarding the Washington Post Co. The Washington Post Co. Wednesday reported a fourth-quarter profit of $82.2 million, or $8.71 a share, a big jump from its year-ago net income of $18.8 million, or $2.01 a share. The Post Co.’s Kaplan education and cable television […]

Posted on: Feb 24, 2010,  Section: Newspaper industry, Comments: Comments Off on Washington Post, Dallas Morning News post profits

Corky Trinidad endowment fund created

An endowment fund has been created in honor of Honolulu Star-Bulletin editorial cartoonist Corky Trinidad who passed away last year. The fund was established by the Friends of Corky, Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Society of Professional Journalists of Honolulu, Pamana Dancers, and the Filipino Community Center. Together they raised $42,916. The purpose of this fund is to […]

Posted on: Feb 24, 2010,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Corky Trinidad endowment fund created

Mike Manley to take over for Eduardo Barreto (UPDATED)

King Features Syndicate has made an official decision regarding Eduardo Barreto’s status as the artist for the Judge Parker strip. Eduardo, who had taken a temporary leave from the strip citing a medical condition, gave final word to KFS editor Brendan Burford that he will not be returning to the strip. Brendan has selected Mike […]

Posted on: Feb 23, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 9 Comments

Pastis, Piraro, Thompson nominated for Reuben Award (UPDATED)

I’ve got confirmation that Stephen Pastis, Dan Piraro, and Richard Thompson have been nominated for this year’s Reuben Award For Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year. The nominees are selected by a secret ballot from the members of the National Cartoonists Society. Both Stephan and Dan were nominated last year for the award (Dave Coverly took […]

Posted on: Feb 23, 2010,  Section: Awards, Comic strips, Reuben, Comments: 10 Comments

Holiday Out collection cometh

I have no recollection of the strip running in any papers I grew up with, but in case you did and you’re interested: During the 1980s, author Michael Vance and several well-known cartoonists produced a comic strip, “Holiday Out”, that was syndicated in more than one hundred newspapers, magazine, and fanzines during its peak. Three […]

Posted on: Feb 23, 2010,  Section: Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Holiday Out collection cometh

New Doonesbury retrospective book coming?

I’m not seeing anything on Amazon quite yet, nor the Slate store, but after watching this, I think something is coming down the line.

Posted on: Feb 23, 2010,  Section: Books, Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

EW Scripps explores selling licensing business

E&P reports that E.W. Scripps, the parent company of United Media Syndicate, is “exploring” the option of selling its licensing business which would include Peanuts and Dilbert characters. The company also reports that it would also consider joint ventures. Scripps President and CEO Rich Boehne said the process of exploring alternatives is just that, an […]

Posted on: Feb 23, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 140 Comments

Tom Mason looks back at Bud Sagendorf work with Popeye

Tom Mason is pulling gems of comic history from an ol’ publication, “These Top Cartoonists Tell How They Create America?s Favorite Comics.” He’s posted a snippet from Bud Sagendorf who worked with Popeye creator E.C. Segar and eventually took over the reins. My working habits are quite loose. Some of my fellow cartoonists are able […]

Posted on: Feb 23, 2010,  Section: Comic history, Comments: 2 Comments