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Archives for February, 2010

Stay Tooned! issue 5 off the press

Just received word from John Read about issue five of Stay Tooned!. The cover has been kept under wraps, but he’s allowing me to post it here today. This issue features profiles of Mort Walker (Beetle Bailey), Jack & Carole Bender (Alley Oop), editorial cartoonist Jeff Koterba, caricature artist Joe Bluhm, New Yorker cartoonist Roz […]

Posted on: Feb 23, 2010,  Section: Magazines, Comments: 7 Comments

Greg Evan’s “Luann” turns 25

Congrats to Greg Evans, whose feature Luann turns 25 this March. From the press release: Luann may still be a teenager to her fans, but Greg Evans’ popular strip is turning 25 next month! On March 17, Luann marks a quarter-century in the comics with a special tribute strip and a thank you to its […]

Posted on: Feb 22, 2010,  Section: Anniversaries, Comic strips, Comments: 11 Comments

A blast of Keith Knight news

» Today, Keith Knight will present his slideshow of his favorite and controversial Knight Life, (th)ink and K Chronicle comic strips at Google Headquarters. » The K Chronicles will no longer be posted on due to a shift in priorities. Keith had a 10 year run on the site. » Keith also mentions that […]

Posted on: Feb 22, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on A blast of Keith Knight news

Stephan Pastis original auctioned for $2050

Last week, I mentioned that Pearls Before Swine creator Stephan Pastis was auctioning off an original sketch of his comic characters with the proceeds going to the Red Cross Haiti Relief Fund. The auction has closed and the winning bid came in at $2,050. Over the course of the seven day auction, there were 65 […]

Posted on: Feb 22, 2010,  Section: Auctions, Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Disney’s Rapunzel now titled Tangled reports that Disney’s animated feature “Rapunzel” has been renamed “Tangled.” From producer Roy Conli: “Hey everyone, I’m Roy Conli, producer of Disney’s next animated film. I have some exciting news to share, and it was important to me that YOU guys – the Disney fans – hear it first. I want to tell you […]

Posted on: Feb 22, 2010,  Section: Animation, Comments: 2 Comments

Sri Lankan journalist/cartoonist still missing

Prageeth Eknaligoda, who went missing about a month ago – two days before the presidential election – is still missing and his wife is pressing police to do more to find him. His colleagues say during the presidential election campaign, Mr Eknaligoda wrote articles in favour of the defeated opposition candidate, Gen Sarath Fonseka. The […]

Posted on: Feb 22, 2010,  Section: International, Comments: 1 Comment

Judge rules against Tribune Co. over Dick Tracy

A judge has ruled against the Tribune Co. which sought to dismiss a lawsuit filed Warren Beaty over the rights of the Dick Tracy character. Beaty sued the Chicago media company after it notified Beaty that they were taking back the rights since he had not exercised them since the 1990 movie in which Beaty […]

Posted on: Feb 22, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, Legal, Comments: 1 Comment

Ellen DeGeneres mentions Broom-Hilda on air

Broom-Hilda did a story-line on Ellen DeGeneres’ dancing during her daytime talk show. It caught Ellen’s attention. DeGeneres held up a copy of a recent Sunday newspaper “Broom-Hilda” comic strip, from Dec. 20, featuring the green-not-so-meanie dancing up a storm, panel by panel, while her buzzard friend Gaylord looks on, questioning her behavior. Broom-Hilda explains […]

Posted on: Feb 19, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

David Horsey is covering the Olympics

Just noticed that David Horsey, editorial cartoonist for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer/Hearst Corp is in Vancouver covering the olympics. Check out his blog for updates. Which brings up the question – are there other cartoonists in Vancouver covering the Olympics for their paper?

Posted on: Feb 19, 2010,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on David Horsey is covering the Olympics

DC Entertainment names new chief officers

From the press release: DC Entertainment, founded in September 2009 to unleash the power of the DC Comics library of characters across all media platforms, has named its executive management team, including new co-publishers of DC Comics and a Chief Creative Officer, as well as heads of Sales/Marketing/Business Development and Finance/Administration. Diane Nelson, President, DC […]

Posted on: Feb 19, 2010,  Section: Comic Books, Comments: 1 Comment

Cagle Cartoons releases President Obama iPhone app

Cagle Cartoons and have released an iPhone app devoted exclusively to editorial cartoons about President Barack Obama. From Daryl Cagle’s blog: This new app focuses on cartoons chronicling the presidency of Barack Obama. Now you can follow as cartoonists from both sides of the political aisle weigh in on the decisions and policies, pitfalls […]

Posted on: Feb 19, 2010,  Section: Editorial cartooning, mobile, Comments: Comments Off on Cagle Cartoons releases President Obama iPhone app

Bill Day honored by National Press Foundation

Bill Day, the former editorial cartoonist for Memphis Commercial Appeal, was honored by the Annual National Press Foundation Awards this last Wednesday. He received a Special Citation for “his work addressing the growing rate of infant mortality in the United States.” “I was honored to join Bill, his wife Susan and their three sons last […]

Posted on: Feb 19, 2010,  Section: Awards, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Bill Day honored by National Press Foundation

Meet the Press will now attribute cartoonists

Good news from Editor & Publisher. “We love cartoonists and cartoons which is why we like to show them on ‘Meet the Press,’ the show said in a statement released by an NBC Universal spokesperson. ” So often they perfectly capture and get to the heart of the matter. Not mentioning the cartoonists by name […]

Posted on: Feb 18, 2010,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 8 Comments

Toy Story 3 final trailer released

Came out last week. There are supposed easter eggs in the above trailer. Click here for the spoilers, otherwise watch it and see how many you can find.

Posted on: Feb 18, 2010,  Section: Animation, Comments: 1 Comment

Palin calls Family Guy episode “kick in gut”

Sarah Palin called the recent Family Guy episode that poked fun of Down Syndrome a “kick in the gut.” The episode featured a female character who explains that her father is an accountant and her mother is the former governor of Alaska – a clear reference to the Palin family. Palin’s youngest son has Down […]

Posted on: Feb 18, 2010,  Section: Animation, Television, Comments: 38 Comments