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Archives for February, 2010

Dilbert wall graphics available; Peanuts coming

United Media and LTL PRINTS are now launching a series of artwork and giant character cut-outs from Scott Adam’s Dilbert comic. Sizes vary up from one foot tall to seven. Peanuts characters are also in the works.

Posted on: Feb 18, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, Licensing, Comments: 3 Comments

Toonseum releases iPhone app

From their press release: The App features information on the ToonSeum including hours, location, exhibits, events and admission. It also features content pulled from the ToonSeum’s blog and Youtube page. Plans for the inclusion of a video docent tours via the app are also in production. “New technologies such as the Iphone help museums go […]

Posted on: Feb 18, 2010,  Section: mobile, Museums, Comments: Comments Off on Toonseum releases iPhone app

Stephan Pastis auctioning off original to benefit Haiti

Pearls Before Swine creator Stephan Pastis is auctioning off an original drawing of the Pearls characters on eBay with the proceeds to be donated to the Red Cross. Three days into the auction, the current bid is $1,300 with four days left. From his blog: Speaking of strips, I’m often asked if I sell my […]

Posted on: Feb 17, 2010,  Section: Auctions, Comic strips, Comments: 3 Comments

News Briefs for February 17, 2010

Randy Glasbergen, one of the most prolific cartoonists in the industry has launched a new blog on his website (which was also reworked). Mike Rhode reports that The Onion’s editorial cartoonist “Kelly” returned in the February 11th issue, with a Star Trek / NASA parody. Kelly is the pen name for Ward Sutton. Justin Thompson, […]

Posted on: Feb 17, 2010,  Section: Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on News Briefs for February 17, 2010

B.C. introduces first new character since 1964

The B.C. team has decided to keep “Wolf” around making the dog the first new character in Johnny Hart’s strip since 1964 when Grog was introduced.

Posted on: Feb 17, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 5 Comments

Dallas Art News to start webcomic section in April

The Dallas Art News will be starting a webcomic section in April after recent post featuring webcomic art broke web traffic records for the site. Be warned, for now, they are “considering compensation.” Here are some of the specifics for the Guest Webcomic Artist Program: Each guest webcomic artist will product 4 to 5 web […]

Posted on: Feb 17, 2010,  Section: web comics, Comments: 10 Comments

Dan Piraro launches iPhone app

Dan Piraro has launched an iPhone app for his comic Bizarro. The app takes advantage of the subscription capabilities of the app store to charge $1.99 a year. With the Bizarro app, a NEW COMIC is added EVERY DAY! (The same comic that appears in newspapers.) PLUS, at any given time there is a YEAR’S […]

Posted on: Feb 17, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, mobile, Comments: 1 Comment

Tea Partiers demands apology from Captain America

Mistake or not, the first run of issue 602 of Captain American just became more valuable than otherwise would be after Tea bagger references were discovered and corrected for future editions. Tea Party Coalition members demand apology from Marvel. In issue No. 602 of Captain America, “Two Americas, Part One,” Captain America and his partner […]

Posted on: Feb 17, 2010,  Section: Comic Books, Controversies, Comments: 9 Comments

Original Charles Addams cartoons on exhibit in NYC

Those in the New York area might be interested in this exhibit of original Charles Addams work: Charles Addams’s New York is an exhibition of original artworks by the legendary New Yorker cartoonist that capture Addams’s quintessentially idiosyncratic and slyly subversive view of the city, depicting his signature macabre characters, twisted situations, and distorted reimaginings […]

Posted on: Feb 17, 2010,  Section: Exhibits, Comments: 2 Comments

Non Sequitur turns 18 years old

Wiley Miller’s Non Sequitur is officially 18 years old (as of yesterday). Here is the debut strip: A couple of notes about Non Sequitur. It’s one of those strips that makes me wish I didn’t have to wait until the creator dies or retires before a complete volume can be printed. And My first syndicates […]

Posted on: Feb 16, 2010,  Section: Anniversaries, Comic strips, Comments: 10 Comments

Matt Wuerker wins the 2010 Herblock Prize

Matt Wuerker, editorial cartoonist for Politico, has won this year’s Herblock Prize for 2010. Matt was a finalist in last year’s Pulitzer Prize. According to a story on Politico, his editor congratulated Matt for being “at the top of his game and enjoying it more than ever at a moment when his work matters more […]

Posted on: Feb 16, 2010,  Section: Awards, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 5 Comments

NYT conflicted over pricing for iPad; others hesitant to even get on board

Keeping an eye on the upcoming release of the iPad and its impact on newspapers, we get this rumored debate within the New York Times. On one side, a Times source explains, you have print circulation, which thinks it should control the iPad since it’s just another way to distribute the paper. They’d like to […]

Posted on: Feb 16, 2010,  Section: Newspaper industry, Technology, Comments: Comments Off on NYT conflicted over pricing for iPad; others hesitant to even get on board

Paul Jon interviewed in Omaha World-Herald

Paul Jon was interviewed by the Omaha World-Herald. Makes me wonder if some of that rigid military life helped create this routine. Q. Do you work ahead? A. Right now, I’m about five months ahead in the dailies and the Sundays and even more ahead with strips that I’ve got sketched out. The good news […]

Posted on: Feb 16, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Paul Jon interviewed in Omaha World-Herald

GoComics opens up full archives for 14 days

Good news from the people at GoComics. We at GoComics want to wish you a Happy Valentine’s Day! Since it would be impractical to send each and every one of our users a big box of gamble chocolate or a even a little candy heart stamped “U R COOL”, we’re offering all users 14 days […]

Posted on: Feb 16, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, Universal Press, Comments: 3 Comments

Flight announces final anthologies

Kazu Kibuishi, the creator and editor of Flight series, has announced that volume eight will be the last volume of the anthologies. The next couple of years will also mark the end of the Flight series. We will be wrapping it all up with Flight Volume Eight. We had a pretty good run, but it […]

Posted on: Feb 16, 2010,  Section: Graphic Novels, Comments: 1 Comment