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Archives for March, 2010

Tom Toles and Robert Wright at Bloggingheads

Robert Wright interviews Tom Toles in a Bloggingheads episode: For just the past week, Toles has added a blog-like commentary to his cartoons: He talks about the past and future of political cartoons. (They’re dead or could last forever.)  There’s an interesting revelation about the origin of the tiny commentary part at the bottom of […]

Posted on: Mar 31, 2010,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Interviews, Comments: Comments Off on Tom Toles and Robert Wright at Bloggingheads

Aaron McGruder launches new Boondocks site

With the upcoming new season of Boondocks, USAToday reports Aaron McGruder has launched an “official unofficial” site. McGruder has been good about keeping us posted via Twitter, and now he has launched an “official unofficial” Boondocks site at http://www.boondocksbootleg.com. Here, you can find screen shots from the new season, video clips and behind-the-scenes stuff, as […]

Posted on: Mar 31, 2010,  Section: Television, Web Sites, Comments: 1 Comment

Nigerian newspaper wants editorial cartoonist

I don’t see ads like this anymore. The commute might be a strain, but I thought I’d pass it along anyway. :) A leading newspaper publishing company with its head office in lagos has vacancies for the following position in its Concept Unit. 1. EDITORIAL CARTOONIST Candidates should posses: a) Creative ability with striking draughtsmanship […]

Posted on: Mar 30, 2010,  Section: Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: 12 Comments

Jeff Koterba’s cartoons heading to Space Station

Rob Tornoe interviews Omaha World-Herald cartoonist Jeff Koterba who will have two of his cartoons traveling to the International Space Station on April 5. How did your cartoon end up on one of NASA’s final space shuttle flights? Clayton Anderson, the only Nebraska-born astronaut, will be flying on the upcoming shuttle flight Discovery. I first […]

Posted on: Mar 30, 2010,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

Soup to Nutz celebrates ten years in syndication

Rick Stromoski is celebrating 10 years in syndication with his comic strip Soup to Nutz. Soup to Nutz features a family that is a far cry from the Cleavers, the Waltons or the Bradys. But you’ll undoubtedly recognize them anyway. Most likely, they’re a lot like the family you grew up in … where the […]

Posted on: Mar 30, 2010,  Section: Anniversaries, Comic strips, Comments: 15 Comments

How to Train Your Dragon takes #1 at box office

DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon took the number one spot over the weekend in the box office with $43.3 million. I’ve heard mostly good reviews. I hope to take the kids sometime soon. If you saw it over the weekend, please post your review below.

Posted on: Mar 29, 2010,  Section: Movies, Comments: 8 Comments

Mikhaela Reid retires from editorial cartooning

News from Mikhaela Reid, who announced on her blog that she’s hanging up the pen and ink – at least in the alt-editorial cartooning market. The political cartooning market sucks (and I suck at marketing.) This is really no secret. I started out in 2002 with one paying client, the Boston Phoenix. Over the years […]

Posted on: Mar 29, 2010,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 13 Comments

How a panel was nominated for comic strip award

I read this morning Pooch Cafe creator Paul Gilligan asking how a panel feature (Non Sequitur) was allowed to be nominated for NCS division award for best comic strip: One eyebrow raiser, though: one of the comic strip nominations this year went to Wiley Miller for Non Sequitur. For those who don?t know, Non Sequitur […]

Posted on: Mar 26, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 94 Comments

Check out original art in Ted Dawson collection

Ted Dawson has posted two original art from Rose is Rose and Hi and Lois (1961).

Posted on: Mar 26, 2010,  Section: Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Check out original art in Ted Dawson collection

More comic page changes

The Press Republican (Plattsburgh, NY) is dropping Dick Tracy in favor of Tundra. The write to the readers, “We ask even die-hard fans of “Dick Tracy” to give “Tundra” a serious, objective look. We’re sure you’ll find it more arresting, in the long run.” The good people over at United Media send me briefs occasionally […]

Posted on: Mar 26, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

New Marmaduke trailer out

Posted on: Mar 26, 2010,  Section: Movies, Comments: 6 Comments

I’m in Tucson next week…

I’ll be traveling to Tucson next week. Monday will probably be light on the blogging, but the rest of the week should be normal level of news. If you live in the Tucson area and would like to meet up for dinner, I’d love to talk shop. E-mail me.

Posted on: Mar 25, 2010,  Section: Daily Cartoonist, Comments: Comments Off on I’m in Tucson next week…

Bizarro app named New and Noteworthy

Back in February, I alerted you that Dan Piraro was launching a Bizarro app in the iTunes app store. This week, it was placed in the “New and Noteworthy” section of the app store. King Feature has dropped the price of the app from $1.99 to $.99 for a limited time. If your procrastinated (like […]

Posted on: Mar 25, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, mobile, Comments: 1 Comment

Mosher, Gable, Mayes vie for National Newspaper Award

Editorial cartoonists Terry (“Aislin”) Mosher of the The Gazette, Brian Gable of the Globe and Mail and Malcolm Mayes of the Edmonton Journal are the finalists for this year’s National Newspaper Award finalists for cartooning. Final award winners will be announced May 14. Best of luck to you three gentlemen.

Posted on: Mar 25, 2010,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Mosher, Gable, Mayes vie for National Newspaper Award

New Despicable Me trailer hits web

The more trailers I see, the more I want to see this. Maybe I’ll even take the kids. Movie hits theaters on July 9th.

Posted on: Mar 25, 2010,  Section: Animation, Comments: Comments Off on New Despicable Me trailer hits web