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Tom Richmond posts NCS Reuben weekend art

Tom Richmond was tasked with the responsibility of drawing the NCS Reuben weekend art that is used on the official T-shirt, grab bag, etc. This year’s drawing is posted. See if you can identify all 16 of the speakers and honorees.

Posted on: Apr 30, 2010,  Section: National Cartoonist Society, Comments: 3 Comments

Priggee cartoons on Tea Party shirts?

Just noticed the early organization of a new movement inside the Tea Party movement called Replace This Face March. Looks like some capitalist activity taking advantage of the Tea rage, but anyway… the goal is to get two or three million Americans (party affiliation agnostic) all wearing the same t-shirt on October 16 for “the […]

Posted on: Apr 30, 2010,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Licensing, Comments: 37 Comments

Sage advice from Ruben Bolling for Everyone Draw Mohammed Day

For those planning to participate in “Everyone Draw Mohammed Day”, Ruben Bolling has some sage advice for you.

Posted on: Apr 30, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, Controversies, Mohammed Cartoon, Comments: 6 Comments

New graphic novel roasts comic strips

Andrew McGinn and David Neitzke have published their first graphic novel, “The Legacy – a Graphic Novel.” For those who are sensitive to critique of the American newspaper comic strip, this book probably best be avoided. John Hogan over at Graphic Novel Reporter describes it as, “about a young man named Chas who inherits a […]

Posted on: Apr 30, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, Graphic Novels, Comments: 8 Comments

Penny Arcade creators named in Time 100 most influential

Time Magazine has listed Penny Arcade creators Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik as one of their top 100 most influential people. The comic is published three times a week and boasts 3.5 million readers. Lev Grossman writes for Time: For a lot of people, that would have been enough. But in 2003, Krahulik and Holkins, […]

Posted on: Apr 30, 2010,  Section: Awards, Comic strips, web comics, Comments: 19 Comments

Mike Luckovich cartoon skews own guest speaker

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution columnist and blogger Jay Bookman provides us with a funny story about how on the day that Georgia House Speaker David Ralston was to be the guest speaker at a dinner to honor Mike Luckovich, Mike’s cartoon that morning depicted the speaker as a stripper. Ralston admitted later to being a bit […]

Posted on: Apr 30, 2010,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Mike Luckovich cartoon skews own guest speaker

Joe Murray looks to launch KaboingTV.com

“Frog in a Suit” stands to be the first offering in what Joe Murray (creator of “Rocko’s Modern Life” and “Camp Lazlo“) hopes will be a new all-cartoon web channel, Kaboing TV. In an effort to stay as “independent as possible” Murray is utilizing Kickstarter.com to fund the production of the inaugural episodes, a sample of […]

Posted on: Apr 30, 2010,  Section: Animation, Web Sites, Comments: 1 Comment

Briefs: Doonesbury, Boondocks, Stein, Schulz

A restaurant man who was featured in Doonesbury back in 1997 for a eminent domain dispute between Donald Trump and the restaurant owner has died. Just a reminder, The Boondocks returns to the Adult Swim this Sunday. Political cartoonist Ed Stein will speak to the Redlands Forum on “the art of using political cartoons to […]

Posted on: Apr 29, 2010,  Section: Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Television, Comments: Comments Off on Briefs: Doonesbury, Boondocks, Stein, Schulz

Court to rule if comic must carry warning label

A Belgian court will rule next week whether the comic Tintin in the Congo should carry a warning label after a Congolese man asked teh rout to pan the comic for its racist stereotypes. Tintin in the Congo, the second book in the comic strip character’s adventures, appeared in 1930. It has crude, stereotyped depictions […]

Posted on: Apr 29, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, International, Comments: 5 Comments

“The Good Wife” touches on Mohammed topic

Last Tuesday’s “The Good Wife” plot revolved around a lawsuit filed by the wife of a newspaper publisher who was killed after running a cartoon depicting the Prophet Mohammed. The cartoon was never fully shown – only sections of the cartoon. In a plot line on Tuesday’s episode of “The Good Wife,” the show’s law […]

Posted on: Apr 29, 2010,  Section: Controversies, Mohammed Cartoon, Television, Comments: Comments Off on “The Good Wife” touches on Mohammed topic

JumpStart story-line based on real officer

The current story-line of Robb Armstrong’s JumpStart is based on a real-life retired police officer who has been on a kidney transplant waiting list for 3 1/2 years. Since April 12, the strip has focused on Joe’s “cop lifestyle” of eating fast fatty foods, working long hours and dealing with high stress. In the past […]

Posted on: Apr 29, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

17 Pulitzers condemn threats to South Park creators

Seventeen Pulitzer Prize winning editorial cartoonists have issued a statement condemning alleged threats against South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker after their 200th episode aired depicting the Prophet Mohammed in a bear suit. The cartoonists write: “We, the undersigned, condemn the recent threats against the creators of South Park, Matt Stone and Trey […]

Posted on: Apr 28, 2010,  Section: Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Mohammed Cartoon, Comments: 13 Comments

TMS comics now on Comics.com

United Media has announced that they have added Tribune Media Service’s portfolio of cartoons and editorial cartoons to comics.com. Cartoons now on comics.com: Animal Crackers, Annie, Bliss, Bottom Liners, Bound & Gagged, Brenda Starr, Brewster Rockit, Broom-Hilda, Dick Tracy, Gasoline Alley, Gil Thorp, Loose Parts, Love Is…, The Middletons, Pluggers, Sylvia, and 9 to 5. […]

Posted on: Apr 27, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, United Media, Comments: 6 Comments

Draw Mohammed Day cartoonist pulls support

Molly Norris created a cartoon in support of South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker depicting household items (tea cup, spool of thread, pasta box, etc.) as items stating that they were the real Prophet Mohammed – a spoof of the South Park episode that depicted Mohammed in a bear suit. The cartoon suggested […]

Posted on: Apr 27, 2010,  Section: Caricature, Cartoons, Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Mohammed Cartoon, Comments: 53 Comments

Tall Tale Radio interviews Marciuliano, Fruhlinger

Sally Forth writer Francesco Marciuliano and The Comics Curmudgeon Josh Fruhlinger are guests in the latest Tall Tales Radio podcast. I’ve been wanting to get this guy on the show for ages, and thanks to my friend Francesco Marciuliano of “Sally Forth,” it has happened. Josh Fruhlinger of “The Comics Curmudgeon” fame joins me and […]

Posted on: Apr 27, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, Interviews, Podcasts, Comments: Comments Off on Tall Tale Radio interviews Marciuliano, Fruhlinger