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Archives for April, 2010

Chris Sharron wins 2010 Locher Award winner

Chris Sharron was selected this as this year’s winner of the John Locher Award. The award honors the best student editorial cartoonist in North America. Chris took second place in 2008 and 2009 and won this year’s Charles M. Schulz Award. As the Locher recipient, he receives an all-expense paid trip to the AAEC convention […]

Posted on: Apr 21, 2010,  Section: Awards, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Chris Sharron wins 2010 Locher Award winner

More Lio, Cul de Sac animations

I’m sure the RingTales people are kicking these out faster than I can report on them. Best to bookmark Babelgum website and check often. Here’s a few more from Mark Tatulli’s Lio and Richard Thompson’s Cul de Sac.

Posted on: Apr 21, 2010,  Section: Animation, Comic strips, Comments: 3 Comments

Apple approves Mark Fiore’s cartoon app – UPDATED

It took a nudge from CEO Steve Jobs himself, but today Apple approved Pulitzer Prize winner Mark Fiore’s NewsToon app for the App store. The app was earlier rejected back in December citing that it ridiculed public figures. It is described as: From Pulitzer Prize-winning political animator, Mark Fiore, comes NewsToons, an automatically-updating collection of […]

Posted on: Apr 20, 2010,  Section: Controversies, Editorial cartooning, mobile, Comments: 6 Comments

Comic book containing nudity sold to 10-year-old

Here’s a local story here in Utah. A mom bought a package of comic books for Easter at a local dollar store. The recipient was her 10-year-old son who got an eye full when the first two pages contained “naked ladies” in The Spectre. Linda Hurst bought the comics to put in an Easter basket. […]

Posted on: Apr 20, 2010,  Section: Comic Books, Comments: 16 Comments

Bill Griffith presents Top 40 List on Creating Comics

Michael Fry found these gems from Zippy the Pinhead creator Bill Griffith. Bill pens the “Top 40 List on Comics and their Creators.” 1-14 (seen above), 15-24, 25-35, 36-40

Posted on: Apr 20, 2010,  Section: Cartoons, Comic strips, Comments: 17 Comments

The Duplex, F Minus hit milestones

Seems to be a lot of anniversaries in the sprint. Glenn McCoy’s The Duplex hit 17 years in syndication and Tony Carillo’s F Minus hit year four.

Posted on: Apr 20, 2010,  Section: Anniversaries, Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Harvey Awards ballots due Friday

Just a reminder. From their press release: Nomination ballots for the 2010 Harvey Awards, honoring works published in 2009, are due Friday, April 23rd. Ballots will be accepted by email until midnight, April 23rd. For those who wish to mail the ballot, it must be postmarked by April 23rd! Ballots can be downloaded from HarveyAwards.org. […]

Posted on: Apr 20, 2010,  Section: Awards, Comments: 1 Comment

Islamic website threatens South Park creators

The Islamic website Revolutionmuslim.com has allegedly threatened South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone with a fate similar to Theo Van Gogh for “insulting” the prophet Mohammad during it’s 200th episode. In that episode, Muhammad is depicted in a bear suit. Van Gogh was a Dutch filmmaker who murdered in 2004 for making a […]

Posted on: Apr 19, 2010,  Section: Controversies, Comments: 6 Comments

Select ‘Bloom County’ running in USA Today

To commemorate the second volume of the Bloom County Complete Library being released, USA Today is running select strips with commentary from Berkeley Breathed this week. The commentary today is about the eighties and Star Trek references. Q. In Ted Koppel’s intro to Bloom County: The Complete Library, Volume 2, he writes, “I never believed […]

Posted on: Apr 19, 2010,  Section: Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

AZ couple has $350k worth in Peanuts originals

Speaking of original Peanuts artwork, a Phoenix woman took her stash of original Peanuts art that she’s been buying up since 1950 to the “Antique Roadshow” hoping that they’d appraise enough help she and her husband retire. She estimated her collection was worth about $50,000, but the appraiser on the television show said that her […]

Posted on: Apr 19, 2010,  Section: Auctions, Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: 6 Comments

Jean Schulz warns of fake Peanuts art

A great catch from Mike Lynch (who credit’s his dad, Dr. Lynch) for this letter to the editor in the Pittsburg Post-Gazette from Jean Schulz, wife of Peanuts creator Charles Schulz warning that not all the original drawings being auctioned off are authentic. Sally Kalson’s April 11 article (“From Peanuts to Picasso: Art Collection Is […]

Posted on: Apr 19, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 4 Comments

Riffs interviews Breen, Wuerker

I reported Steve Breen took home the Fischetti award. The noise level of the announcement was muted considerably by the Pulitzer announcement the day before. I’m glad to see Michael Cavna was able to interview Steve. Michael talks to Matt Wuerker who was this year’s recipient of the Herblock award .

Posted on: Apr 19, 2010,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Interviews, Comments: Comments Off on Riffs interviews Breen, Wuerker

Mark Fiore will resubmit rejected app to App Store

Pulitzer Prize winner Mark Fiore has told ComputerWorld that he has resubmitted his rejected iPhone app to Apple for reconsideration. Mark’s app was rejected last December. Since winning the Pulitzer last week and the rejection hit the blogosphere, Apple invited him to resubmit. According to ComputerWorld, a customer wrote to Steve Jobs himself pleading the […]

Posted on: Apr 19, 2010,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

Security lock down: How will it affect you?

Twice this week, spammer were able to exploit the site to inject code into the blog. I’m still trying to ascertain the full scope of what they were able to do. At the moment, it appears limited to inserting code into a file that is read by search engines and sends search engine traffic to […]

Posted on: Apr 18, 2010,  Section: Daily Cartoonist, Comments: 9 Comments

Apple might allow Fiore cartoons in App Store

Mark Fiore is worthy of a Pulitzer, but last December Apple wouldn’t allow Mark’s iPhone app into the App Store because it “contains content that ridicules public figures.” According to By Jennifer Valentino-DeVries’ blog on Wall Street Journal, Apple has asked Mark to resubmit his app. But a representative from Apple called the cartoonist Thursday […]

Posted on: Apr 16, 2010,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 5 Comments