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Archives for May, 2010

Dan Piraro wins 2010 NCS Cartoonist of the Year

The 2010 Reuben Award for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year has been awarded to Bizarro creator Dan Piraro. Dan’s panel Bizarro has been in syndication since 1986. He has been a nominee for the big prize several times before. In fact, when the list of nominees leaked this year, I asked Dan for a response. […]

Posted on: May 29, 2010,  Section: Awards, Comic strips, Television, Comments: 23 Comments

2010 National Cartoonists Society Division award winners

The National Cartoonists Society has their annual Reuben Awards weekend. Winners of the division awards are in bold. FEATURE ANIMATION Ronnie del Carmen – Storyboard Artist – “Up” Tomm Moore – Director – “The Secret of Kells” Barry Reynolds – Character Designer – “The Secret of Kells” NEWSPAPER ILLUSTRATION Bob Rich Tom Richmond Robert Sanchuk […]

Posted on: May 29, 2010,  Section: Animation, Awards, Books, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Novels, Greeting Cards, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Television, Comments: 3 Comments

Predictions to the Reuben Award weekend winners

Hogan’s Alley has posted their annual prediction on who will win the big Reuben Award and division awards tomorrow night. I’ve listed their predicted winners here – but go over to his google group to understand his arguement. Comic Book Division Award: Paul Pope (“Strange Adventures”) Editorial Cartoon Award: John Sherffius Gag Cartoon Division Award: […]

Posted on: May 28, 2010,  Section: Awards, Reuben, Comments: 30 Comments

Stringer wanted to send me Reuben Award updates

Again, I’ve got a family priority this weekend taking me to Portland, OR and will miss the NCS Reuben Award weekend activities – including the big awards night. If you plan on attending and can text/email me results that evening as the awards are announced, I’d like to be able to update the blog as […]

Posted on: May 27, 2010,  Section: Awards, Daily Cartoonist, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: 1 Comment

2010 Festival of Cartoon registration opens Tuesday

Mark your calendars and register early. Space is limited to 275 participants. Registration for the 2010 Festival of Cartoon Art organized by The Ohio State University Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum will open on June 1, 2010. The Festival, which is a celebration of cartoons and comics, will take place October 14-17. Online registration, […]

Posted on: May 27, 2010,  Section: Gatherings, Museums, Speaking Engagements, Comments: Comments Off on 2010 Festival of Cartoon registration opens Tuesday

Dynamite Entertainment licenses Flash, Mandrake, Phantom

Official Press Release: Dynamite Entertainment, under license from King Features Syndicate, returns Flash Gordon, Mandrake the Magician, and The Phantom to comic books, and all under the Dynamite publishing umbrella. The Last Phantom was previously announced to ship this August with Alex Ross at the creative helm, Scott Beatty scripting and Eduardo Ferigato on art […]

Posted on: May 27, 2010,  Section: Comic Books, Comments: 7 Comments

Mort Walker’s Beetle Bailey celebrates 60 years

Mort Walker’s Beetle Bailey is celebrating 60 years with series of events and special strips. From the press release: The world’s most recognizable Private and funny pages icon Beetle Bailey salutes 60 years of military mirth and mayhem with a seven-month long celebration honoring the comic strip’s diamond anniversary. Beginning this month, a series of […]

Posted on: May 27, 2010,  Section: Anniversaries, Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: 7 Comments

Joe Murray raises $18k for Frog in a Suit animation

Joe Murray, creator of Nickelodeon’s Rocko’s Modern Life and Cartoon Network’s Lazlo’s Camp has raised over $18,000 from direct funding through Kickstarter to start a new animated series called Frog in a Suit for a new website/portal he’s creating called The site is envisioned to be for independant animation projects. Describing his project and […]

Posted on: May 27, 2010,  Section: Animation, Comments: 1 Comment

Rall, Bors, Cloud heading to Afghanistan

Ted Rall, Matt Bors and Steve Cloud are leaving for Afghanistan the second week of August for one month. Rall writes: I’m leaving for Afghanistan the second week of August. I have three goals: Go to Taloqan in Takhar Province, to revisit the place where I spent much of the fall of 2001 during the […]

Posted on: May 27, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: 13 Comments

Capt. America gets community service for groping woman

A 55 year-old doctor named Raymond Adamcik was arrested for allegedly groping a woman while dressed up in a Captain America costume. The story gets richer than that if you can believe it: Adamcik approached a woman while holding a burrito and began to talk dirty. He then reached his hand between her legs and […]

Posted on: May 27, 2010,  Section: Comic Books, Legal, Comments: 6 Comments

Live Action Dilbert heading to big screen?

There’s a report from that claims that a live-action Dilbert movie is in the works. In 2007, Moviehole reported that Chris Columbus (Stepmom, Mrs. Doubtfire, the two weakest Harry Potter films) had snatched up the about-to-lapse film rights to Scott Adams’ Dilbert, possibly with an eye toward directing. That was the last that the […]

Posted on: May 27, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, Movies, Comments: 1 Comment

Farley Follows His Nose up for two Canadian Awards

For Better or For Worse creator Lynn Johnston’s book Farley Follows His Nose is a candidate for two Canadian literary awards. Farley Follows His Nose is a candidate for the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award for the most distinguished book of the year. “Distinguished” is defined as marked by conspicuous excellence and/or eminence, individually distinct […]

Posted on: May 26, 2010,  Section: Awards, Books, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Farley Follows His Nose up for two Canadian Awards

Fort Knox to commemorate Memorial Day, D-Day

Paul Jon, the creator of Fort Knox has created a unique series of strips to commemorate Memorial Day and the anniversary of D-Day. Paul’s strip for Sunday depicts the Knox family reading a book with a picture of the troops landing on Omaha Beach. The scene is drawn by illustrator Norman Felchle. Then on Monday, […]

Posted on: May 26, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Fort Knox to commemorate Memorial Day, D-Day

Bolling, Scott, Toomey interviews posted

Scott Nickel has posted another in his 20 Questions series with an interview with Molly and the Bear creator and Pixar artist Bob Scott. 3. You’ve worked at Pixar for about a decade. How did that come about, and is it, in fact, the coolest job in the world? Yeah, almost 11 years. Boy, that […]

Posted on: May 26, 2010,  Section: Animation, Comic strips, Interviews, Podcasts, Comments: 1 Comment

Best comic goodbyes. Ever

Tom Spurgeon: So with the finale for the television show Lost rapidly receding into the background, the reaction to the show suggests the question: what are the best “final episodes” in comics history? Like television, some of the best ones weren’t official finales, or didn’t quite take. With that general caveat in mind, here are […]

Posted on: May 26, 2010,  Section: Cartoons, Comic history, Comments: 14 Comments