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Mexico’s Gabriel Vargas dies at age 95

The AP is reporting that Mexican cartoonist Gabriel Vargas passed away yesterday at the age of 95. Gabriel was the creator of La Familia Burron – “one of the greatest representatives of the golden age of Mexican comics” and an “undeniable reference point for the nation’s popular culture” according to the The National Council of […]

Posted on: May 26, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, International, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Mexico’s Gabriel Vargas dies at age 95

Lars Vilks invited back to finish lecture

Lars Vilks, the Swedish artist who was assaulted two weeks ago during a lecture on free speech, has been reinvited to speak at the same University. “The department (of philosophy) has reached a wise decision. Lars Vilks must be allowed to hold his lecture,” Uppsala University vice-chancellor Anders Hallberg said in a statement Tuesday. “Violence […]

Posted on: May 25, 2010,  Section: International, Mohammed Cartoon, Comments: Comments Off on Lars Vilks invited back to finish lecture

Get your LOST sketches by Tom Richmond

Some unsolicited promotion for Tom Richmond: Tom has posted several original sketches of the cast of “Lost” that he’s selling off. Excellent thinking and timing, Tom – striking while the iron is hot. While you’re perusing the caricatures, read his review of the series finale. One of the better reviews out there.

Posted on: May 25, 2010,  Section: Caricature, Comments: 1 Comment

Sneak peak at Pixar’s Day & Night short

Slashfilm has a sneak peak at the animated short film that will open Toy Story 3. The short, entitled Day & Night, is about two characters whose insides are day and night respectively.

Posted on: May 25, 2010,  Section: Animation, Comments: 2 Comments

Paul Gilligan to kickoff year long Pooch Cafe story-line

Pooch Cafe creator Paul Gilligan will kickoff a story-line that is slated to run for the next five to six months. The story line, entitled “Poncho: Year One,” will follow Poncho from puppy to young adult. It begins May 31. “Revisionist histories have been a popular trend in superhero comics for some time. They, as […]

Posted on: May 25, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 7 Comments

NYT: Pakistan blocked Facebook to preempt rioting

Salman Masood, blogging on the At War blog on The New York Times, writes about reasons why Pakistan was so quick to block access to Facebook and other social sites due to Everybody Draw Mohammad Day. The weak political government of President Asif Ali Zardari is under pressure from an assertive judiciary. Discontent among the […]

Posted on: May 25, 2010,  Section: Controversies, International, Mohammed Cartoon, Comments: Comments Off on NYT: Pakistan blocked Facebook to preempt rioting

Rogers’ How a Cartoonist’s Brain Works in SF

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Rob Rogers will present his “How a Cartoonist’s Brain Works” at The Cartoon Art Museum this Thursday, June 24. The presentation is described as an “interactive combination of live drawing and a cartoon slide presentation takes the audience behind the curtain of his creative process.” From the ol’ press release: Rogers’s material will […]

Posted on: May 25, 2010,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Museums, Speaking Engagements, Comments: 1 Comment

Joe Wos to present at The Cartoon Museum

The Cartoon Museum announces that Joe Wos will present “his original blend of storytelling and live cartoon illustration” on June 12. Joe, who founded and is Executive Director of the Toonsuem in Pittsburgh, PA, will also lead a free workshop at the Charles M. Schulz museum later that day. With prods from the audience, children […]

Posted on: May 25, 2010,  Section: Cartoons, Museums, Comments: Comments Off on Joe Wos to present at The Cartoon Museum

Editorial cartoonist Joel Barbee passes

Joel Barbee, a National Free Press editorial cartoonist, passed away last Thursday. He drew cartoons for the NFP since 2006. During his career he worked as a staff illustrator at the aerospace division of Ford Motor Company. He spent was a professional freelancer since 1970. His clients included Walt Disney, Hallmark, and Carls Junior.

Posted on: May 24, 2010,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Editorial cartoonist Joel Barbee passes

Cartoonist Howard Post dies

Writer Mark Evanier reports that Howard Post, who worked primarily as a comic book cartoonist, has passed away from Alzheimer’s. Howard “Howie” Post, a mainstay of animation, comic books and strips since the mid-forties, passed away some time in the last week, reportedly due to Alzheimer’s. Howie was born November 2, 1926 and while no […]

Posted on: May 24, 2010,  Section: Obituary, Comments: 4 Comments

Individual wants Pulitzer Prize cartoonist on stamp

From the AAEC Notebook (online): Joseph S. Colello contacted the Notebook recently about an effort to get cartoonist Rollin Kirby, the first winner of the Pulitzer Prize (and who went on to win two more times), on a U.S. Postal Stamp. “As an octognenarian, I have had a 35-year interest in Pulitzer winner Rolllin Kirby, […]

Posted on: May 24, 2010,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

The Daily Cross Hatch interivews Jonathan Rosenberg

Earlier this month, Jonathan Rosenberg made news by announcing that he was considering bringing his webcomic Goats to and end and focus on other projects. The Daily Cross Hatch interviews Jonathan about his plans for Goats and future plans in general. You’ve seen a lot of strips come and go, since then. You’ve seen what […]

Posted on: May 24, 2010,  Section: web comics, Comments: Comments Off on The Daily Cross Hatch interivews Jonathan Rosenberg

Wimpy Kid #5 due out in November

I know my kids will be estatic. Wimpy Kid fans (and parents of Wimpy Kid fans), rejoice! The latest installment of the hugely popular series by University of Maryland grad Jeff Kinney is scheduled for a November 1 release. There aren’t many details known about book number five — except that the cover will be […]

Posted on: May 24, 2010,  Section: Books, Children's Books, Comments: Comments Off on Wimpy Kid #5 due out in November

Everybody Draw Mohammad Day aftermath

So far I haven’t seen reports of massive rioting or killings that was associated with the publishing of the original Danish Cartoons, but here is the aftermath of the Everybody Draw Mohammad Day as I can determine. » The Swedish government has closed their embassy in Pakistan “because of a threat” according to a report […]

Posted on: May 24, 2010,  Section: Controversies, International, Mohammed Cartoon, Comments: 17 Comments

Over the Hedge joins in Everybody Draw Mohammad Day

I didn’t think a syndicated strip would participate in the Everybody Draw Mohammad Day event, but I received an email pointing to yesterday’s Over the Hedge by T. Lewis and Michael Fry. I asked Michael if there was any hestitation to joining the event and he responded, “No. No second thoughts. I wrote two versions. […]

Posted on: May 21, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, Mohammed Cartoon, Comments: 6 Comments