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Archives for June, 2010

Baldo character vies for show on Oprah network

Baldo creators Carlos Castellanos or Hector Cantu have launched a campaign for their character Tia Carmen to get a show on Oprah’s soon to launch netowrk. A website and YouTube video have been created to get votes for the show. From the press release: “Oprah is looking for people with a big personality and a […]

Posted on: Jun 30, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Garry Trudeau promotes healing program for soldiers

Last Tuesday Doonesbury creator Garry Trudeau hosted a forum to promote a program entitled, “Soldier Resiliency: A Fresh Approach” The proposed program would offer “respite and reintegration center for active-duty soldiers, veterans and their families” and would be located at the Trudeau Institute, a medical center in Saranac Lake, NY built by his great-grandfather. From […]

Posted on: Jun 30, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Garry Trudeau promotes healing program for soldiers

Flight volume 7 previews available

Previews of the seventh Flight anthology have been posted. Kazu Kibuishi, the creator and editor of Flight series, has announced that volume eight will be the last volume of the anthologies.

Posted on: Jun 30, 2010,  Section: Books, Graphic Novels, Comments: Comments Off on Flight volume 7 previews available

Dealing with content and traffic theft

Ruben Bolling, creator of Tom The Dancing Bug writes about an interesting spike in internet traffic to a couple of his cartoons in the last couple of days. The first was a tweet with link from Roger Ebert to a jpeg image (Ruben’s cartoon) – not the page (with advertising) hosted by the Village Voice. […]

Posted on: Jun 30, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 17 Comments

Mike Lynch reports on 2010 Bunny Bash

Mike Lynch attended and has posted photos of this year’s Bunny Bash hosted by Bunny Hoest co-creator of Howard Huge. The event is an annual gathering of cartoonists in the New York area.

Posted on: Jun 30, 2010,  Section: Cartoons, Comic history, Comic strips, Gatherings, Magazine Cartoonist Bloggers, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Mike Lynch reports on 2010 Bunny Bash

Jim Toomey begins Gulf oil spill series

Beginning yesterday, Jim Toomey’s Sherman’s Lagoon launches into a two week series taking his characters to the Gulf of Mexico on a mission to save the sea creatures affected by the BP oil spill. Jim is in a unique position to use his strip to build awareness for the affected sea life. After reading the […]

Posted on: Jun 30, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 6 Comments

Edward Ashley passes at age 88

‘Edward Ashley, the editorial cartoonist for The Blade (OH) during the 70’s and 80’s, has passed away at the age of 88. The announcement in the Toledo Blade offered a comment by current cartoonist Kirk Walters. “He was a great guy and one of the best cartoonists,” said Kirk Walters, who succeeded Mr. Ashley in […]

Posted on: Jun 29, 2010,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Obituary, Comments: 2 Comments

Apple rejects Tiger Wood app. Again

Daryl Cagle writes on his blog that his second attempt to get his Tiger Woods Cartoon App through the iTunes App store has proven unsuccessful. Again the denial is based on the “ridiculing public figures” clause. Since Apple CEO Steve Jobs himself said that the policy was changed for editorial cartoons (you can read the […]

Posted on: Jun 29, 2010,  Section: Editorial cartooning, mobile, Technology, Comments: 4 Comments

Brenda Starr turns 70 tomorrow

According to the Gaylord Herald Times, Brenda Starr turns 70 tomorrow. The comic was created by Dalia Messick back in 1940. Today the feature is written by Chicago Tribune columnist Mary Schmich and drawn by June Brigman. June is quoted in the Herald Times: “It’s been a great honor to draw Brenda and become a […]

Posted on: Jun 29, 2010,  Section: Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: 4 Comments

Comic page changes for the week

Only two reported comic page changes that I can see recently. The Modesto Bee is test driving six new comics for the next month. Up to bat are Dustin, Bizarro, Oh Brother!, Fort Knox, Barney and Clyde and Home and Away. The Times Leader (PA) has added two new strips (without dropping any) to their […]

Posted on: Jun 29, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 4 Comments

The Lion King, Beauty, to be released in 3D

Empire online is reporting that Walt Disney will be releasing Beauty and The Beast and The Lion King will be released in 3D in the future. First, Hahn revealed that Beauty And The Beast isn?t the only Disney classic about to go 3D. A certain cartoon starring a warthog and a meerkat will be returning […]

Posted on: Jun 28, 2010,  Section: Animation, Movies, Comments: Comments Off on The Lion King, Beauty, to be released in 3D

Mr. Boffo embedded with scannable tag for mobile phones

I’m not sure I have all the pieces put together. From what I’m gathering, starting today the “Mister Boffo” has a “tag” printed inside the strip that when scanned by a mobile device (requires an app download) reveals an animated comic. I’m reading about this in the Star Tribune’s (MN) paper, so it may be […]

Posted on: Jun 28, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, mobile, Technology, Comments: 6 Comments

The return of the Cartoonist’s Cartoonists

Back in the late 2007, I began a feature called, “The Cartoonist’s Cartoonists” – a tribute feature where a notable cartoonist is invited to share with The Daily Cartoonist readers the cartoonists (or artists) that they feel have had an impact on their work or whose work they admire. Think of it as a celebrity […]

Posted on: Jun 28, 2010,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Daily Cartoonist, Comments: 5 Comments

Cartoonist’s Cartoonists: Dan Piraro

Dan’s website Dan’s blog Follow Dan on Twitter Find Bizarro books at Amazon News Coverage Download his Bizarro app from the App Store With the return of the Cartoonist’s Cartoonists feature, I could think of no better person to kick it off than this year’s National Cartoonists Society’s Reuben Award for Outstanding Cartoonist of the […]

Posted on: Jun 28, 2010,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comments: 4 Comments

Bob Weber Jr. and Jay Stephens launch Oh, Brother!

Today King Features launches a new comic strip entitled Oh, Brother! by Slylock Fox and Comics for Kids creator Bob Weber Jr. and Emmy Award-winning creator of Secret Saturdays and Tutenstein Jay Stephens. Oh, Brother! is centered around a precocious younger brother, Bud, and a more sensible slightly older sister, Lily. From King’s announcement to […]

Posted on: Jun 28, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, New Launches, Comments: 11 Comments