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Archives for August, 2010

Mallett to participate in triathlon challenge

If you thought getting to and participating in your last book signing was a hassle, Jef Mallett, creator of Frazz, is taking it to the next level. This weekend Jef will be participating in a trio of endurance events: Lifetime Chicago Triathlon Triple Challenge on Saturday and the Sprint and International-distance events on Sunday. And […]

Posted on: Aug 27, 2010,  Section: Books, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Mallett to participate in triathlon challenge

Washington Post profiles Frank Cho

The Washington Post has posted an extensive profile of Liberty Meadows creator Frank Cho. The profile is the cover story for this Sunday’s Washington Post Magazine. The story goes into his history with the strip, his personal life challenges and his work with Marvel. It also discusses his attempts to penetrate the French market. The […]

Posted on: Aug 26, 2010,  Section: Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Jim Toomey featured on TED Talk

Sherman’s Lagoon creator Jim Toomey was recently a featured TED Talk speaker. TED is explained as, “Riveting talks by remarkable people, free to the world” and being a TED speaker is a high privilege. Jim was part of a presentation on panel of speakers talking about Mission Blue – a project aimed at creating marine […]

Posted on: Aug 26, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, Speaking Engagements, Comments: 4 Comments

Are you getting paid all of your royalties?

I received an email from Stu Rees. For those not familiar, Stu is an entertainment lawyer that specializes in visual arts – like cartoons. He’s also a cartoonist himself. He also works with the National Cartoonist Society on legal matters. He forwarded me an email he posted on another cartooning bulletin board regarding Reprographic royalties. […]

Posted on: Aug 26, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, Legal, Comments: Comments Off on Are you getting paid all of your royalties?

Ed Power talks about the cancellation of My Cage

When I read yesterday that My Cage was coming to an end, I dashed off an email to Ed Power, co-creator of the strip, for more details. Below is his answers to my questions: How did this come about? We just weren’t in enough papers to make it profitable for KFS to continue printing us. […]

Posted on: Aug 26, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 4 Comments

My Cage to come to end on October 31

Ed Power, co-creator of My Cage has announced on his website that My Cage will end on October 31. The strip’s Twitter account made the announcement stating, “Well, that’s it. We’re cancelled. Thanks for the support guys.” In another post, Ed wrote, “I feel like my childhood dream was shot point blank through the eyes.” […]

Posted on: Aug 25, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 92 Comments

Tom Hart launching cartoon school in Florida

Tom Spurgeon reports that cartoonist and comics educator Tom Hart is starting up a Sequential Art school in Gainesville FL. The target date to open is 2011. From the report it appears that the project is an extension of a current workshop that offers space for workshops, gallery shows and performances for artists in the […]

Posted on: Aug 25, 2010,  Section: Cartoons, Comments: 1 Comment

Saturday: Read Comics in Public Day

This Saturday is the international Read Comics in Public Day and as you might have already deduced – it’s a day to come out of the closet as a comic book reader an flaunt it (just the comic book, please) in public. RCiPD is being spearheaded by Sarah Morean and Brian Heater founders of The […]

Posted on: Aug 25, 2010,  Section: Comic Books, Comments: 1 Comment

Joe Wos named “Top 40 under 40”

Pittsburgh Magazine has named ToonSeum Executive Director Joe Wos as one of “Top 40 under 40” in this November’s special issue. The “40 Under 40” recognizes 40 talented individuals under the age of 40 who are making a positive impact on the region’s development. Joe is the founder of the ToonSeum, Pittsburgh?s Museum of Cartoon […]

Posted on: Aug 25, 2010,  Section: Awards, Cartoons, Museums, Comments: 1 Comment

New Steve Breen video with tarball footage

Yesterday I posted a video of San Diego Union-Tribute editorial cartoonist Steve Breendiscussing his BP oil spill cartoons using actual oil from the spill. The video below is a newly produced video that shows footage of Steve collecting the oil and experimenting mixing it with gasoline.

Posted on: Aug 25, 2010,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

The Director of National Intelligence alters Cagle cartoon

The Director of National Intelligence Lt. General James R. Clapper has allegedly altered a Daryl Cagle cartoon during a presentation. The Washington Post reports: A final slide showed he was under no illusions about the pressure and expectations he faced. He had adapted a cartoon by Daryl Cagle of depicting a grim Clapper in an Uncle […]

Posted on: Aug 24, 2010,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 25 Comments

Video: Steve Breen discusses his BP Oil cartoons

Perhaps no other cartoon since Mike Luckovich’s “WHY?” cartoon has an editorial cartoon received so much press (Delona’s chimp cartoon is perhaps the only exception). The San Diego Union-Tribute has posted a video of Steve Breen discussing his BP oil spill cartoons using actual oil from the spill. Here it is: Hat tip to Rob […]

Posted on: Aug 23, 2010,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 11 Comments

Yemen cartoonist Kamal Sharef arrested

There are few details regarding this story, so I’m not sure what to make of it other than if true, a Yemen editorial cartoonist has been “forcible disappeared.” The Armies of Liberation website reports that Security authorities arrested cartoonist Kamal Sharef and confiscated his personal belongings including a laptop computer. Others arrested included his brother […]

Posted on: Aug 23, 2010,  Section: International, Comments: 1 Comment

Darrin Bell to run week long Cathy tribute

Candorville creator Darrin Bell has created a weekly long tribute series premiering today to honor Cathy Guisewhite who announced she is ending her comic strip, Cathy after 34 years. Darrin, on why he’s decided to do the tribute series says, “I have no idea whether MY readership is familiar at all with Cathy, but I […]

Posted on: Aug 23, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 28 Comments

Six more cartoonists join Cartoonist Studio

Last June, I directed your attention to a newly launched site by eight cartoonists (Tom Batiuk, Dave Coverly, Greg Evans, Peter Guren, Jeff Keane, Rick Kirkman, Mike Luckovich and Jerry Scott) to showcase their studios and their work. They’ve added six more cartoonists: Chuck Ayers (Crankshaft), Jenny Campbell (Flo and Friends), Brian Crane (Pickles), Jan […]

Posted on: Aug 20, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 7 Comments