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Archives for August, 2010

Val Bagley hits 20 years doing Mormon cartoons

There are a couple of notable cartoonists who at one time or another have drawn cartoons for and about the Mormons here in Utah. There’s Pat Bagley at the Salt Lake Tribune, Cal Grondahl at the Standard Examiner and Val Bagley (no relation to Pat) who has made a permanent mark doing Mormon cartoons for […]

Posted on: Aug 16, 2010,  Section: Cartoons, Comments: 1 Comment

Jeff Koterba talks about his daily process

Part of the Omaha World-Herald 125th year commemoration, editorial cartoonist Jeff Koterba writes about his work in the paper and about his daily process. I start my day by reading the Omaha World-Herald and other newspapers. I also check other sources — TV, radio — but it really takes a newspaper’s content to give me […]

Posted on: Aug 16, 2010,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Jeff Koterba talks about his daily process

Comics.com launches Gilchrist’s Today’s Dogg

Starting today, Comics.com is featuring the new comic by Guy Gilchrist called Today’s Dogg. Guy launched the strip earlier this spring as an online feature and has since placed it in The Houston County Courier. He also uses the strip to raise money and awareness for grassroots humane services.

Posted on: Aug 16, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 11 Comments

Cartoon Art Museum to host Comics 4 Comix

From the Cartoon Art Museum in San Franciso: Comics and comix collide as the funnies meet the funny in the sixth annual fundraiser and silent art auction for San Francisco’s Cartoon Art Museum. Join the Bay Area’s funniest folk for a night of food, drink, and entertainment, and bid on original art by some of […]

Posted on: Aug 13, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, Exhibits, Museums, Comments: Comments Off on Cartoon Art Museum to host Comics 4 Comix

Women cartoonists pay tribute to Cathy Guisewhite

With the news of Cathy Guisewhite retiring her comic strip after 34 years, cartoonists – female cartoonists especially – are reflecting about the impact Cathy had in the industry. Rina Piccolo, creator of Tina’s Groove and one of the Six Chix calls Cathy pioneering woman in the male-dominated field of cartooning. She writes: I owe […]

Posted on: Aug 13, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 6 Comments

Heritage Auctions passes $150 million in auctions

A sizable milestone has been passed by Heritage Auction. The Texas auction house has recently sold over $150 million in comic related properties. Established in 1976, it began its comics category in 2001 and holds several Guinness World Records for comic related auctions. The highest includes $5.2 million for the Nicolas Cage comic book collection […]

Posted on: Aug 13, 2010,  Section: Auctions, Cartoons, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Heritage Auctions passes $150 million in auctions

Traveling exhibit of For Better or For Worse planned

An exhibit to showcase Lynn Johnston’s career as an artist and creator of For Better or For Worse is in the works. The exhibit will launch in Northern Ontario and then into the US. In related news, Lynn is working on sequel to “Farley Follows his Nose.” The new children’s book will be entitled, “Farley […]

Posted on: Aug 13, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, Exhibits, Comments: Comments Off on Traveling exhibit of For Better or For Worse planned

Green Eggs and Ham turns 50

“Green Eggs and Ham” – the book Dr. Seuss created on a bet with his editor that he could write a book using only 50 words or less – has turned 50 today. The book has only 49 words and is one of Dr. Seuss’ best sellers. Here’s a video of the Reverend Jesse Jackson […]

Posted on: Aug 12, 2010,  Section: Anniversaries, Books, Comments: Comments Off on Green Eggs and Ham turns 50

South African cartoonist protest media restrictions

Twenty-nine South African editorial cartoonist have signed a declaration protesting all political and religiously motivated threats against the media. The government intends to create a Protection of Information Bill and Media Tribunal which many feel will restrict free speech in that country. Cartoonists who have signed the petition include: Andy (Sunday Times), Brandan (Business Day, […]

Posted on: Aug 12, 2010,  Section: Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: 1 Comment

Which strips are best positioned to replace Cathy? (UPDATED)

With the announcement that Cathy Guisewhite is retiring her comic strip Cathy after 34 years, a ripple of excitement was felt through the syndicated comic strip industry. There are a dozen 1,000+ client comic strips on the market right now. Very few of them will actually retire. So when Cathy exits the funny pages in […]

Posted on: Aug 12, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 39 Comments

AACK!! Cathy set to retire in October

Cathy Guisewhite, the creator of Cathy, has announced that she will retire her strip on October 3 (October 2 for dailies) citing the need to spend more time with family and pursue other creative opportunities. “After almost 34 years of meeting newspaper deadlines,” said Guisewite, “I’m facing some personal deadlines whose requirements simply exceed my […]

Posted on: Aug 11, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 27 Comments

Did a cartoonist top Slater’s ‘I quit’ exit?

The internet is abuzz about JetBlue attendant Steven Slater who allegedly (depending on the news source) got on the plane’s PA, yelled some obsentities, grabbed two beers on as he exited the taxied plane via it’s emergency inflatable slide. Some are calling it the best “take this job and shove it” exit in history. The […]

Posted on: Aug 11, 2010,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 9 Comments

Betty Boop turns 80

The iconic swinger Betty Boop turned 80 years old this week. She was created by Max Fleischer and she debuted on August 9, 1930 in a cartoon called “Dizzy Dishes.” ABCNews aired a segment about the birthday and posted a video discussing the character’s history. And as the decades passed, Boop stayed young and popular. […]

Posted on: Aug 11, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 4 Comments

Cyanide & Happiness co-creator can’t get visa into US

Digital Spy reports that Cyanide & Happiness co-creator Dave McElfatrick has been denied a work visa to the US because his work is, “not world-renowned.” The visa in question is a 0-1 Visa for notable artists to travel and work within the US. Dave is from Ireland and wants to work with this other three […]

Posted on: Aug 10, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 9 Comments

Daddy’s Home proves to be popular in Canada

Daddy’s Home, created by Anthony Rubino, Jr. and Gary Markstein has proven to be a popular comic strip in Canada. Creators Syndicate announced that it successfully sold the strip (both daily and Sunday) to 28 newspaper sites under the Canoe.ca brand. Earlier in the year, the co-creators picked up six other Canadian papers, Calgary Sun, […]

Posted on: Aug 10, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 12 Comments