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Archives for September, 2010

Top up and coming female cartoonists has a list of female comic creators. The list is heavy on webcomic and graphic novels but includes Julia Wertz (Fart Party), Kate Beaton (Hark! A Vagrant), Amy Reeder Hadley (Tokyopop’s Fool’s Gold), Jöelle Jones (12 Reasons Why I Love Her), Julia Gfrörer (Flesh and Bone), G. Willow Wilson (Cairo). Regarding the list, Joe […]

Posted on: Sep 30, 2010,  Section: Cartoons, Comments: 21 Comments

Controversial college strip wins press award

Back in January a Delta College comic strip upset the community of Saginaw, MI because it painted the town negatively as a place of drugs and violence. The cartoon, created by Rashad Baiyasi and David Ferrier, was honored with a first place win in the division three colleges of the Michigan Press Association. According to […]

Posted on: Sep 30, 2010,  Section: College cartoonists, Comic strips, Controversies, Comments: 1 Comment

Archie Comics to feature Obama-Palin. Again.

Apparently the earlier cover featuring Obama and Palin was so good they felt they needed to do it again. Archie Comics will announce on Tuesday variant covers on the Obama-Palin theme, with one cover showing Obama poised to clash with Palin in midair, while another ? labeled “The Fight for America!” ? depicting Obama and […]

Posted on: Sep 29, 2010,  Section: Comic Books, Comments: 4 Comments

Cagle: What editors want

Daryl Cagle, editorial cartoonist and founder of Cagle Cartoons, has posted his advise to any editorial cartoonist that wants to do better marketing him/herself. Here is his first piece of advice: THINK OF WHAT EDITORS WANT There is a self-important attitude that editorial cartoonists develop, thinking of themselves as serious journalists who draw about […]

Posted on: Sep 29, 2010,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 127 Comments

Tall Tale Radio interviews, Cavna, Walch, me

Tom Racine has posted his 100th Tall Tale Radio podcast. Featured interview includes Michael Cavna and “America’s Next Great Cartoonist” winner Olivia Walch. Tom has also introduced a bi-monthly news segment where he and I banter about the comic headlines. Happy 100, Tom!

Posted on: Sep 28, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, Interviews, Podcasts, Comments: 1 Comment

Papers pulling Non Sequitur because of ‘Muhammad’ mention

Universal Uclick has confirmed that several papers (upwards of 20) have asked for a replacement for this Sunday’s Non Sequitur because it mentions the word “Muhammad.” The cartoon by Wiley Miller depicts a lazy, sunny park scene with the caption, “Picture book title voted least likely to ever find a publisher… ‘Where’s Muhammad?’” Characters in […]

Posted on: Sep 28, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, Controversies, Mohammed Cartoon, Comments: 35 Comments

Tribute video to Cathy Guisewite

Universal Uclick has put together a small tribute video to Cathy Guisewite’s Cathy. Check it out on the blog. Cathy Guisewite brings 34 years of Cathy to a close on October 3rd. To celebrate the historic success of Cathy (the strip and the cartoonist), we’ve put together a tribute video, featuring some of the […]

Posted on: Sep 28, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 4 Comments

Video: Second Yogi Bear trailer hits web

This trailer makes me less excited to see it than the first. More Yogi Bear Videos

Posted on: Sep 27, 2010,  Section: Movies, video, Comments: 4 Comments

Guiswite gifts Cathy originals to UU employees

Headline pretty much says it all. Every Andrews McMeel Universal employees to receive an original Cathy comic. As Bill Amend noted, “Incredibly generous.”

Posted on: Sep 27, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 6 Comments

Purdue ‘Sex Position’ comic causes outrage

The Purdue University’s student newspaper, The Exponent, has issue an apology for running a cartoon that many viewed as promoting rape. The comic feature, Sex Position of the Week, depicted a male character (all in silhouette) having sex with a female (from the rear), then allowing another male to also engage in the position without […]

Posted on: Sep 27, 2010,  Section: College cartoonists, Controversies, Comments: 59 Comments

Cathy’s parents interviewed on her retirement

The Bradenton Herald has published a different Cathy is ending after 34 years – they went out and interviewed Cathy Guisewite’s parents Ann and William – and as you might suspect, they’re fans of the strip. From the Bradenton Herald: “I’m thrilled that she finally decided to give it up,” her father says. “That was […]

Posted on: Sep 27, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

Censorship growing for Muslim related cartoons?

The fear of greater censorship or self-censorship when it comes to issues related to Islam has been a contention for many free-speech advocates. Perhaps those sounding that alarm have one more case to cite. Nathan F. Elmore, a pastor and director of the Holy Books Conversation, a Christian-Muslim interfaith friendship venture in Virginia is calling […]

Posted on: Sep 27, 2010,  Section: Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Mohammed Cartoon, Comments: 11 Comments

Zunar released under police bail

Malaysian cartoonist Zulkiflee Anawar Ulhaque, better known as Zunar, has been released under police bail. He was freed from the Sepang police station several hours after police obtained a one-day remand extension order Saturday. Sepang police chief Supt Zahedi Ayub confirmed the 6.30pm release. The remand extension was earlier granted by the Sepang magistrate’s court […]

Posted on: Sep 27, 2010,  Section: Controversies, International, Comments: Comments Off on Zunar released under police bail

Political ideologies take over the Sunday comics

The Boston Globe has posted parody comics strips from a Tea Party perspective. The nine comics were drawn/modified by Joe Smith. The article suggests others will run this Sunday. Parodied strips include: Peanuts (aka ‘Teanuts’), BC (‘BP’), Cathy (‘Wrathy’), Ziggy (‘Zig Zaggy’), Dennis the Menace (‘Dennis the IRS Menace’), Garfield (‘Garfailed’), Nancy (‘Nancy Pelosi’), and […]

Posted on: Sep 24, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, Politics, Comments: 17 Comments

Need: List of talking animals on TV

Stu Rees emails to ask the following question: I need help compiling a list of television shows and movies where animals and humans talk to each other without any explanation of how it’s possible (magic, etc.). So far I have: Stuart Little Family Guy Tales of Despereaux Dilbert (tv show) Mr. Ed I’m also be […]

Posted on: Sep 24, 2010,  Section: Legal, Television, Comments: 35 Comments