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Archives for September, 2010

Malaysian editorial cartoonist arrested for sedition

Malaysian editorial cartoonist Zulkifli Anwar Ulhaque, better known as Zunar, has arrested arrested under the Sedition act hours before his book was to be released. Police seized 70 copies of his book, “Cartoon-O-Phobia”. In an interview with AFP, while in police custody, Zunar said, “police came and raided my office in the afternoon… now they […]

Posted on: Sep 24, 2010,  Section: Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: 5 Comments

Video: Trailer for Gnomeo & Juliet

Due out next spring.

Posted on: Sep 23, 2010,  Section: Animation, Movies, Comments: 4 Comments

Doonesbury takes cover of The Atlantic

Garry Trudeau’s Doonesbury graces the cover of this month’s The Atlantic magazine. The feature story is on the topic of whether the baby boomers can clean up the mess they’ve made in America. Garry authors profile of his strip and how it has mirrored the changes in the boomer generation.

Posted on: Sep 23, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Doonesbury takes cover of The Atlantic

Muslim group condemns threats to Molly Norris

The American Muslim, a North American organization dedicated to the promotion of peace and justice, has come out in defense of free speech and specifically for Molly Norris, Matt Stone and Trey Parker. The organization issued the following statement and is signed by over 80 individuals. A DEFENSE OF FREE SPEECH BY AMERICAN AND CANADIAN […]

Posted on: Sep 23, 2010,  Section: Controversies, International, Mohammed Cartoon, Comments: 5 Comments

Ed Gamble laid off from Jacksonville Times-Union

Jacksonville Times-Union editorial cartoonist Ed Gamble was laid off from his position today according to the newspaper’s website. The paper mentions that Ed was only working part-time when he and 26 others were laid off in budget cutbacks.

Posted on: Sep 22, 2010,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 5 Comments

The deafening silence of support for Molly Norris

Ever since it was reported that Molly Norris has had to move and change identities, the story has spread out through the internet and into the main stream media. What hasn’t spread is a chorus of support, or even outrage that in America – the birthplace of codified free speech – a cartoonist has had […]

Posted on: Sep 22, 2010,  Section: Controversies, Mohammed Cartoon, Comments: 86 Comments

Prophet Mohammed cartoons to be published in book

The cartoons that ignited a worldwide protest for depicting the Muslim Prophet Mohammad will be reprinted in a book by Flemming Rose. Flemming was the culture editor at the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten where the cartoons were originally published in 2006. According to CNN, the book is due out on shelves September 30 and is entitled, […]

Posted on: Sep 22, 2010,  Section: International, Mohammed Cartoon, Comments: 3 Comments

Gregorius Nekschot will not be charged after all

Reuters reports that Gregorius Nekschot, the Dutch cartoonist arrested in 2008 for posting cartoons on his website that were deemed offensive by an Islamic group, will not be charged with a hate crime. . Nekschot, a pseudonym meaning ‘shot in the neck’ in Dutch, was arrested in May 2008 following an investigation that started in […]

Posted on: Sep 22, 2010,  Section: Controversies, International, Comments: Comments Off on Gregorius Nekschot will not be charged after all

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Back in the day, Phil Donahue was the king of day-time talk shows. If I remember right his show, and competing shows, were topical and dealt with mostly social issues. I’m not sure which show first decided to introduce or change their format to “freak,” but for several years day-time talk shows all raced to […]

Posted on: Sep 22, 2010,  Section: Daily Cartoonist, Discussion, Comments: 55 Comments

Animated MAD show posted online

The first animated MAD show on The Cartoon Network has been posted.

Posted on: Sep 21, 2010,  Section: Animation, Comments: 7 Comments

Mick and Mason talk about Dogs of C-Kennel

With the announcement of the launch of Dogs of C-Kennel, I fired off a few questions to Mick and Mason Mastroianni about their new feature and what role they each play in its creation – especially because they are so involved with two other strips B.C. and The Wizard of Id. Alan: What was the […]

Posted on: Sep 21, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, New Launches, Comments: 8 Comments

Kevin Kallaugher opens exhibit in Russia

Kevin Kallaugher (AKA “KAL”) will be traveling to St. Petersburg Russia for an opening of an exhibit of his work at the State Russian Museum of Political History. The eight day trip also includes visiting with journalists, artists, students and academics on issues of cartoons, commentary and freedom of expression. He’ll be posting photos on […]

Posted on: Sep 21, 2010,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Kevin Kallaugher opens exhibit in Russia

Record number of features launched this year

If you’ve been counting, there are now seven features that have launched or scheduled to launch this year. That’s a giant leap from the three that launched in 2009. King Features and Creators are releasing features on a near six month cycle this year with Washington Post Writers Group, United Media and Universal Uclick each […]

Posted on: Sep 20, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, New Launches, Comments: 24 Comments

Creators to launch Dogs of C-Kennel

Mick and Mason Mastroianni, the grandsons of B.C. creator and Wizard of Id co-creator Johnny Hart, will be launching their own comic strip – The Dogs of C-Kennel on October 4 with Creators Syndicate. Mason is the lead cartoonist and writer for B.C. and according to Creator’s website, Mick is the head writer for Wizard […]

Posted on: Sep 20, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, New Launches, Comments: 10 Comments

New comic: Ed Stein’s Freshly Squeezed

Today is the launch of Ed Stein’s Freshly Squeezed . If your local paper isn’t carrying it, check it out on comics.com

Posted on: Sep 20, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, New Launches, Comments: 2 Comments