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Archives for November, 2010

Sunday’s Non Sequitur another jab at editors

Wily Miller took another not-so-subtle jab at newspaper editors and their over-sensitivity this last Sunday’s Non Sequitur. Taking a shot at editors isn’t exactly new for Wiley. The most interesting thing I’ve learned out of Wiley’s Mohammad series is this gem from Bob Harvey’s post in today’s Comics Journal: As of Monday morning, Wiley told […]

Posted on: Nov 30, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 4 Comments

Seth Goodin: The law of the internet

We all see the writing on the wall. Sometimes it takes someone like Seth Godin to translate it clearly: The law of the internet is simple: either you do something I can’t do myself (or get from someone else), or I pay you less than you’d like. Read his full blog post. via: ¡Journalista!

Posted on: Nov 30, 2010,  Section: web comics, Comments: 22 Comments

Red’s Planet Special Edition taking pre-orders

Eddie Pittman is taking pre-orders for his sci-fi web graphic novel Red’s Planet. If you haven’t seen his comic, head over to his site. It’s a great story with great art and coloring. This first edition special edition collects the Prologue and Chapter One. Eddie showed me copy at this year’s Festival of Cartoon Art. […]

Posted on: Nov 30, 2010,  Section: Comic Books, web comics, Comments: 9 Comments

8th Annual Cartoon Days of Christmas begins tomorrow

Rich Deisslin, a regular commentator here at The Daily Cartoonist, will be hosting and posting the 8th Annual The Cartoon Days of Christmas. Each cartoonist will have a page featuring cartoons on the theme of humor in the Christmas season. It will be G-rated fun for the whole family and help to keep the hustle […]

Posted on: Nov 30, 2010,  Section: Cartoons, Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

Larry Wright’s Kit ‘N’ Carlyle Celebrates 30 Years

Larry Wright’s Carlyle celebrates 30 years in syndication on December 1st. The comic features Kit, a single working woman, and Carlyle, a spunky kitten who can turn from cuddly to cunning at the drop of a hat. “My family and I have owned lots of real cats over many past decades,” Wright said. “But having […]

Posted on: Nov 30, 2010,  Section: Anniversaries, Comic strips, Comments: 12 Comments

Bill Amend interview about new Foxtrot collection

Universal Uclick editor John Glynn offers a serious but mostly not-so serious interview with Foxtrot creator Bill Amend regarding his newly released collection “The Best of FoxTrot” Did you ever consider letting newspapers run reruns of the dailies? Not really. I owed a lot of FoxTrot’s newspaper success to the retirements over the years of […]

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

New information on Murdoch’s The Daily

Last week I reported that Rupert Murdoch was working with Apple to create a new iPad newspaper called The Daily. A few more details have been reported about the venture – less about the app itself – but more about who’s involved. The New Yorker is reporting that Murdoch’s News Corp is investing $30 million […]

Posted on: Nov 29, 2010,  Section: Newspaper industry, Technology, Comments: 1 Comment

Drew Shememan takes Star-Ledger buyout

The Star-Ledger editorial cartoonist Drew Sheneman has opted to take out a buyout and leave his staff position behind. In an interview with Rob Tornoe, Drew says that leaving now, in his mid-30s, made more sense. So you decided to take a buyout from the Star-Ledger. You survived one round of cuts. Why leave now? […]

Posted on: Nov 29, 2010,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 5 Comments

Daily Cartoonist closed for US Thanksgiving

See you all back here on Nov 29th. Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted on: Nov 24, 2010,  Section: Daily Cartoonist, Comments: 5 Comments

Celebrity sighting in the comics

Every once in a while, a cartoonist throws in a celebrity into their comic strip. The latest that I know of is yesterday’s Speedbump which featured Detroit Lions’ Jeff Backus. The Detroit Free Press asked Speedbump creator Dave Coverly why Backus? ?I?m a huge Lions fan, and I live in Ann Arbor,? said Coverly, a […]

Posted on: Nov 23, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Celebrity sighting in the comics

Matt Wuerker wins Berryman Award

Politico’s Matt Wuerker has won the 2010 Clifford K. and James T. Berryman Award for editorial cartooning. Earlier this year, Matt was the recipient of the Herblock Prize. Regarding Matt’s work, judges noted that, ?Matt?s drawings blend satire, irony and the right amount of anger to skewer the politically powerful of all persuasions.” Matt wins […]

Posted on: Nov 23, 2010,  Section: Awards, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

Get your custom animated Garfield comic

The folks at Paws, Inc and PixFusion.com are launching a new service that allows individuals to insert their face into an animated Garfield comic strip – much like JibJab animations. Jim Davis, who created the cat decades ago, said he embraced the opportunity to put readers in his strips, noting that his cat has long […]

Posted on: Nov 22, 2010,  Section: Animation, Licensing, Comments: Comments Off on Get your custom animated Garfield comic

Apple, Murdoch to unveil new digital newspaper

The Guardian reports that Rupert Murdoch and Steve Jobs have been working together to create a new digital “newspaper” for tablet devices such as the iPad. The publication, which will be entitled the Daily, is supposed to be announced later this month. The 79-year-old Murdoch is said to have had the idea for the project […]

Posted on: Nov 22, 2010,  Section: Newspaper industry, Technology, Comments: 9 Comments

Guy Endore-Kaiser proposes in the funnies

A bit late on this one, but a heartfelt congratulations to Guy Endore-Kaiser who popped the question to his girlfriend Renee Robichaux in the November 13th Brevity. From a News-Press article: “We’ve been together almost five years and I’ve been doing the strip for about five years. I didn’t know the particulars of where to […]

Posted on: Nov 19, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 11 Comments

Jan Eliot’s Stone Soup turns 15 tomorrow

Not only is Jan Eliot’s Stone Soup the top selling Cathy replacement – it’s also hitting a major milestone: 15 years in syndication. Stone Soup debuted on November 20, 1995. Congrats, Jan!

Posted on: Nov 19, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 16 Comments