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Archives for February, 2011

Jim Day escorted out of Las Vegas Review-Journal

Jim Day, the editorial cartoonist for the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that he was laid off last week and “asked to leave the building that day and told I would not be allowed to return.” Jim started his career with the Review-Journal in 1981 as newsroom graphics editor; in 1991 he accepted the job of […]

Posted on: Feb 28, 2011,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 37 Comments

Ruling: Shapiro’s Lady Justice cartoon not hate speech

The South African Human Rights Commission has dismissed a complaint brought by the Young Communist League and its national secretary Buti Manamela alleging that the “Lady Justice” editorial cartoon by Jonathan Shapiro (“Zapiro”) depicting the now President of South Africa Jacob Zuma readying to rape Lady Justice. The commission found the cartoon was “free, open, […]

Posted on: Feb 28, 2011,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Ruling: Shapiro’s Lady Justice cartoon not hate speech

Iron Man 3 news round up

Here’s a round up of some of the buzz around Marvel’s Iron Man 3 movie franchise. Some of it’s old new, some newer. Shane Black is taking the helms as writer-director for the third installment. Black wrote the first two Lethal Weapon films and The Last Boy Scout. He’s proven he can do action movies. […]

Posted on: Feb 25, 2011,  Section: Movies, Comments: 1 Comment

Dave Kellet’s original cartoon art collection

Sheldon creator Dave Kellet has posted photos on Flickr of the cartoon originals he has hanging throughout his studio. Collection includes Beetle Baily, Doonesbury, Richard’s Poor Almanac, Baby Blue sketch, a Ballard Street among others.

Posted on: Feb 25, 2011,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 11 Comments

Hy Rosen passes away at age 88

Former Times Union (NY) editorial cartoonist Hy Rosen has passed at the age of 88 after battling cancer. He retired from the paper in 1989. Rosen was the first political cartoonist hired at the Times Union, as well as the longest-tenured and most prolific. He produced more than 10,000 cartoons for the paper from 1945 […]

Posted on: Feb 25, 2011,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 5 Comments

United Media turns over syndication management to Universal (UPDATED)

Universal Uclick has announced that it has taken over syndication management of United Media properties. According to the deal, Universal will manage all aspects of syndication for the Scripps’ subsidiary including sales, editorial, distribution, billing, collections, reporting and licensing fulfillment/management. The agreement also covers features in the Newspaper Enterprise Association. The transition of the services […]

Posted on: Feb 24, 2011,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 63 Comments

Video: “Mixar” cameos in The Simpsons

The Simpsons poke fun at Pixar.

Posted on: Feb 23, 2011,  Section: Animation, Comments: Comments Off on Video: “Mixar” cameos in The Simpsons

Wes Hargis’ book hits #4 on Times best seller list

Remember the comic strip Franklin Fibbs (also ran as Little Fibbs)? Fibbs co-creator Wes Hargis has a book on the New York Times best seller list. Book is entitled When I Grow Up and was written by Al Yankovic. Currently sits at #4 right behind “Of Thee I Sing” by Barack Obama (illustrated by Loren […]

Posted on: Feb 23, 2011,  Section: Books, Comments: Comments Off on Wes Hargis’ book hits #4 on Times best seller list

Video: Scott McCloud’s TED talk on comics

If you haven’t watched it. Here it is.

Posted on: Feb 23, 2011,  Section: Cartoons, Comments: 5 Comments

Aussie cartoonists coming to aid of flood victims

Arctic Circle creator Alex Hallatt writes in: It’s too early to know how to help in the Christchurch/Lyttelton earthquake, but in the meantime we are continuing to help people affected by the devastating Australian floods. Cartoonists in the Australian Cartoonists Association have contributed artwork for auction for the Premier’s Flood Appeal. I’ve put up an […]

Posted on: Feb 23, 2011,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

More info on the MLK comic distributed in Egypt

A couple of weeks ago I reported that a 50+ year old comic about the life and non-violence movement of Martin Luther King, Jr. had been translated into Arabic and distributed among the Egyptian protestors in Tahir Square. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette picks up on how the comic book was found and it’s connection to the […]

Posted on: Feb 22, 2011,  Section: Comic Books, Comments: 2 Comments

Profiled: Brian Crane and his comic Pickles

The Deseret News interviewed Pickles creator Brian Crane when he came through a couple of weeks ago for a book signing. Article covers how Brian got into comics, how the strip was originally perceived to be a 50 paper comic (now runs in over 700). Crane also originally envisioned Earl and Opal as “more cranky, […]

Posted on: Feb 22, 2011,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 3 Comments

Jan Eliot writing for Habitat for Humanity

Stone Soup creator Jan Eliot has been a supporter of Habitat for Humanity and has used her strip to do so. She’s written up a post for the Habitat’s blog about why she’s used her strip to bring awareness to the program. My job is to entertain, but my public position in newspapers is an […]

Posted on: Feb 22, 2011,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

NCS announces Cartoonists of the Year nominees

The National Cartoonists Society has announced the nominees for their prestigious Reuben Award for Cartoonist of the Year. The nominees are: Glen Keane Stephan Pastis Richard Thompson From their blog, here are the bios for each of the three: Glen Keane is an animator, author, illustrator and director who?s credits include The Little Mermaid (Ariel), […]

Posted on: Feb 22, 2011,  Section: National Cartoonist Society, Comments: 10 Comments

Profiled: Dick Locher’s career with Dick Tracy

The Chicago Tribune profiled editorial cartoonist Dick Locher and his career behind the iconic Dick Tracy comic strip. “Never show him slumping, never show him blue, never show him depressed and never show him defeated,” said Dick Locher, who spent 32 years drawing the world’s most famous gumshoe. “He’s in charge. People expect that.” … […]

Posted on: Feb 22, 2011,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Profiled: Dick Locher’s career with Dick Tracy