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Archives for May, 2011

Disappointed art review for Tim Burton exhibit

The LA Times reviewed the traveling exhibit of The Art of Tim Burton that originated at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. In all 700 or so artifacts from his original sketches and movie memorabilia are on display. The LA Times wasn’t that impressed Art museums often have a tough time with […]

Posted on: May 31, 2011,  Section: Movies, Comments: 3 Comments

Jeff Kinney visiting Schulz Museum

Jeff Kinney, creator of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series will be the featured guest at the Schulz Museum on June 11th. The event is free while tickets last. Jeff will talk about the books success and his participation in the movies based on his feature. He’ll also sign books.

Posted on: May 31, 2011,  Section: Graphic Novels, Comments: Comments Off on Jeff Kinney visiting Schulz Museum

Mr. Media interviews Ivan Brunetti

Bob Andelman (AKA Mr. Media) has posted an interview with Ivan Brunetti, author of the new book, “Cartooning: Philosophy and Practice” described as, “literally a 15-week master course in the art, grown from his practical experience teaching at the University of Chicago and Columbia College Chicago. In a mere 88 pages, Brunetti dispenses exactly what […]

Posted on: May 31, 2011,  Section: Books, Comments: 1 Comment

Richard Thompson honored as Cartoonist of the Year

Last night was the 2011 Reuben Award and division award. Richard Thompson took home the top honor of Cartoonist Of The Year for his feature, Cul de Sac. The other two nominees were: Glen Keane and Stephan Pastis. In the division awards, the winners are: TELEVISION ANIMATION Dave Filoni ? Supervising Director / Production Designer, […]

Posted on: May 29, 2011,  Section: Awards, Comic strips, Comments: 4 Comments

Stahler’s editor concludes cartoon was a coincidence

Earlier this week, it was questioned whether a cartoon drawn by Columbus Dispatch editorial cartoonist Jeff Stahler was lifted from a fake headline by Andy Borowitz. According to Jim Romenesko, Jeff’s editors have investigated the cartoon in question and have concluded the timing of the two was a big coincidence. Email from Dispatch editor Ben […]

Posted on: May 26, 2011,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 5 Comments

Zunar Wins Courage In Editorial Cartooning Award

The Cartoonists Rights Network International has awarded its Courage in Editorial Cartooning award to Malaysian cartoonist Zulkiflee Anwarul Haque, better known as Zunar, according to Tom Spurgeon. A ceremony will be held on July 7 in Florida. Tom writes: Zunar plans to be in St. Petersburg, Florida for the event, and I believe is taking […]

Posted on: May 25, 2011,  Section: International, Comments: Comments Off on Zunar Wins Courage In Editorial Cartooning Award

Tall Tale Radio interviews Stromoski, Kellogg

Tom Racine has posted his latest podcast with interviews with Soup to Nutz creator Rick Stromoski and Tundra marketing guru Bill Kellogg.

Posted on: May 25, 2011,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 3 Comments

Video: New Cowboys and Aliens trailer released

Posted on: May 25, 2011,  Section: Graphic Novels, Comments: 1 Comment

Fort Knox Commemorates Memorial Day with Park Service

Fort Knox cartoonist Paul Jon is commemorating Memorial Day this year by creating a story-line to honor the civilians that supported their country on the home front. The story-line began yesterday and will introduce the Wesley Knox character to the “Rosie the Riveters” – women who built ships during WWII while most men were serving […]

Posted on: May 25, 2011,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Fort Knox Commemorates Memorial Day with Park Service

Mark Fiore joins The Daily Kos

Markos “kos” Moulitsas, the founder of the leading liberal blog Daily Kos, announced that he has added Pulitzer Prize winner Mark Fiore to the weekly line up. Mark joins Dan Perkins (aka Tom Tomorrow), Jen Sorensen, Matt Bors and Eric Lewis in the weekly rotataion. Mark’s work appears on Thursdays. Kos writes: I’ve long dreamed […]

Posted on: May 24, 2011,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 8 Comments

Jeff Stahler cartoon questioned as plagiarism? (UPDATED)

The accusation of plagiarism has raised it’s ugly head and is looking at Columbus Dispatch editorial cartoonist Jeff Stahler. According to Jim Romenesko, a headline by Andy Borowitz ran last Thursday stating, “New Study Finds iPad is Cure for Adultery; Owners ‘Stop Noticing Other People Altogether” is eerily similar to a cartoon Jeff ran three […]

Posted on: May 24, 2011,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 22 Comments

GoComics and Comics.com to become one next week

With the big announcement back in February that United Media was turning over syndication operations to Universal Press Syndicate, it was also followed that all the comics found on comics.com would join up with gocomic.com in June. We’re one week away and Universal has announced how it will all work going forward. Starting on June […]

Posted on: May 24, 2011,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 10 Comments

Audio: Richard Thompson, Michael Cavna on NPR

Yesterday Cul de Sac creator Richard Thompson and Comic Riffs blogger Michael Cavna were on NPR discussing Richard’s strip and his career. Transcript

Posted on: May 24, 2011,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 4 Comments

Locher Award winner Josh Ferrin finds $40k+ in attic

Josh Ferrin, the 2004 Locher Award winner, recently relocated back to Salt Lake City and this week closed on the purchase of a house. This weekend he went up into the attic and found several old ammunition cases filled with money. An estimated $50,000 squirreled away by the previous owner who passed away last November. […]

Posted on: May 23, 2011,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 12 Comments

“Crock” cartoonist Bill Rechin passes at age 80

Bill Rechin, creator of “Crock,” “Out of Bounds” and “Pluribus,” has passed away at the age of 80 due to complications to esophageal cancer. “He was a cartoonist’s cartoonist,” said Mel Lazarus, creator of “Momma” and “Miss Peach.” Rechin’s signature is the giant nose. His unmistakable characters usually have sloping shoulders and drooping bellies. His […]

Posted on: May 23, 2011,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 3 Comments