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Archives for May, 2011

Next Success In Comics seminar slated for February

Just got word from Bill Kellogg that he and Tundra creator Chad Carpenter are planning for another Success In Comics seminar. Once again to keep costs low for participants, they’re looking at Las Vegas in February. They haven’t ruled out an east coast venue at a later date. The seminar will follow the same format […]

Posted on: May 23, 2011,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 7 Comments

Profiled: Richard Thompson and Cul de Sac

The Washington Post has a great write-up of Cul de Sac creator Richard Thompson about the genesis of his strip, his career and dealing with Parkinson’s Disease. It was 2003, when Thompson’s younger daughter was preschool age. “I was just watching and thinking: This is a strange little place they’ve got going here,” Thompson recalls. […]

Posted on: May 20, 2011,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 5 Comments

Cartoonists and Parkinson’s Disease

Dick Locher, Richard Thompson and Peter Dunlap-Shohl all have one thing in common – they all have Parkinson’s Disease. Michael Cavna talks to Peter about how deals with the disease’s effects on his motor skills. At the same time, the Internet was changing publishing. I decided that I would start a Parkinson?s blog illustrated with […]

Posted on: May 20, 2011,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Cartoonists and Parkinson’s Disease

Lynn Johnston posting weekly video podcasts

Each Wednesday, For Better or For Worse creator Lynn Johnston has been posting a video podcast where she shares with her fans a little peak into her world as a cartoonist and creator of the Patterson family. Below is the latest on the topic of why Lynn decided to bring a new character into the […]

Posted on: May 19, 2011,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 3 Comments

Mark Buford talks Scary Gary to a bunch of brits

Back in March I told you Mark Buford was heading across the pond for some engagement and while there he met up with a cartoonist group called Cartoon Country. While there Mark was interviewed for their podcast. That podcast has now been posted. Enjoy.

Posted on: May 19, 2011,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 4 Comments

Your face in a Dilbert or Garfield cartoon

For $.99 you can upload your face and put it into a Dilbert or Garfield cartoon that you can then send to others. From USA Today: “We like to say that we’ve always viewed Dilbert as the first social media brand,” he jokingly explains. “These strips were among the first forms of entertainment that were […]

Posted on: May 19, 2011,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 4 Comments

Fox to launch two new animated series this fall

Animation Magazine reports that the Fox network is launching two new animated series this fall. The first is entitled “Allen Gregory” and is described as “the adventures of the world?s most celebrated seven-year-old going to school with normal kids.” The second show is an animated version of the 2004 indie film “Napoleon Dynamite.” The animated […]

Posted on: May 18, 2011,  Section: Animation, Comments: 1 Comment

Seth MacFarlane to reboot The Flintstones

Fox Entertainment has announced that Seth MacFarlane is going to resurrect the classic TV animated series The Flintstones. According to Deadline.com the series will begin production this fall with a 2013 premiere on Fox. The Flintstones will be produced jointly by 20th Century Fox Television and Warner Bros Television. Dan Palladino (Gilmore Girls) and Kara […]

Posted on: May 18, 2011,  Section: Animation, Comments: 22 Comments

Governator series forges ahead after love child revelation

The revelation that Arnold Schwarzenegger cheated on his wife 10 years ago isn’t changing production plans for the Governator animated series. From Hollywood Reporter: “It doesn’t affect this movie,” Cry Macho producer Albert Ruddy says of the unfolding Schwarzenegger scandal. “We’re shooting Aug. 24; we’re in serious preproduction now. It hasn’t affected our sales. It’s […]

Posted on: May 18, 2011,  Section: Animation, Comments: Comments Off on Governator series forges ahead after love child revelation

Bill Kellogg launches new comic syndicate

I figured it would be only a matter of time before Tundra marketing guru Bill Kellogg branched off and began representing other comic strips. The new syndicate launched Monday and is called Ink Bottle Syndicate and represents eight strips: Tundra (Chad Carpenter), That Monkey Tune (Michael Kandalaft), Sunshine State (Graham Nolan), Holy Molé (Rick Hotton), […]

Posted on: May 17, 2011,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 26 Comments

Frank Cho to bring back Liberty Meadows

Liberty Meadows creator Frank Cho has announced he’s bring back his strip – at least as a monthly comic collection. According to Comic Book Resources, Frank took Liberty Meadows on hiatus in 2004 after issue #36. He published a single issue in 2009. Two years ago he signed the rights for the strip to Sony […]

Posted on: May 17, 2011,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Frank Cho to bring back Liberty Meadows

Brian Anderson readies launch of webcomic, novel

Brian Anderson, the creator of Dog Eat Doug has announced that he’s working on the release of a novel and accompanying webcomic entitled “The Conjurers.” On his blog he writes: As most of you know, I’m hard at work on polishing up the pitch for the novel. At the same time I am also working […]

Posted on: May 17, 2011,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 3 Comments

Check out new Tintin movie posters, trailer

The Adventures of Tintin is set to hit theaters this December. The 3D motion capture movie is produced by legendary filmmakers Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson. Posters (see below) have been released as well as the trailer. Tintin is based on the be French comic by Belgian artist Georges Rémi (1907?1983). It is one of […]

Posted on: May 17, 2011,  Section: Movies, Comments: 12 Comments

Westergaard trial nothing more than political theater

Kurt Westergaard is on trial in absentia in Jordan. That’s not news. What I did find interesting in this Copenhagen Post article was the admission by many in Jordan that the case is nothing more than theater. Speaking to Middle-Eastern news-site The Medial Line, Jordanian attorney Usama Beitar, himself a former member of the “God’s […]

Posted on: May 16, 2011,  Section: Mohammed Cartoon, Comments: Comments Off on Westergaard trial nothing more than political theater

Brian Gable wins National Newspaper Award

A bit of industry honors about our editorial cartoonist friends up north. Brian Gable of the Globe and Mail is the winner of this year’s National Newspaper Award. Finalists for the big award include Serge Chapleau of the La Presse (Montreal) and Terry Mosher (AKA “Aislin“) of the Gazette (Montreal).

Posted on: May 16, 2011,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Brian Gable wins National Newspaper Award