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Archives for May, 2011

Lost Side of Suburbia moves from Sherpa to GoComics

Kory Merritt’s The Lost Side of Suburbia has moved been promoted from Comics Sherpa to GoComics last week after a little more than a year on Comics Sherpa. Kory, who was the 2007 John Locher Award winner and a finalist in the Comic Strip Superstar Contest, say he wanted to try something new, so he […]

Posted on: May 16, 2011,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 12 Comments

New Cars 2 trailer shows 007 plot

I LOVE Pixar films. My stomach knotted up after watching this trailer – and not in the good way.

Posted on: May 13, 2011,  Section: Animation, Comments: 8 Comments

Trudeau, lobbyist duke it out in front of political reporter

Politico reporter Chris Frates had a front row seat to a heated email exchange between Doonebury creator Garry Trudeau and lobbyist Lanny Davis over last week’s storyline involving lobbyists for Arab dictators. Last Friday’s strip specifically mentioned Davis as one who is representing the reprehensible Ivory Coast’s Laurent Gbagbo. Davis criticized the cartoon in Politico […]

Posted on: May 13, 2011,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 3 Comments

Audio: Bill Gallo In His Own Words

More tributes are rolling out for Bill Gallo, the New York Daily News sports cartoonist and columnist who passed away Tuesday. Matt Marrone of has posted audio recordings of discussions he had with Bill about highlights of his career. Go listen to Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3. Each piece is only about […]

Posted on: May 12, 2011,  Section: Cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Audio: Bill Gallo In His Own Words

Sports cartoonists react to Bill Gallo’s passing (UPDATED)

With this morning’s sad news of Bill Gallo’s passing, I asked the few sports cartoonists still drawing for their reactions. Bill Hinds, creator of Cleats and co-creator of Tank McNamara tells me that Bill was a legend. Whenever I would talk to him I couldn’t help but start playing Six Degrees of Bill Gallo in […]

Posted on: May 11, 2011,  Section: Cartoons, Comments: 6 Comments

Doonesbury dropped for a wedding proposal

A Washington state man paid The Olympian $190 to drop Doonesbury for a day so he could run his own comic strip to pop the question. The title of the strip was “Happy Birthday Sandra Kay” and in the last panel he wrote, “As a cartoonist, this seems like the most natural place to ask […]

Posted on: May 11, 2011,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 23 Comments

The legendary Bill Gallo passes at age 88

New York Daily News cartoonist and columnist Bill Gallo has passed away from complications to pneumonia last night according to the Daily News. “My father is a lasting legend to New York, and to New York sports,” said Gallo’s son, Greg. “He will be forever thought of as a great cartoonist for the Daily News, […]

Posted on: May 11, 2011,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 5 Comments

SPJ awards dominated by alternative cartoonists

This year’s Society of Professional Journalists’ 2010 Sigma Delta Chi Awards were dominated by alternative newspaper cartoonists. Stephanie McMillan’s work in the Sun-Sentinel/LA Times took the editorial cartooning in a newspaper with 100k+ circulation category. Dwayne Booth (AKA Mr. Fish) took the category for 50k-100k circulation. Mike Lester of the Rome News Tribune was the […]

Posted on: May 10, 2011,  Section: Alternative comics, Comments: 6 Comments

Clay Jones cartoon featured on Rachel Maddow

An editorial cartoon by Free Lance-Star editorial cartoonist Clay Jones was prominently discussed on a recent Rachel Maddow program discussing reaction to who gets credit for Osama Bin Laden’s death. You can see the segment below. When I contacted Clay for reaction, he mentioned the cartoon was rejected by his editor for the paper but […]

Posted on: May 10, 2011,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 10 Comments

Video: Jeff Knurek drawing the Jumble puzzle

Jeff Knurek is the cartoonist behind the Jumble puzzle. Jesse Morton has posted a video of him drawing and explaining his work with the puzzle. Untitled from Jesse Morton on Vimeo.

Posted on: May 10, 2011,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 5 Comments

Team Cul de Sac extends deadline

Chris Sparks who is heading up the Team Cul de Sac project raising money for a Parkinson’s cure has announced that they are extending the deadline for cartoonists still wanting to contribute to the cause. He writes: We have extended the deadline until June 17th! we did this for a couple of reasons. Lee Salem, […]

Posted on: May 10, 2011,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

Daniel Beyer wins Cartoonist Studio contest

The Cartoonist Studio’s Cartoon Contest has yielded a winner. Daniel Beyer is the winner and takes home a development contract with Creators Syndicate. Daniel isn’t new to cartooning. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, Playboy, Reader’s Digest and he has a single panel feature on Comics Sherpa called Long Story Short. Daniel works […]

Posted on: May 9, 2011,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 40 Comments

Doug Wright Award Winners

The Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF) was last weekend and with it the results of the Doug Wright award to honor the best of Canadian cartoonists. The three winners are: Bigfoot by Pascal Girard (BEST BOOK) Alex Fellows for Spain and Morocco (BEST EMERGING TALENT) Spotting Deer by Michael DeForge (PIGSKIN PETERS AWARD for experimental […]

Posted on: May 9, 2011,  Section: Awards, Comments: Comments Off on Doug Wright Award Winners

Lee Judge allows himself to be hit by 91 mph baseball

Lee Judge who is the Kansas City Star editorial cartoonist and blogs about the KC Royals recently wrote: About a month ago, I wrote that Wilson Betemit should be willing to get hit by a pitch (it was an 81-mph slider) with the bases loaded in a tie game. Then I started thinking ? what […]

Posted on: May 9, 2011,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

Mike Peters wins Overseas Press Club award

Not sure how I missed this one, but a hearty congrats to Mike Peters nonetheless. Mike was honored with the 72nd annual Overseas Press Club’s Thomas Nast Award for best editorial cartooning on international affairs. This is the second big prize of the year. He was honored with this year’s National Headliner Awards. In an […]

Posted on: May 6, 2011,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments