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Archives for June, 2011

Happy Birthday to Tom Richmond’s MAD Blog

Excellent blog. Now 5 years old.

Posted on: Jun 30, 2011,  Section: Magazine Cartoonist Bloggers, Comments: Comments Off on Happy Birthday to Tom Richmond’s MAD Blog

Interviewed: Jim Hunt living as a freelancer

The Patriot Ledger has a profile/interview of freelance cartoonist Jim Hunt who despite having big name clients like NASCAR, Fox Sports, HBO, MSNBC and NASA still hustles each week for new work often using Craigslist. As a freelance cartoonist, I don?t wake up with a paycheck … so I approach every week as if I […]

Posted on: Jun 30, 2011,  Section: Cartoons, Comments: 1 Comment

Dick Tracy duo receive Tennessee Senate resolution honor

The newly minted Dick Tracy cartoonists Joe Staton and Mike Curtis were honored by the Tennessee Senate through a resolution recognizing their professional accomplishments. Here is the full resolution (pdf download here). A RESOLUTION congratulating Joe Staton and Mike Curtis on their professional accomplishments. WHEREAS, from time to time, the members of this General Assembly […]

Posted on: Jun 30, 2011,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Dick Tracy duo receive Tennessee Senate resolution honor

Denver Post underwhelmed with comic protest

This can’t be good. Once upon a time, a newspaper cut comic strips knowing it could be unleashing the hounds by way of calls and letters from readers angered by a disruption of cherished routines. But this far, the Post hasn’t been deluged after cutting a baker’s dozen of strips, including iconic favorites like Doonesbury […]

Posted on: Jun 30, 2011,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 14 Comments

Osama Bin Laden raid graphic novel coming

Due out on September. It’s a tricky feat, given that much about the raid remains shrouded in secrecy. To accomplish it, the Dyes say they scoured media reports and other public descriptions of the operation, while Capt. Dye interviewed some he knew in the special operations community. There was also, as he put it, some […]

Posted on: Jun 29, 2011,  Section: Graphic Novels, Comments: Comments Off on Osama Bin Laden raid graphic novel coming

Profiled: Jonathan Mahood and Bleeker

Bleeker: The Rechargeable Dog creator Jonathan Mahood is profiled on Wired.com about his feature that went into syndication in January. GD: Where does your character(s) come from? Have you been doodling Bleeker sketches since childhood? JM: I?ve been drawing comics since I was a kid but I created Bleeker and launched him online about 5 […]

Posted on: Jun 29, 2011,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Controversial Paul Conrad sculpture back in news

A controversial Paul Conrad sculpture standing in the Santa Monica Civic Center depicting an atomic mushroom cloud is back in the news. The city has erected temporary fencing around the sculputure to prevent kids from climbing on it after the city building officer noticed deteriation. The city will bring in an independant structural engineer and […]

Posted on: Jun 29, 2011,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Controversial Paul Conrad sculpture back in news

Tweeted bearded Mickey Mouse causes Egyptian outcry

Egyptian telecom mogal Naguib Sawiris has apologized for reposting images of Mickey and Minnie Mouse wearing Muslim attire through his Twitter account. Many Egyptians found the images offencive to their religion (Sawiris is Coptic Christian) and have called for a boycott of his business. The tweeted images showed Mickey Mouse wearing a traditional Islamic robe […]

Posted on: Jun 29, 2011,  Section: Mohammed Cartoon, Comments: 1 Comment

Angry Birds tap Marvel executive for film projects

Rovio, the gaming studio behind Angry Birds, has announced they’ve hired former chairman of Marvel Studios David Maisel to “help build the company’s entertainment business and produce its Angry Birds films.” Maisel was also the executive producer of Iron Man 2, Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger. The Next Web reports that Rovio has […]

Posted on: Jun 29, 2011,  Section: Animation, Comments: Comments Off on Angry Birds tap Marvel executive for film projects

Profiled: Jim Davis and 30+ years of Garfield

Bob Harvey has a great interview with Jim Davis regarding his career doing Garfield. Bob provides a lot of insight into the PAWS Inc. organization and Jim’s role in his empire. Garfield appeared in papers 33 years ago last week. As the Garfield empire grew, more and more of Davis’ time was devoted to the […]

Posted on: Jun 28, 2011,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 4 Comments

Frank Cho web documentary wins Emmy

Creating Frank Cho’s World has won a Emmy Award (National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter) in the Arts/Entertainment – News Story Category. The documentary covered the creation of the Washington Post Magazine cover. The documentary was Alexandra Garcia and Benedict de la Cruz from the Washington Post. You can see video of the process on the […]

Posted on: Jun 28, 2011,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Frank Cho web documentary wins Emmy

Phil Hands opines on donkeys and elephants

The debate comes up every now and then about the utility of editorial cartoonists continued use caricatures of elephants and donkeys to represent the two major political parties. But I will continue to draw elephants and donkeys. I’m proud of them. They are symbols that were developed by editorial cartoonists, and then co-opted by the […]

Posted on: Jun 28, 2011,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 5 Comments

Cul de Sac replaces Chickweed Lane in The Herald

Newspaper tend to run polls when replacing comics. The more vocal newspaper editor critics opine that editors should grow a spine and pick the comics themselves. It appears that the editors at The Herald did just that. They picked up Cul de Sac to replacd 9 Chickweed Lane. While I have no strong feelings for […]

Posted on: Jun 28, 2011,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 10 Comments

Are we experiencing superhero movie fatigue?

From Beehivecity.com Green Lantern is not the only superhero offering to suggest that interest in men-in-tights in waning. Kenneth Branagh’s Thor opened with $66 million last month, a satisfying result for Paramount and Marvel comics but no match for the $115 million pocketed by the 2002 Spider-Man reboot in its first days. Matthew Vaughn, director […]

Posted on: Jun 28, 2011,  Section: Movies, Comments: 8 Comments

Denver Post drops 12 Sunday, daily comics

The Denver Post has again reduced their comic line-up in order to “lower costs”. The announcement on their website didn’t list those that were eliminated, but an email from a frequent reader of this blog listed 12 features. Those features reportedly include: Rhymes with Orange F Minus, Bizarro, Doonesbury, Frazz, Brevity, Heart of the City, […]

Posted on: Jun 27, 2011,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 35 Comments