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Archives for July, 2011

Mutts heading to Hollywood

Patrick McDonnell’s Mutts may hit the big screen. Hollywood Reporter reports Patrick and his brother Robert have been hired to write the script for a feature-length film to be released through 20th Century Fox.

Posted on: Jul 23, 2011,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Mutts heading to Hollywood

The Daily Cartoonist has moved…. (UPDATED)

I’m changing hosting environments. If you’re seeing this message, you’re on the old server and in the next couple of hours/days when you come back, you’ll be on the new server. I should note that any comments left after 9:45 pm (MST) on this older server will not be updated on the new. I’m looking […]

Posted on: Jul 21, 2011,  Section: Daily Cartoonist, Comments: Comments Off on The Daily Cartoonist has moved…. (UPDATED)

Tom Richmond to self publish The Mad Art of Caricature!

MAD Magazine cartoonist Tom Richmond is self publishing a new book entitled, “The Mad Art of Caricature!.” The book is 170+ pages and contains hundreds of illustrations, step-by-step techniques, tips, and in-depth theories on the art caricature. Book ships in September, but he’s taking pre-orders now with options of signed copies, copies with original art […]

Posted on: Jul 21, 2011,  Section: Caricature, Comments: 8 Comments

Egyptian Doaa Eladl is a rare editorial cartoonist

The World has posted a slideshow of a female Egyptian editorial cartoonist Doaa Eladl. The editorial cartooning community is largely male dominated and women in the field are even more rare in the Middle East. Visit the slideshow. Hat Tip: Mike Rhode

Posted on: Jul 21, 2011,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Egyptian Doaa Eladl is a rare editorial cartoonist

Commission takes issue with Zapiro depiction of Zuma

A commission with a really, really long name (“Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities”) has taken issue with Jonathan Shapiro’s (AKA Zapiro) continued use of a shower head drawn above South Africa President Jacob Zuma. The group calls it “culturally, religiously and linguistically unprecedented to attack […]

Posted on: Jul 21, 2011,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Commission takes issue with Zapiro depiction of Zuma

Original Spider-Man #49 expected to fetch $100k+

Heritage Auctions is selling of an original Spider-Man #49 Cover Art by John Romita Sr. and expects to bring $100,000 or more when it hits the auction block this August. The cover was originally written in 1967 and features Kraven the Hunter and the Vulture. Current bidding is at $60,000.

Posted on: Jul 20, 2011,  Section: Comic Books, Comments: 2 Comments

Artistic interpretations of Captain America

The new Captain America movie opens up this weekend. Jennifer Moline over at Inspiredology has posted 17 artistic interpretations of the Captain America character. Here’s one of my favorites from the list by Chris Uminga. Other include: Olly Moss, Tyler Stout, pnutink, Skottie Young, Konjour, Mattia Sensi, John Drogalis, Eric Tan, Ed Foychuk, Danny Wake, […]

Posted on: Jul 20, 2011,  Section: Movies, Comments: 1 Comment

Borders to shutter doors for good

From the Wall Street Journal: Borders Group Inc. said it would liquidate after the second-largest U.S. bookstore chain failed to receive any offers to save it. Borders, which employs about 10,700 people, scrapped a bankruptcy-court auction scheduled for Tuesday amid the dearth of bids. It said it would ask a judge Thursday to approve a […]

Posted on: Jul 19, 2011,  Section: Books, Comments: 10 Comments

Bill Kellogg launches ComicsShowcase.com

title: Bill Kellogg launches ComicsShowcase.com Bill Kellogg, the marketing/sales guy behind Tundra and the new Ink Bottle Syndicate has launched a new website called ComicsShowcase.com “where comics fans can go to view strips they might not otherwise see.” Bill writes, [Comics Showcase] is different from the other sites like Comics Sherpa, etc. in that the […]

Posted on: Jul 18, 2011,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 68 Comments

Hallatt’s Arctic Circle takes on Fracking

Alex Hallatt is using her strip Arctic Circle to bring attention to the environmental issue of fracking. Fracking is the process of injecting water, sand and chemicals into the ground to break up rock formations and release natural gas which is then collected. Environmentalists are concerned that the process is contaminating water and causing other […]

Posted on: Jul 18, 2011,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 6 Comments

AAEC awards Locher award on JR Fruto

This year’s John Locher memorial award went to JR Fruto at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. JR is a senior at the university where he is the cartoonist for the paper Daily Tar Heel. As the winner, JR attended this year’s AAEC convention earlier this month. Below are a couple of his […]

Posted on: Jul 18, 2011,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on AAEC awards Locher award on JR Fruto

Video: Lynn Johnston’s presentation at the Schulz Museum

Interesting presentation by Lynn Johnston regarding her strip For Better or For Worse that she gave at the Charles M. Schulz museum this spring. For more insights into her strip, she’s posting notes (think footnotes) to each daily comic on her website.

Posted on: Jul 15, 2011,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

History of Webcomics 1985 to present

Shaenon Garrity has posted a nice concise history of webcomics over on The Comics Journal. She breaks it up into five eras: 1985-1992: The Stone Age, 1993-1995: The Bronze Age, 1996-2000: The Singularity, 2001-2006: The Age of Sh– Getting Real, and 2007-Present: The Age of This Whole App Thing.

Posted on: Jul 15, 2011,  Section: web comics, Comments: 4 Comments

John Lasseter: A Day in a Life – Full Length Documentary

Worth 25 minutes of your time today. Not a too shabby life.

Posted on: Jul 15, 2011,  Section: Animation, Comments: 3 Comments

HeroesCon panel: Taking over a legendary comic strip

At this year’s HeroesCon Mike Rhode moderated a panel of cartoonists Jim Scancarelli (Gasoline Alley), Marcus Hamilton (Dennis the Menace), Alex Saviuk (Spider-man) and Joe Staton (Dick Tracy) on the topic taking over an established, classic comic strip. Here’s the link to the audio of the panel. I was unable to get it to play, […]

Posted on: Jul 14, 2011,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 3 Comments