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Archives for August, 2011

Susie Cagle publishes Art of Peace via Cartoon Movement

Cartoon Movement has posted a report (in cartoon form, of course) from Susie Cagle who attended the Cartooning for Peace conference in Bastia, Corsica. Cartooning for Peace is a non-profit organization set up by French cartoonist Jean Plantureux (AKA Plantu) to promote cross-cultura. understanding through cartooning.

Posted on: Aug 31, 2011,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 4 Comments

Siegel and Shuster Society pushes for Superman license plate

Siegel and Shuster Society is trying to collect signatures to petition the making of a special license plate for Ohio with the iconic Superman “S” and the legend “Ohio — Birthplace of Superman.” From Cleveland.com: State Senator Tom Patton, a Republican of Strongsville, has agreed to propose the plate to the Ohio legislature when the […]

Posted on: Aug 31, 2011,  Section: Comic Books, Comments: 2 Comments

Slylock Fox app now in App Store

Bob Weber Jr.’s The Slylock Fox and Comics For Kids is now an app in the iTunes App Store. The game “Spot the Difference” is a packaged app with 50 of Bob’s favorite spot-the-difference panels from his strip since 1987. The game is targeted at kids through adults. “Spot the Difference” is available for both […]

Posted on: Aug 31, 2011,  Section: mobile, Comments: 1 Comment

Stripped documentary funded; goals set higher

Stripped, the documentary on comics by Dave Kellett (creator of Sheldon and Drive) and cinematographer Fred Schroeder have met their funding goal on Kickstarter. The two raised their required $58,000 within the first 6 days. With 22 days available for fundraising, they’re requesting comic fans to continue donating so they can add more features such […]

Posted on: Aug 31, 2011,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Wacom introduces cool new digital pen

From the “can I get one now” department comes news that Wacom is introducing a new digital pen called “Inkling” which allows artists the ability to draw on paper while the pen and receiver captures the drawing. The receiver is then hooked up to your computer and you can import the drawing into Photoshop, Illustrator […]

Posted on: Aug 31, 2011,  Section: Technology, Comments: 28 Comments

Mike Lester moving to Post Writers Group

Editorial cartoonist Mike Lester is moving to Washington Post Writers Group at the end of September. Previously Mike has been syndicated through Cagle Cartoons. Regarding the switch Mike writes in an email: Daryl and I have been friends since he was drawing Muppets and I wasn’t pissing people off. I owe him a great deal […]

Posted on: Aug 31, 2011,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 4 Comments

90+ cartoonists to commemorate 9/11

On Sunday, September 11, more than 90 syndicated cartoonist will dedicate their features to pay homage to those who lost their lives or or were injured in the 9/11 terrorist attacks. This year is the 10th anniversary of the attacks in New York City, Washington DC and Pennsylvania. The themes will feature a wide range […]

Posted on: Aug 30, 2011,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 8 Comments

Remembering the work of Jack Kirby

Sunday was Jack Kirby’s 94th birthday (he passed away in 1994). A couple of sites have posted some of his great artwork. Head over to Tom Spurgeon for scroll after scroll after scroll (I don’t want to pay for his hosting fees) worth of Jack’s work. Bleeding Cool has also posted several pieces (in handy […]

Posted on: Aug 30, 2011,  Section: Comic Books, Comments: 3 Comments

Nate Fakes’ Break of Day now on GoComics.com

Nate Fake’s single panel, situational comedy feature Break of Day debuted on GoComics.com yesterday. The feature also runs in the Tampa Bay Times. Nate’s earlier claims to cartooning fame come from being en ex-intern at MAD Magazine.

Posted on: Aug 30, 2011,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 6 Comments

Skottie Young, Scott Morse launch new webcomic

Skottie Young and Scott Morse (AKA SkottieScott) have launched new bi-weekly webcomic…. with a yet to be decided title. From the announcement on their blog: We’ve decided to make a departure here at SkottieScott from the re-imagined character designs you’ve come to know and love. Instead, we’re opting to CREATE. We’re opting to OWN. We’re […]

Posted on: Aug 30, 2011,  Section: Web Sites, Comments: 1 Comment

John Cole is cartoonist in 100 year tradition in Scranton

The Scranton Times Tribune might be one of the smallest papers with a staff editorial cartoonist. The paper has printed a profile of their current cartoonist John Cole who has been there since 2005. The paper boasts of having a staff cartoonist since the early 1900s. When asked about this “tradition,” Larry Beaupre said, “There […]

Posted on: Aug 30, 2011,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on John Cole is cartoonist in 100 year tradition in Scranton

Auction: Original copies of Franklin’s “Join, or Die” cartoon

Four pages of a 1754 edition of The Pennsylvania Gazette featuring the first editorial cartoon (“Join, or Die” by Benjamin Franklin) is now up for auction and is expected to fetch more than $100,000. Franklin depicted a snake severed into eight sections representing each of the colonies at the time to build unity in the […]

Posted on: Aug 30, 2011,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

King Features’ Brendan Burford begins blogging

King Features’ comics editor Brendan Burford has begun blogging over on Daily Ink. His first post debuted yesterday stating that he hopes to write a weekly post on Mondays covering comics that he likes, interviews and King Feature news. As a quick aside, King Features has been doing a lot of big overhauls with their […]

Posted on: Aug 30, 2011,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Watterson has been secretly creating new Calvin and Hobbes

Funny gag from fake news source The Onion who is reporting that Calvin and Hobbes creator Bill Watterson has been secretly creating new daily installments of his strip for the last 16 years, but then promptly shreds them. Love this line: According to sources, Watterson also spends a portion of his time calling comic strip […]

Posted on: Aug 29, 2011,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

Irene floods CCS’ Schulz Library; potentially lost (UPDATED)

Tom Spurgeon reports that Center For Cartoon Studies Director James Sturm and several students made a middle of the night heroic effort to move about 70 percent of the print material from the Schulz Library that lies near the White River. The river is threatening to flood due to Hurricane Irene. The other material was […]

Posted on: Aug 29, 2011,  Section: Graphic Novels, Comments: 15 Comments