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Archives for October, 2011

Simpson plagiarizes another MacNelly (UPDATED)

This morning I asked jokingly if today’s new David Simpson cartoon was an original. Turns out it’s not. A Daily Cartoonist reader who wished to remain anonymous found the source of the cartoon in the Jeff MacNelly official archives (last cartoon on the page). He tells me it took him about five minutes to find […]

Posted on: Oct 31, 2011,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 46 Comments

Puss in Boots takes weekend box office

From MSNBC: Competing against Halloween parties and contending with an unseasonal blizzard in the Northeast, DreamWorks Animation?s “Puss in Boots,” distributed by Paramount, purred its way to the top spot at the North American box office with an estimated $34 million. That amounted to a new Halloween weekend record, leaping over the $33.6 million that […]

Posted on: Oct 31, 2011,  Section: Animation, Comments: 1 Comment

Caricature Artist convention set for November

The annual International Society of Caricature Artist’s convention is set for November 13-18 i Clearwater FL. From MAD Magazine cartoonist and The Mad Art of Caricature author Tom Richmond: About 200 professional caricaturists, ranging from party artists to illustrators to sculptors to animators, descend on the unsuspecting host resort for 5 days. They spend their […]

Posted on: Oct 31, 2011,  Section: Caricature, Comments: Comments Off on Caricature Artist convention set for November

Tom Richmond on why he did self-publishing

NCS President and MAD Magazine cartoonist Tom Richmond recently released his new book The Mad Art of Caricature!. It’s a great book that I highly recommend you check it out and buy. A notable book like this certainly could have found a print publisher, but Tom opted to explore and publish through self-publishing. He posted […]

Posted on: Oct 31, 2011,  Section: Books, Comments: 13 Comments

Chris Eliopoulos: How to STAY in comics

Misery Loves Sherman creator (and Eisner and Harvey award nominee) Chris Eliopoulos has penned (or typed) a must read for anyone working their way up in the comic industry. The topic – not how to break into comics, but how to stay. If you’re good enough, you’re not good enough. I hear so many people […]

Posted on: Oct 31, 2011,  Section: web comics, Comments: 3 Comments

Follow up to the David Simpson plagiarism story (UPDATED)

I watched and waited all last week for any updates regarding the accusations that Urban Tulsa cartoonist David Simpson had blatantly plagiarized a Jeff MacNelly editorial cartoon. No emails were returned, no notices posted on their website or twitter account that they even acknowledged being aware of any “WTF?” from anyone from Poynter on down […]

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

My Cage creators to create Santa vs Dracula

My Cage creators Melissa DeJesus and Ed Power will be producing a graphic novel called Santa vs Dracula and is soliciting donations through Kickstarter. Here’s their description: ‘Santa vs Dracula’ is full color graphic novel about Count Dracula invading Santa Claus’s workshop with an army of monsters (Frankenstein’s Monster, Mr. Hyde, Invisible Man, the Wicked […]

Posted on: Oct 28, 2011,  Section: Graphic Novels, Comments: 14 Comments

New Dr. Suess collection of ‘lost’ stories hitting bookstores

Cory Doctrow over at Boing Boing writes about a new collection of lost, unpublished or early work for Dr. Suess that was recently released. The book is entitled, “The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories“. Cory writes: The publication of a new Seuss collection is reason to celebrate in and of itself, and Bippolo Seed […]

Posted on: Oct 28, 2011,  Section: Books, Comments: 3 Comments

Mankoff talks about this year’s New Yorker Cartoon Edition

Michael Cavna talks to New Yorker cartoon editor Bob Mankoff about this year’s Cartoon Edition. Mankoff is describing the behind-the-scenes process of culling and curating The New Yorker’s annual Cartoon Issue (now on newstands and online). The issue offers not only an A-list collection of “funnies,” but also featured cartoons by such top talent as […]

Posted on: Oct 28, 2011,  Section: Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Mankoff talks about this year’s New Yorker Cartoon Edition

Check out: The Lorax trailer

Based on Dr. Suess’ book (or as they call it “the imagination of Dr. Suess’”) The Lorax comes an animated movie from the creators of Despicable Me. Starring the voice talent of Danny DeVito, Zac Efron, Ed Helms, Taylor Swift, Rob Riggle and Betty White and hits theaters on March 2nd.

Posted on: Oct 28, 2011,  Section: Animation, Comments: Comments Off on Check out: The Lorax trailer

Syrian cartoonist Ferzat awarded freedom campaign award

Syrian cartoonist Ali Ferzat, who was kidnapped and his hands beaten by Syrian security forces to intimidate him, was awarded the European parliament’s Sakharov prize which is awarded to campaigners of freedom. Ali dedicated the honor to “martyrs of freedom.” Ali quoted by The Daily Star: “I share this award with all who are deprived […]

Posted on: Oct 28, 2011,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Syrian cartoonist Ferzat awarded freedom campaign award

The Times-Picayune celebrates 100+ years of editorial cartooning

The Times-Picayune has a nice write-up on the history of their staff editorial cartoonists since 1896. They’ve also posted a slideshow featuring the cartoonists and some of their cartoons. Luckovich’s early stuff looks a lot like Dick Lochers. Well worth a few minutes of your time. In chronological order: Louis A. Winterhalder, W.K. Patrick, John […]

Posted on: Oct 28, 2011,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Two comic panels slated for SXSW

South by South West (SXSW), the media, interactive and music festival in Austin Texas, has announced the panels for this upcoming conference and includes two panels. The first is entitled “How Comics Journalism is Saving Your Media” and will feature two comic journalists Matt Bors and Susie Cagle along with Sarah Jaffe and Erin Polgreen. […]

Posted on: Oct 27, 2011,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Two comic panels slated for SXSW

Susie Cagle covering Occupy Oakland

The Occupy Wall Street movement has been spreading to cities across the U.S. Occupiers congregated in Oakland CA on Oct. 10 and comic journalist Susie Cagle decided to cover the protest and create a five-part series to run locally and nationally documenting the Oakland participants. Her work is being funded through Spot Us – a […]

Posted on: Oct 27, 2011,  Section: Cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Susie Cagle covering Occupy Oakland

Terry LaBan wrapping up Muktuk Wolfsbreath

Terry LaBan is wrapping up Muktuk Wolfsbreath, Hard Boiled Shaman the online graphic novel he resurrected in March after a 14-year hiatus. Terry has put the first 4 chapters in a slideshow for anyone wanting to delve into the story. Muktuk Wolfsbreath, Hard Boiled Shaman first appeared in the Fantagraphic series Cud and the Dark […]

Posted on: Oct 27, 2011,  Section: Graphic Novels, Comments: 2 Comments