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Archives for February, 2012

Lars Vilks pelted with eggs at University lecture

Lars Vilks, whose drawing of the prophet Muhammad as a dog was published in 2007, was attacked by students throwing eggs during a lecture at Karlstad University in central Sweden. He was unharmed and was able to continue his lecture on limits of free speech after the protestors were removed from the audience. This hasn’t […]

Posted on: Feb 22, 2012,  Section: Mohammed Cartoon, Comments: 3 Comments

Order of the Stick raised $1.2 MILLION

The Kickstarter project to fund a reprint project estimated to cost $57,000 has raised over $1.2 MILLION dollars for Order of the Stick creator Rich Burlew. Depending on the level of donation, backers of the project were promised several incentives from fridge magnets to a cameo in the webcomic. In total 14,952 individuals donated the […]

Posted on: Feb 22, 2012,  Section: web comics, Comments: 7 Comments

Corey Pandolph pulls plug on Elderberries

Corey Pandolph, who took over on Phil Frank’s The Elderberries five years ago, has announced that he’s retiring the strip. March 4th will be the last comic. Corey has been working on a comic strip (notably Barkeater Lake, Toby, Robot Satan) in various forms for the last 15 years. He tells me that in the […]

Posted on: Feb 21, 2012,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 14 Comments

Nominees sought for Courage in Editorial Cartooning award

The Cartoonists Rights Network International announced they are accepting nominations for their 2012 CRNI Award for Courage in Editorial Cartooning. The Courage Award is given every year to a cartoonist who is in grave danger because of the power and impact of his or her work, or, to a cartoonist who has shown extraordinary courage […]

Posted on: Feb 21, 2012,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

Robert Ariail honored by SC Arts commission

Former The State editorial cartoonist Robert Ariail has been honored by the The South Carolina Arts Commission with the 2012 Elizabeth O’Neill Verner Governor’s Award for the Arts. The award is given to “recognize outstanding achievement and contributions to the arts in South Carolina” and is the highest award bestowed by the state. Robert has […]

Posted on: Feb 21, 2012,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

New York Times reconsiders compensation to cartoonists

Two weeks ago the New York Times announced it was going to begin publishing cartoons each Sunday in their Week in Review section, but their process for selecting (‘everyone send in finished work and we’ll pick the one we like’) and compensating the cartoonists ($250 a week) created a strong negative response from individual cartoonists […]

Posted on: Feb 20, 2012,  Section: Newspaper industry, Comments: 5 Comments

Matt Groening on The Simpsons’ 500th episode

LA Times Television Critic Robert Lloyd interviewed The Simpsons’ creator Matt Groening about the longevity of his TV show which aired its 500th episode last night. “I think we were in the right place at the right time,” (Groening) said of the series’ long life and global reach. “Audiences were ready again for a prime-time […]

Posted on: Feb 20, 2012,  Section: Animation, Comments: 2 Comments

NCS announces nominees for Cartoonist of the Year

The National Cartoonists Society has announced the nominations for the 2011 Reuben Award for Cartoonist of the Year. The nominees are Pickles creator Brian Crane, Pearls Before Swine creator Stephan Pastis and MAD Magazine cartoonist Tom Richmond. Brian’s strip has been in syndication since 1990 and this week Washington Post Writers Group announced that the […]

Posted on: Feb 17, 2012,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Cul de Sac brings in 6 guest cartoonists for 5 weeks

Michael Cavna reports that six cartoonists will fill in for Richard Thompson’s Cul de Sac for a five week stint stating Monday and ending March 19 for dailies and the Sunday features run March 18 through April 15. The guest cartoonists include: Mo Willems, Stephan Pastis, Lincoln Peirce and Michael Jantze, Corey Pandolph and Ken […]

Posted on: Feb 17, 2012,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

The comic book and cartoonist meme

They’re the rage right now in social media – the “what my friends think I do… what I really do” meme. I’ve come across two that are comic related. The first is regarding creating comic books, the second by Michael Kandalaft, creator of That Monkey Tune on cartooning.

Posted on: Feb 17, 2012,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

The future of syndication and cartooning

The Columbia Journalism Review has an interesting article about the future of cartooning. Discussed: The blessing and curse of syndication representation, websites that value cartoons enough to pay decently for them and alternative paths taken by artists in order to make a living. From CJR: Cartoons pass quickly around the web. Most cartoonists I spoke […]

Posted on: Feb 16, 2012,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 10 Comments

NCS to honor Steve McGarry with Silver T-Square Award

This year’s Silver T-Square Award will be given to former NCS president Steve McGarry during the National Cartoonists Society’s Reuben Awards weekend in May. The award is given for outstanding dedication or service to the Society or the profession. Former NCS president Jeff Keane: Under Steve’s watch the NCS flourished both here at home and […]

Posted on: Feb 16, 2012,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Stan Goldberg to receive NCS Golden Key Award

The National Cartoonists Society will honor comic book legend Stan Goldberg with the Gold Key Award at this year’s Rueben Awards in May. The award which also places Stan in the NCS Hall of Fame. From the NCS: But Stan’s career in comics goes all the way back to 1949 when he started as a […]

Posted on: Feb 16, 2012,  Section: Comic Books, Comments: Comments Off on Stan Goldberg to receive NCS Golden Key Award

RStevens raised $20k+ for complete Diesel Sweeties collection

RStevens, creator of Diesel Sweeties, has raised over $20,000 to create a complete ebook collection of his work. The amazing part of this crowd-funded project is that his intent is to give away the ebook for free. The original fundraising goal is $3,000 to compensate RStevens for this time to create the book as well […]

Posted on: Feb 15, 2012,  Section: web comics, Comments: 1 Comment

Interviewed: Wiley Miller talks Non Sequitur’s 20 years

Tom Racine interviews Wiley Miller about his comic strip Non Sequitur which celebrates 20 years in syndication. From Tom’s Tall Tale Radio Podcast: Wiley Miller of the brilliant “Non Sequitur” joins me to talk about the fact that his comic just turned 20 years old! He’s been in syndication since 1992, and has seen a […]

Posted on: Feb 15, 2012,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 3 Comments