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Archives for March, 2012

Sac Bee cartoonist Rex Babin dies of cancer

I’ve learned that Sacramento Bee editorial cartoonist Rex Babin passed away this morning after battling with cancer. His paper announced last March that he was taking a medical leave for two weeks, but the leave extended much longer. He still contributed cartoons up to the end. His last cartoon ran on March 4th. Rex was […]

Posted on: Mar 30, 2012,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 29 Comments

Peters commencement announcement disappointing?

A couple of news stories from The Student Life (Washington University independent paper) regarding the announcement that Mother Goose and Grimm and Pulitzer Prize winning editorial cartoonist Mike Peters will be this year’s commencement speaker. The first story is about how Mike wasn’t the model student while at the university. “I was doing posters for […]

Posted on: Mar 30, 2012,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 8 Comments

Check out: Cowboy by Nate Cosby and Chris Eliopoulos

Sample pages look great. Due out in May.

Posted on: Mar 30, 2012,  Section: Graphic Novels, Comments: 3 Comments

MAD Mag now an iPad app

MAD Magazine cartoonist and NCS President Tom Richmond writes on this blog that MAD Magazine is now an iPad app. Today DC Entertainment and MAD Magazine announced the planned release of a new MAD Magazine iPad app complete with interactive features and exclusive content. The app is scheduled to be released on April Fool’s Day […]

Posted on: Mar 30, 2012,  Section: Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on MAD Mag now an iPad app

Profiled: Lincoln Peirce on Big Nate, Jeff Kinney

The LA Times has profiled Big Nate creator Lincoln Peirce about his success with his strip and his friendship with Diary of a Wimpy Kid creator Jeff Kinney. From the LA Times: “Big Nate is almost two separate entities,” said Peirce, 49, who started the comic strip in 1991 to amuse himself. The strip, about […]

Posted on: Mar 29, 2012,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Profiled: Lincoln Peirce on Big Nate, Jeff Kinney

Student cartoonist fired after Trayvon Martin cartoon

University of Texas student editorial cartoonist, Stephanie Eisner, is no longer The Daily Texan’s cartoonist after she created a national stir with a cartoon that run on Tuesday. The cartoon depicts a mother (labeled “The Media”) reading to her daughter saying, “And then … the big bad white man killed the handsome, sweet, innocent colored […]

Posted on: Mar 29, 2012,  Section: College cartoonists, Comments: 19 Comments

Mike Peters to give Commencement address at Washington University

Mother Goose and Grimm creator and Pulitzer Prize winning editorial cartoonist Mike Peters will be the 2012 commencement address at Washington University in St. Louis in May. Mike graduated from the university in 1965 with a bachelor of fine arts degree. “It is a great honor to have one of our most distinguished graduates serve […]

Posted on: Mar 28, 2012,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 8 Comments

News & Observes rolls back comic selection

The Raleigh News & Observer has announced that it is dropping nine features – a reversal of a decision made in 2008 to expand their comic offerings due to overwhelming reader demand. Back in 2008, the features editor at the time, Thad Ogburn, ran a poll after cutting three strips, but after receiving nearly 8,000 […]

Posted on: Mar 28, 2012,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 6 Comments

Nicole Hollander retires Sylvia after 33 years

Sylvia creator Nicole Hollander has announced that after 33 years she’s retiring her strip in newspapers, but will continue to post relevant strips from her archive on her blog. From her blog: After the Chicago Tribune dropped Sylvia, my income was cut by half and Sylvia disappeared from my hometown. I felt the loss. I […]

Posted on: Mar 28, 2012,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 37 Comments

Profiled: Stephanie Piro on cartooning as revenge

Roz Warren interviews Six Chix cartoonist Stephanie Piro over at Women’s Voices for Change: “Cartooning is the best revenge,” Stephanie Piro jokes when I ask where her ideas come from. A marital spat with husband John or a stranger’s insensitive remark will quickly find its way into Piro’s “Fair Game” strip or King Features’ popular […]

Posted on: Mar 27, 2012,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

Two FBOFW books released as audio and ibook

Lynn Johnston has released two of her books as an audiobook and ibook in the iTunes book store. “Farley Follows His Nose” has been released as a audiobook read by narrator Kathleen McInerney. Her other book, “Farley and the Lost Bone” has been released as an iBook that features read-along audio recorded by Lynn herself […]

Posted on: Mar 27, 2012,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

Doug Wright nominees have been announced

The Doug Wright nominees have been announced and with it the announcement that legendary Terry (Aislin) Mosher will be inducted into The Canadian Cartoonists Hall of Fame during the Toronto Comic Arts Festival on May 5th. Nominees for best Canadian cartoonists are as follows: Best Book: Hark! A Vagrantby Kate Beaton (Drawn and Quarterly) Lose […]

Posted on: Mar 27, 2012,  Section: Awards, Comments: Comments Off on Doug Wright nominees have been announced

Doonesbury fan pushes for Presidential Medal of Freedom for Trudeau

Politico reports that Michael Masley, a Doonesbury fan, has launched a campaign to solicit a groundswell of support to give The Presidential Medal of Freedom to Doonesbury creator Garry Trudeau. The campaign currently has over 1,800 members. I’ll admit I don’t know what the usual process is for determining candidates for this award, but I’m […]

Posted on: Mar 26, 2012,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

NCS announces Division Awards nominees

The National Cartoonists Society has announced the nominees for their various Division Awards including those for the new Online Comic Strips. The Reuben Awards will be held Memorial Day weekend in Las Vegas this year where the winners will be announced. Television Animation Ben Bocquelet and Antoine Perez Production Design on The Wonderful World of […]

Posted on: Mar 26, 2012,  Section: Comic strips, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: 14 Comments

Stacy Curtis takes on inking Cul de Sac

Cul de Sac creator Richard Thompson has announced on his blog that starting today illustrator Stacy Curtis is taking over on inking the daily Cul de Sac. From Richard’s blog: I’ll continue to write Cul de Sac and draw roughs for Stacy to try to decipher and I’ll do as much of the final inking […]

Posted on: Mar 26, 2012,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 5 Comments