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Archives for March, 2012

New Yorker cartoonist Al Ross passes at age 100

From the New York Times: Al Ross, whose droll cartoons featuring married couples, bar habitués, anthropomorphic animals, philosophizing prisoners, art and publishing world denizens, anachronistic mythological figures and loyal Mets fans appeared in The New Yorker for more than 60 years, died on Thursday in the Bronx. He was 100.

Posted on: Mar 26, 2012,  Section: Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on New Yorker cartoonist Al Ross passes at age 100

MAD Magazine exhibit planned for Cartoon Art Museum

The Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco will soon be hosting a rare exhibit of MAD Magazine art according to news posted on Tom Richmond’s. Andrew Farago, the curator for the museum writes: Love MAD? Our next exhibition is going to be the greatest collection of MAD art ever assembled, going all the way back […]

Posted on: Mar 23, 2012,  Section: Magazines, Comments: 4 Comments

Steve Roper artist, Fran Matera, passes at age 87

Fran Matera who drew the Steve Roper adventure comic between 1984 and 2004 has passed away at the age of 87. He also drew another strip Kerry Drake and comic books such as Fightin’ Marines, Speed Demons and The Hulk. From the Tampa Bay Times: He never stopped trying to put his stamp on newspapers […]

Posted on: Mar 23, 2012,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 5 Comments

Bleeker is official mascot of National Robotics Week

Jonathan Mahood’s Bleeker the Rechargeable Dog is the official mascot for the 3rd annual National Robotics Week April 7-15. Jonathan created special Bleeker comics depicting the Bleeker comic characters exploring events and festivities planned that week. National Robotics Week seeks to educate and inspire students about careers in science, math, engineering and technology. From Jonathan’s […]

Posted on: Mar 23, 2012,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Bleeker is official mascot of National Robotics Week

Venezuelan cartoonist threated after state-run program called her work racist

Venezuelan cartoonist Rayma Suprani has filed a complaint with the Attorney General’s office after receiving threatening emails and tweats after the state-run TV program “La Hojilla” called her work “racist and classist.” Suprani said that the messages issued by late night show The Razorblade, aired in state-run TV, are part of a “well organized state […]

Posted on: Mar 22, 2012,  Section: International, Comments: 2 Comments

RC Harvey examines Johnny Hart’s faith and BC

RC Harvey examines Johnny Hart’s Christianity and how it found a way in the Johnny’s B.C.. A ?re-committed? fundamentalist Christian who taught Sunday School every week in the little Presbyterian church in the nearby New York town of Ninevah, Hart frequently delivered sermons in his comic strip. Said Maxwell: ?Hart believes the Lord put him […]

Posted on: Mar 22, 2012,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 29 Comments

Video: Ayers talks about the Funky, Crankshaft mural at Kent State

Chuck Ayer talks about the new mural of Funky Winkerbean and Crankshaft characters on a new mural in the student lounge area at Kent State University. From the Lakewood Patch Ayers, class of 1971, partnered with friend and colleage Tom Batiuk, author of the comic strip Funky Winkerbean and fellow Kent State alumnus, to create […]

Posted on: Mar 22, 2012,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

All Itchy and Scratchy segments in one video

Got 48 minutes with nothing to do? Me neither. But for those that do, it’s nice that someone took the effort to compile all(?) the Itchy and Scratchy segments from The Simpsons into one video.

Posted on: Mar 20, 2012,  Section: Animation, Comments: 6 Comments

2011 National Newspaper Awards Finalists announced

From the Association of Canadian Editorial Cartoonists comes news of the finalists for the 2011 National Newspaper Awards Finalists. This year’s finalists include: Marc Beaudet, Brian Gable and Bruce Mackinnon. Visit their website for sample cartoons .

Posted on: Mar 20, 2012,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Profiled: Syrian cartoonist Ali Farzat

Great profile of Syrian cartoonist Ali Farzat by Reuters: That was until a few months before the uprising against Assad began last year, at which point Farzat felt the president had gone too far in stifling freedom of expression and crushing dissent. That’s when it got personal. “I made that shift from using symbols to […]

Posted on: Mar 20, 2012,  Section: International, Comments: Comments Off on Profiled: Syrian cartoonist Ali Farzat

Marshall Ramsey honored for “Volunteer Excellence”

Clarion-Ledger editorial cartoonist Marshall Ramsey has been awarded the Governor’s Initiative for Volunteer Excellence (GIVE) for Outstanding Service by a Media Personality. The award recognizes Mississippi residents who “raise the bar in humanitarianism and servant leadership.” The report in the Clarion-Ledger doesn’t specify what volunteering Marshall has engaged in, but anyone who follows this blog […]

Posted on: Mar 20, 2012,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

Auchter picks up MLive Media Group papers

John Auchter, who draws editorial cartoons for the Grand Rapids Press (MI), has picked up a chain of papers to his client roster. Last month MLive Media Group consolidated print operations and hired John to do weekly cartoons to appear in The Bay City Times, Flint Journal, Jackson Citizen Patriot, Kalamazoo Gazette, Muskegon Chronicle, and […]

Posted on: Mar 20, 2012,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Auchter picks up MLive Media Group papers

Lordy, Lordy Funky turns 40!

Lordy, Lordy, next week Funky Winkerbean turns 40! A few events are planned to mark the milestone. Up first is the release of volume one of a complete collection. This first collection features cartoons from 1972-1974. Additional volumes to follow about ever three years. Bob Harvey penned the forward and you can order your book […]

Posted on: Mar 20, 2012,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Lordy, Lordy Funky turns 40!

Interviewed: Darrin Bell on Candorville, Rudy Park

Tom Racine’s guest this week was Darrin Bell who does Candorville and Rudy Park (with Theron Heir). Darrin Bell, of the most excellent “Candorville” and “Rudy Park” joins me to talk about political cartooning, his early days of newspaper work, how he snuck into offices to get his cartoons seen, how 9/11 affected his comics […]

Posted on: Mar 20, 2012,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Kliban returns on GoComics.com

Kliban is back! Universal Uclick has announced they’re running Bernard “Hap” Kliban classic cartoons on GoComics. Starting this week they’ll run Kliban cartoons on Monday, Wednesday, Friday with a second feature called Kliban’s Cats to run on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Kliban is famous for his Playboy cartoons and his Cat cartoons. He died in 1990 […]

Posted on: Mar 19, 2012,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 4 Comments