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Archives for April, 2012

Who drew that Draw Something Part I

Here we go with the first Draw Something. The above drawing was drawn by one of the following: Jason Chatfield Mike Cope Stacy Curtis Chris Eliopoulos Shannon Wheeler Objective: Guess the word the artist is trying to communicate using the letters provided below the drawing. Guess the artist who drew the drawing. Enter your guesses […]

Posted on: Apr 26, 2012,  Section: Daily Cartoonist, Comments: 14 Comments

Introducing Guess that Draw Something

As I mentioned earlier, Draw Something is a new app that has become quite popular – one of the most played apps in the iTunes App Store (there is an Android version). Think of it as Pictionary with a friend on a phone (or an iPad). I asked a few notable cartoonists to play the […]

Posted on: Apr 26, 2012,  Section: Daily Cartoonist, Comments: Comments Off on Introducing Guess that Draw Something

AAEC Convention dates set for September 13-15

The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists annual convention will be held in Washington DC this year on September 13–15. This year’s convention will follow a somewhat different format than in the past. Thursday and Friday will center on “#!&% CARTOONS: A Festival Celebrating the Political Cartoon.” The festival will feature “chalk talk” presentations by various […]

Posted on: Apr 26, 2012,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Pixar releases 4th Brave trailer

Posted on: Apr 25, 2012,  Section: Animation, Comments: 2 Comments

Swiss cartoonist wins Thomas Nast Award

The Overseas Press Club of America has awarded this year’s Thomas Nast Award to Swiss cartoonist Patrick Chapatte who draws for the Geneva daily Le Temps and Zurich paper the NZZ am Sonntag. According to World Radio Switzerland, this is the first time a non-American has received the award.

Posted on: Apr 25, 2012,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Who drew that Draw Something?

Starting tomorrow, I’m kicking off a game here on The Daily Cartoonist. I’m sure many of you have heard of the app Draw Something (free and paid versions of iPad/iPhone and Android devices). Think of it as Pictionary on your phone with a friend. According to one source it took AOL nine years to acquire […]

Posted on: Apr 25, 2012,  Section: Daily Cartoonist, Comments: 6 Comments

NYT: The sports cartoon is dying

Excellent article in the New York Times about the decline of the sports cartoon in newspapers. They blended the skills of a caricaturist and the mind-set of a columnist. They were entertainers and ink-stained jokesters. They were newsroom denizens and deadline artists who churned out five or six cartoons a week that received prominent display. […]

Posted on: Apr 25, 2012,  Section: Cartoons, Comic strips, Newspaper industry, Comments: 5 Comments

Axe Cop coming to Fox Network

The webcomic Axe Cop has been picked up by the Fox Network for their Saturday Late Night programming. The network has ordered six 15-minute installments. From Variety: Weidenfeld, a former Adult Swim exec, had his eye on “Axe Cop” from the time he started scouting properties for Animation Domination HD earlier this year. The segs […]

Posted on: Apr 24, 2012,  Section: web comics, Comments: 5 Comments

Matt Wuerker fires back: Memes don’t deserve Pulitzers

Last week I linked to an article on by Farhad Manjoo who argued that the Pulitzer Prize should be opened up to other graphical commentary – such as memes, infographics, etc. mostly because he felt single panel editorial cartoons are, “an increasingly timeworn form. Even the best ones traffic in blunt, one-dimensional jokes, rarely […]

Posted on: Apr 24, 2012,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 7 Comments

Dan Collins releases eBook for iPad and Kindle

Cartoons That Will Send Me Straight To Hell by Dan Collins Dan Collins, perhaps best known for his cartoons in Hustler magazine, has created an eBook and is releasing them in both through iBookstore (iPad) and Amazon (Kindle) . The book is entitled, “Cartoons That Will Send Me Straight To Hell” and contains 100+ pages […]

Posted on: Apr 24, 2012,  Section: Books, Comments: 5 Comments

Leigh Rubin interviews Jerry Scott about his painting exhibit

Deep Shadows by Jerry Scott The Tribune News asked Rubes cartoonist Leigh Rubin to interview Zits and Baby Blues writer Jerry Scott about his fine art exhibit coming up at The Frame Works Gallery in San Luis Obispo, CA. Q. In addition to the cartooning, you?re also a fine artist. How did that come about, […]

Posted on: Apr 23, 2012,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 4 Comments

Tom Batiuk writes series on students dealing with gay issues

Tom Batiuk’s Funky Winkerbean Tom Batiuk’s Funky Winkerbean is no stranger to heavy topics such as teen pregnancy, suicide, and cancer. Starting on April 30th, Tom’s strip will launch into a month long story-line about two high school teens wanting to attend prom together. The idea for the story was sparked after Tom read an […]

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

2012 Locher Award to be given to Ben Wade

Ben Wade, a student at Indiana University – Bloomington, will be award this year’s AAEC/John Locher Memorial Award. Second place this year is a tie between Phillip Henry and Sam Reveley. I’m told the voting this year was very close. The John Locher Memorial Award was established in 1986 to honor the best college editorial […]

Posted on: Apr 20, 2012,  Section: College cartoonists, Comments: Comments Off on 2012 Locher Award to be given to Ben Wade

No more Pulitzers for cartooning, give it to memes

Farhad Manjoo, writing on, isn’t impressed with the Pulitzer Prize going to editorial cartooning and argues that the award should go to really good political infographics. The backwardness of political cartoons is especially evident when you compare them to the bounty of new forms of graphical political commentary on the Web. My Facebook and […]

Posted on: Apr 19, 2012,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 14 Comments

Chicago academic conference lines up biggest names in comics

The Richard and Mary L. Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry and the Mellon Residential Fellowship Program for Arts Practice and Scholarship will be presenting an academic conference with some of the biggest names in comics: Lynda Barry,Alison Bechdel, Ivan Brunetti, Charles Burns, Daniel Clowes, R. Crumb, Phoebe Gloeckner, Justin Green, Ben Katchor, Aline Kominsky-Crumb, […]

Posted on: Apr 19, 2012,  Section: Books, Comic Books, Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment