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KAL cartoon changed public policy in Baltimore

Baltimore Sun contributing editorial cartoonist, Kevin Kallaugher (KAL) recently learned one of his cartoons from 1992 had changed a politician’s mind on a city issue of how to handle an adult store in the downtown area that was attracting drug dealing and prostitution. The four panel cartoon depicted then mayor Kurt Schmoke blowing up a […]

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

Kenosha Festival of Cartooning down to wire in fundraising

The Kenosha Festival of Cartooning Kickstarter project is down to its last day and needs to raise another $3,693 – which seems like a lot, but with the National Cartoonist Society’s Foundation matching grant that’s only $1,846 – very doable. In addition to rewards of signed book collections, publicity posters, signed program booklets and even […]

Posted on: May 21, 2012,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Senator Howard Baker honors cartoonist Charlie Daniel

Knoxville News Sentinel editorial cartoonist Charlie Daniel, was honored yesterday at a luncheon hosted the by Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy for his “long and illustrious career.” The video below is Senator Howard Baker’s tribute to Charlie for his contributions to the country and the political discourse.

Posted on: May 18, 2012,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

Stephan Pastis steps into abortion issue

Felice Belman of the Concord Monitor notes that Stephan Pastis’ Pearls Before Swine touched on the abortion issue in last Saturday’s strip and while not rising to the level of Garry Trudeau’s compulsory sonograms cartoons that spurred nearly 75 papers to temporarily drop the strip, Stephan’s strip did cause a bit of reaction from readers. […]

Posted on: May 18, 2012,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 6 Comments

Mike Peters commencement speech wows crowd

It was announced back in March that Pulitzer Prize editorial cartoonist and Mother Goose and Grimm cartoonist Mike Peters would be the commencement speaker at this Alma Mater Washington University in St. Louis. The campus paper also noted that some students were disappointed in the announcement – some not knowing who Mike was. I’ve been […]

Posted on: May 18, 2012,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 10 Comments

Profiled: Nate Beeler returns to Ohio

Richard Ades, of The Other Paper, profiles Nate Beeler’s return to his home state of Ohio after taking an editorial cartooning job with the Columbus Dispatch. The article recounts Nate’s entry into cartooning and the papers he’s worked for that got him where he is today. Circumstances aside, however, Beeler says he’s glad to return […]

Posted on: May 18, 2012,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

India parliament overreacts to cartoon

K. Shankar Pillai cartoon depicting Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, the head of a panel drafting the Constitution, on a snail has caused a ruckus of major proportions in India. The Parliament, which deemed the cartoon an insult to the constitution and the Parliament and has ordered it removed from all books – including textbooks that have […]

Posted on: May 17, 2012,  Section: International, Comments: Comments Off on India parliament overreacts to cartoon

Reviewed: Blown Covers – the rejected covers of The New Yorker

Liza Donnelly writes a review of the book Blown Covers about the rejected New Yorker magazine covers: This is what I love about Blown Covers, the new book by The New Yorker?s art editor, Francoise Mouly. Despite the title of the book, it is about more than just rejected covers. It gives us a peek […]

Posted on: May 17, 2012,  Section: Magazines, Comments: Comments Off on Reviewed: Blown Covers – the rejected covers of The New Yorker

First Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle illustration fetches $71k,

Seems like the value of original cartoon art is rising. Heritage Auctions recently sold the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles illustration for $71,700. It was drawn by Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle co-creator Kevin Eastman back in 1983. The winning bidder was anonymous. Profits of the auction go to The Hero Initiative, a non-profit he is […]

Posted on: May 16, 2012,  Section: Comic Books, Comments: 1 Comment

Four Iranian cartoonists win Cartooning for Peace award

Four Iranian cartoonists were recipients of this year’s Cartooning for Peace award. The winners were Mana Neyestani, Kianoush, Firoozeh Mozaffari and Hassan Karimzadeh. The award is to honor cartoonists “whose talent, contribution and commitment to the values of tolerance, freedom and peace.” An international jury included three cartoonist: New Yorker cartoonist Liza Donnelly, Swiss cartoonist […]

Posted on: May 16, 2012,  Section: International, Comments: 1 Comment

Video: Herblock interview from 1975

Via: Mike Rhode

Posted on: May 16, 2012,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Profiled: Matt Bors as your not-so-average cartoonist

Glenn Fleishman writes about the uptick in recognition for Matt Bors who was honored this year as a Pulitzer Prize finalist, Herblock Award winner and the SPJ Sigma Delta Chi Award. He’s scruffy, doesn’t own a suit, and lives in Portland. He expresses withering contempt at politicians, mainstream media, and what he views as hypocrisy. […]

Posted on: May 16, 2012,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

The Cartoonist Studio politically themed cartoon rules

I told you last week The Cartoonist Studio was sponsoring another cartoon contest – two actually – but this time on a political theme. They’ve now posted all of the FAQs and contest rules. The prize on this go around is an advertising split from the advertising fees collected during the contest. The first contest […]

Posted on: May 16, 2012,  Section: Contests, Comments: 1 Comment

Jake Parker to pull in estimated $80,000 in Kickstarter

Last month I mentioned that Jake Parker had launched a Kickstarter project to raise money to create a hard cover collection of some of his short stories. The estimated amount he’d need was $6,000. With one day left he’s raised over $77,000. If you haven’t checked out his work, I encourage you to do so. […]

Posted on: May 15, 2012,  Section: Cartoons, Fund Raisers, Comments: Comments Off on Jake Parker to pull in estimated $80,000 in Kickstarter

Comic books make great movies, comic strips not so much

Augusta Chronicle Columnist Steven Uhles looks at the recent success of comic books characters raking it in at the box office and how comic strip characters have struggled to translate on the big screen. He looks at some of the notable attempts with Dick Tracy, Popeye, Prince Valiant, Flash Gordon, and Annie. It is, I […]

Posted on: May 15, 2012,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 10 Comments