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Archives for July, 2012

Interviewed: Vic Lee talks about his Mia character in Pardon My Planet

Interesting interview with Vic Lee, creator of Pardon My Planet. DailyINK: Tell us a little bit about Mia: Who is she and what is her role in PARDON MY PLANET? Vic: Truth is, I don?t write for my characters. I created the characters as archetypes to represent the dominant concepts I write for. In general, […]

Posted on: Jul 31, 2012,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Zunar case: arrest was lawful, seizing cartoons was not

A Malaysian court has finally ruled in the lawsuit sought by cartoonist Zulkifli Anwar Ulhaque (AKA Zunar) after being arrested under the country’s Sedition Act and Printing Presses and Public Act and his cartoon book collections seized. Human Rights Watch reports that the court has ruled that the arrest was lawful. However the court ruled […]

Posted on: Jul 31, 2012,  Section: Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: Comments Off on Zunar case: arrest was lawful, seizing cartoons was not

Ollie and Quentin now on

Ollie and Quentin, created by Piers Baker, is now rerunning on Ollie and Quentin ended its syndication last year after a four year run in newspapers. The feature also continues to run in reruns on King Feature’s Daily Ink subscription service.

Posted on: Jul 31, 2012,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 7 Comments

Todd Clark, T Lewis launch new webcomic

Todd Clark, creator of Lola and T Lewis co-creator of Over the Hedge, have launched a new webcomic on The new feature, Mr. Gigi and the Squid isn’t exactly new. The two cartoonists developed the characters for a TV pitch a couple of years back and decided to continue development of the feature as […]

Posted on: Jul 30, 2012,  Section: Comic strips, web comics, Comments: 20 Comments

Garry Trudeau tackles voter ID laws in Maine

Doonesbury creator Garry Trudeau has stepped into the debate on voter ID laws – specifically the debate in Maine to repeal election day voter registration. The strip that ran last Friday depicts Maine Republican Party Chairman Charlie Webster as Jimmy Crow who states that the reason to repeal election day registration is to prevent Democrats […]

Posted on: Jul 30, 2012,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Garry Trudeau tackles voter ID laws in Maine

RJ Matson laid off from St. Louis Post Dispatch

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch has announced it has laid off 23 staffers from their newsroom citing weak economic conditions. Riverfront Times reports Post-Dispatch editorial cartoonist R.J. Matson was among those let go. The Post-Dispatch announcement: The St. Louis Post-Dispatch has laid off 23 staffers from the newsroom, advertising and production, the company announced today. The […]

Posted on: Jul 28, 2012,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Newspaper industry, Comments: 30 Comments

London Olympics has an official cartoonist

Most Olympics that I can remember have had a cartoonist or two covering them for their respective papers, but this the first time I’ve heard of an Olympics with a commissioned official artist. Covering the London Olympics and Paralympics is political cartoonist Nicholas Garland. From the London Evening Standard: “The brief is really very wide […]

Posted on: Jul 27, 2012,  Section: International, Comments: 4 Comments

Friday diversion: OZO

Loved the art in this short – especially the birds. OZO from OZO Team on Vimeo. Via Florian Satzinger

Posted on: Jul 27, 2012,  Section: Animation, Comments: 1 Comment

AAEC releases video of Ding Darling talking editorial cartoons

The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists has posted a new video with audio from two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Ding Darling talking about his approach to editorial cartooning. The video contains a collage of editorial cartoons from early US history to the present day. The AAEC’s annual convention will be held in Washington DC this year […]

Posted on: Jul 27, 2012,  Section: AAEC, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 4 Comments

Penny Arcade details webcomic search contest

Last week I mentioned that the Penny Arcade gentlemen, Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik, launched a Kickstarter project to raise $1 million to replace all advertising on their website. In four days, they raised over $250,000. At various milestones of fundraising, the duo will be “unlocking” certain features are opened. One of which is a […]

Posted on: Jul 26, 2012,  Section: web comics, Comments: 22 Comments

Marvin celebrates 30 years in syndication

Tom Armstrong’s Marvin has turned 30 years old. From King Features: MARVIN first appeared in newspaper comics pages on August 1, 1982. Since that day, the comic strip has revolved around the life and times of a precocious baby boy named Marvin, his father and mother Jeff and Jenny Miller, and their dog Bitsy. Other […]

Posted on: Jul 26, 2012,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 7 Comments

Longest article you’ll ever read about Andy Capp

Paul Slade has written an opus about Reg Smyth and his comic Andy Capp wherein he looks at the global popularity of the strip – rivaling only Charles Schulz’ Peanuts but with much, much less respect. He begins: Reg Smythe was the greatest British newspaper strip cartoonist of the 20th Century – and second only […]

Posted on: Jul 26, 2012,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 4 Comments

Newsweek to transition to online only

After 79 year run, Newsweek will end as print magazine. Bloomberg, reporting on IAC/InterActiveCorp (IACI) quarterly earnings call: A plan to move Newsweek to an online-only publication will be announced as early as September, Diller said. Newsweek became part of his media holdings in 2011 when it merged with IAC’s Daily Beast Co., an online […]

Posted on: Jul 25, 2012,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

Kenosha Festival to include exhibit and silent auction

Anne Hambrock has announced that the Kenosha Festival of Cartooning will include an exhibit of original comic art (and opening reception) at the Kenosha Public Museum and a silent auction with the proceeds going to Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and Margaret Ann’s Place. The auction is being sponsored by the National Cartoonist Society Foundation. Here’s […]

Posted on: Jul 25, 2012,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 7 Comments

Hawaiian cartoonist Dave Thorne passes at age 82

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports that Dave Thorne, “‘the father’ and ‘the Jedi master’ of Hawaii cartooning” has passed away at the age of 82. Thorne taught cartooning classes at the University of Hawaii for 23 years and also was an illustrator for the Department of Education for many years. He was active until last year, […]

Posted on: Jul 25, 2012,  Section: Cartoons, Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment