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Penny Arcade using Kickstarter campaign to raise $1 million

The Penny Arcade gentlemen, Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik, are using Kickstarter to take their site ad-free. According to their promotion video, to get rid of all the ads will require them to raise $1 million. They’ve set up a milestone chart with levels of support equating to ads being removed and new features being […]

Posted on: Jul 18, 2012,  Section: Fund Raisers, web comics, Comments: 19 Comments

Search through 10,788 Garfield comics by keyword

I’m not sure who’s behind this Garfield search engine, but it claims to allow you to search through 31 years (1978-2007) of Garfield comic strips by keyword or browse by date. Search returns strip date, character dialog, as well as an image of strip. The screenshot below is me searching on the keyword “bored” and […]

Posted on: Jul 18, 2012,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 9 Comments

Kathleen Parker remembers Doug Marlette

Washington Post columnist Kathleen Parker remembers Doug Marlette five years after his untimely death in an auto accident in Mississippi in 2007. I know I speak for dozens of close friends and family members ? and even a good number of enemies ? when I say that Marlette was that rare creature who could size […]

Posted on: Jul 17, 2012,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

MAD Magazine to release 60th anniversary collection

From Tom Richmond’s blog comes news that MAD Magazine is releasing a 60th anniversary collection due out in October. The book will be 256 pages that includes 12 classic front covers, Spy vs. Spy, Al Jaffee’s MAD Fold-in, Sergio Aragones’ A MAD Look At…, David Berg’s The Lighter Side of…, Outrageous artwork of Don Martin […]

Posted on: Jul 17, 2012,  Section: Comic Books, Comments: Comments Off on MAD Magazine to release 60th anniversary collection

Neil Gaiman, Skottie Young to team up for “Fortunately, the Milk”

Robot6 reports that Neil Gaiman has signed a 5 book deal with HarperCollins Children’s Books. One of the five, Fortunately, the Milk, will be illustrated by Eisner winning illustrator Skottie Young. Dave McKean was at one point set to illustrate Fortunately, the Milk, which Gaiman referred to last fall as “a very silly children’s book” […]

Posted on: Jul 17, 2012,  Section: Graphic Novels, Illustration, Comments: 1 Comment

Check out Dr. Seuss’ WWII editorial cartoons

Best known for his children’s books, Theodor Seuss Geisel or Dr. Seuss, was an editorial cartoonist for two years (1941-1943) for the short-lived “PM” newspaper in New York City. The Jewish Journal has a write-up about the round-up of Jews in France 70 years ago this month and Seuss’ editorial cartooning reaction. In one important […]

Posted on: Jul 17, 2012,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

2012 Eisner award winners announced

Last weekend was the Sand Diego Comic-Con and the announcement of the Eisner Awards. This year’s winners are: Best Short Story “The Seventh,” by Darwyn Cooke, in Richard Stark’s Parker: The Martini Edition (IDW) Best Single Issue (or One-Shot) Daredevil #7, by Mark Waid, Paolo Rivera, and Joe Rivera (Marvel) Best Continuing Series Daredevil, by […]

Posted on: Jul 16, 2012,  Section: Awards, Comic Books, Comic strips, Conventions, Illustration, Comments: Comments Off on 2012 Eisner award winners announced

Check out: photos of the biggest names in comics during golden age

Somehow I missed these from Mike Lynch who has posted six pages of photos of some of the biggest names from the Golden age of comics. Part One Part Two Part Three Part Four Part Five Part Six

Posted on: Jul 16, 2012,  Section: Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Zapiro depicts President Zuma as a penis, few are amused

Last week a Jonathan Shapiro (AKA Zapiro) cartoon ran in the Mail and Guardian depicting South African President Jacob Zuma as a penis. For context, the BBC explains that the African National Congress forced an art gallery to remove a painting of President Zuma with exposed genitals which touched off a debate about free expression […]

Posted on: Jul 16, 2012,  Section: Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: 2 Comments

Photo: The Oatmeal makes good on promise to photograph money

Matthew Inman (AKA The Oatmeal) made good on his promise to photograph the $20,000 (plus the other $200,000 raised) and send it to FunkyJunk attorney Charles Carreon (see above). But that’s not the only photo he took of the stacks and stacks of money. Check out his blog for the rest.

Posted on: Jul 16, 2012,  Section: web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Photo: The Oatmeal makes good on promise to photograph money

Canadian editorial cartoonist’s jobs only slightly more stable than US

Montreal Gazette’s Terry Mosher (AKA Aislin) compares the US vs. Canadian editorial cartooning job stability: In an interview with Jian Ghomeshi, host of CBC’s Q cultural affairs show, Mosher says he believes American cartooning has fallen victim to syndication, which results in very bland cartoons. “Editorial cartooning is disappearing in the U.S. I think that’s […]

Posted on: Jul 16, 2012,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Canadian editorial cartoonist’s jobs only slightly more stable than US

Neil Gaiman announces Sandman prequel

Neil Gaiman announced this week at the San Diego Comic-Con that he’s been working on a prequel to his acclaimed comic book The Sandman and that it would be released next year. The Independent’s Nick Clark: The story will follow the build-up to the initial issue when Morpheus is captured and kept prisoner by occultists. […]

Posted on: Jul 13, 2012,  Section: Comic Books, Comments: Comments Off on Neil Gaiman announces Sandman prequel

Matt Bors cartoon featured in Congressional debate on healthcare

A cartoon by Matt Bors was used by Representative John Larson of Connecticut (D), during a debate on the 2010 healthcare law (Obamacara). The house voted to against the bill. Representative Larson began his speech pointing to an enlarged copy of Matt’s cartoon by saying, “I love this cartoon.” See the BBK for video of […]

Posted on: Jul 13, 2012,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

Limited updating this week

Hey all, Just a heads, up, I’m traveling for work this week and will have limited time and internet access until Friday. Please check back occasionally. Best, Alan

Posted on: Jul 9, 2012,  Section: Daily Cartoonist, Comments: 2 Comments

Louis “Doc” Goodwin passes at age 89

Louis “Doc” Goodwin, former Columbus Dispatch editorial cartoonist passed away Monday at the age of 89. He spent 25 years with The Dispatch starting out as an advertising salesman who drew cartoons to accompany ads. He also spent 10 years with the Ohio State Journal and Columbus Star (no defunct). He retired from The Dispatch […]

Posted on: Jul 6, 2012,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Louis “Doc” Goodwin passes at age 89