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Four webcomics have raised over $1 million on Kickstarter

Over on Fleen, Gary Tyrrell looks at the four webcomics (Cyanide & Happiness, Machine of Death, Schlock Mercenary and Dresden Codak) who have raised a combined $1.7 million on Kickstarter.

Posted on: Mar 19, 2013,  Section: web comics, Comments: 7 Comments

Interviewed: Tom Batiuk on second volume of The Complete Funky Winkerbean

Comic Book Resources talks to Funky Winkerbean creator Tom Batiuk about his strip. The second volume of “The Complete Funky Winkerbean” is now available I know that you’ve gotten complaints about the dramatic stories, and though I love them, I can see how from a certain point of view, all the elements might sit uneasily […]

Posted on: Mar 19, 2013,  Section: Books, Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Video: Chris Browne shares cartooning tips

Hagar the Horrible and Raising Duncan cartoonist Chris Browne shares his cartooning tips in this video created by Ken Alvine.

Posted on: Mar 18, 2013,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Video: The Pogo special that was never completed

Cartoon Brew has a sliver of insight into a bit of animation history. Famed animator Chuck Jones was to do a special with Walt Kelly’s Pogo. But the project went south. “How did you ever okay Chuck’s Pogo story?,” Ward Kimball asked Walt Kelly shortly after the special aired on TV. “I didn’t, for Godsake!,” […]

Posted on: Mar 18, 2013,  Section: Animation, Comic strips, Comments: 6 Comments

Graphic novel Persepolis won’t be removed from Chicago schools

Last week reports gathered that Chicago Public Schools was going to pull Marjane Satrapi’s graphic novel Persepolis after some questioned its appropriateness for seventh-graders. According to Robot 6, the Chicago Public Schools CEO has decided that the book should remain in the schools, but not be used as material for seventh graders. After directing principals […]

Posted on: Mar 18, 2013,  Section: Graphic Novels, Comments: 2 Comments

PBS Video: The Rise of Webcomics

Posted on: Mar 18, 2013,  Section: web comics, Comments: 1 Comment

Nate Fakes to produce Don Giovanni graphic novel

Break of Day creator Nate Fakes is gearing up to produce a 200 page graphic novel called Don Giovanni. It’s a take-off from the opera by the same name, except his story takes place in a trailer park and features a bunch of 8-year-olds.

Posted on: Mar 15, 2013,  Section: Comic strips, Graphic Novels, Comments: Comments Off on Nate Fakes to produce Don Giovanni graphic novel

Smith Micro releases MotionArtist

I get press releases from Smith Micro from time to time. It seems like they’re always releasing something new every month or so. The last email is for a new product called MotionArtist. It looks like a simpler version of Adobe Flash but made specifically for those who produce comics. For those of you who’d […]

Posted on: Mar 15, 2013,  Section: Animation, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Video: Robert Ariail accepting the 2012 Berryman Award

I missed the announcement last December that Robert Ariail had won the Berryman Award for Editorial Cartooning. The National Press Foundation has posted his acceptance speech.

Posted on: Mar 14, 2013,  Section: Awards, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 6 Comments

Harvey Awards ballot now available

This year’s Harvey Awards ballot is now available to comics professionals. Ballots are due May 6th. This year’s Harvey Awards will be presented Saturday, September 7th as part of the Baltimore Comic-Con. If you’re old school, you can download the ballot and send it via the post office.

Posted on: Mar 14, 2013,  Section: Awards, Books, Cartoons, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Harvey Awards ballot now available

The Complete Cul de Sac to be released in November

When Richard Thompson retired his award winning comic strip, Cul de Sac, last year the one hope I had was that a complete collection would be released at some point. I’m happy to learn that such a collection will be released later this year. You can pre-order now on Amazon.

Posted on: Mar 14, 2013,  Section: Books, Comic strips, Comments: 5 Comments

Videos: Lincoln Peirce talks Big Nate

Andrews McMeel has released a series of videos featuring Lincoln Peirce talking about his strip Big Nate.

Posted on: Mar 14, 2013,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Video: Pat Oliphant featured in PBS special

Editorial cartoonist Pat Oliphant was featured on ¡Colores!, a New Mexico PBS program. He’s the focus of the first 8 minutes. Via Mike Lynch

Posted on: Mar 13, 2013,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 10 Comments

Jeff Burney pulls comic from newspapers to run as webcomic

Attica creator Jeff Burney has opted to move his comic strip that runs in the Ottowa Citizen and make his feature web only. From the Ottawa Citizen: “Attica has had ups and downs over the run of three years. It’s appeared in the Globe & Mail, National Post, The Feathertale Review, and I get regular […]

Posted on: Mar 13, 2013,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Jeff Burney pulls comic from newspapers to run as webcomic

Video: Steve Breen on morning TV

Via: Mike Lynch

Posted on: Mar 13, 2013,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment