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Archives for April, 2013

Singapore cartoonist arrested for racial insensitivity

(Click to see larger view.) Singapore cartoonist Leslie Chew was arrested last week after complaints that the cartoon published through Facebook was ?racially insensitive?. From The Wall Street Journal: According to Mr. Choo, the artist was questioned by police over a cartoon published on March 27. The cartoon criticized the government?s treatment of the city-state?s […]

Posted on: Apr 29, 2013,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

Documentary of Herblock debuts at Tribeca Film Festival

A new documentary on the work of Herblock debuted last weekend at the Tribeca Film Festival. The Atlantic has a good write up of Herblock and the documentary. Entertainment Weekly has video of Jon Stewart extolling the power that Herblock had with his pen. In his slugfest with McCarthy, however, Herblock took an incredible risk, […]

Posted on: Apr 29, 2013,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 4 Comments

Video: Rob Roger’s Thomas Nast Award acceptance speech

The Overseas Press Club of America has posted video of the acceptance speech of this year?s Thomas Nast Award winner Rob Rogers. Via Michael Cavna

Posted on: Apr 29, 2013,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Video: Rob Roger’s Thomas Nast Award acceptance speech

AAEC responds to Perry attack on Jack Ohman cartoon

Last week, Texas Governor Rick Perry wrote a letter to the editor of the Sacramento Bee demanding an apology from the paper for running a Jack Ohman cartoon depicting Perry boasting of booming business followed by a depiction of an explosion. The governor claimed it was “mocking the tragic deaths” of those who died in […]

Posted on: Apr 28, 2013,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 42 Comments

Texas Guv demands apology for Ohman cartoon

Texas Governor Rick Perry has demanded an apology from the Sacramento Bee after it ran a cartoon by their cartoonist Jack Ohman depicting the Texas governor boasting of booming business followed by a depiction of an explosion. Last week, a fertilizer plant explosion killed 14 people in the Lone Star State. In a letter to […]

Posted on: Apr 26, 2013,  Section: edi, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 14 Comments

Friday Diversion: The punchlines you wish you had written

I’m having dishwasher issues, so I’m either washing dishes, washing dishes that the dishwasher didn’t wash or just muttering unclean words at the dishwasher. There are two punchlines that keep coming to my mind during this experience. Paraphrased from the TV show AfterMASH that ran brief as a sequel to M*A*S*H* comes this line: Colonel […]

Posted on: Apr 26, 2013,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 10 Comments

35 years of Economist covers by KAL

Kevin “KAL” Kallaugher has been the editorial cartoonist for The Economist since 1978. During those 35 years, he’s created over 140 covers for the magazines. They’ve posted a slideshow of some of those covers. The magazine has also posted a video of a Google hangout/chat session with KAL and readers from around the world.

Posted on: Apr 26, 2013,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on 35 years of Economist covers by KAL

Garry Trudeau writes political TV show

Michael Cavna interviews Doonesbury creator Garry Trudueau about the creation and writing of an upstart political drama TV show available through Amazon Studios. The show is called Alpha House based on the premise of this article in the New York Times wherein four U.S. Senators live together as roommates in Washington D.C. The show brings […]

Posted on: Apr 26, 2013,  Section: Comic strips, Television, Comments: 1 Comment

Glenn McCoy’s “The Duplex” turns 20

I missed this one. Glenn McCoy’s comic strip The Duplex turned 20 years old last week.

Posted on: Apr 26, 2013,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 3 Comments

Futurama has been cancelled. Again

Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Matt Groening’s animated tv show Futurama has been cancelled. It ran from 1999 to 2003 and was cancelled by Fox, but fan interest was enough too keep it re-runs and direct to DVD movies. Comedy Central brought the show back in 2010. From EW: The producers say that they are […]

Posted on: Apr 25, 2013,  Section: Animation, Television, Comments: 3 Comments

Video: Behind the scenes of the Billy Ireland Library and Museum

Great video that’s worthy of 6 minutes of your time. My first visit to the Billy Ireland Library and Museum was in 2006, though it was only known then as the research library and I’ve described it as a religious experience as I was allowed to look (and white-glove handle) original art by Hal Foster, […]

Posted on: Apr 25, 2013,  Section: Festival of Cartoon Art, Comments: 3 Comments

Charlotte Mao wins Jay Kennedy Memorial Scholarship

The National Cartoonists Society Foundation (NCSF) has announced that Charlotte Mao is the recipient of this years Jay Kennedy Memorial Scholarship award. From the announcement: Charlotte is an illustration major at Ringling College of Art & Design in Sarasota FL. She was chosen from over 65 applicants for the award, which includes a $5,000 scholarship […]

Posted on: Apr 25, 2013,  Section: Cartoons, College cartoonists, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: 3 Comments

Rob Rogers wins Thomas Nast Award

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette editorial cartoonist Rob Rogers has won this year’s Thomas Nast Award for Editorial cartooning. The award is presented by The Overseas Press Club of America . From the Judges: [Rob Rogers] “enrages” and “infuriates” some readers in Pittsburgh. The OPC Committee presumes he delights many more with his deft application of humor to […]

Posted on: Apr 25, 2013,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 6 Comments

When cartoonists attack cartoonists!! AKA: Jump to conclusions and ask (or don’t ask) questions later!!

There’s a bit of a kerfuffle within the editorial cartooning community over a recent Daryl Cagle cartoon. It goes something like this: Daryl created a cartoon on Sunday regarding the accused Boston Bomber not being read his Miranda Rights. The cartoon itself isn’t controversial, but a few cartoonists are taking issue with what Daryl did […]

Posted on: Apr 24, 2013,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 23 Comments

Amazon releases tool for cartoonists to create Kindle books

Amazon has stepped in to the fray of releasing tools to help creators create digital versions of their comics for resale in different outlets. Apple has their iBooks Author, Comixology has Comixology Submit and now Amazon has released Kindle Comic Creator. It’s a free tool to help turn comics, graphic novels and manga into Kindle […]

Posted on: Apr 24, 2013,  Section: Books, Cartoons, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 14 Comments