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Archives for April, 2013

Photos: Backstage photos of the new Spider-man movie

ComicbookMovie.com has posted photos shot of the filming of the next Spider-man movie. Interesting to see the cables and harnesses used.

Posted on: Apr 24, 2013,  Section: Comic Books, Movies, Comments: Comments Off on Photos: Backstage photos of the new Spider-man movie

SPJ announces Stantis, Hands as Sigma Delta Chi winners

The Society of Professioal Journalists? Sigma Delta Chi awards have been announced. In the category of Editorial Cartooning, Scott Stantis of the Chicago Tribune took the top award for circulation sizes over 100,000 and Phil Hands of the Wisconsin State Journal took the award for under 100,000 circulation.

Posted on: Apr 23, 2013,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 8 Comments

23 cartoonists enlist in campaign to end gun violence

An organized campaign by over 900 mayors across the US to support gun control efforts in Washington has launched a video featuring 23 cartoonists who are supporting the effort. The video is called Cartoonists Demand Action to End Gun Violence. Participating cartoonists include: Lalo Alcaraz, Bill Amend, Ruben Bolling, Jim Borgman, Steve Brodner, Roz Chast, […]

Posted on: Apr 22, 2013,  Section: Cartoons, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 21 Comments

The evolution of Superman in the last 75 years

Superman turned 75 last week. Wired.com looks at the evolution of the character since it debuted in 1938. Instead, what makes Superman so recognizable is the underlying attitude of the character: At the heart of the concept, he’s the guy who believes in the good of people, and who’ll never give up fighting anything and […]

Posted on: Apr 22, 2013,  Section: Cartoons, Comic Books, Comments: Comments Off on The evolution of Superman in the last 75 years

Pat Bagley takes Best of the West award

Announcements for various national awards are popping up nearly daily now. This year?s Best of the West award goes to Salt Lake Tribune editorial cartoonist Pat Bagley. His portfolio featured cartoons on the NRA?s grip on Congress, the gay-friendly Mormon Church and the bulldozing of public lands. From Politico cartoonist Matt Wuerker who judged the […]

Posted on: Apr 22, 2013,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 5 Comments

Gocomics releases free, new mobile app

As far as syndicates go, Universal Uclick has always been a leader in the mobile space. They were the first to have a mobile friendly website and one of the first to release iPhone apps for various comic titles. But I failed to realize that they didn?t have a native mobile app available. They?ve now […]

Posted on: Apr 22, 2013,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, mobile, Technology, Comments: 1 Comment

Tyson Cole wins Cartoonist Studio for best comic

Hearty congratulations to Tyson Cole who won The Cartoonists Studio?s fourth annual cartooning contest. Tyson is a student at Utah State University where his feature runs in The Utah Statesman. You can follow his comic panel on his blog or on Facebook. And another congratulations to Tyson on the new baby girl. Keith Brown, creator […]

Posted on: Apr 22, 2013,  Section: Cartoons, Comic strips, Comments: 9 Comments

2013 National Headliner’s Award goes to Steve Breen

The 2013 National Headliner?s Award has been announced and in the category of Editorial cartoons, the winner is Steve Breen of the U-T San Diego, San Diego, Calif. This is his second Headliner?s award (previous was 2009). The award was founded by the Press Club of Atlantic City to hightlight the best journalism in newspapers. […]

Posted on: Apr 19, 2013,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 14 Comments

Captain Underpants most challenged book for banning

Dav Pilkey’s Captain Underpants is the number one book most likely to be challenged for removal from a school and library in America according to the annual study released by the American Library Association. The Huffington Post reports that it’s due to “offensive language, unsuited for age group”. From the Post: “It’s pretty exciting to […]

Posted on: Apr 19, 2013,  Section: Books, Cartoons, Comments: 7 Comments

Video: Superman: Man of Steel

With better special effects and better writing, super-hero movies have been doing really well in theaters in the last decade. Sure there have been some stinkers, but when you think of Batman, The Avengers, Ironman, many have done quite well. Directors finally figured out that treating the comic book movies more like action thrillers make […]

Posted on: Apr 17, 2013,  Section: comic, Comic Books, Comments: 5 Comments

Video: The Miss Buxley you no longer see

Out of the YouTube archives (also known as old video uploaded 3 days ago), comes a CNN report about the changes Mort Walker made in Beetle Bailey after complaints of sexism. Video was aired in 1997. Definitely a change for the better.

Posted on: Apr 17, 2013,  Section: Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: 12 Comments

Eisner Award nominations announced

The Eisner Award nominees have been announced. Several nominees are of interest to readers of this blog. Jerry Scott and Rick Kirkman are nominated in the category of Best Humor Publication for their collection BBXX: Baby Blues Decades 1 & 2. Also in this category is a nomination for Naked Cartoonists edited by Gary Groth. […]

Posted on: Apr 16, 2013,  Section: book, Books, cart, Cartoons, Comic strips, Comments: 3 Comments

Steve Sack wins Pulitzer Prize

This year’s Pulitzer Prize winner is Steve Sack of the the Star Tribune, Minneapolis For his “diverse collection of cartoons, using an original style and clever ideas to drive home his unmistakable point of view”. Steve was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for cartooning in 2004. He’s no stranger to national awards. He has […]

Posted on: Apr 15, 2013,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 15 Comments

Pulitzer Prize announcement today

Today the winners of the biggest award in journalism is announced. I used to get tipped off on the nominees, but alas the Pulitzer committees have kept the lips tight for the last couple of years. I'll be waiting impatiently as everyone else, except due to air travel, I won't get the notice until I […]

Posted on: Apr 15, 2013,  Section: edit, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Bill Day responds to claims of plagiarism

Nearly four months after a claim of plagiarism and repurposing old cartoons were leveled at Bill Day, Bill has finally responded with his side of the story. This is first time I have spoken publicly and given my side. Most of you probably don’t even know it happened. I thank Daryl for this column he […]

Posted on: Apr 15, 2013,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 4 Comments