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Archives for May, 2013

Another Tom Gammill Reuben Award weekend video

Another great video by Tom Gammill produced for this year’s Reuben Awards.

Posted on: May 30, 2013,  Section: Comic strips, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: 3 Comments

Rob Rogers donates prize money to Cartoonist Rights Network

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette editorial cartoonist Rob Rogers has donated his prize money from the Thomas Nast Award to the Cartoonist Rights Network International. From Cartoonist Rights Network International: Normally, we reserve this space for news about cartoonists who are in trouble because of their cartoons. However, we think our readers should know that recently, American cartoonist […]

Posted on: May 30, 2013,  Section: Awards, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: 9 Comments

Missing Syrian cartoonist heading to trial

The Cartoonists Rights International reports that Syrian cartoonist Akram Raslan is heading to trial. He disappeared six months ago. Despite repeated inquiries through a number of sources, Cartoonists Rights Network International has found it difficult to find any reliable or corroborated reports on Akram Raslan’s situation. > Very recently, we did receive a report from […]

Posted on: May 30, 2013,  Section: International, Comments: Comments Off on Missing Syrian cartoonist heading to trial

Trudeau’s show picked up by Amazon; taking sabbatical

Amazon has announced that one of the five pilots that will be developed into a series is Garry Trudeau’s Alpha House. Michael Cavna reports that Garry will be taking a summer sabbatical to work on the shows. The show features four big name actors such as John Goodman, Mark Consuelos, Clark Johnson and Matt Malloyand, […]

Posted on: May 30, 2013,  Section: Comic strips, Television, Comments: 4 Comments

Washington Posts pulls Barney & Clyde strip

The Washington Post pulled Monday’s Barney & Clyde. I don’t think they’re issues of taste would change based on who created the strip, but I always find it interesting when the Post pulls comics it is related to. Barney & Clyde is WP humor columnist Gene Weingarten and is syndicated through the Washington Post Writers […]

Posted on: May 29, 2013,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 6 Comments

Video: Jason Chatfield’s opening act at the Reuben Awards

I’ve noticed a trend. Attendees of the Reuben Awards are awesome at sharing photos of all the goings on, but are sharing them through Facebook – some of which aren’t publicly available. But a few are being posted on open blogs. Be sure to check out Mike Lynch’s blog with photos including the drawings on […]

Posted on: May 29, 2013,  Section: National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Comments: 7 Comments

Crane, Kirkman share Reuben Award win

For the second time in National Cartoonist Society history, two of the outstanding cartoonists of the year nominees are sharing the Reuben Award. Last night, the award was given to Brian Crane, creator of Pickles and Rick Kirkman, co-creator of Baby Blues. The only other time the award has been shared was back in 1968 […]

Posted on: May 26, 2013,  Section: Comic strips, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: 6 Comments

CNN profiles Ali Ferzat

CNN profiles Syrian cartoonist Ali Ferzat, whose hands were beaten by Syrian leader al-Assad loyalists. The CNN story offers a few details I haven’t seen before. Early reports suggested that three men stopped at the side of the road to offer assistance to Ali after he was beaten close to death. But the CNN report […]

Posted on: May 22, 2013,  Section: International, Comments: Comments Off on CNN profiles Ali Ferzat

Video: Steve Breen drawing caricatures in Little Italy

Posted on: May 22, 2013,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

Rejected For Better or For Worse strips

Lynn Johnston has posted several strips that never hit the newspaper – or some that did after getting reworked. Several times she notes that some strips should have run, but sometimes she was just too hard of a self-editor and othertimes, the gag was okay by today’s standards, but not so much for the early […]

Posted on: May 22, 2013,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Dick Locher announces retirement

Chicago Tribune editorial cartoonist Scott Stantis announces that fellow cartoonist Dick Locher is retiring after 40 years with the Tribune. Dick’s career as an editorial cartoonist began inexplicably in 1973 when he was offered the staff cartoonist position at the Chicago Tribune even though he had no experience in the job. (He had assisted on […]

Posted on: May 20, 2013,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 14 Comments

Employee sues Daryl Cagle, Cagle Cartoons

Jim Romenesko has details on a lawsuit filed against Cagle Cartoons Inc. and Daryl Cagle by one of his employees Cari Dawson Bartley. The suit appears to be an issue of compensation. From Romenesko: When Plaintiff began her employment with Defendants, she was paid on an hourly basis. Over the past four (4) years, Plaintiff […]

Posted on: May 20, 2013,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Syndicates, Comments: 15 Comments

NCS panel: Women in Cartooning

Part of the National Cartoonists Society Reuben awards weekend is a panel entitled Women in Cartooning. Panelists will include Hilary Price (Rhymes with Orange), Cathy Guisewite (Cathy), Lynn Johnston (For Better or Worse), Terri Libenson (Pajama Diaries) and Jen Sorenson (Slowpoke). The event is presented by Carlow University and the National Cartoonists Society Foundation. From […]

Posted on: May 17, 2013,  Section: Comic strips, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: 10 Comments

Interviewed: Kerry G. Johnson

Yolanda Johnson Bryant interviews editorial cartoonist Kerry G. Johnson who is also an art director, caricaturist, cartoonist and graphic designer. Listen to internet radio with ymjauthor on BlogTalkRadio

Posted on: May 16, 2013,  Section: Cartoons, comic, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Interviewed: Kerry G. Johnson

Frank Cho banned from Facebook

Robot 6 reports that Frank Cho was blocked from Facebook for 14 hours after someone took offense to one of his drawings. His access was finally restored 14 hours later. From Robot 6: After 14 hours of hell, my Facebook account is working again with no explanation,“ the artist wrote. ”Every time I login, my […]

Posted on: May 16, 2013,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 4 Comments