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Archives for June, 2013

Zapiro cartoons on Mandela causing controversy

RFI reports on the issues surrounding several Jonathan Shapiro (AKA Zapiro) cartoons depicting former president Nelson Mandela who by most accounts is close to passing. The 94 year old apartheid leader is currently in the hospital in stable but serious condition battling a lung infection. RFI reports that many South African’s are struggling with the […]

Posted on: Jun 20, 2013,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Profiled: Pat Bagley and the AAEC convention in Salt Lake City

The City Weekly profiles Salt Lake Tribune editorial cartoonist Pat Bagley on cartooning in the red state of Utah and the organization of the AAEC convention in Salt Lake City. How did you get a convention of cool cartoonists to come to square old Utah? I remember sitting there in the business meeting and thinking, […]

Posted on: Jun 20, 2013,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Profiled: Pat Bagley and the AAEC convention in Salt Lake City

Matt Davies to be syndicated through Universal Uclick

Universal Uclick has announced that it has signed Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist Matt Davies. From the press release: Known for his unapologetic voice, the liberal-leaning Davies offers an informed international view and a notably different mindset from many of his American peers. Born in London, England in 1966, Davies moved to the United States in […]

Posted on: Jun 18, 2013,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

All things Superman: Smashes records, legal fights, reviews

For Father’s Day I made the kids take me to see Man of Steel – on my dime of course. But I’m really glad they did, because it was the Superman movie I had hoped it would be – not cheesy. It had much more sci-fi (spaceships, weaponary, etc) than earlier attempts, but given that […]

Posted on: Jun 17, 2013,  Section: Comic Books, Comments: 3 Comments

Video Profile: Cathy Guisewite on all things Cathy, cartooning, feminism

The website Makers has produced a series of videos of Cathy creator Cathy Guisewite on the topic of her strip, her life, balance of work, family, feminism, and traditions.

Posted on: Jun 13, 2013,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 4 Comments

Dick Locher commissioned to create city founder statue

Retired Chicago Tribune editorial cartoonist Dick Locher was commissioned by the city of Naperville to create a statue of the city’s founder, Capt. Joseph Naper. Dick is a 40+ year resident of the city and has been doing bronze sculpting for years, so the question of who would create the statue wasn’t a hard choice. […]

Posted on: Jun 13, 2013,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Dick Locher commissioned to create city founder statue

Herblock documentary to be screened at AAEC Convention

You really don’t need another reason why you should be attending this year’s AAEC convention in Salt Lake City, but convention organizer Pat Bagley is still making awesome things happen. Pat has secured the rights to screen the Herblock documentary, “Herblock: The Black & The White”, I mentioned back in April. The documentary was first […]

Posted on: Jun 13, 2013,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Herblock documentary to be screened at AAEC Convention

Profiled: NYT looks at Khalid Albaih’s influence in Middle East

The New York Times profiles Khalid Albaih, a cartoonist living out of Qatar, who’s become very influential in the Middle East. Lanky, with thick glasses and a nerdy air, Mr. Albaih does not look the part of a rebel. By day, he works in multimedia for the Qatar Museum Authority here, sitting behind a 27-inch […]

Posted on: Jun 10, 2013,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Profiled: NYT looks at Khalid Albaih’s influence in Middle East

Cal Grondahl upsets law enforcement community

Cal Grondahl, the editorial cartoonist for The Standard Examiner in Ogden Utah, recently drew a cartoon that has upset the local law enforcement community. The cartoon depicting officers walking away from a dead body stating, “Respect the badge or else”. The cartoon, like most all of Cal’s editorial cartoons, ran along side a companion house […]

Posted on: Jun 10, 2013,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 11 Comments

Jessica Abel on living in France

After reading about Jan Eliot’s three months living in South Africa, I found this interesting post by cartoonist Jessica Abel about her experience living in France for the last year: The short version: we are here in France, we plan to stay longer, and we are happy to be here, but not so happy that […]

Posted on: Jun 10, 2013,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Google pays tribute to Maurice Sendak

Today’s Google Doodle is a tribute to Maurice Sendak. One of the better ones if you ask me.

Posted on: Jun 10, 2013,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Google pays tribute to Maurice Sendak

Read about Jan Eliot’s three months in South Africa

Stone Soup creator Jan Eliot spent three months living in South Africa earlier this year. She’s back now and has posted some of the highlights of her travel: South Africa is a gorgeous place, and False Bay is fed by both the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. It’s green like the Mediterranean but big and wild […]

Posted on: Jun 10, 2013,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Read about Jan Eliot’s three months in South Africa

Rex Morgan M.D. turns 65

According to King Features Syndicate Rex Morgan M.D. is turning 65. From King Features: Dr. Dallis created REX MORGAN M.D. not only as an exciting and entertaining comic strip, but also as an educational tool: a comic strip that would heighten the awareness of readers about the importance of modern medicine. Over the years, we […]

Posted on: Jun 7, 2013,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Video: Reuben Award Acceptance speech by Rick Kirkman

More video from the Reuben Awards. This video is of Baby Blues co-creator Rick Kirkman. The video and sound are better than some of the other video’s I posted. Unfortunately, no video of co-winner Brian Crane.

Posted on: Jun 7, 2013,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Video: Lee Salem Silver T-Square award acceptance speech

To a standing ovation, Universal Uclick’s Lee Salem accepted the National Cartoonist Society’s Silver T-Square award. Introduced by Cathy Guisewhite.

Posted on: Jun 7, 2013,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Video: Lee Salem Silver T-Square award acceptance speech