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Archives for July, 2013

GoComics announces online Q&A with cartoonists

The fine folks over at GoComics have been doing these one-hour online Q&A sessions each month for a while, but I’ve done a bad job reporting it. For August, the cartoonists who will be in the hot seat include Rob Harrell (Adam@Home and Big Top), Darrin Bell (Candorville), Stuart Carlson and Jerry Resler (Gray Matters), […]

Posted on: Jul 30, 2013,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

John Hambrock announces Edison Lee contest

The Brilliant Mind of Edison Lee creator John Hambrock has announced a contest for the best comment (funny and non-snarky) on four different online platforms where his strip runs. Up for grabs is a personalized original drawing of an Edison character (your choice). This is an eight week contest with winners announced every Monday. The […]

Posted on: Jul 30, 2013,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Sedition charges dropped against Leslie Chew

Good news! Sedition charges against Singapore based cartoonist Leslie Chew have been dropped. Chew, 37, had been arrested in April this year for alleged sedition in relation to a cartoon which was posted on his comic series “Demon-cratic Singapore” on Facebook on March 27. He was released on bail on April 21. AGC said following […]

Posted on: Jul 29, 2013,  Section: International, Comments: Comments Off on Sedition charges dropped against Leslie Chew

The Simpsons Sam Simon donating millions to charity after cancer prognosis

The Simpsons co-creator Sam Simon is donating millions of dollars to charity after being given prognosis of terminal colon cancer with three to six months to live. From Hollywood Reporter: THR: You said to Marc Maron on his podcast that you’ve been aggressive about the giving you’ve done, that you are giving most of all […]

Posted on: Jul 29, 2013,  Section: Animation, Television, Comments: 1 Comment

Watch the full Team Cul de Sac SDCC panel

Posted on: Jul 29, 2013,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 7 Comments

Interviewed: Matt Bors on his comics

Joe Macare of Truthout interviews editorial cartoonist Matt Bors. From Truthout: JM: Your work, as the book showcases, includes editorial cartoons, graphic journalism and prose essays. Can you talk a little about why you do each type of work? MB: I consider comics a writing job and I’ve always wanted to stretch out and make […]

Posted on: Jul 29, 2013,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Jeff Parker retires from FLORIDA TODAY

Jeff Parker has announced that after 21 years at the FLORIDA TODAY, he’s leaving the position to spend more time working on the comic strip Dustin that he does with cartoonist Steve Kelley. From FLORIDA TODAY: “I just can’t keep up that pace anymore,” he said in announcing his decision. “Comic strips have always been […]

Posted on: Jul 25, 2013,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 9 Comments

Reminder: Paul Conrad’s Chain Reaction statue needs help

(Artwork by Mr. Fish) The sculpture created by legendary editorial cartoonist Paul Conrad is in danger of being removed by Santa Monica unless $400,000 is raised by February of next year. The sculpture depicts a nuclear mushroom cloud made out of chains. The city has fenced the sculpture after concerns that it is structurally insecure. […]

Posted on: Jul 24, 2013,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Matt Bors: editorial cartooning is dying

Jake Tapper of CNN talks with editorial cartoonist Matt Bors about the state of the editorial cartooning industry. Not exactly stunningly new information, but I like that Jake has a soft spot for cartoonists and features them on his program.

Posted on: Jul 23, 2013,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 15 Comments

Simpsons, Family Guy cross-over episode set for 2014

Entertainment Weekly is reporting that a cross-over episode is planned for The Family Guy and The Simpsons. Simpsons castmembers Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith and Hank Azaria will lend their voices to the installment, in which Peter and the rest of the Griffins embark on a road trip and wind up in […]

Posted on: Jul 23, 2013,  Section: Animation, Television, Comments: 5 Comments

Chris Sparks wins humanitarian award at SD Comic Con

Chris Sparks, the leader of Team Cul de Sac, was nominated for four Eisner awards at this year’s San Diego Comic Con, but he walked away with one that he wasn’t even nominated for. He was awarded the Bob Clampett Humanitarian Award for his anthology “Team Cul de Sac: Cartoonists Draw the Line at Parkinson?s” […]

Posted on: Jul 22, 2013,  Section: Books, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Chris Sparks wins humanitarian award at SD Comic Con

GoComics adds Zen Pencils

GoComics announced they’ve added a new feature called Zen Pencils by Gavin Aung Than. Zen Pencils is described as a “comic that takes inspirational and famous quotes and adapts them into cartoon stories. From icons like Einstein, Gandhi and Twain to modern-day philosophers, comedians and writers – their words are turned into heartwarming stories”.

Posted on: Jul 22, 2013,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 4 Comments

Check out Lynn Johnson’s paintings

For Better or For Worse creator Lynn Johnston has posted some of her artwork she’s done when she’s not traveling or spending time with family.

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

Interesting graphic depicting comic-con attendance

IO9 has posted several interesting graphics regarding comic-con attendance and who attends.

Posted on: Jul 19, 2013,  Section: Conventions, Comments: Comments Off on Interesting graphic depicting comic-con attendance

Interviewed: Jerry Scott on Baby Blues, Zits and Eisner Awards

Michael Cavna interviews Baby Blues and Zits co-creator Jerry Scott about his work on the two comics. Jerry and Rick Kirkman are nominees in this year’s Eisner Award in the category of Best Humor Publication for their collection BBXX: Baby Blues Decades 1 & 2.

Posted on: Jul 19, 2013,  Section: Awards, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Interviewed: Jerry Scott on Baby Blues, Zits and Eisner Awards