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Archives for August, 2013

Video: Michael Ramirez speaking at the Ashbrook Center

Investors Business Daily’s editorial cartoonist Michael Ramirez spoke to the Ashbrook Center last April.

Posted on: Aug 5, 2013,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Video: Michael Ramirez speaking at the Ashbrook Center

Profiled: Parisi, Toyoshima, Wasserman

Boston’s Channel 5 did an in-depth look at comics and featured several New England area comic creators include Off the Mark’s Mark Parisi, Secret Asian Man’s Tak Toyoshima, Boston Globe editorial cartoonist Dan Wasserman among others. No embedded video option, head over to see the segment on Mark, or Tak and Dan.

Posted on: Aug 2, 2013,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

Jeff Darcy keeps his job at Plain Dealer

A recent post by Jim Romenesko regarding impending layoffs at the Cleveland Plain Dealer raised concerns that editorial cartoonist Jeff Darcy might be one of the unfortunate staffers. I have good news to report. Jeff tells me his job is secure and that they will actually be printing his work larger. He writes: My work […]

Posted on: Aug 1, 2013,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 4 Comments

Joe Heller laid off from Green Bay Press-Gazette

After 28 years at the Green Bay Press-Gazette, editorial cartoonist Joe Heller was told he was part of a Gannett-wide layoff plan. As with many, many others who have faced this scenario, I asked Joe to give me an exit interview. Alan: How long have you been at the Green Bay Press-Gazette? Joe: 28 years […]

Posted on: Aug 1, 2013,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 25 Comments

10 thoughts about Jack Kirby

Jason Sacks posts 10 thoughts about Jack Kirby’s career. The rise of the Marvel Universe in the 1960s was basically unplanned It’s striking how haphazardly everything developed at Marvel in the 1960s. Few things were ever planned in any detail; especially the brilliant Fantastic Four run. As Hatfield reports, the Silver Surfer first appeared because […]

Posted on: Aug 1, 2013,  Section: Comic Books, Comments: 1 Comment

Political cartoons vs meme: Meme wins

Are memes the new editorial cartoons? Maybe. At least based on this trending graph on searches on Google on the terms ‘political cartoons’ (blue) and ‘meme’ (red), it would appear those with staff jobs need to put aside their pen and ink and find more photos of kittens saying the darndest things.

Posted on: Aug 1, 2013,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 5 Comments